Historic Astoria & Fort Clatsop Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Astoria, Oregon
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $59*
Child Pricing: $39*
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Consider yourself a modern day explorer as you board a comfortable coach on your exploration of the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Take a tour of the Astoria Column, overlooking Astoria, Washington and Oregon Beaches, plus Ft. Clatsop, a replica of the fort as depicted in Clark's journal.
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Historic Astoria & Fort Clatsop

After boarding your bus, you'll travel a short distance to the Astoria Column for a brief photo stop. Built in 1926, the 125-foot tall concrete and steel structure features a cast-iron 164 steps staircase that leads to an observation deck. If you decide to climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with majestic views of Astoria, the Pacific Ocean, and the snow-capped volcanoes of the Cascade Range. But views from the base are just as panoramic, the column stands atop Coxcomb Hill, Astoria's highest point. Next, you'll head towards Lewis and Clark National Historical Park for a tour of Fort Clatsop. The 50-ft by 50-ft structure is a replica of the seven-room fort built by members of the Lewis and Clark expedition after realizing their goal of reaching the Pacific. Named after the friendly local Indian tribe, Fort Clatsop would be the explorer's home for three months before returning home. Rangers and re-enactors are on hand to answers any questions. Your next stop is the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Located on Astoria's historic waterfront, the museum features one of the most extensive collections of nautical artifacts on the west coast including the Lightship, Columbia. Lightships served as floating lighthouses, providing a beacon for ships at sea when a beam from a traditional coastal lighthouse couldn't reach. After your tour, you'll return to your ship via a scenic drive through Astoria. Nestled between the Columbia River and Young’s Bay, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Established as a fur trading post in 1811, today Astoria boasts a rich heritage of charm and natural beauty. Some of the sights you'll see included picturesque Victorian and Queen Anne style homes and churches; Uniontown, home of the men who worked at the Union Fish Cannery; and the "Doughboy" monument, dedicated to the soldiers from Astoria who gave their lives during World War I. Note: The Lightship Columbia portion of the tour is not recommended for individuals with mobility challenges due to steep access ladders and elevated thresholds.
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Port: Astoria, Oregon
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $59*
Child Pricing: $39*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.