Portland’s waterfront is an exquisite sight to behold – historic bridges and architecture, urban wildlife, a stunning natural waterfall – but soaking up that view is much more fun from your seat on one of our jet boat tours in Oregon. In 1997, Willamette Jetboat Excursions was the first company offering these tours on the Willamette River. Today, we are still Portland’s ultimate river experience.

Get fun for the whole family with the best jet boating Oregon has to offer…

2-Hour Willamette Falls

Portland History, Wildlife, and Willamette Falls

Beautiful downtown Portland and its bridges are just the start as you jet along the Willamette. Watch eagles and osprey soar over the water, see magnificent waterfront and floating homes, get a splash of Portland history – and a splash of water – as one of our experienced pilots spins you around in an open-air jet boat! The highlight of this 32-mile trip up and down river is majestic Willamette Falls, the largest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest by volume. Our 2-hour tour is Portland’s most popular river adventure!

1-Hour Shipyards

Bridges, Shipyards, and Portland Waterfront

This tour is packed with history, fun, spins and splash! This 15-mile tour takes you to Swan Island and the shipyard, where you’ll find the “port” in Portland as well the history behind the iconic bridges that earned Portland the nickname of “Bridge City.”

3-Hour Lunch

Lunch on the Columbia River (Tuesdays & Wednesdays only)

Enjoy all the splashes and sightseeing of our 1-hour tour, plus lunch and more river miles than any of our tours! We’ll start our 40-mile journey on the Willamette and then head north to the Columbia River, stopping for a meal at The Deck, a floating restaurant where you’ll enjoy wonderful food in a unique setting. You’re guaranteed to get so close to giant cargo ships, you can almost touch them! See bridges including the St. Johns Bridge and if the day is clear (we swear, it’s mostly clear in the summer!), we’ll admire Mt. St. Helens and Mt Hood in the distance. Food and nonalcoholic beverages included. (Alcoholic drinks available for extra).

Why Choose Us

If you love adventure, history, and getting sprayed on a hot day, you’ll love our jet boat thrill rides. You’ll also learn more than you thought you wanted to know about Portland and its fascinating history from one of our knowledgeable USCG certified pilots.

Join a half million happy customers by joining us on the river this summer!

Come Prepared for Fun!


  • a jacket
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen

Prepare to get wet! Don’t bring anything that you don’t want soaked.

We provide:

  • life jackets for all ages and sizes
  • a safe and fun thrill ride
  • an engaging, history packed tour
    quick stops, spins and splashes!

Is our thrill ride right for you? Read our liability waiver to find out.

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