Dear Teachers,

schooltripsThis year consider combining the ultimate in fun with a great opportunity to learn about Oregon’s most important and diverse waterway. See historic sights and experience firsthand how the river has played a key role in Portland’s past and present!
Our excursions have become the highlight for thousands of students each year. Willamette Jetboats is offering the opportunity to experience the Willamette River at a special discount rate.

Our safe and adventurous jetboats will share more of the Willamette River than ever before possible. And our experienced USCG certified river pilots will make this an exciting and educational ride for all! We provide Coast Guard approved lifejackets for all passengers.

Choose between the two adventures below and provide the ultimate in learning and fun. Each excursion is fully narrated including stories about the river, wildlife, fun facts, and historic sites, plus all excursions include the fun and splash found only on Willamette Jetboat!

Explore downtown’s waterfront, highlighting Portland’s bridges. Jet upriver through Dunthorpe and Lake Oswego, home to elite mansions and elegant riverfront homes. Experience Willamette Falls, a forty foot waterfall cascading onto the rocks below. All along the way, your USCG certified pilot will share stories and history about wildlife, Indians, Lewis & Clark, early pioneers and more. Over 30 miles of education and fun!

Jet along Portland’s waterfront to Swan Island and Portland’s premier ship repair facility. Get so close to giant cargo ships you can almost touch them! Learn about some of the most unique bridges in the world, Lewis & Clark, dry docks, barge building, and maritime history too!

School trips are available Monday through Friday, during the school months of May, June and September (after Labor Day). Groups up to 147 passengers can be accommodated at one time with options for larger groups also available. Making reservations as soon as possible is highly recommended as this adventure is very popular and dates in May and June fill up quickly. For questions and to make reservations, please email [email protected] or call us today at 503-231-1532, 1-888-JETBOAT (538-2628).

Boarding from OMSI by the USS Blueback Submarine.

Grade Levels K-12
2 Hour Excursion                     Students: $15          Adults: $24
1 Hour Excursions                   Students: $11          Adults: $17
1 Teacher per 25 students rides for free!

Important School Group Policies:

Minimum of 25 per school group. Max capacity of each boat is 49 passengers. If your group will have more than 49 passengers, we require a guarantee of 70 passengers to bring in a second boat. If your group will have more than 98 passengers, we require a guarantee of 110 passengers to bring in a third boat.

A 25% deposit is due 30 days prior to departure in the form of cash, business check, or credit card. We accept Visa, MC or Discover. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PURCHASE ORDERS.

The 25% deposit must be received no later than 30 days prior to departure or your reservation will not be guaranteed.

Final group count (increase or reduction in numbers) must be called in no later than 24 hours prior to departure.

Please be prepared with the following information:

Contact name
Contact phone
Mailing address
Number of adults
Numbers of children
Type of trip

Please contact Deb Moos at [email protected] or 503.231.1532 or 888.538.2628.