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Anything is possible! Your custom sailing adventure is only a phone call away! Sailing, Adventure, Romance... Click the BOOK ONLINE Button to see all out sailing tours, lessons, charters and corporate team building sails available.

Click the "BOOK ONLINE" button above to see all of our sailing tours. If you have a voucher you can enter it during the booking process. You are welcome to bring beverages or snacks on your cruise. If you would like to purchase a gift for someone you may use the " Gift Certificate" Button. Welcome aboard!

Portland's Only 90 minute River Sailing Tour is in its 11th year for 2014!

To see a great photo set from a 90 minute cruise go Here

Our vessels are available for private charters at other times of the day.

Our 90-minute sail begins with a cruise across the river to the most expensive floating homes on the Willamette. On some sails we head up river to the Waverly Country Club, the Palatine Castle and the spectacular views at the volcanic caldera near Elk Rock Island. On other sails we head down the historic Holgate channel on Portland's own "Jungle Cruise" to the spectacular city riverfront where we'll sail close to shore and then ease the sheets for a fun run up the west side of Ross Island and then back to the dock. Let your captain know if you have a preference.

You are welcome to bring snacks or drinks (adult beverages are ok:-) on your cruise.

Please note that we motor about half of the 90 minute tours to get through windless or head wind areas and to finish the tour. For the most sailing and least motoring join our pure sailing adventure/lessons which is less tour information and more sailing!

For 2-6 passengers per boat (private parties up to 40 guests can be arranged on our fleet)

You can schedule online today to reserve your place on the yacht! Please call 503-893-2283 or email if you have any questions

What people are saying:

"We had a fantastic time sailing with Shane with Scovare. It was a gorgeous day. For first timers, we had a lot to learn. Shane was very patient and taught us so much. He knows what he is doing and loves doing it! What more can you ask for? We can't wait to go again."

-Lauren Ferrara and Cheryl Mayhew

What a great family outing! There's nothing better than being with an experience sailing crew. Thanks!

Sue Pfender

Good Experience, friendly- humorous Captain, good with teenagers. Excellent Family Fun!


Great Fun and new experience! We'll be back!

Linda Hurd

What could be more romantic than sailing into the sunset on your own private yacht... While enjoying dinner?

Add a delicious grilled onboard steak or wild caught salmon dinner with salad, coffee and pie for desert to any private charter of two hours or more for $49 a person. Feel free to bring your favorite "adult beverage" aboard to complete the party! Let the peaceful waters of the Willamette River and the beautiful Portland city skyline create the perfect backdrop for honoring your anniversary, celebrate a birthday, or even popping the question.

Private dinner cruises can be arranged for most evenings as long as our yacht is available for charter.

Call about our Private party and corporate event dinner sails for 10 people for three hours for $1599

We stand ready to make your dreams come true on the water- Give us a call to plan your next adventure!

Two person minimum on cruises. You are welcome to bring Wine and beer aboard.

Create your own Adventure 1Hr-1 Year
Cruise to Astoria or Australia. Discover your own backyard or the Indian Ocean. Play on evergreen islands or tropical islands. Create a unique dinner adventure for your date or a unique life experience for your family. Whatever your sailing dream is let us help you make it a reality. Charter Scovare2 or the classic 50' yacht "Gallant" and her Captain to sail you anywhere your heart desires for:

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones that you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-- Mark Twain