About

Columbia River Cruises

Columbia River Cruises

Is a family owned and operated tour boat company providing unparalleled access to the Columbia River through a unique experience on a classic yacht. We give you the opportunity to explore a familiar landscape from a new perspective. CRC operates on a flexible schedule, allowing guests multiple tour opportunities. 

Through our tours...

We foster strong bonds between our guests and the landscape of the Columbia, indelibly linking them to this place by expanding their understanding of the Lower Columbia’s natural and cultural resources. Our mission is to inspire visitors to take action in preserving the ecological and cultural richness of our region, while enjoying time out on the water.

Aaron Schlosser

owner

Aaron spent from September of 2018 to July of 2020 completely refurbishing the Constance. She was hauled out, and refitted with a new engine, new through-hulls and valves, new electronics, and new paint. In 2019, she was voted Best of Classic in Astoria’s historic Regatta Highwater Boat Parade.

Aaron Schlosser is passionate about boat restoration. He has restored the Pax, a 24-foot Bristol sloop rig sailboat, built a stitch and glue fiberglass sailboat, before restoring the Constance. He also worked in the boat restoration shop as an historic interpreter at Mystic Seaport Museum.

Aaron has enjoyed a life-long connection to the natural environment. He has led kayak tours off Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park, cored pro-glacial lake sediments as a science researcher in Antarctica, built trails in Ecola State Park, eradicated invasive Spartina sp. grass in Willapa Bay.

Aaron recently finished his MA in Elementary Education. He became a teacher because he wanted to help people gain the understanding needed to fully connect to wild places. He strives to help people understand what they are experiencing, recognize their role in their environment and and take it on as theirs to defend.

Tim Stentz

Captain
Captain Tim is a career professional mariner with over 30 years of experience, and is currently credentialed by the U.S. Coast Guard as Master, 200GRT, Near Coastal. With hundreds of hours as Captain in command on the Columbia River, Tim’s professionalism and experience help to produce a safe and enjoyable trip.

Have Questions? Call us at (503)888-6069