2-Hour Tour of Astoria

October 25, 2023


October 25, 2023    
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Cruise shipKoningsdam
  • Disembarkation time12:00
  • Tour to start at 1PM
  • Please walk off the Port towards the signs for the trolley and downtown boardwalk. This walk is about a 1/2 of a city block.  We will be parked by the stop sign before the railroad tracks, You will see the Onward Adventures sign, myself wearing a Onward Adventures shirt and the white small buss that reads Onward Adventures on it.
The tour of Astoria supposed to be a two-hour tour, but we go over that time when we can. We only can hold 14 people in the bus, or 3 people in the RAV4. We go to the Astoria Column where we stay there for approx. 20 minutes. If you commit to climbing the 164 stairs, we give you a plane to write your name and location on. When you get to the top you can watch your plane fly!We then hop back on the bus and show you our beautiful view and historic homes. Our next stop is the Flavel house and Film Museum, we stay approx.  for 15 minutes, just enough time to view the Goonies Jeep, jail and walk the beautiful grounds of the Flavel home.

When we all get back on the bus, we will drive through town showing some of our amazing buildings and heritage. We will also point out some places such as the Goonies house, Kindergarten Cop grade school.

Our next stop is Pier 39 where we walk over the bridge greeted by Sea lions on a dock out in the water.  This is a ½ hour stop, just enough time for everyone to choose a fresh cool beer, or have the tastiest coffee and homemade pastries, or to buy a heart lock and sign it and add it to the locks of love collection. We also walk through the Bumble Bee Tuna Museum, guiding our guest through history.  On the Pier they have a fantastic vending machine where you can buy an Astoria post card and stamp and so many more random things.   When we get back on the bus, we ask the group how they feel on time. If we have time, we have the group choose a few more stops such as:

Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort George brewery, or to stop at Josephson’s Smoke House where the owner greets the guest with a handshake and the best clam chowder that only cost $5.00!