We began the day by transiting Bonneville Dam, the first lock of our river journey. This experience was complimented by presentations and commentary from our naturalists before we went ashore at Hood River.

Our first stop was Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon. Following this natural wonder, our guests had the option of hiking Beacon Rock or going to Bonneville Fish Hatchery. Beacon Rock provided an enjoyable yet challenging uphill hike, while the fish hatchery offered insight into the process of raising salmon to supplement wild populations.

The two groups reunited once more at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, where we were treated to a wine tasting by Sincline Vineyards and a beautiful spread of appetizers from Field & Vine. From there, we returned to National Geographic Sea Bird for dinner, followed by a presentation from Cultural Specialist Patrick. We look forward to another great day on the river tomorrow!