Provided by Newport Senior 60+ Activity Center
Willamette Stern Wheeler River Cruise Plus Carousel Ride!
Well, spring time is here and what could be better than a trip up the river on a genuine paddle stern wheeler boat? Imagine the wildlife and beauty of the Willamette River Queen as we head towards Keizer, and perhaps on to Independence, depending on the tide. You may be able to try your skills at the helm and get a certificate from Captain Richard, he is a really nice guy. “I would highly recommend it,” and “A fun time was had by all and I would recommend it.” These are just a couple of quotes from people who have gone before and know first-hand how fun this trip can be!
Along with the Willamette River Queen cruise we will visit the Carousel – what fun! Then we can check out the shops at the Riverfront Park. So, be sure to pack a lunch, your camera, and we can enjoy the park as we eat our lunches.
We leave from the 60+ Activity Center around 8:30 am and return to the Center at about 5 pm. This trip is only $40 which includes transportation to the park in Salem, the ride on the great Willamette Stern Wheeler, and a Carousel Ride. Our floating magic is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7.
Come drift away with us!
Visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617
BTW: Michael Bateman included this little insight on the Willamette Queen!
I thought you might want to note that the paddle wheel riverboat that’s in your story was originally from Newport. Was built by local Newport character Howdy Edelman, and it ran tours up the Yaquina River from Newport. Howdy is still alive and lives in Newport.