The Riverboat Cruise In Washington You Never Knew Existed

If you’ve ever visited the South, you’ve probably seen – and hopefully experienced – the steamboats chugging down the river. But what many Washingtonians don’t know is that you can experience such a cruise right here in the Pacific Northwest. The vessel is called the American Empress, and it serves as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River.

The American Empress cruise is a wonderful way to learn more about our local history and see some of the most beautiful parts of the state. But if you’re looking for a more low-key boat ride in Washington, check out the Gig Harbor Gondola.