Make your own excursion!

Please call if you are interested in All Day and Half Day Charters.  Pricing varies depending on day of week, time of day and  time underway.

Call 503-502-2702 for details

yNaut experience boating at it’s best and enjoy the beauty of Portland from the Willamette and Columbia River Cruises & Boat tours

We are your friend with the big boat!

Why yNaut

We want your yNaut boating experience to be like having your best friend take you out on their nice big boat and they do all the work.  Everyone know what is better than owning a boat…….it’s HAVING A FRIEND WITH A BIG BOAT! (Does that work for you?) We are NOT a massive “3 Hour Tour,” stand in line, take a number, go through the buffet line boat excursion.  All you do is book your charter or excursion, show up with a group of six or fewer people, BYOB “adult beverage”  (due to OLCC laws we can not sell alcohol), and let us take the helm and do the rest! You just sit back and enjoy the ride. Choose a gourmet cheese tray or let me know what catering selections you would like.  So don’t be disappointed years from now,  and just “throw off those bowlines” while you “Experience Boating at its Best!” Things are just better on a boat, it’s as simple as that.

It’s all about the boat and being on the water! It energizes the spirit and calms the soul at the same time; it’s truly a beautiful thing. Experience this feeling while cruising down the river in style on your private/semi-private chartered boat/ excursion while you take in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on Willamette or Columbia rivers. Time on a yNaut boat is like a mini vacation on the water.  For me, being on a boat is like being on my own floating sanctuary.  It’s my happy place and I want to share experience with you. (Can you tell I’m a little passionate about boating?)  Plus, boating just bonds people in a unique way.

Our mission at yNaut is to navigate a worry free boating day for you!

In addition to cruises around the Portland area, consider a charter to such destinations as St. Helens, Oregon, Cathlamet, Washington and even Astoria, Oregon on the Columbia River!  On a yNaut charter or excursion, the journey will be the destination as well. Contact me, Kim Nethercott, and we will chart your way to great boating experience and destination of your choice.

Why yNaut?

  • Impressive Dates
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Fireworks Watching
  • Couples Dates
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Anniversaries
  • Bachelor Parties
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Business Meetings
  • Team Building
  • Sales Incentive Rewards
  • Client/prospect Entertainments
  • Marriage Proposals
  • Photo Shoots
  • Scattering of Ashes
  • Riverfront Real Estate Showings


What about kids?

 *Children are welcomed. Please talk to them about safety prior to boarding.

*Please do not bring messy snacks

*Make sure they use the restroom prior to boarding

What to bring?
  • Bring a camera/phone to take pictures
  • Beverages (Beer, wine and spirits are welcome on the boat)
  • We do ask that all passengers drink responsibly
  • A coat, jacket, windbreaker or sweatshirt (it is always cooler on the water!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Binoculars
  • Dramamine or other seasickness medication
  • Not too much stuff! There is only so much room on a boat.
  •  Please wear deck shoes, athletic shoes or shoes that don’t make scuff marks. You can also go barefoot. NO BLACK SOLED SHOES, please.
How many passengers can there be?
Six passengers is the maximum number allowed.
Where do we board and disembark?
We will board and disembark at the Portland Parks & Recreation Department’s South Breakwater located at 0425 SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR 97201. (Where the Newport Grill floating restaurant was located.) This is just to the south of Riverplace Marina.
Where do I park?
PARKING available at ACE Parking, 1852 SW River Drive Portland, OR 97201 and the U Park on SW River Drive. There is additional pay parking on SW River Drive.
When should we arrive at the dock?
Due to Portland’s traffic, you should always allow extra time to get the Riverplace Marina area. We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes early so we can depart on time and you get the most of your charter! We only are allowed a short time to board and disembark passengers at the dock, so do not worry if we are not docked when you arrive.
Are alcohol beverages allowed?
Yes, you can BYOB, but are expected to drink responsibly. Taxis, Uber and Lyft services are plentiful in Portland.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes, you can if you choose, but we take pride in our “show and go” service and offer various catering options
Do you offer catering services?
We have arrangements with some great Portland Restaurants. Ask us for suggestions.
Can I bring my dog or pet?
No, for your pet’s safety, we ask that you leave your pet at home.
What is your cancellation policy

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