Pier-Side Activities

The Port of Astoria understands some cruise passengers are mobility impaired, or simply may not desire to venture beyond the cruise pier. To accommodate those passengers, the Port of Astoria and the greater Astoria community are committed to providing a “taste of Astoria” - right on the pier! These activities do not conflict with scheduled shore excursions, which we understand are essential to cruise business.


On the ship’s first arrival in our port, Port officials and local government representatives exchange plaques and gifts with the ship’s Captain in an official ceremony.

Pier-Side Throughout the Day

Astoria Sunday Market coordinates vendors at the Port during visits by Cruise Ships. A variety of art, jewelry, and souvenir crafts are made by the representing vendor so cruise passengers are meeting regional artists and craftspeople while shopping. The Pier offers a beautiful backdrop for the vendors as they stroll through the Market.

Friendliest Port!

Clatsop Cruise Hosts is a non-profit group comprised of over 70 volunteers who -- dressed in distinctive navy blue vests and jackets -- greet passengers upon arrival; sell passenger and crew bus tickets that move them around town; and provide directions, helpful tips and historical information at locations in downtown Astoria, at the Columbia River Maritime Museum and along the River Walk. Their goal is to make sure passengers feel welcomed to our town.

Bus Services

We have not forgotten those passengers not booking a shore excursion, or the cruise ship crews. For their convenience, bus service is available which departs every thirty minutes that the ship is in port. Passenger shuttle buses will convey riders from the pier to downtown Astoria. All-day passes are available for $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child. You may also ride the historic Trolley "Old 300" along the scenic Astoria Riverfront. Pay $1 per boarding or $2 and ride all day long. Average round trip is 1 hour. Please note that Trolley operation is weather dependent. 

Port of Astoria Administrative Office

422 Gateway Ave. Suite 100
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 741-3300
Email: admin@w8pz.com

Port of Astoria Marina

10 Pier 1 Suite 102
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone : (503) 325-8279
Cell: (503) 791-7730
Email: marina@w8pz.com

Port of Astoria Boatyard

524 Gateway Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 791-7731
Email: boatyard@w8pz.com

Port of Astoria Airport

1110 SE Flightline Dr.
Warrenton, OR 97146
Phone: (503) 298-7531
Email: flight@w8pz.com

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