Curtis With His Catch of the Day

6 Things To Do In Astoria OR

Welcome to Astoria!

First, thank you for your interest in visiting our coastal town which is quickly becoming a very desirable vacation destination.

You are on our website, First Pass Outfitters, and we are a fishing charter catering to people visiting Astoria wanting the best fishing experience possible.

But, you probably aren’t going to fish all day every day while you are here, so we wanted to share some other fun things for you to do while visiting Astoria besides fishing.

We included a video below introducing you to First Pass Outfitters in case you are interested in fishing while in town.

The list:

  1. Book a fishing charter
  2. Visit downtown Astoria
  3. Tour the local breweries
  4. Check out the Astoria Column
  5. Hop on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley
  6. Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum

Bonus: Treat yourself at Serenity Med Spa!  It’s located right on the pier in Astoria, OR.

#1 – Book a Fishing Charter!

We highly recommend booking your fishing trip with us while in Astoria because Curtis, your captain, has been fishing in the Columbia River since he was a child and First Pass Outfitters has the most modern, safest, and most comfortable boat out of any of the fishing charters in Astoria.

Downtown Astoria OR

#2 – Visit Downtown Astoria

Shops, restaurants, and galleries is what you can expect.
Cultural attractions include the George Flavel House Museum and Oregon Film Museum.

We recommend stopping in T Paul’s Urban Cafe and Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro if you’re hungry or would like to grab some good coffee or tea.

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#3 – Tour the Local Breweries

Visit the town of Astoria, the Astoria Column, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, and enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic Oregon Coastline all while hopping from brewery to brewery on this guided tour.

View on Tripadvisor

Buoy Beer Co Bar
Astoria Column

#4 – Check out the Astoria Column

The Astoria Column seems to be on every tourist to-do list while in Astoria.  We encourage you to check it out if you were not already planning to!

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#5 – Hop on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley

Be sure to check their website to find out if they are operating currently due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Astoria Old 300 Trolley
Columbia River Maritime Museum

#6 – Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum

Fun for the whole family from the largest collection of Pacific Northwest maritime artifacts in the world to 3D movie screens.

Learn more about what the Columbia River Maritime Museum has to offer on their website.

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