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Much anticipated--and did NOT disappoint!!

We booked our overnight stay a year ahead so we could do this boat ride and hike. We booked the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Bend, Oregon
Lake is gorgeous!

Our kids needed a break from hiking, so we did the boat tour around the lake which included a 3... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
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Island in Crater Lake.
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Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We booked our overnight stay a year ahead so we could do this boat ride and hike. We booked the boat ride as soon as they emailed us that we could submit a 'request for reservation'. When the Bybee fire started a week before we...More

14  Thank MLJones
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our kids needed a break from hiking, so we did the boat tour around the lake which included a 3 hour stop at the island. We ended up hiking to the top and it's pretty darn amazing to see the view of the interior of...More

Thank spospk
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The boat trip over to Wizard Island is well worth the price (shuttle is $30. with tour (highly recommended) $57). On the island you can hike to the top -- a strenusous 1 mi. switch-back with 700 ft. altitude gain, hike around other parts of...More

1  Thank AlaskansinOR
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The boat tour drops you off and you have about 2 to 3 hours to explore before returning to the boat and continuing on around the lake for more history and interesting facts about the lake. You can hike to Fumerole Bay about .8 miles...More

3  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love Crater Lake. There is something fascinating about being inside a volcano crater. We took the boat tour around the lake. Our tour guide hyped up the idea of hiking to the top of Wizard Island to get a closer look at the source...More

Thank Sheba42
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My wife and I recently returned from a 10-day trip to Oregon and our visit to the top of Wizard Island was not only the highlight for that trip, but was one of the best hikes we have ever had the opportunity to do. However,...More

11  Thank Augusta_Chuck
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Spectacular remnant of Mt. Mazama's last eruption. There are boat trips available to the island but it's a one mile walk down to the boat landing which in turn means a one mile climb back up.

Thank landofar
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This cinder cone is an amazing view from one of the pull-outs along rim-drive. You can take a boat tour over to it, but there is limited availability and the accessibility is very difficult to get to the boat landing.

Thank LoriL15
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This "cone" island on Crater Lake is great for photos. It is like the identifying point for the Lake.

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 20 July 2016

What they don't tell you about booking a Crater Lake Boat Tour is that there is VERY limited availability. They release very few seats for reservations ahead of time. They require you to appear onsite to reserve the very few remaining spots 24 hours in...More

5  Thank hengelhardt1
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16 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
Dear visitor from Wales. This is how to get your reservation for the boat to Wizard Island. Just go into the main lodge. In the lobby of the lodge, there is a special computer for making your reservation on the boat. It... More
9 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
A private company operates the boats. The private company is called craterlakelodges. Anyway, they provide this information: "Weather permitting, the boat cruises are scheduled to operate daily from June 23 through... More