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Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

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Address: 100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1354
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+1 208-255-5253

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers a variety of public cruises and private...

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers a variety of public cruises and private charters on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho's largest lake. Cruises run Spring, Summer, & Fall. History cruises, dinner cruises, eagle watching cruises, sunset cruises, weddings, family reunions, employee parties, and more are just some of the offerings. The spectacular scenery and variety of wildlife make this a "must do" attraction for visitors to North Idaho.

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Relaxing and informational

The boat accommodates small enough groups to make for a personal homey feeling. Knowledgeable "guide" shares info on the area. Some good wildlife siting.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nevada City, California
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Nevada City, California
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat accommodates small enough groups to make for a personal homey feeling. Knowledgeable "guide" shares info on the area. Some good wildlife siting.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Was a good trip on a good boat with a good crew... The crew seemed very knowledgeable and very likeable. Offered a complementary dessert also beverages available... went on an eagle viewing trip and saw lots of birds... I live local so I see Eagles all the time so the actual sighting of the birds wasn't that impressive, however, their... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

It is a small boat that can you take all around. The crew provides us a lot of stories and shown us all the attractions. We don't have to move or run or do anything. The captain even going off course to show us some wild lives. Call ahead to make sure the cruise is on for certain date and... More 

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Sandpoint, United States
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I take every visitor to our area on a Lake Pend Oreille Cruise.... and sometimes, I take a trip on my own just for the fun of it! There are several different cruise options and every one is wonderful, scenic and educational. You'll often get to see eagles and ospreys; Linda, the First Mate, has a truly "eagle eye" for... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We spent a wonderful 1.5 hours on the Lake History Cruise. The crew were very attentive and extremely knowledgeable about everything Lake Pend Oreille! We all enjoyed listening to Linda's fascinating narrative. We couldn't have asked for more.

Pullman, Washington
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

The cruise takes about 1.5 hours and is pleasant. They also allow children to steer the wheel and be the captain of the day which they really enjoy ! They also talked about the history of the lake and showed us the Eagles. It definitely was worth the time and money!

1 Thank Vita n
West Yellowstone, Montana
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lake Pend Oreille is beautiful and the cruise I took was the history and culture cruise. The also make a big effort to point out Eagles along the way. A couple of hours on the water. How can you beat that!

Thank Terry J
Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Excellent relaxing activity on the water. Family that runs this cruise has a very organized approach.The narrative was well done regarding the early days of the lake and current wildlife. Food and beverages were reasonable. All in all, left feeling we got more than our moneys worth. Will do this one again.

Thank Thomas K
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

They board the boat in order of your reservations so I'd book ahead of time to get the best seats. The trip was enjoyable and we got to see a few bald eagles and an osprey in its nest.

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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This was a great day! Super nice people. Linda Mitchell the boat owner gave a great informative talk about the wildlife and history in the area. Interesting information. They have lunch available like hamburgers and hotdogs along with a full bar. The cruise is 3 hours and spends an hour cruising on the river, that was my favorite part. We... More 


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