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Lake Pend Orielle Cruises

Address: 100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone Number: 208-255-5253
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Sandpoint
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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Larkspur, Colorado
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304 reviews 304 reviews
161 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am always a sucker for large raptors, especially bald eagles, and it was quite nice to see them in their natural habitat, on the cruise we took on Lake Pend Oreille last week from 6pm to 8pm. We even cruised by a castle under construction, that was highlighted on the History Channel, with a bald eagle already taking a... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I heard good things about this cruise from many locals and based on the other reviews, I had high hopes. I expected a cruise around the lake with history throughout and interesting facts at various points. In fact, it was just an over priced boat ride with 15 minutes of history (anyone could get off wikipedia) at the very end.... More

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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Orielle Cruises, responded to this review

Dear WorldofMark, We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment in your cruise. We pride ourselves on giving first class service and having happy passengers. We agree that this particular cruise was not up to normal expectations. Although we cannot in 1.5 hours show you more than 10 miles of a loop trip of the north end of the... More

Seattle, WA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took the 1:30 history tour. It was very interesting. The geological information about how the lake was formed were fascinating. Getting to have a nice glass of wine along with cheese and crackers while cruising around the lake was completely lovely and relaxing. Its a great way to get to see the lake.

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Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went on one of the Thursday night dinner cruises. The staff was very friendly and we were able to see three bald eagles. Food was marginal for the price, and there wasn't a vegetarian entree despite being advised at the time of reservation. It was a nice cruise around the lake though.

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Post Falls, Idaho, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent our birthday weekend in Sandpoint last weekend, and went on the Sunset Dinner Cruise on Thursday night and the Historical Cruise on Friday morning. The entire staff was friendly, knowledgdable, and accommodating. Lake Pend Oreille is absolutely beautiful at any time of day, so if you get a chance to take one of these tours aboard the Shawnodese,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We found the cruise and the cruise staff to be delightful. We saw a number of eagles and their nests. The food was delicious. The other people on board were gracious and friendly. We highly recommend this experience.

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Spokane, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our 4th of July history cruise aboard the Shawnonese on Lake Pend Oreille well worth the time and money. The lake is enormous, so the cruise only covers a small portion, but we learned so much about the geologic history of the lake. We spotted eagles, and learned some great nature factoids. The history of the lake is interwoven with... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Knowledgable and friendly staff made this a wonderful activity to pursue during our stay in Sandpoint.

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Bel Air
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Lots of information. Interesting historical insights. Some good wildlife spotted. Easy location. Good views from the boat. Good value.

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Birmingham, AL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We took the Clark Fork Delta tour on a chilly, rainy September day. Well worth the time, and the drive to East Hope. Getting there was half the fun, in fact. Scotchman Peak is nearby, and makes for a challenging hike. This is the prettiest lake I've been on. Blankets, food, hot drinks are all available. All three of the... More

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