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Address: 100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone Number: 208-255-5253
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Description: 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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First Time Around

We just moved to the area and this was our first experience on a lake in Idaho. I don't think we will be able to top the lake or the cruise company. We really enjoyed seeing the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We just moved to the area and this was our first experience on a lake in Idaho. I don't think we will be able to top the lake or the cruise company. We really enjoyed seeing the birds of prey and hearing all about the formation of the lake. It was just the right amount of planned information, questions, and... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Booked an evening cruise. It was narrated throughout the time with information about the area and where bald eagles have been sighted. It was a fun cruise, came with dessert, and the boat turned around in time to see a beautiful sunset. Drinks (sodas, water, and wine) were available and were not overpriced, as one would often expect. The staff... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a nice adventure in Sandpoint. More narration would have been nice. Drinks and food available. Make reservations as seating is limited. It was fun and would recommend you give it a try if you want to get a feel for the lake.

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

We are sorry you did not feel there was enough narration. We are thinking that you probably went on one of our evening cruises, which is more social than commentary. Our afternoon cruises are 1.5 hours long each, and more than half of the cruise is devoted to narration. Over the years, we have discovered that 45 minutes of narration... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

WoW! Saw lots of birds I'd never seen in the wild before. The tour guide was a wealth of information and happily answered questions.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone Number: 208-255-5253
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint

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