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You must take a boat ride to wizard island. There are a few different boat tours to either see island as your boat cruises by or get off for 3 hoursand explore island. 1. qiuck shuttle to island and back. no complete circle tour. 2....More
Crater Lake features two small islands. Wizard Island, is near the western edge of the lake, (and views of it are accessible from the Rim Drive) is a cinder cone approximately 316 acres in size. It is separated from the caldera wall by Skell Channel....More
The boat trip around Crater Lake was spectacular. I had taken the trolley ride the previous day and it enhanced the trip around the lake. What we saw around the rim looking down came alive from the view from the lake looking up, The rock...More
Could not recommend a boat shuttle out to Wizard Island more! Worth the price a million times over! You can actually hike all the way to the crater's rim of Wizard Island. Unbelievable views in every direction. You can hike around the rim and even...More
Great hike up to the top (make sure you wear appropriate shoes!) takes around a half hour to get up, we packed our own sandwiches to eat up the top. Made for a nice half day. You will have to hike down the Fleetwood trail...More
Loved this tour! I was worried that 3 hours would be too long on the island but it was perfect. It gives you time to hike to the top and then make it back down for a swim before boarding the boat for the remainder...More
Elevation from the lake level is 6,173 feet. This is probably the highlight of all the hikes besides Mount Scott. The boat ride takes about 45 minutes to reach Wizard Island. From here, they will drop you off and you have to climb to the...More
Dear AlexSanti, This is about your questions about Wizard Island. There is only one boat that takes you to Wizard Island. The boat gives you a tour of the lake, and it drops people off at Wizard Island and it also picks... More
Dear AlexSanti, This is about your questions about Wizard Island. There is only one boat that takes you to Wizard Island. The boat gives you a tour of the lake, and it drops people off at Wizard Island and it also picks people up from Wizard Island. There is no such thing as, "Wizard Lake." At the top of Wizard Island, there is a depression in the earth that can get a little filled up with water, like a pond. But it is not at all a lake. After the boat drops off the passengers who are interested in hiking on Wizard Island, you are free to climb to the top of the volcanic peak. It only takes 30 minutes to climb up the path. I am not sure how much time they let you poke around and explore on Wizard Island. Perhaps an hour. Perhaps two hours. Perhaps three hours. This is about your question about getting to the boat ride. Okay, the rim road goes all the way around Crater Lake. At the north end of Crater Lake, a parking lot is found immediately north to the rim road, and the trailhead to the pathway that leads to the boat dock is right across the street from this parking lot. You will not have any problem with anything, except with one thing. If it snows, or if there is any chance of snow, you should not be thinking of boat tours. Actually, it is possible that the boat tours run in the wintertime, but I doubt it. Best regards, Tom Brody
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
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 is very easy to do. It is not like Disneyland, where there are hundreds of people linking up. There is not any line of people, waiting to get their reservation. It is like buying Coca Cola from a soda pop machine. There is never any line. I do not know if you can make a reservation by telephone, but that seems too much trouble to me. Why bother? Just go into the main lodge and walk up to the computer, and make your reservation. Also, it takes about 20 minutes to drive to the boat dock. The parking lot near the boat dock is on the OPPOSITE END OF THE LAKE, and so you will need to leave 20 or 30 minutes for driving for parking. Also, it will take you about 20 minutes to walk down the pathway to get to the edge of the lake. By the way, I do not know if the term "soda pop" is used in Wales. Soda pop means, for example, a bubbly orange drink, or Coca Cola, or a bubbly grape drink, or Pepsi Cola. When you are at Crater Lake, you need to see the PINNACLES. The Pinnacles are part of Crater Lake National Park. Best regards, Tom
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
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 September 10, 2017, with limited advance reservations being accepted for tours beginning June 30, 2017." If you are traveling to Oregon from far away, then I suggest that you make a phone call a day or so before your trip, to make sure that the boats are operating.