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Reviewed December 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank bmpynp
Reviewed December 21, 2018

An island that looks like a hat on the west side of the lake that can be viewed from by the lodge or an overlook north of there on the west side of the lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Violette54
Reviewed September 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Excursion295996
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank kendra m
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We got up close to the island on the boat tour. It's interesting to see the terrain and to learn about the winter uses for it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S B
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ryansnurse
Reviewed July 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed July 31, 2018

A dream come true to take a boat ride out to the island and hike up the trail to the top and walk around Witches Crater. The trail was good —a few rocky spot but easy to get to the top.

Date of experience: July 2018
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AlexSantiag0
September 3, 2018|
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Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
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
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siocledpoeth
April 16, 2017|
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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
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montgk09
April 9, 2017|
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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
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