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Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

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Address: 100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1354
Phone Number: +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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Beautiful lake and nice cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vita n
Pullman, Washington
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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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.

1 Thank Ashley C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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 

Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

We took visiting family out in the lake cruise from city beach. Good relaxing time. Saw a few sites with some commentary.

Thank MontanaAndy
Sagle, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been on the lake cruise several times and I have never been bored. Pend Orielle is the largest lake in Idaho and one of the deepest in the world. During World War 2 the navy had a submarine training base at Bayview. The navy still has a small sonar testing facility on the lake. Linda's description of the... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Thanks to Linda Mitchell (owner and 'local cruise' director) for offering such a great tour of Lake Pend Oreille. I learned about the history of the lake and area, saw Osprey and Bald Eagle nests and just marveled in the beauty of the area. I love that this boat is large enough to host a good sized group (family reunion)... More 

Thank Kellee D
La Habra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We were a group of 8 and had reservations for the afternoon history tour. It was early fall and the crowds were gone, but we had a full boat. Very nicely restored tour boat. Wonderful crew, very helpful and very knowledgeable. You can tell they really enjoyed sharing this part of the lake with their guests. We did a broad... More 

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Catlin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When our inbound flight changed it gave us an extra day and we decided to spend the afternoon in Sandpoint. After looking at things to do in TA we decided on Lake Pend Oreille Cruises. I called 3 weeks before we arrived and left a voice mail. Linda called me back a little later. I went over our flights with... More 

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