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“Nice Boat Ride ”

Waterton Shoreline Cruise Co.
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Waterton Shoreline Cruises is a small family-owned tour boat company in Waterton Lakes National Park that offers informative and entertaining sight-seeing tours of Upper Waterton Lake, as well as shuttle service to the remote Crypt Landing.
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Was a chilly day when we went on our boat ride but I still had to sit on the top to see all the beautiful scenery and take pictures. They were very informative!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

A must tour! Interesting history between USA and Canada, lots of information from the guide. View of mountains and the lake is amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We too the boat tour in early September 2018. The scenery is beautiful, and we found it very comfortable even though the day was a bit on the cool side for summer. The boat has seats inside and also a covered area at the back of the boat where the sides are open. We thought that was the best place to sit to maximize the view. There is also seating on the top but I expected that is far more windy. The tour takes you across the border to the ranger station (no passport required) and you can walk around there for a about half an hour until the trip back.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is a 2 hour plus cruise on Lake Waterton Canada south into Montana. The trip is expertly narrated by the mates on the boat. You will see wildlife and receive plenty of information on the area and the rock formations in the mountains. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

At $51 Canadian including tax, this was well worth the money for the 2 1/4 hour trip. We did get to cruise on the oldest wooden vessel, very cool (literally and figuratively). There weren't a lot of passengers this day so it was nice to be able to walk around the boat, sit inside or outside as we saw fit depending upon the weather. IF it's not a 'nice' day and in a busy time of the year, you might want to get to the dock a little earlier just to ensure you get to sit inside, otherwise make sure you dress for what could be a cool or wet voyage. Also, use the washroom before boarding as it's an hour before you'll have another opportunity (in Montana no less)!

The tour guide was really very good. I've researched this area a lot and his information was spot on, no need to fact check after the trip as this guy really knew his stuff. And that included answering numerous questions ranging from weather stats to elevations to geological formations; this guy had the answers.

This day, very little wildlife, a bald eagle which in this part of the world is hardly worth noting. IF someone does spot anything they will point it out, stop the boat and let everyone know so you don't have to worry about scouring the shoreline the entire way, there will be other eyes doing that. Scenery is spectacular, don't really worry what side of the boat you are on. When stopping at the end of the lake (in Montana), because of the current forest fire situation we were not allowed to walk to the border patrol office, just hung out on the beach where the boat docked. So, that was a little boring but of course that spectacular scenery made up for it.

All in all, highly recommend. As they will do the trip in pretty much any weather, plan ahead for that and know just how variable conditions can be here in the mountains. Also don't worry about getting motion sick, that boat rides low and slices through pretty much any water conditions with ease.

Date of experience: September 2018
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