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“A must-do while in Sandpoint”

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Sandpoint
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 17, 2012

We have been on both the public cruise and the dinner cruise for Lake Pend Orielle Cruises, and both are amazing. While some day cruises are a bit on the bland side, this one is done first-class. The views are lovely, and the guide will often point out wildlife, such as osprey and eagles in their nests. Lots of witty, interesting history to be had as well.
The drink menu is well priced, too...so you can enjoy a refreshment without feeling like you're being soaked!
We will definitely be back

Thank Jodine D
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Be sure not to miss taking a cruise aboard this beautifully crafted boat. Breathtaking Lake Pend Oreille is a gem, and The Shawnodese is the perfect vessel to tour the area. The staff and Captain are friendly and informative. The history tour is also a great way to get to know the area and the geological events that shaped the lake. Bravo!! We loved it!!

Thank Theresa Z
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

We took the cruise out of Hope to the Clark Fork River Delta, magnificent! The scenery was spectacular, the boat is large but quaint at the same time and the history talk was informative. In our world there is no better place to be than Sandpoint, and cruising on Lake Pend Orielle is an essential element.

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