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Lake Pend Oreille Cruises
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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...more
100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1354
+1 208-255-5253
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This actually MADE our vacation! Reasonably priced. But seeing the beauty of the lake and birds—eagles, loon, ospreys! Fantastic. Then on return, learning of the lake’s history was the icing on the cake.

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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

To hear that this made your vacation is the icing on OUR cake! So happy to know that your enjoyed the experience so much!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises is a family owned and operated business. Run by Linda Mitchell and her husband, they provide daily cruises that include a Lake History Cruise, a Birds of Prey cruise and a Dinner cruise. My wife and I did the Birds of...More

Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review! The crew and I are always happy to hear from happy passengers. And nice to know that when you return to visit Sandpoint in the future, you will be cruising with us again!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

The lake cruises offer the opportunity to get a look at what a huge lake this is and to hear about the history of the area. It's memorable trip and worth your time. Also a great activity to take family and friend visitors who come...More

Thank Claudia H
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you, Claudia, for your nice review... So happy to hear that you enjoyed the cruise!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were a party of 6, four adults and two 8 year olds. We all enjoyed seeing more of the lake and spotting several bald eagles. There were snacks and drinks to purchase. The kids got to be captains and each got to drive the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We loved this cruise. It was very informational. The staff were extra friendly and very helpful. The water was beautiful and the homes along the beaches were incredible. My highest recommendation.

Thank Dave H
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

The crew is so pleased that you enjoyed your cruise, Dave! We feel pretty fortunate that we get to cruise on this most beautiful lake every day and we love sharing it with our passengers. Hope to see you again some time...

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

If you ever get a chance to do a scenic tour on this lake go for it. We did a dinner cruise that was spectacular. You’ll get a chance to see beautiful sunsets, beautiful coastal homes and bald eagles. The crew are very friendly and...More

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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

So happy to know how much you enjoyed the cruise! We are a bit prejudiced, but we happen to think Lake Pend Oreille is spectacular too!

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the small boat cruise on the Great Lake Pend Oreille. It was a sunny day, not over warm. Father's Day and took my husband and his daughter. it was a most pleasant and intimate kind of cruise, the boat is not so big...More

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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Lietta... Yes, we like the intimacy and size of our boat. Big enough to move about but small enough not to feel comfortable. Great way to see the lake! Hope to see you on board again in the future!...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

We took the first Birds of Prey boat cruise of this summer. Duration is 90 minutes. Left promptly, crew was very courteous. Linda did a great job narrating and directing us to where eagles and ospreys frequently hang out. We saw multiple of each species...More

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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed the Birds of Prey Cruise...it is a fun cruise for folks and fun for the crew as well. Would love to have you back!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Our 3 hour cruise provided a nice view of the mountains and lake but also provided a history lesson on the area. The crew were friendly,very accommodating and the service was great. Food and drink were well appreciated and reasonably priced. Was cold at times...More

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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

So happy to hear you enjoyed our three hour cruise. It is a great way to see the lake, and yes, it's a bit chilly this time of year but hot cocoa and a blanket help alleviate the cold. We love the Fall on Lake...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is one of Sandpoint's relatively unknown gems. A personalized, entertaining, informative and fun way to get out and be ON the amazing Lake Pend Oreille. You just can't appreciate its size and beauty from shore. The boat is small enough to feel like a...More

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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We love hearing that our passengers had a great time. And you are right...the best way to appreciate our lake is from the water. The grandeur, the wildlife, the pristine beauty is amazing. And now with the fall...More

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Chloe d
30 August 2018|
Response from Claudia H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sounds like you have a sweet pup. You should call them to ask if he can come aboard. Thanks