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Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1354
+1 208-255-5253
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One of the nicest ways to spend the afternoon.

Our 3 hour cruise provided a nice view of the mountains and lake but also provided a history lesson... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary_Can_Travel
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Calgary, Alberta Canada
Breathtaking bargain.

This is one of Sandpoint's relatively unknown gems. A personalized, entertaining, informative and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lakester4
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Sagle, ID
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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, 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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1354
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Calgary_Can_Travel
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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

Thank lakester4
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked with Linda and crew for the Clark Fork Delta cruise. We absolutely loved the beautiful views of the lake, islands and delta along with just the right amount of history and trivia from Linda. The food and drink were tasty...More

Thank jkm411
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise on the Shawnodese! We love sharing our knowledge of the area and offering you our hospitality... The crew thanks you for your kind words and hope that we see you again on beautiful Lake...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

On a whim we made last minute reservations for the history cruise on Lake Pend Oreille. This is a nice little cruise on the lake which focuses more on history, but wildlife and nature pop when the time comes. The boat is small but in...More

Thank Rainier72
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

After some debate, decided to take the history cruise. It was a beautiful day and definitely worth it! The cruise was very informative and interesting. Linda, our first mate, expertly explained how the lake was formed and it's importance to the local Native American tribe...More

Thank k10taylor
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed the History Cruise. It is definitely one of our most popular cruises! We have a fascinating history and the story of the Ice Age Floods is definitely a highlight to share...

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable introduction to the lake and its history and evolution! They even served small snacks and drinks!

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We did the eagle watching tour with dessert. It was a nice ride although we would have liked more commentary on the area. The staff was very nice and we did enjoy it.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this tour on the Shawnodese, an old river boat. It is a small vessel so its not crowded on the boat and everyone can see the sites nicely. We received an excellent tour of the lake and the information was very interesting. You can...More

Thank Karen W
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Karen, We are always pleased to hear that our passengers enjoyed their experience cruising on Lake Pend Oreille. It is such a special lake! Thanks for joining us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again...

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We took the Birds of prey tour not so much to see bald eagles but because we weren't scheduled to be in town in time for he normal sightseeing tour. We were not disappointed. We did see several eagles but also saw plenty of the...More

Thank Bob L
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

We are glad you enjoyed the experience, Bob... We hope to see you on board the Shawnodese again. :)

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We contacted the crew by email and reserved our reservation. They took us on a 1 1/2 hr cruise around the lake. There were food and beverages available. Great info about the lake, area, and views of beautiful lake houses and eagles! A must see!

Thank NelleMT
Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

The crew is so glad you enjoyed your experience! Lake Pend Oreille is an awesome body of water with so much to see and we love sharing our beautiful lake with our passengers. Hope to see you again some time...

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