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Interesting secondary cone

Unfortunately when we were visiting the boat trips to the island were not operating, but I would... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Wizard Island By Boat

At the park there is a boat tour that stops at Wizard Island which, if you have a few hours is well... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Island in Crater Lake.
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible2%
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Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unfortunately when we were visiting the boat trips to the island were not operating, but I would definitely go if they were. It would give a unique view of the crater from inside it.

1  Thank Nan90
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

At the park there is a boat tour that stops at Wizard Island which, if you have a few hours is well worth the time. The hike down and more importantly back up from the lake surface where the boats are is a bit strenuous...More

3  Thank Horsfallpics
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wizard Island is a cinder cone and predominate feature in Crater Lake. We were unable to take the boat to the island due to recent knee surgery. The route to get to the landing is a 1-mile trail from the rim to the water. There...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just Spectacular..... A must see for all. This view is truly amazing, we took a boat tour so we were able to get very close to Wizard Island.

Thank mynameisD
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wizard Island is the big island in the middle of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park. My husband and I visited Crater Lake National Park on a Sunday. The water is a beautiful blue in the lake and around the Wizard Island. Be aware...More

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stunning. Don't miss this. The beauty is something that is not easy to describe. Stay at Timberline lodge if it is available.

Thank LeeAnn L
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wizard Island gives crater lake a cool perspective. If you want to visit the island you have to hike down the trail (not good for small children). Then take the boat tour that will drop you off at the island where you will have to...More

3  Thank Thomasja37
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good viewing at the Watchman Overlook. The lake water was crystal blue and it was so calm and peaceful that it reflected the entail crater rim.

1  Thank VT94588
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The best way to see the island is to take the boat tour. Get online early and try to reserve as soon as possible as the spots fill up quickly in summer. You can take a tour of the lake or get dropped off on...More

3  Thank Adventuredawgs
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We booked our overnight stay a year ahead so we could do this boat ride and hike. We booked the boat ride as soon as they emailed us that we could submit a 'request for reservation'. When the Bybee fire started a week before we...More

14  Thank MLJones
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16 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
Dear visitor from Wales. This is how to get your reservation for the boat to Wizard Island. Just go into the main lodge. In the lobby of the lodge, there is a special computer for making your reservation on the boat. It... More
9 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
A private company operates the boats. The private company is called craterlakelodges. Anyway, they provide this information: "Weather permitting, the boat cruises are scheduled to operate daily from June 23 through... More