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Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

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Address: 100 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1354
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Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers a variety of public cruises and private...

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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We like this enough to take company on the cruises.

We have been on the lake cruise several times and I have never been bored. Pend Orielle is the largest lake in Idaho and one of the deepest in the world. During World War 2 the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Sagle, Idaho
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Sagle, Idaho
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have been on the lake cruise several times and I have never been bored. Pend Orielle is the largest lake in Idaho and one of the deepest in the world. During World War 2 the navy had a submarine training base at Bayview. The navy still has a small sonar testing facility on the lake. Linda's description of the... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Thanks to Linda Mitchell (owner and 'local cruise' director) for offering such a great tour of Lake Pend Oreille. I learned about the history of the lake and area, saw Osprey and Bald Eagle nests and just marveled in the beauty of the area. I love that this boat is large enough to host a good sized group (family reunion)... More 

Thank Kellee D
La Habra, California
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We were a group of 8 and had reservations for the afternoon history tour. It was early fall and the crowds were gone, but we had a full boat. Very nicely restored tour boat. Wonderful crew, very helpful and very knowledgeable. You can tell they really enjoyed sharing this part of the lake with their guests. We did a broad... More 

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Catlin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

When our inbound flight changed it gave us an extra day and we decided to spend the afternoon in Sandpoint. After looking at things to do in TA we decided on Lake Pend Oreille Cruises. I called 3 weeks before we arrived and left a voice mail. Linda called me back a little later. I went over our flights with... More 

2 Thank rwdw
Hope, Idaho
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

We booked a private cruise for a customer appreciation event. Excellent staff, excellent service, wonderful evening cruise. We saw eagles, osprey chicks in their nest, great sunset. We will book again for our annual event!

Thank David S
Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Yesterday I took a group of 13 on an afternoon cruise with Lake Pend Oreille Cruises. It was fantastic. Linda, our host and guide, was terrific. She knows the history, geology, and geography of the area and presents it to the patrons in an interesting and engaging way. She also knows her birds. My entire group loved the experience.

Thank Ron K
The World
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12 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offer a variety of interesting cruises. It's a great way to get out on the Lake while visiting Sandpoint, see the natural beauty, and learn about the area. Awesome!

Thank Gina H
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

This was a very pleasant way to spent an afternoon and learn about the lake and community. The captain was very friendly and the narrator was excellent. She mentioned a museum we went to and it was wonderful, the Bird Aviation Museum.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Just as the sun was going down on a summer evening, we boarded the boat with about 10 other passengers for a sundown cruise on the lake. Two hours later when we landed we had seen about 8-10 bald eagles, including 2 young ones in their nests, as well as many arms of the lake and its surrounding mountains, including... More 

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great trip. We got see bald eagles and ospreys in abundance. The narrator was quite informative without being boring. They also made my son honorary captain for the day and let him drive forms few minutes. Great day!

Thank Aaron M

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