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“Joyous dinner cruise”

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 12 September 2013

The Shawnodese is a wonderful boat. Linda and the staff are super friendly. We arranged for our large party to dine on the boat on July 4th. It was so pleasant being on the water and seeing the bald eagles in the pine trees. There is nothing more heavenly than cruising Lake Pend Oreille. It was an unforgettable afternoon and evening.

Thank reginew33
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

The directions online are pretty vague - we read that it said turn right on bridge street off 1st ave at the boat launch......we had a tough time finding the boat launch! An online map showing which way to walk would be a great help. We flagged down the sherriff and he told us where to go!

the four of us decided to sit on the bow (takes a little climbing ability) but it was a nice view. For the majority of the tour there was no commentary, I would have liked to have had information throughout the trip.

It was nice to have snacks & beverages available and the ride was very very relaxing. The $21 cost was great - made it a no brainer!

Thank PDXbree
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Great fun for all ages. The crew were really friendly and knowledgable about all aspects of historic Lake Pend Oreille. Fascinating accounts of the Lake and Sandpoint. Refreshments were available and the kids enjoyed being able to steer the Shawnodese and to be Captain of the Day complete with certificates.

Thank Deb B
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Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

Disappointed. We made reservations months in advance. Our whole party couldn't sit together. Where some of our party was sitting was right above the very hot, loud, exhaust smelling engine. No refund was given. Rudeness from the staff. Sad but this will be our last time taking this cruise.

Thank Waylon85
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Linda M, Owner at Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

We are very sorry to hear of your unhappy experience. We ask that passengers arrive 30 minutes prior to departure on our dinner cruises so we can comfortably accommodate everyone and push off on time. Your group arrived one minute prior to departure. Out of courtesy to the other guests who were on time, we had to go ahead and board without you. We understand how disappointing it must have been to not be able to sit together. Safety always comes first on our vessel and we have to follow Coast Guard passenger distribution regulations. It was a difficult position for us. It's important our guests enjoy their experience and we are sorry that wasn't the case with you.

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

A cruise around the lake on this boat is a great way to spend some time with a big family - all ages will appreciate the bird watching cruise - 1.5 hours to see osprey and eagles - and a wonderful first-mate Linda who has a wealth of knowledge about the area.

Thank AfricaGirl34
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