Things to do in Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene is a land of water, pine trees and mountains that will have even the most jaded traveler saying “Wow” and reaching for their camera.
To get the full effect of Lake Coeur d’Alene, with its magnificent sunsets, osprey, eagles, beaches and forests, the best place to be is on a Coeur d’Alene boat cruise, billed as one of the most spectacular boat cruises in Idaho.
Every day in season, Coeur d’Alene Lake cruises depart from downtown Coeur d’Alene near Tubbs Hill, The Coeur d’Alene Resort and Coeur d’Alene City Park. Getting out on a Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruise boat is one of the top must-see activities for visitors as well as for locals.
The most popular daily lake cruises are 90 minutes long and take passengers on a “best-of” tour of northern Lake Coeur d’Alene landmarks.
The scenic cruises tour passes by some of Coeur d’Alene’s best-known features, including North Idaho College, site of the original Fort Sherman, the Spokane River, Cougar Bay, Casco Bay, Kidd Island and Kidd Island Bay, Arrow Point, the famous Floating Green at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, Sanders Beach area and Tubbs Hill nature preserve.
All of this plays out against the gorgeous backdrop of deep blue Lake Coeur d’Alene with its sailboats, kayaks, lakefront homes, wildlife and scenic beauty. Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises have a way of capturing all the amazing attributes of North Idaho lake activities all into one remarkable experience.
Cruising Lake Coeur d’Alene has become a destination for visitors from as near as Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, or as far away as international travelers from around the world. Locals also enjoy the tradition of bringing friends and family for a special outing.
Besides daily lake cruises, other interesting choices include sunset dinner cruises, holiday event cruises, weekend brunch cruises and even the opportunity for charter cruises where families or companies can book a charter boat of their own.
All lake cruise boats are climate controlled, so they are very comfortable in any weather. Passengers can enjoy a beverage from the onboard bar service, and stroll the lower or upper decks to watch the world go by. These are some of the finest Northwest boat cruises to be found, providing an authentic glimpse into a very special part of the world. National Geographic once named this place one of the top 5 most beautiful lakes in the world, and from the rail of a cruise boat on Lake Coeur d’Alene, it is certainly easy to see why.
Ask anyone who’s been there… They’ll tell you that a Lake Coeur d’Alene cruise is definitely something worth remembering for a long time – just remember to take plenty of wonderful photos to prove you were there!