Journey to The North Pole Cruises

Experience a Magical Journey on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Hello, Santa!

Get ready to feel the holiday magic on Lake Coeur d’Alene! Take a Journey to the North Pole onboard Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises to see 1.5 million twinkling lights, fire-breathing dragons, and even visit Santa at his NEW North Pole!

Join us for our 27th year of these magical cruises out on the water - an annual family tradition that is fun for all ages.

Featuring an extravaganza of over 250 holiday light displays and millions of vibrant lights that will light the way as your family cruises to meet Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Elves, and even the Grinch, too! And the best part: parents and kids alike will be delighted as Santa reads each child’s name from the Nice List. The evening concludes with a brilliant display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

Santa's Sneak Peek Week Cruises

Experience The Magic during Santa's Sneak Peek Week!
Four daily cruise times are available Wednesday, Nov 15 - November 22 in 2024

Cruise Length: 40 minutes

First Cruise: 4:30 - 5:10 PM (boarding at 4 PM)

Second Cruise: 5:30 - 6:10 PM (boarding at 5 PM)

Third Cruise: 6:30 - 7:10 PM (boarding at 6 PM)

Last Cruise: 7:30 - 8:10 PM (boarding at 7 PM)

Boarding Location: Inside the Resort Plaza Shops (Boarding Directions)

Tickets Include:

  • 25% Sneak Peek Week Discount*
  • All the same magic as our regular schedule cruise

Ticket Price(s):

  • Adult - $21.00 ($27.50)
  • Adult (Ages 55+) - $20.25 ($26.50)
  • Children (Ages 6-12) - $9.75 ($12.50)
  • Children (Ages 5 & under) - FREE!

*Please note: Listed ticket prices above include applicable taxes and fees AND our twenty-five percent "Sneak Peek Week" discount. Additional discounts can not stack.

Journey to The North Pole Cruises

Don't leave Mr. & Mrs. Claus waiting - Join us on our annual Journey to The North Pole!

Four daily cruise times are available between November 23 - January 2nd in 2024.

Cruise Length: 40 minutes

First Cruise: 4:30 - 5:10 PM (boarding at 4 PM)

Second Cruise: 5:30 - 6:10 PM (boarding at 5 PM)

Third Cruise: 6:30 - 7:10 PM (boarding at 6 PM)

Last Cruise: 7:30 - 8:10 PM (boarding at 7 PM)

Boarding Location: Inside the Resort Plaza Shops (Boarding Directions)

Tickets Include:

  • A magical journey across Lake Coeur d'Alene to the North Pole!
  • See Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their helpers
  • Make it onto Santa's nice list - have your kiddo's names magically announced!

Ticket Price(s):

  • Adult - $27.50
  • Adult (Ages 55+) - $26.50
  • Children (Ages 6-12) - $12.50
  • Children (Ages 5 & under) - FREE!

Private North Pole Cruises

Limited availability between November 15 through January 2nd in 2024.

Reserve a private experience going to The North Pole!

Cruise Length: 1 hour

Available Times: 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 8:30 PM

Private Cruise Includes:

  • An exclusive, extended cruise to the North Pole
  • Up to 35 guests
  • Hot chocolate bar add-on available and a no-host bar is available to purchase cocktails onboard the boat

Cruise Price(s):

  • Deluxe Weekday Package - $699.00
    Available Mon - Thurs
  • Deluxe Weekend Package - $799.00
    Available Fri - Sun

To book this magical experience, please contact Cheryl Johnston, Cruise Sales Manager
Please call (208) 415-5623. Reservation required. If you would like to book the boat for more than one hour, or for more than twenty five people, please inquire with Cheryl.

Lighting Ceremony Cruises

Experience the magic as we flip the switch and light up the lake with over 1.5 million Christmas lights and the most magnificent holiday fireworks display in the Pacific Northwest.

Cruise Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cruise Date: November 24th, 2024

First Cruise: 5 PM - 6:30 PM (boarding at 4:30 PM)

Second Cruise: 5:30 PM - 7 PM (boarding at 5 PM)

Boarding Location: Inside the Resort Plaza Shops (Boarding Directions)

Ticket Includes:

  • Front-row seats to the annual lighting ceremony fireworks show
  • A visit to The North Pole
  • Festive atmosphere for all ages

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult - $42.75
  • Youth (Ages 6-12) - $31.75
  • Youth (Ages 5 & under) - FREE

New Year's Eve Dessert Cruise

Ring in the New Year with a sweet celebration aboard our New Year’s Eve Dessert Cruises!
Join us on Tuesday, December 31st, 2024, for an unforgettable night filled with delicious bites and the BEST views of the Coeur d'Alene fireworks!

Cruise Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Date & Time: Dec 31st, 2024, at 10:30 PM - 12:15 AM (boarding at 10 PM)

Boarding Location: Inside the Resort Plaza Shops (Boarding Directions)

Ticket Includes:

  • Indulge in an array of delectable desserts
  • Spectacular views of Coeur d'Alene fireworks
  • Festive atmosphere for all ages

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult - $51.50
  • Adult (Ages 55+) - $49.50
  • Youth (Ages 6-12) - $42.00
  • Youth (Ages 5 & under) - FREE

Don't miss out on the sweetest New Year's Eve celebration!
All ages are welcome! Gather your friends and family for a sweet celebration on the water. Limited tickets available. Book now for an enchanting New Year's Eve experience.

Before We Cruise!

Q. Where do we board?

A. Boarding for our Journey to The North Pole and holiday lights cruises take place inside the Resort Plaza Shops. Please do not go directly to the Boardwalk Marina - instead, check in and stay warm at the shops. Our team will walk you down to the Boardwalk Marina as a group once we're ready to board.

Q. Are strollers allowed aboard?

A. Yes! Our boardwalk is stroller accessible and we allow strollers aboard. We just ask you "park" your stroller in an area that does not block seating or walkways for other passengers, please.

Q. Is food and beverage options available aboard?

A. Yes! Our onboard bar offers an array of specialty holiday-inspired drinks. Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and other options are available for purchase.

Make It an Overnight Stay

Our Lake Coeur d'Alene holiday cruises are a magical holiday experience. By the end of the cruise, you and your family with leave with lasting memories to cherish for a lifetime. Truly priceless. Level-up your whole experience by making it an overnight experience at The Coeur d'Alene Resort.