3 reasons an eagle watching cruises is the perfect family activity

Every year, hundreds of bald eagles return to Lake Coeur d’Alene during their annual migration. During December and January, these majestic creatures gather at the north end of the lake to feed on lake-bound salmon. It’s nearly impossible to miss seeing these birds — they’re everywhere! For about eight weeks, the eagles are hunting, nesting and soaring around the area, and we have a cruise that takes you to the best places to see eagles.

With our daily Eagle Watching Cruises, you can get an up close with the country’s bird. Here are three reasons why an Eagle Watching Cruise is the perfect activity this holiday season.

  1. Great activity for family
    During the holiday season, many Coeur d’Alene residents have family visiting. Instead of sitting around the house, join us on the water for an Eagle Watching Cruise! The two-hour cruise is a great opportunity to see the beauty of North Idaho from a unique perspective, and cruises are exciting for people of all ages.
  2. Learning experience for kids
    During the Eagle Watching Cruises, our crews will talk about why the eagles are here, what they feed on and more about their importance to North Idaho. This is a great opportunity for kids to keep learning, even while they’re out of school on winter break!
Also during this time of year, we offer specialty charter rates for schools who want to take students out to learn about the local ecosystem first hand! Contact us today for more information.
  3. Get some fresh air!
    It’s easy to stay inside during the chillier winter months, but take this opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The cabins of our cruise boats are heated and our galley serves lots of tasty treats, so you can pop inside and warm up periodically throughout the trip.

Are you ready to join us on the water for one of the most spectacular wildlife viewing excursions in the Northwest? Contact us to schedule your cruise!

The best way to see eagles on Lake Coeur d’Alene — by boat!

One of the most exciting things about winter in the Pacific Northwest is the arrival of the eagles on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Year after year, bald eagles from Canada and Alaska congregate at the north end of the scenic north Idaho lake to feed on lake-bound salmon. During December and January, the majestic birds flock to the lake, and it is always a sight to see! Many people do not get the chance to see bald eagles in their natural habitat, let alone a large number of them up close and personal.

However, the team at Coeur d’Alene Cruises has a special treat! Each year, our captain takes daily cruises to Wolf Lodge Bay to see the awe-inspiring birds as they feed.

Our cruises are two hours long, and not only give information on the eagles, but also offer an opportunity to see them in person.

Cruises are perfect for families or school groups who want to help teach children about the birds.

For dates and times, visit our information page or to schedule a tour, contact our team today!