Exploring Lake Coeur d’Alene: Public or Private Cruises?


A cruise is an exceptional way to experience the beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene any time of the year. During the summer months cruising opportunities range from concerts on the cruises to yoga & mimosas in the mornings to sunset dinner cruises in the evenings to weddings and much more. Wintertime brings the North Pole, Santa, and all his elves to Coeur d’Alene! In addition to the Journey to the North Pole cruise, there is eagle watching cruises, hot cocoa cruises, and Holiday Lights show cruise available. There are usually two options for any of these cruises: public or private. Naturally, there are advantages and disadvantages to each of these options.

Public cruises are a great way to experience the lake all year round. They depart several times throughout the day nearly all year round. The public cruises tend to lean more towards flexibility. Since they have a wide range of times to go out there is a good chance that even if the cruise you want isn’t available you’ll be able to find one close enough to it to not disrupt plans too much. These cruises are a great way to meet new people, make friends, and enjoy a few hours of relaxation (depending on the type of cruise) on the lake. That leads to the advantages of price. Public cruise ticket prices are under $30 for a ninety-minute trip. As mentioned earlier there are a lot of people on public cruises. If hanging out in a group of strangers isn’t really your thing, then a private cruise may be more your speed.

Private cruises usually consist of a smaller group of friends and family. These cruises usually rent for a two-hour trip, but the great thing is you can customize nearly everything about the experience. The renovated cruise boat fleet offers the choice of five different cruise boats to perfectly accommodate any event. Whether your event is a corporate event, memorial, class reunion, or even a wedding, special touches can be added wherever you want or need them. Event planners work closely with you to make sure your private cruise experience is perfect! The main disadvantage here is that you need a good number of people to attend in order to fill an entire cruise boat. 
Check out either cruising option at cdacruises.com. We look forward to having you join us on one of our stunning Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises!