Holiday Light Cruises Are Fun For The Whole Family

One of the biggest attractions in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is the Holiday Light Show. From the scenes and pictures that adorn the famous floating boardwalk to the show at Santa’s workshop, the annual lightshow is a must-see for anyone in north Idaho during the holiday season. And there’s only one way to get a full view of the whole show: with a cruise on one of Coeur d’Alene’s signature ships

The 40 minutes journey cruises across the lake takes in the beautiful sights of the region, and ends in the most magical place of all — the North Pole! Santa, Mrs. Clause and all the elves are excited to greet the guests. The group even sends a special shout-out to the children on board! Children under five years old ride free to experience the magic.

Another special our team offers is our Holiday Lighting Ceremony cruise. The light show has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America as one of the nation’s best holiday destinations, and the best view is from the water. Tickets are limited each year, so if you want a new, exciting view of the fireworks, caroling, and lighting celebration, give us a call in advance.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, contact us today.

A Fresh Venue for Office Parties

It’s getting to that time of year again when many northwestern businesses begin thinking about what to do for a holiday party. Many companies want to celebrate a successful year of hardworking employees, but the regular venues to hold holiday parties have become stale. Been having your holiday party in the same conference room for years? Or maybe this is the first time your office is holding a holiday party, and wants it to wow everyone.

Regardless of the reason, cruise ships are the best new venue for any type of party. Many lake cruise companies offer private charter cruises for parties, which allows you to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that guests won’t forget.

The on-the-water setting creates instant elegance without added hassle for the party host. 

Besides the beauty of the cruise, the cruise company will have a catering staff on-hand that will take care of all details, including plates, napkins, and clean up. Many times, these teams of professionals can even help you choose a menu, making the event easy on both sides. The team will know what’s in season, what will fit the mood of your event, and what guests have loved in the past.

So when planning your company’s holiday party, consider using Coeur d’Alene Cruises chartered boats as a unique venue. Contact us today!

It’s the little things: Five things that set Coeur d’Alene Cruises apart

It’s common knowledge that the details can make — or break — any event. For those looking to host a stunning wedding, memorable meetings or any kind of event that will get people excited, everything has to be perfect, and it’s the little things that set a boring event apart from a spectacular one.

We’ve explained in the past why Coeur d’Alene Cruise hosts the best gatherings.  Our fleet is powerful, and can set the mood for any occasion. But our ships can also amp up the experience with five special touches

  1. Catering
    The culinary team at Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises can create anything our clients can dream up, from cakes to custom cuisines.  Our cuisine director can suggest some excellent options, or you can work with our five-star chef can create a one-of-a-kind menu for your occasion.
  2. Fireworks
    Whether your celebrating a special event or looking for a grand finale, fireworks reflected in the waters of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene is sure to be an ending your guests will talk about for years to come.
  3. Decorations
    From music to flowers and a plethora of professional designs, you can create the ideal setting.
  4. Photography
    Let renowned Quicksilver Studios (Link to Quicksilver’s page) capture your event with its award-winning style, capturing the once-in-a-lifetime event.
  5. Transportation
    From a nine-passenger limousine to a horse drawn carriage, you can arrive in style for your event, and end the evening in fairytale style. 

For more information, or to book your special event, contact our team today.

See all of Coeur d’Alene and the famous Floating Green from a new angle

Tours with Coeur d’Alene Cruise are a great way to see wildlife, get some sun and view some spectacular north Idaho sunsets on the water. But did you know our cruises also offer a peek into some of the area’s most famous history?

When you cruise with us, you’ll get an insider’s peak at The Floating Green, one of the world’s most unique, highly ranked golf greens. The green is exactly what the name says, floating just off-shore where golf newbies and enthusiasts alike can tee off, trying their luck at hitting a hole-in-one on the famous course.

Seeing the course from the water is a rewarding experience, giving the viewer a full picture of what the green looks like and how beautiful the grounds really are.

The Floating Green was founded in 1991, after Duane Hagadone, founder of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, had a vision for the project while walking his dog.

Golfers tee off from land, and once their ball reaches the floating course, they are whisked away to the manicured green via a sleek mahogany boat.

So whether you’re a golf enthusiast or a history buff, seeing the full Floating Green is a treat for everyone.

Call us today to find out when our next ship sets sail.

Best Times for Bird Watching on the St. Joe River

Whether you’re an avid bird-watcher or a novice, you’ll love our St. Joe cruises, perfect for spotting some of north Idaho’s most beautiful species. This spring, book your Coeur d’Alene cruise, and embark on an adventure in your own backyard! April through June are the best months to go, and you can often see the Osprey nesting on the pillars down the river.

The St. Joe Cruise runs every Sunday’s from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a lunch of local delights served part-way through.

We are also starting a new cruise this June up the Spokane River, due to popular demand! This cruise will be a three hour tour every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These cruises are the best way to enjoy the local environment while seeing something new and exciting. Contact the cruise office today to schedule your next adventure!