Radio cruise

If you’ve ever wanted to rock out with your favorite D.J.s, or listen to some of the best music ever created while watching the epic north Idaho sunset, then have we got an event for you!

Throughout the entire summer, we’re putting on our legendary Radio Station Summer Cruises. Join your favorite local radio station as they host an entire night filled with music, refreshments and festivities that you will remember well into the winter months.

Cruises start at 7 p.m. on select nights, and run to 10 p.m., with options running through September.

The summer kicks off when KDRK The Mountain hosts the first party on the Mishinook** on July 2.

Here’s the rest of the schedule:

  • July 16 on the Mishinook- Oldies 101.1
  • July 16 on the CDA**- ZZU
  • July 23- Coyote Country
  • July 30- 98.9 KKZX
  • Aug. 12- Curleys
  • Aug. 13- Oldies 101.1
  • Aug. 16- Pro Beats Entertainment
  • Aug. 20- 98.1 KISS
  • Aug. 27 on the CDA- 96.1 KIX
  • Aug. 27 on the Mishinook- Coyote Country
  • Aug. 28- KDRK The Mountain
  • Sept. 3- 98.9 KKZX

Tickets can be purchased online on the Coeur d’Alene Cruise website. Contact us today for more information!

Stay safe this spring and summer!

The first time that summer sun starts to heat up and peak through the clouds, everyone in North Idaho is out and about, trying to catch just a hint of that spring warmth. We know, we’re doing it too! Any excuse to get out of the office and into that sunshine, we’ll take it! And after the gloomy, gray northwest winters, can you blame us?

However, now is not the time to go frolicking about without a care in the world. The sun is out, which means there’s still a chance for sunburn and over-exposure to ultra violet rays. Regardless if you’re on a cruise or playing on the beach, here are some quick tips to stay safe this year!

  • Wear sunscreen
    Even though the rays may seem weak when it’s not sweltering out, long exposure to the sun can cause serious damage over time. A quick layer of sunscreen before you spend time outside can prevent both long- and short-term damage— think beginning of the season sunburn!
  • Cover up
    Yes, we’d like to start wearing shorts and tank tops too, but a light layer can also help protect you from sun exposure.
  • Stay hydrated
    While you’re playing in the sun, make sure you’re taking regular break to drink water. It is recommended to drink eight glasses per day, but that number goes up if you’re sweating or working out. 

So start your season off right, and stay safe this year. If you’re looking for a plethora of fun things to do this summer, check out our specialty cruises or contact us today!

Coeur d’Alene’s history is rich, just like the history of our fleet

Not only are the vessels in the Coeur d’Alene Cruise fleet beautifully designed and a blast to voyage on, but they are also steeped in a rich history that dates back over 100 years

All the boats in the Fun Fleet were either designed and constructed or remodeled by Finney Boat Works here in Coeur d’Alene. Carl Fus heads Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises as captain of the fleet, and carrying on the cruising tradition, which began in1932 when the first excursion boat set sail on the lake.

Today, many of the boats that ride along the lake are out here just for recreation. However, at one time, there were over 50 steamships working on the lake.

The first steamboat on Lake Coeur d’Alene was the Amelia Wheaton, built by the military. At the same time, the largest steamer of the era was the Idaho, which could carry up to 1,000 passengers. 

However, as always happens, progress moved forward. When more modern methods of transportation arrived, several of the steamers were refurbished as excursion boats. Others were used during the annual Fourth of July celebrations- after the boat had been retired and emptied, it was hauled to the center of lake and set afire during the night to create a beautiful spectacle for those watching from the city beach. Today, several of those early day steamers are still visible beneath the lake’s surface, but your best bet for a good view is underwater, with scuba gear.

Riverboats took silver ore from the Cataldo landing, down the Coeur d’Alene River, across the lake to the railhead at Rathdrum.

Lumber was transported to area mills from the surrounding lakes and forests by floating down the adjoining rivers. During this time, Coeur d’Alene also become a popular tourist spot as electric trains brought people from Spokane to enjoy the parks, beaches and excursion boats.

Have we peaked your historical interest? We know the Coeur d’Alene Lake is a fascinating place, and surrounded with a rich history. If you’re looking to learn more, or for something to do in Coeur d’Alene this summer, join us on one of our daily cruises or contact us to set up an event. See you on the water!