A visit to Northern Idaho is not complete without getting out to Lake Pend Oreille. This lake has a fascinating history, including ancient history as well as more recent happenings. Learning about the lake or viewing it can be a lot of fun. Nothing matches getting out on the water though. If you make it there, it would be a shame to spend your entire time on the shore.
Here are three great ways to get out on the water of Lake Pend Oreille.
Tour That Lake!
Offering several options for cruises out on the lake, Lake Pend Oreille Cruises treats you to a fun time aboard the Shawnnodese, a medium sized lake tour boat capable of holding up to 30 guests. With special themed cruises like dessert cruises, history cruises, dinner cruises, wildlife cruises, and more; it is easy to see why so many people rave about this great way to explore Lake Pend Oreille. Don’t be surprised if when your trip on the water is done that you want to figure out how to come back and try another one of the cruises they offer. This could be one of the top memories you have of your great vacation to Northern Idaho.
There is not a more personal way to enjoy the water anywhere than on your very own kayak. Carting your kayak around on a vacation can be a bother. Luckily, when you visit Lake Pend Oreille there are plenty of choices. Sandpoint Marine & Motorsports and Sandpoint Watercraft Rentals are both located right in Sandpoint, a popular destination. A Day on the Lake rents kayaks a little further east in Lake Pend Oreille’s Bottle Bay. Even further east, on the eastern shore of the lake, is Hope Marine Services which offers yet another unique and special area to explore.
Rent Your Own Boat!
A Day at the Lake, out on Bottle Bay, rents more than just kayaks too. You’ll have your choice of a small motorboat, a deck boat, or even one of the larger pontoon boats. This is the perfect way to get out and see the lake if you’re both familiar with boating and want to have a little more freedom. Go where you want to go, stop where you want to stop, do what you want to do because you rented a boat from A Day at the Lake!
Lake Pend Oreille is a special Pacific Northwest getaway and getting out on the water is one of the best ways to experience it.