Lake and River Cruises

Daily Scenic Public Cruise

A scenic 90 minute cruise of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s northern bays. Learn about the lake, see wildlife, secluded lake homes, and just enjoy the beauty of the area.

April 21 – October 28 from  12:30 – 2:00 pm
April 28 – September 16  from 2:30 – 4:00 pm
May 5 – September 9  from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

St. Joe River Cruise

A six hour cruise sailing the length of the St. Joe River, the world’s highest navigable river. Includes a buffet lunch with roasted chicken,  coleslaw, baked beans, fresh rolls and watermelon. See Lake Chatcolet where the river runs through a lake. Watch for eagles, osprey, deer and other native wildlife. Learn about North Idaho’s lumber industry and more. Reservations required.

June 3 – October 28, Sundays  from 11:30 – 5:30 pm

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a two-hour sunset cruise of Lake Coeur d’Alene, complete with a dinner buffet prepared by the chefs at The Coeur d’Alene Resort. Enjoy Steamship Round of Beef and Baked King Salmon, three cheese au gratin potatoes, summer green salad, fresh fruit, chef’s pasta salad, fresh vegetable crudités, fresh rolls and sunset cheesecake. Reservations required.

May 6 – August 30, Sunday – Thursday from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
September 2 – 16, Sunday – Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

4th of July Fireworks Cruise

An evening cruise on the lake followed by an amazing view of one of the Northwest’s most spectacular fireworks displays. Boarding at 8:00 pm. at Independence Point dock located one block west of The Coeur d’ Alene Resort. Cruise from 9:00 – 11:00 pm. Prepaid reservations required.

Templin’s Red Lion River Queen Cruises

The River Queen, a Mississippi sternwheeler features an enclosed lower deck, seating 60 passengers and an upper deck, accommodating up to 40. Take a cruise any day of the week on the scenic Spokane River and Lake Coeur d’Alene. Check out the schedule for seasonal cruises, including sightseeing and dinner cruises. The River Queen is also available for private charter and is the perfect venue for your upcoming meeting or event. Templin’s is in Post Falls, about 15 minutes from The McFarland Inn. As soon as the 2012 schedule is available, it will be posted on this blog or you can check their web site at


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