Lake Pend Oreille cruises
Offering a variety of excursions around magnificent Lake Pend Oreille in spring, summer and fall, Lake Pend Oreille Cruises provides a unique experience aboard its classic vessel, the Shawnodese.
Built in 1966 in San Diego as a ferry to Coronado Island, the 43-foot aluminum-hulled boat spent time on Lake Mead and on the San Francisco Bay before winding up in Idaho in dry dock for more than 10 years. After an extensive renovation finished with rich interior details in mahogany and all new running gear, Shawnodese launched anew in 1995 and now offers cruises departing from Sandpoint City Beach daily in summer, and from East Hope on weekends in spring and summer.
The scenery is gorgeous but during the 1.5-2 hour cruises guests also learn fascinating history and lore about the lake and its communities too. There are a variety of special cruises including include sunset, full moon, autumn colors and birds of prey tours. Reservations strongly encouraged.