A brief history: Steamer ships on Lake Coeur d’Alene

posted on Nov 03

Steam ships play an important role in the rich history of Coeur d’Alene — and Idaho! These ships were used for logging, mining, passenger travel and even mail delivery. The steamer ships of the 1800s and early 1900s eventually gave way to the ships th…click for more...

How did The Resort come to be?

posted on Nov 03

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is one of the most iconic structures in the Northwest. The tower on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s blue waters, surrounded by Idaho’s famous mountains, is a sight that many associate with great memories — cruising on the water, st…click for more...

Under the surface: A history of sunken steamer ships

posted on Jun 27

Every day, Coeur d’Alene Cruises boats take people on tours of the lake and local rivers. Our ships cover thousands of miles atop the water each year as we help people see the shoreline and wildlife of North Idaho. But have you ever wondered what’s…click for more...

Bands on Boats

posted on Jun 13

Looking for things to do in Coeur d’Alene this summer? Or are you trying to decide the best place to see your favorite band? Grab your ticket for the Bands on Boats summer concert series at Coeur d’Alene Cruises. The concert series features four of t…click for more...

Hit the water to see the wildlife

posted on Feb 22

For locals and newcomers alike, bird watching on the St. Joe River is a perfect way to take in the little-known sights of North Idaho. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid ornithologist or a novice bird-watcher, you’ll love spotting some of the Pacif…click for more...

Host a holiday party with style

posted on Nov 30

Whether you’re looking for a place to host the annual office Secret Santa gift exchange, or trying to entertain a large family, searching for the perfect place to host a holiday party can be difficult. Many locations feel boring or played out after year…click for more...

See the Holiday Lighting Ceremony from a new location — the water

posted on Nov 30

Downtown Coeur d’Alene is magical year round, but it is a real treat during the holiday season. The Friday after Thanksgiving, Coeur d’Alene goes all out with a beautiful lighting ceremony. The entire Coeur d’Alene Resort and floating boardwalk are …click for more...

How groups are working for water conservation on Lake Coeur d’Alene

posted on Jun 29

Lake Coeur d’Alene is great for a summer cruise, bird watching, or entertaining out-of-town guests. Swimming in the lake is great on a hot day, and there’s no better place to take in a sunset than from the deck of a cruise ship by Coeur d’Alene Cru…click for more...

The best way to watch Ironman is a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene

posted on Jun 22

Every summer, thousands of athletes and spectators flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene to participate in the famed Ironman race. Athletes start in the lake on August 21, and swim a two-loop, 2.4-mile course before taking to the pavement to bike 112 miles and a …click for more...

Safety comes first with Coeur d’Alene Cruises

posted on May 18

Not only is the team at Coeur d’Alene Cruises committed to making sure you have a good time on your cruise, but we’re also very safety conscious as well. We know that many families trust us to ensure they have a relaxed, enjoyable time, and it is our …click for more...

What’s below the surface — a glimpse at the history of sunken ships in the Northwest

posted on May 06

Not only are the beaches of Lake Coeur d’Alene and other North Idaho lakes and rivers the perfect place to spend summer months, but below the surface, many of the Northwest’s waterways have stories to tell! Here’s a sampling of some of the sunken sh…click for more...

Coeur d’Alene Cruises offers the perfect graduation party location

posted on Apr 18

As spring nears, students at Northwest high schools and colleges begin to look past final tests to graduation and beyond — moving away from home, getting a first job or starting a career. However, before it’s time to take the next step in your educati…click for more...

Spring break cruises allow you to see Lake Coeur d’Alene the way the locals do!

posted on Apr 04

Each year, tourists and travelers begin flocking to North Idaho’s majestic mountains and beautiful lakes as early as March and April. Many families and students take trips to the Northwest to enjoy beautiful scenery and one-of-a-kind experiences, such a…click for more...

Three reasons to host your next reunion with Coeur d’Alene Cruises

posted on Mar 29

Every year, high school or college friends gather to reminisce on their school days. Whether these are 10- year, 20-year or even 50-year reunions, people love coming back to recount their glory days with people they used to know — or are still connected…click for more...

Double the boats, double the fun!

posted on Mar 21

With the recent sunshine, the residents of North Idaho are already looking forward to the summer cruising season. Before you know it, the snow will melt, the clouds will part, and the spring and summer months will be upon us again. With those month come…click for more...

History of Coeur d’Alene Cruises through the decades

posted on Jan 18

Through all four seasons, all types of weather and so many different excursions, Coeur d’Alene Cruises has exactly what you need to see the historic Lake Coeur d’Alene. But did you know Coeur d’Alene Cruises has it’s own unique history that dates…click for more...

The boating history of Lake Coeur d’Alene dates back more than a century!

posted on Jan 07

Traveling Lake Coeur d’Alene by boat is not a new concept. For more than a century, people have been using the beautiful north Idaho lake for work and for play. The mountain lake is steeped in a rich history that many of those who tour the lake by boat …click for more...

The best way to watch the lighting ceremony — from the lake

posted on Nov 23

The Holiday Lighting Ceremony downtown Coeur d’Alene is one the most magical times of the year. Taking place the Friday after Thanksgiving, the ceremony kicks off the winter season. The entire Resort and floating boardwalk is lit up with hundreds of tho…click for more...

The best way to see eagles on Lake Coeur d’Alene — by boat!

posted on Nov 18

One of the most exciting things about winter in the Pacific Northwest is the arrival of the eagles on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Year after year, bald eagles from Canada and Alaska congregate at the north end of the scenic north Idaho lake to feed on lake-boun…click for more...

Holiday Light Cruises Are Fun For The Whole Family

posted on Nov 13

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 duri…click for more...

A Fresh Venue for Office Parties

posted on Nov 06

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 ha…click for more...

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

posted on Sep 23

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 th…click for more...

Coeur d’Alene Cruises helps with the annual Coeur d’Fondo bike tour

posted on Sep 09

At Coeur d’Alene Cruises, we love getting involved in our community. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is a tight-knit locale where the beautiful scenery is almost as much fun as participating in area events. One of the favorites for the Coeur d’Alene Cruises…click for more...

Meetings on the water – small or large, cruise ships can accommodate

posted on Aug 05

From wedding receptions to end-of-year celebrations, Coeur d’Alene Cruise boats are the best place to hold a fun family or business gathering. With the private atmosphere, picturesque setting and tranquil ambiance, the boats have everything you may need…click for more...

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

posted on Jul 30

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 peak into some of the area’s most famous history? When you cruise wit…click for more...

Radio cruise

posted on Jun 30

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 …click for more...

Sit back and relax on one of our Spokane River cruises

posted on Jun 26

Welcome aboard one of the Northwest’s best summer attractions! At Coeur d’Alene Cruises, we do everything in our power to ensure our patrons receive the best possible cruising experience, stopping just short of controlling the weather to supply north …click for more...

Stay safe this spring and summer!

posted on May 26

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 sun…click for more...

Spend Memorial Weekend honoring our veterans with Coeur d’Alene Cruises

posted on May 18

Our men and women in uniform have given up more than we could ever know. It’s no secret that they deserve to be recognized every day of the year, not just a handful of forgotten holidays here and there. That’s why, this year, Coeur d’Alene Cruises…click for more...

The best place to view spring migration on Coeur d’Alene Lake

posted on Apr 21

If you’re looking for the best place to view the spring migration of many local and regional waterfowl, you’re in luck! The Coeur d’Alene Cruises offer one of the best views on the whole lake with our daily scenic cruises. The cruise ships are able…click for more...

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

posted on Apr 11

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 …click for more...

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in style with our one-of-a-kind cruise

posted on Mar 12

If you’re already wearing green and cruising the internet for corned beef and cabbage recipes, we have the party for you! Our special St. Patty’s Sham-Nanigans Cruise offers the biggest Irish celebration on the water, and you won’t want to miss it.…click for more...

Top safety tips for any kind of boating in the northwest

posted on Mar 10

With summer just around the corner, we know that every excited boater in the northwest is starting to summerize their vessel, and get ready for spring cruises. We’re excited for the warm days, priceless sunsets over Lake Coeur d’Alene, and endless cru…click for more...

Best Times for Bird Watching on the St. Joe River

posted on Feb 26

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! Apri…click for more...

5 Reasons to Host Class Parties on a Cruise

posted on Feb 16

Looking for a new, exciting venue to hold a graduation party, but something safe, and alcohol free? Look into a local cruise, which will be sure to stun guests and keep everyone safe, while still having a great time. Consider the following reasons: S…click for more...

Choosing a venue: 5 reasons to get married on a cruise ship

posted on Jan 26

If you’re looking for a magical way to start your life with your loved one, look no further than tying the knot on a cruise. No matter where you’re from or what you’re looking for, you are sure to wow guests and creating life long memories if you ch…click for more...

From transportation to a beautiful venue

posted on Jan 19

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is one of the last hidden gems in the country. Locals treasure it, tourists covet it, and everyone who visits knows they’ve never been anywhere more beautiful. This irreplaceable beauty is what makes Coeur d’Alene the perfect ba…click for more...

Holiday Cruise Deals and Voyages

posted on Dec 08

The Coeur d’Alene Holiday Light Show has been called one of America’s top attractions, and there is only one way to get the 360-degree show! Our water tours are the easiest, most exciting way to see all the lights every year, regardless of age. Kid…click for more...

Sunset Cruises Offer Style and Comfort for a Romantic Evening

posted on Nov 17

While restaurants may seem stuffy, and the area doesn’t offer an opera, get out with your significant other to realize your dream of a more comfortable, exciting date night. Coeur d’Alene Cruises offers a grand tour of Coeur d’Alene Lake with a …click for more...

Party cruises on CDA Lake- the finest way to enjoy the lake

posted on Oct 13

Even though fog has started creeping across the lake, and the leaves have started to change colors, some of our patrons have already begun thinking about next summer’s adventures. Even though it feels like light years away, the summer months will be upo…click for more...

Things to do in Coeur d’Alene: Sunset Dinner Cruises

posted on Sep 10

Autumn in the northwest is one of the most tranquil times of the year. The colors are just starting to turn in the foliage, but we are usually lucky enough to enjoy a month or two of extended warmth after Labor Day weekend. The crisp fall air, mixed with …click for more...

Where to go for a Pirate Ship Cruise?

posted on Aug 19

Avast ye mate, and climb aboard! Do you have yer sea legs yet, mate? You’ll need them, as you join Captain Calico Jack and his crew on an exciting adventure you won’t soon forget! Set sail on the high seas of Lake Coeur d’Alene, and enjoy 90 minu…click for more...