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 marathon run. Watching the race is one of the most incredible experiences for Idaho locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re cheering on an athlete or just soaking in the experience, Ironman is a unique event. History is made every year — did you know the youngest finisher ever was Rodkey Faust, a 14-year-old from Rathdrum, Idaho?
One of the hardest parts of the race to view is the swim. Because athletes take off into the water, spectators are often left on the beach to kill time until the swimmers return. Coeur d’Alene Cruises has the solution — our breakfast cruises take you right up next to the action, so while you enjoy coffee and a delicious breakfast, you can cheer on your favorite athlete.
There are no crowded steps, beaches or streets. You’ll get a unique perspective on the race, and the enclosed boat — as well as coffee, hot chocolate and tea — will keep you warm on a cold morning.
Looking for the perfect way to view the start of Ironman? Book your tour today, before the boats fill up!