Every year, hundreds of bald eagles return to Lake Coeur d’Alene during their annual migration. During December and January, these majestic creatures gather at the north end of the lake to feed on lake-bound salmon. It’s nearly impossible to miss seeing these birds — they’re everywhere! For about eight weeks, the eagles are hunting, nesting and soaring around the area, and we have a cruise that takes you to the best places to see eagles.
With our daily Eagle Watching Cruises, you can get an up close with the country’s bird. Here are three reasons why an Eagle Watching Cruise is the perfect activity this holiday season.
- Great activity for family
During the holiday season, many Coeur d’Alene residents have family visiting. Instead of sitting around the house, join us on the water for an Eagle Watching Cruise! The two-hour cruise is a great opportunity to see the beauty of North Idaho from a unique perspective, and cruises are exciting for people of all ages.
- Learning experience for kids
During the Eagle Watching Cruises, our crews will talk about why the eagles are here, what they feed on and more about their importance to North Idaho. This is a great opportunity for kids to keep learning, even while they’re out of school on winter break! Also during this time of year, we offer specialty charter rates for schools who want to take students out to learn about the local ecosystem first hand! Contact us today for more information.
- Get some fresh air!
It’s easy to stay inside during the chillier winter months, but take this opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The cabins of our cruise boats are heated and our galley serves lots of tasty treats, so you can pop inside and warm up periodically throughout the trip.
Are you ready to join us on the water for one of the most spectacular wildlife viewing excursions in the Northwest? Contact us to schedule your cruise!