School Eagle Cruises on Lake CDA
Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises is proud to offer two-hour eagle watching cruises in December and January. Invite a naturalist, or alternatively include a DVD presentation about eagles to create an ideal experience while making your outing an educational adventure for schools or other groups.
Every year, hundreds of American Bald Eagles visit Lake Coeur d’Alene on their annual migration. In December and January these birds congregate at the lake’s northern end to feed on lake-bound salmon. For an up-close look, take one of the Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruise Boats to Wolf Lodge Bay.
The eagles arrive from Canada and even as far away as Alaska, seeking milder climates for the winter. Their primary meal is the Kokanee salmon, a landlocked sockeye that thrives in the lake and its tributaries. As salmon spawn and reach the end of their life cycle, they become an ideal food for the eagles. Lake CdA provides an ideal stopover with tree-lined shores and plenty of fish.
For students and teachers alike, it’s an awe-inspiring sight to see these magnificent birds in the wild from the comfort of a cruise boat.
Specialty charter rates are available for schoolsContact Kelly VanDewerker | Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises Sales Director