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Eagle cruises scheduled

| November 19, 2020 1:00 AM

Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises announced the return of Eagle Watching Cruises to Coeur d’Alene, beginning Dec. 5. Tickets are on sale at

These magnificent bald eagles are already beginning to migrate into Coeur d’Alene and their migration will be in full swing this December.

The eagles arrive from Canada and even Alaska, seeking milder climates for the winter and their primary meal, the kokanee salmon.

"This landlocked sockeye thrives in Lake Coeur d’Alene, making our area the perfect place to experience these majestic creatures in their natural habitat," a press release said.

Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises is offering two Eagle Watching Cruises to see these beautiful creatures.

The first option is the Deluxe Eagle Watching Cruises. These cruises run from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 and daily between Dec. 26 to Jan. 3. Each cruise includes an onboard local biologist to provide commentary with facts and information about the bald eagles. Prices for the Deluxe Eagle Watching Cruises are as follows:

● Adults: $27.25

● Seniors (55+): $25.25

● Kiddos (ages 6-17): $19.25

● Ages 5 & under: Free

The second option is the Value Eagle Cruises. These cruises do not include an onboard biologist but provide a quiet viewing experience. Value Eagle Cruises run from noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 and daily from Dec. 26 to Jan. 3.

Ticket prices for the Value Eagle Cruises are:

● Adults: $20.75

● Seniors (55+): $19.75

● Kiddos (ages 6-17):$14.75

● Ages 5 & under: Free

Families can also make this an overnight getaway by staying at The Coeur d’Alene Resort. Their "Eagle Watching Cruise Package" includes overnight accommodations, two adult Eagle Watching Cruise tickets and a $30 dining credit. Info:

Winter 2020/2021 COVID-19 Protocol

Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises has implemented safety precaution, including reduced capacities on cruise boats; temperature checks prior to boarding; required masks and groups of six or less (larger groups can be on the same boat, but will be separated into groups of six or less)

Tickets for Eagle Watching cruises can be purchased at 208-292-5670 or