Crater Lake National Park Sights

Boat Tours

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Updated 10/16/2014

Fodor's Review

The most extensively used guided tours in Crater Lake are on the water, aboard launches that carry 37 passengers on a two-hour tour accompanied by a ranger. The boats circle the lake; two of the eight daily boats stop at Wizard Island, where you can get off and reboard a minimum of three hours later, or six hours later if you catch the morning boat. The first tour leaves the dock at 9:30 am; the last departs at 3:30 pm. To get to the dock you must hike down Cleetwood Cove Trail, a strenuous 1.1-mile walk that drops 700 feet; only those in excellent physical shape should attempt the hike. Bring adequate water with you. Purchase boat-tour tickets at Crater Lake Lodge, at the top of the trail or through advance reservations. Restrooms are available at the top and bottom of the trail.

Sight Information


Cleetwood Cove Trail, off Rim Dr., 11 miles north of Rim Village on the north side of the lake, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 97604, United States


541-594–2255; 888-774–2728

Sight Details:

  • $37; $52 with island drop-off
  • Late June–mid-Sept., daily

Updated 10/16/2014


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