Boat Tours

Boat Tours

Take in the Views from the Lake! 

The best way to see Crater Lake is by boat! For visitors seeking to explore Wizard Island, we offer either a boat cruise or a quick shuttle ride straight to the island. There is a 2.2-mile round-trip trail (down to the boat dock and back) that drops approximately 700 ft. Due to the strenuous nature of this trail, we do not recommend these tours to anyone with medical or physical issues. The hike down to the dock takes approximately 30-45 minutes. 

Standard Lake Cruise

Take a leisure 2-hour boat cruise around Crater Lake. Get up close views of Wizard Island, Phantom Ship, and other natural formations. 

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Wizard Island Tours

Cruise around the perimeter of Crater Lake and spend some time on Wizard Island. You'll be able to hike, swim, and take in the panoramic views.  

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Wizard Island Shuttle

Ditch the cruise and shuttle straight to Wizard Island. Spend some time on Wizard Island hiking, swimming and fishing. Learn More >

Boat Tour Information

Reservation Information:

  • Tickets can be purchased in advance online and some tickets are available for same-day bookings. Same-day ticket sales can be purchased up to two hours before departure at the Mazama Village Cabin/Campground Registration Desk, Crater Lake Lodge Front Desk and at the Cleetwood Cove Kiosk.
  • Please note only half of the available boat tour seats are available for advance reservations.
  • If tours are cancelled, we do our best to accommodate guests with advance reservations on the next available tour or we will issue a refund.
  • Children must be at least 3 years of age. 

What To Bring:

  • Wear good hiking shoes and dress in layers for potential inclement/cold weather
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/hats
  • Water/snacks
  • Camera or smartphone to capture the moment!

Hiking & Weather Notice:

  • Reaching the dock you will need to hike the Cleetwood Cove Trail. This trail is very steep and can be very strenuous as there is approximately 700 ft. elevation change. It may take 45 minutes to 1 hour to descend the trail. (Trail is 2.2 miles round trip). 
  • Boat tour schedules are based upon weather and are subject to change. It is recommended to allow at least 90 minutes prior to the boat trip for travel from Crater Lake Lodge/Rim Village to Cleetwood Cove for your tour.