Standard Lake Tours

Standard Lake Tours

Please Note: 2022 Boat Tour Season: Crater Lake Hospitality is scheduled to resume boat tours starting June 24, 2022 conditions permitting. Advance reservations for boat tours are scheduled to be available starting July 1, 2022.

On this two-hour cruise, you’ll circle the perimeter of the lake, taking in up-close views of Wizard Island, Phantom Ship, and other natural formations. The boat tour offers spectacular views of the natural beauty of the lake and the sheer cliffs that were formed thousands of years ago when the volcano collapsed and Crater Lake was born. A ranger on board shares information about the lake’s history, geology, and culture.

Tour Information

Dates June 24, 2022 - September 11, 2022
Boat Tours (2022 Operating Schedule)

Opens for the season: Friday, June 24, 2022 (weather & boat dependent)

Reservations Begin: Friday July 1, 2022 (weather & Boat dependent)

Closes for the season: Wednesday, September 11, 2022


9:00 am - 11:00 am

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tours may be canceled in inclement weather.

Prices Adults: $44.00
Child (Ages 3-12): $30.00
Child (Ages 2 & Under): Not Permitted 
Departure Cleetwood Cove Boat Dock at the north side of Crater Lake. To reach the dock you will need to hike the Cleetwood Cove Trail, one of the park’s steepest trails. The trail is 1.1 miles long and has a 700-foot elevation change.

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NOTE: Reaching the dock you will need to hike the Cleetwood Cove Trail. This trail is very steep and can be very strenuous as it drops approximately 700 ft. It may take 30 - 45 minutes to descend trail. (Trail is 2.2 miles round trip).