The following are just a few of the very wonderful quotes from passengers who have
signed our Shawnodese Guest Book over the years. We thought we would share some of the lovely things they have written
At the very
beginning in September 1995, when we first started chartering, the Fall Foliage Group of Spokane wrote "
This has been an unforgettable day
for us all ~ expect a flood of visitors in the coming years!"
"Curtis, Linda, & Willy, We were honoured to have been guests aboard your
beautiful boat! It is a work of art
"Dear First Mate Linda & Captain Curtis, This is the best cruise trip we've taken on a lake in the
world! Your cruise ship is the best built, maintained, and navigated, accompanied by fascinating commentary by the First Mate. Thank you for a
wonderful Sunday morning trip to beautiful areas." FM & TS
"We thank you for the wonderful 25th Anniversary Cruise (wedding). It was all
that we had hoped for and more. Thank you for sharing the evening with us." Patricia & Dirk Kempthorne (Governor of our beautiful state of
A little girl named Jessica wrote a very cute little note in our Guest Book: "I really enjoyed the hospitality that I was welcomed with.
The view is wonderful and I finally found out if Arnold Swartsinerger (her spelling) has a castle up her. There was a rumor! He doesn't!" (First
Mate Linda likes to clear up all false rumors floating around the area). "Thank you for everything!"
"Thanks for sharing your dream boat and
making our day special. The scenery was spectacular and the accommodations were excellent. We will definitely recommend this experience
with others! Thanks so much! Nora Horn, Fairwinds Retirement Community Activity Director
"We came back for our second cruise and it was
absolutely fabulous! Dinner and the sunset over the mountains ~ how spectacular! The water was like silk and the sun was as velvet. Our entire
group felt we'd entered heaven. Thank you so much for the beauty and the hospitality ~ loved it. We'll certainly be back next year!" Renee
A guest of Montana Rockies Rail Tours wrote: "Classiest vessel on the lake. Service comparable to P&O Cunard.
BF wrote this poem during our "Full Moon Power & Paddle" cruise
"Night. Full moon shines over vast rolling waters of
Lake Pend Oreille. Full moon, began swollen yellow. Now clear shear white glittering along rippling water. Full Moon."
"Linda & Curtis and the
awesome crew, We had a fabulous day! I am so grateful that my family could be on the most pristine lake in the world. Thank you for the
awesome, creative boat that we have been so lucky to see being created
Dorothy Nelson, whose ancestors homesteaded on the shores
of Lake Pend Oreille, wrote "You helped us, most pleasantly, trace the route that our ancestors 104 years ago, from Bayview to Granite Creek.
We will hold this trip dear in our hearts all our lives."
Our first wedding charter guests wrote "There's nothing as wonderful as good friends,
food, or a wedding except whey they all come together as they did today for Connie & Gene. Thanks for making it a day to remember for all of
The Best Man of another wedding wrote "I am jealous
sun, trees, water, and fresh air
The best wedding I have been to. Thanks
for the great ride." SH
A gift from the Captain's close friend when the boat was launched hangs on the wall and reads "If you build it, they
will come." MV wrote "You built it
and we're glad we came! Thank you!"
Kevin White of Australia wrote "A great two hours with a thorough
interpretation of the location."
Roger Armstrong, also of Australia, wrote "It is very hard to think of a better way to spend a couple of
Youngster Kerie Ashton signed off with little hearts and wrote "It was awesome! The dessert was great and the hosts were SO
nice@ It was fun to steer the boat! Thanks a bunch."
"Sunshine, eagles, beautiful blue water and brownies ~ What more could anyone ask
for?! Thanks for a fantastic trip! B,S, &M
"Thank you for an exquisite evening. It truly made the vacation to Idaho WELL worth it! The Davis