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The intimacy and understated elegance of the Shawnodese makes it a perfect vessel for private charters--from 2 people to 30 people. When you charter the Shawnodese, you create your own custom itinerary for exploring Lake Pend Oreille's vast shoreline and secluded bays. Passengers enjoy an unparalleled experience for lunch, dinner, receptions, sunset cruises, memorials, business meetings, employee parties, celebrations, weddings, reunions, or just plain fun. We have a full bar on board offering a variety of soft drinks, beer, wine by the glass or bottle, and cocktails. We offer a full catering service as well.
Rates: 2 hours (minimum)- $315 per hour
3 or more hours - $290 per hour
Drink: Soft drinks $1.00     Beer $3.00-$4.00     Wine $4.00 to $8.00 per glass     Cocktails $4.00 to $7.00
The following is additional information on various private charters available. Or customize your own itinerary.
Wedding Cruises
If you are looking for a unique way to commence your lives together, consider being married on the Shawnodese. We offer a variety of packages. And as a special way to remember your day, you can be married by a member of the crew. We can customize your wedding to your needs. We offer decorating and catering services as well. click here for wedding album
Cruise & Snooze
Looking for an overnight opportunity on the lake? We offer overnight packages on the Shawnodese for up to 6 people. During our summer public cruise schedule, the departure time for "Cruise & Snooze" packages is 4 PM from the Sandpoint City Beach.
The Captain takes you on a private tour of the lake. You cruise leisurely to your destination in the central part of the lake. You will dock at a secluded part of the lake with spectacular scenery, towering cliffs, and incredible sunrises. The Captain will serve you an excellent full course barbecued dinner including his famous barbecue sauce.
A full head (bathroom) with shower is part of the amenities. Sit on deck and watch the stars, partake in good conversation, watch a movie on the VCR, read a good book, listen to music from a wide choice of CD's and tapes, or just relax.
Sleeping accommodations aboard the Shawnodese include a double (V berth), a hideabed, and if there are 6, choice of being on the covered deck with air mattress or in the salon. Best for 1 or 2 couples, but third couples are welcome. Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep on the Shawnodese dockside in remote Wilderness Bay, listen to the lapping waves, and then wake up to an awesome sunrise. After a continental breakfast, your return trip will take you along a different shoreline where the Captain will tell you about some of the history and wildlife in the area. With any luck, you will see bald eagles, deer, osprey, even an occasional bear shows his face. Lots of ducks and geese abound. Return to port by noon.
Price: Charter - $1600 for up to 6 people.
Food - $40 per person additional (includes coffee, tea, soft drinks). Beer, wine, & cocktails are "no host".
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