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We offer a variety of "pre planned" charters that make cruising with us simple and beautiful. These particular charters were born from our client's favorite and most requested cruises.

These charters can be viewed in detail as you scroll down this page. Each one has a different personality, but all are sure to excite your sesnes and awaken your soul. 

If for any reason you don't find exactly what you are dreaming of, have no fear! We are happy to customize any charter for you personally. The sky and the shorelines of Lake Pend Orielle are our only limit! 

Our majestic lake is truly like no other, but it has often been compared to the fjords of Norway. Others have said it is the closest one can come to taking an Alaskan cruise in an afternoon. No matter what you compare Lake Pend Orielle to, everyone agrees that it is breathtakingly beautiful!


Our charters provide the opportunity to escape the ordinary and, often times, stressful pace of everyday life.  They are a chance to get lost in a secluded bay, take a moment to listen to the sound of an eagle catching a fish, slow down and watch a mountain goat graze on wildflowers, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

We do Everything in our Power to provide you with the Most Amazing Experience possible, and we take no greater joy than Pleasing our Clients!

The Difference Between a Cruise and a Charter.....


Chartering a Yacht is, in essence, hiring the vessel and professional crew to manage all aspects of service to you during the charter period.

Unlike a Cruise, where you never know who you may be sitting next to, or sharing dinner with, Our Charters are Private, and include only your invited guests. Other than staff,we never mix people outside of your group with you.

The Base price per charter covers the cost of vessel and crew. You may choose to bring between one and six people depending on the charter option chosen. Costs for food and options per person are listed below for each charter option.

We do not sell or provide alcoholic beverages, but you may bring your own aboard.

We supply our USCG Merchant Mariner Licenced Captain, USCG  documented and voluntary inspected vessel, registered for Coastwise Trade, and crew members to take care of your needs.
This includes our staff taking care of menu planning, food purchase and prep, cleaning and maintenance of the vessell and all aspects of safety required, as per USCG regulations.

A Charter Agreement with all necessary clauses, and a liability waiver is sent to you at time of booking. Payment must be made in full to confirm the booking and assure your sailing date and time.

We take care of everything and make every effort to ensure you have an Experience of a Lifetime, that you will Cherish for years to come!

3 Hour Charter
with optional
Six Course Gourmet Meal
or Charcuterie Plate

This is what sets us apart from any Restaurant in Northern Idaho, and perhaps the World:


We offer the most Exclusive and Intimate Dining Experience......and it happens to have a Window seat to the most breathtaking, and ever changing scenery imagineable! Every course is designed around your personal palete, and our customers tell us that our meals rival any restaurant they have experienced in the World!

While cruising and eating, we explore a three hour loop of the southern end of the lake form the Goat Cliffs to Whisky Rock and back via Cape Horn, to catch the Sun setting while overlooking Bayview. Each departure time is perfectly customized throughout the year to ensure proper timing for the sunset, and will be discussed at the time of booking.

Our Cuisine may have a Modern Twist, but our roots are from Old Vines:


Molly's Gramma used to always say, "Food is Love", and it is a phrase that we at Great Northern Nautical take pretty seriously. Our guests are treated to a Culinary Experience like no other on the Lake or possibly in the World, and our Menu focuses on the Freshest and Most Creative Locally Sourced, Seasonal Faire whenever possible. We believe that Comfort Food comes in many forms, and we Aim to touch on the Familliar, with a Splash of the Exotic!


We cater to food allergies, intolerances,inpreferences, and preferences as required. We are also a fully compliant and legal restaurant that is inspected by Panhandle Health.

A selection of sparkling sodas and water is provided and included in the Base Charter price.

We do not provide alcoholic beverages, but you are welcome to bring your own. Cork puller, cocktail accessories and a selection of glasses are provided.

3 Hour Sunset Cruise Base Price $750

Add on options:

Six Course Gourmet Meal for 1-4 people, $145 per person. (Parties of 6 for dinner are by special request only and may be subject to special pricing)

Seasonally inspired 3 course charcuterie Experience for 1-6 people, $45 per person. (No one leaves hungry or unsatisfied on this option!)

Private Group Mountain Goat, Eagle and

Wildlife Photography Tours


Just your group no others...

Our pristine, remote, and untouched shorelines are a Safe Haven for North Idaho's most remarkable wildlife, all viewable from the comfort of our Climate Controlled and fully glassed in Charter Yacht.

From the Yacht, you will have front row seats to see the spectacular resident Mountain Goats, Whitetail Deer, and even the occasional Moose and Lynx. Our Ever Popular, Bald Eagle Season, is from Mid November through January, but we often see resident Bald Eagles year round. Frequently, we watch Osprey perform masterful fishing right in front of us, and enjoy many migratory birds including, but not limited to, Canada Geese, Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Common and Goldeneye Ducks, Blue Heron, Kingfishers, Giant Loons as well as, Common, Red Breasted and Hooded Mergansers.

Every Charter is an opportunity to see the SPECTACULAR, and our lake never dissapoints those who choose to take in it's Vast Beauty.

Wildlife/ Photography Tours are three or five hours in duration.

Base Charter Price 1-6 people 2Hr, $600

Base Charter Price 1-6 people 3Hr, $750

Base Charter Price 1-6 people 5Hr, $ Call for special pricing.

Seasonally inspired 3 course charcuterie Experience for 1-6 people, $45 per person. (No one leaves hungry or unsatisfied on this option!)


Burials at Sea and Remembrance Services

One of our highest honors is to help families and friends find closure, peace, and joy in celebrating the lives of their departed loved ones.

There is something quite magical about the majestic mountains and waters of Lake Pend Orielle, and they tend to be the perfect setting for celebrating life, embracing loss, and allowing the gentle rocking of the boat to bring comfort.

If words elude you, our First Mate, Molly Bond, is pleased to assist with the perfect eulogy, if desired.

A variety of sodas, water, and tissues are provided in the Base Price of this package. Hugs are free.

Two hours in duration. 1 to 6 passengers. $650

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