Following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities, no ranger programs are being offered this summer, including boat tours. Please visit our Current Condtions page to learn more about the current status of park facilities and services.
Boat ToursIn summer, Crater Lake Hospitality, a concessioner for the park, offers eight daily boat tours on Crater Lake and two shuttles to Wizard Island. A park ranger is aboard the eight daily tours, which circumnavigate the caldera. Two of the ranger tours make a three-hour stop on Wizard Island. Captains and boats are US Coast Guard certified. Additional information about and reservations for Crater Lake boat tours are found on the concessioner’s website.
In the event that boat tours are cancelled due to weather, dense smoke from area wildfires, or for other safety reasons, the concessioner attempts to make appropriate accommodations for ticket holder.
Things to Know Before Booking a Boat Tour
Trolley ToursDuring Summer, Crater Lake Trolley, a concessioner for the park, offers daily trolley tours. The tours typically begin in July and run through mid-September. The many benefits of a trolley tour include the luxury of enjoying the scenery while the trolley driver safely navigates the historic 33-mile Rim Drive. Each trolley makes five to seven stops at significant overlooks with opportunities for photographs and moments for reflection. The ranger on-board offers narration, trivia, and a dash of fun.
Trolleys are enclosed, wheel chair accessible, and seat 25 passengers. The tours are two hours and there are no bathroom stops.
Advance reservations are recommended. Call 541-882-1896 or reserve online at the concessioner’s website. Tickets can also be purchased from the trolley ticket office in Rim Village the day of a tour if there is availability. Departure times, ticket prices, and additional information may be found in the park newspaper.
Last updated: July 20, 2020