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All the Hunting!

All the Hunting!

(Wolf photo from Idaho Fish and Game Hunting) There’s a chill in the air and with the change of season comes new activities. Although, it’s still warm enough for a CDA boat rental too 😉. But if you’re looking for other options and you’re a hunter, here’s a...

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NEW 2022 Super Air Nautique G25

NEW 2022 Super Air Nautique G25

It’s our pleasure to introduce you to each new boat here at Lake Escapes Boat Rentals. (Check out our Bennington TriToon or our Nautique G23). Due to supply issues this year, we weren’t sure if 2022 would see any new additions, but life is good and we can now...

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Petting Zoo, Anyone?

Petting Zoo, Anyone?

Guess we’re on an animal kick for August this year. A couple of weeks ago we posted about an alpaca ranch and now we’re going to let you know about a petting zoo. If it’s not enjoying a day on the lake with a CDA Boat Rental, petting animals is a great second...

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WACANID Bike Tour

WACANID Bike Tour

Guess we're on a bike ride kick! A couple of weeks about we posted about the CDA FONDO. This time we have something a little more ambitious with a long bike tour! If you’ve stopped by with any regularity, you know we frequently rave about how beautiful the Inland...

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Bike Ride and Food Trucks!

Bike Ride and Food Trucks!

We’re on the doorstep of fall again and with it comes one of Coeur d’Alene’s best known bike rides. We highlighted the CDA Fondo back in 2019 and now it’s time to bring up a different Fondo that includes food trucks! If you’re not up for a CDA boat rental but feel...

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Alpaca Ranch!

Alpaca Ranch!

(Image from Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch) If you’ve read any of our other posts, you know we love to highlight just about any fun activity in and around the Coeur d’Alene area. Of course, we lean toward CDA wake surf or water ski rentals, but there are a plethora of other...

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Timber Days 2022

Timber Days 2022

One of the best things about living in a small-ish community is that people tend to come up with some of the most entertaining ways to have fun. We usually focus on water-related events, for obvious reasons involving boat rentals and such, but there are a plethora of...

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Wildlife Galore

Wildlife Galore

The Coeur d’Alene area is a fantastic place to see wildlife. The eagle viewing around the lake is probably the best-known attraction and getting a CDA boat rental is a great way to view these majestic birds, but there are more than just eagles to see. (We posted about...

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Escape Room Fun, Anyone?

Escape Room Fun, Anyone?

This fun game activity caught our eye because it’s close to our favorite McEuen Park and Lake Coeur d’Alene. So, after a day of cruising around the lake on a Coeur d’Alene water slide pontoon rental, you could take your family or group of friends over to an...

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Amazing Idaho Fishing

Amazing Idaho Fishing

(Photo credit to Silver Bow Outfitters who offer fishing tours in Montana.) We’ve mentioned fishing in the past but have never focused, as I recall, a whole post about the great fishing we have to offer here in Idaho. Of course, our focus tends to be on CDA boat...

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The Godfrey Water Slide 24′ TriToon!

The Godfrey Water Slide 24′ TriToon!

Every once in awhile, we like to highlight the boats we have for rent here at Lake Escapes. Last year we brought to you the Aloha double-decker pontoon with its fantastic water slide and the Super Air Nautique G25, which is the only one of its kind that you can rent...

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2022 Early Bird Special

2022 Early Bird Special

The weather here in Coeur d’Alene is starting to warm up and it’s time to start planning for those lovely pontoon or wake surfing vacations! It’s good to plan ahead and we at Lake Escapes Boat Rentals would like to reward you for such lovely planning skills by...

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5 Idaho Boating Laws to Stay Safe

5 Idaho Boating Laws to Stay Safe

The boating season in fast approaching and, If you haven't already guessed, we love boating. Particularly wake surfing and water skiing. These are some of the glorious joys in life! But nothing ruins a fantastic day on the lake like someone getting hurt. So although...

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2022 CDA Boat Expo

2022 CDA Boat Expo

Warmer weather’s right around the corner and we’re ready to dream about boating! Let’s start the year off right by checking out the Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo, which is happening at the end of January. (Don't forget Spokane has a boat show too! We've posted about that...

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Outdoor Wonderland

Outdoor Wonderland

Here at Lake Escapes Boat Rentals, we favor the warmer months for obvious reasons. However, here in Coeur d’Alene Idaho, we also live in a winter wonderland that promises gorgeous views no matter the time of year. It might be frozen water we’re looking at skiing on,...

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5 Tips for Wake Surfing Safely

5 Tips for Wake Surfing Safely

Here at Lake Escapes, we have some of the best boats for wake surfing that you’ll find in the area. (Check out the selection here). We want you to have to an amazing time on the water, so right along with great equipment, we encourage you to be safe as well so that...

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5 Tips for Safe Boating

5 Tips for Safe Boating

At Lake Escapes Boat Rentals, whether you're relaxing on one of our Aloha pontoons or waterskiing with one of our amazing Air Nautique surf boats, we endeavor to make your boating trip as fun and safe as possible so you can hit the water and enjoy your time without...

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Random Ship Lingo Part 3

Random Ship Lingo Part 3

It’s crazy how much of our common vernacular derives from old sailing lingo! You can check out the first two posts in this small series here and here. Today, we’re going into ship lingo that we’re so used to we probably don’t even realize the terms came from old...

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More Random Boating Terms Cause it’s Fun!

More Random Boating Terms Cause it’s Fun!

In our last post, we talked about where the common terms of Freeboard, Starboard, and Port came from. It’s totally random knowledge now to know such things, but it’s fun. So this week, we’re going to cover a few more totally random boating terms that have slipped into...

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Random Knowledge about Boating Lingo!

Random Knowledge about Boating Lingo!

Boating has a language or lingo all its own. Much of the lingo is a carry-over from a time when sailing was a major way of transporting goods, so many of the words have their roots in that history. Although we don’t rent sailing boats at Lake Escapes, most of the...

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Local Flavor

Local Flavor

What better way to find a good snack for the boat than to wander into the local farmers market?! You can experience some of the local flavor of the Inland Northwest and spend an amazing day on one of our rental boats. The Market just opened on May 8th and will run...

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Let’s Race a Marathon!

Let’s Race a Marathon!

We’re not talking about racing in a surf boat on Lake Coeur d’Alene - although we'd love to be on the lake - but we are talking about a Pacific Northwest gem called the Windermere Marathon.  What is the The Windermere Marathon Race  The Coeur d’Alene and Spokane...

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Cruising with Hot Cocoa

Cruising with Hot Cocoa

It’s still pretty chilly out on the water right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a 90-minute cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. In fact, there’s something about the crisp clear air of winter and the pristine blanket of snow around the water’s edge that just takes...

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Spokane Boat Show 2021

Spokane Boat Show 2021

As you can see from past years, we love to highlight the Spokane Boat Show! It’s a great opportunity to see new boats, visit with vendors from around the area, and get into the boating frame of mind for the upcoming year.  Although Covid has changed a lot of...

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North Pole Cruises 2020

North Pole Cruises 2020

(North Pole Cruise image from coeurdalene.org) This month is our Lake Coeur d’Alene cruise month =) There’s something truly beautiful about a lake, snowcapped shores and a brisk breeze. Last post we talked about the eagle watching cruise you can go on until early...

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It’s an Aloha TriToon With A Water Slide!

It’s an Aloha TriToon With A Water Slide!

We at Lake Escapes of course offer luxurious TriToons or great Wake Surf Boats. (Check out our newest ones by clicking on the links.) However, if you’re looking for something a little different and whole lot of fun for the family, we recommend the Aloha Water Slide...

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Meet Our New Bennington TriToon!

Meet Our New Bennington TriToon!

We realized we hadn't posted about our new boats for 2020 yet, so in our last post we introduced you to the Air Natique G23. This time we’d like to introduce you to our newest TriToon. Meet the Bennington SSR 25’ Performance TriToon! This boat is a beauty! It offers...

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New 2020 Boat! Air Nautique G23

New 2020 Boat! Air Nautique G23

We at Lake Escapes get excited about the new boats we add to our fleet and we have some awesome boats to talk up this year. Let’s start with the boat that’s been nationally recognized as the wake sport boat of the year for consecutive years! Say hello to the new Air...

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Can’t Forget Lake Pend Oreille

Can’t Forget Lake Pend Oreille

(Photo of the lake from visitnorthidaho.com) I had a realization. As we’ve been highlighting Sandpoint Idaho and the surrounding activities, we’ve mentioned Lake Pend Oreille—in almost every single post of the area—yet it hasn’t gotten its own post. Seeing as how this...

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It’s Time for a Scenic Drive!

It’s Time for a Scenic Drive!

(Photo of the scenic Wild Horse Trail Byway from visitnorthidaho.com) We decided since we highlighted Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, and then recommended Farragut State park, that we’d keep the Sandpoint activities theme going. If camping and hiking aren’t your cup...

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Camp at Farragut State Park

Camp at Farragut State Park

(Photo of Farragut State Park from visitnorthidaho.com) In our last post, we highlighted the wonderful Sandpoint Idaho as a great location for a vacation. We also mentioned Lake Pend Oreille. Today we’d like to suggest a perfect camping location found near Sandpoint...

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Explore Sandpoint Idaho

Explore Sandpoint Idaho

(Photo from visitnorthidaho.com Sandpoint) Getting outdoors is healthy for us. Plus, if we choose the right place, it’s easy to social distance and still enjoy time away from home. And as you all know, we here at Lake Escapes Boat Rentals encourage anything that...

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Boat Time Amidst Covid

Boat Time Amidst Covid

Getting away from the house and enjoying the sun right now can be a little stressful. We understand that and want to put your mind at ease if you’d like to rent a boat and spend some quality time on one of the local lakes.  Here’s what Lake Escapes is doing...

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Try A SeaDoo Speedster For A Day =)

Try A SeaDoo Speedster For A Day =)

Last time we checked in, we told you about the fun and fast Yamaha VX Cruiser Jet Ski. But maybe you’d like the jet ski adrenaline with a little more space. Let me tell you about the SeaDoo 150 Speedster. This speedster is like a jet ski. It drives like one and...

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All This and Jet Skis Too!!

All This and Jet Skis Too!!

Our last couple posts have highlighted some of the boats we haven’t talked about before such as the Yamaha 21’ AR210 and the Alumacract 19’ fishing boat. However, did you know we rent jet skis as well? That’s right. We offer everything from half day to full week...

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Check Out The Yamaha 21′ AR210!

Check Out The Yamaha 21′ AR210!

Last week we highlighted the Alumacraft 19’ fishing boat, but perhaps you’re not feeling like fishing. Maybe you’re looking for something that fits more people or that accommodates a couple faster paced activities. Let me introduce the Yamaha 21’ AR210. That’s a...

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Alumacraft 19 Fishing Boat!!

Alumacraft 19 Fishing Boat!!

It’s the beginning of February and yet, it’s almost warm enough to believe it’s spring. Which gets us in the frame of mind to think about boating…well, admittedly we here at Lake Escapes always have boating on the mind in some way, shape, or form. But seriously, the...

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2020 Spokane Boat Show Part 2

2020 Spokane Boat Show Part 2

In our last post, we highlighted a few of the dealers who will be attending the 2020 Annual Spokane Boat Show. Today, we'd like to give you some more dealers along with the brands they'll be representing. In case you missed the general details, here they are really...

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2020 Spokane Boat Show Part 1

2020 Spokane Boat Show Part 1

The new year has started and that means for us boat fanatics, it’s time for the annual Spokane Boat Show! In case you’re totally new to the show, it’s been running a whopping 66 years and features the latest in boats and accessories from dealers of the Inland...

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Idaho Comicon!

Idaho Comicon!

(Image of Lake City Idaho Comicon from coeurdalene.org) It’s time to figure out a costume! Not for Halloween—unless you’d like to use the costume more then once—but for the Lake City Comicon coming up this weekend. Here’s the details: What: Lake City Idaho Comicon....

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Spokane Water Lantern Festival

Spokane Water Lantern Festival

As you know, we here at Lakes Escapes Boat Rentals love all things water. So when the local Water Lantern Festival rolls around each year, it’s an exciting event in our book. Here are the details if you’d like to take your family to this memorable evening. Spokane...

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FREE Concerts!!!

FREE Concerts!!!

We love finding things to do outside, particularly when the weather is this wonderful! Of course, we recommend some boat time but, if you’re not feeling like hanging out on a boat, then music is a great alternative. Here’s a great way to get in some music time....

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Race the River 2019!!!

Race the River 2019!!!

If it includes water and the whole family, we’re in, especially if the activity happens to be in Coeur d’Alene! Coeur d'Alene's Race the River Triathlon 2019: As their website says, this race is “Coeur d’Alene’s Premier Sprint Triathlon that offers an unmatched...

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July 4th Celebrations!!!

July 4th Celebrations!!!

Coeur d’Alene in the summer is not only beautiful but also full of fantastic activities! For the Fourth of July, you have some great options to celebrate this country’s birthday. Check out these celebration options: Steaks N Sparklers When: July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm...

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NEW for 2019: The Super Air Nautique G23

NEW for 2019: The Super Air Nautique G23

If you haven’t noticed, we love to share about our new boats each year. We’re like kids in a candy shop wanting to show off all the shiny goodies! This year, we’ve added the Super Air Nautique G23 to our fleet. This boat is a beauty! It’s recognized as a leading boat...

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2019 Spokane Boat Show Part 1

2019 Spokane Boat Show Part 1

This February 1st-9th, Spokane is hosting it’s annual boat show! After the cold of December, this is a great way to pass scratch the boating itch before the seasons warm up! Here are the details for the 2019 Spokane Boat Show. (We’ll cover Events in our next post ;)...

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