About the Interaken Tour
As we begin our tour through Twin Lakes, one is astonished to see magnificent mountain peaks reflected in the water. These are the highest mountains in the Rockies. Also impressive is the silence. A gentle breeze, water lapping, just sounds of nature. A flock of geese honks overhead, the only honking you will hear. Wave to a passing canoe or kayak. We describe the monumental work of glaciers that formed both the lakes, and most of the land around us. We pass through a channel to the lower Twin Lakes and observe people fishing on the shore. Then we head for Interlaken, the historic resort that was built in the late 1800's. Our boat lands right at Interlaken, usually in front of the Dexter cabin, a short walk from the shore. We explore all the old buildings at Interlaken, getting a sense of what it was like when people came to enjoy Twin Lakes over 100 years ago. Who knows, maybe some of them are still there, in a place that is too beautiful to leave. And yet, we must return to where we started, perhaps leaving a part of ourselves to enjoy it forever.
Tour Details and Options
Our tours are approximately 1 hour 45 minutes in length. We can do tours at special times, besides the 11:00 and 1:00 times, on request. There is a $120 minimum to do tours at special times, with the exception of one hour lake only tours. Please call or text for more information. Scheduled tours require no minimum unless you wish to book the entire boat. We offer special rates for groups of 10 or more. The boat carries up to 14 passengers. We offer one way passage at half price. (Campers, cyclists, hunters, hikers, or you just need to get to the other side)
Things to Know
Be prepared. Mountainous weather can change quickly. Bringing rain gear for the afternoon tour is advised. We provide sunscreen. We will not have a tour in inclement weather if we can avoid it. We have access to pinpoint weather radar and hourly predictions, so call if you would like to know the weather conditions at Twin Lakes. Summer weather can vary and change and we stay on top of it. Due to the geography of the lake, there is no handicap access. You must be able to walk over fairly level natural ground about the distance you would walk in a big box store.
- Our boat is a 24 foot Encore Bentley pontoon boat with comfortable seating for up to 14 passengers.
- There is no toilet on the boat, but there is a restroom at our ticket location.
- We don’t allow dogs on board because of the allergical consenquences.
- We provide water.
Tours run daily from June through September starting at 11:00am and 1:00pm.
We accept credit cards.
- Adults: $40
- Senior (65+): $35
- Teen: $30
- Child: $30
- 3 & Under or 90+: Free