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Are Pontoon Boats Easy To Drive?

March 11, 2022

When it comes to boating, there are a few different types of boats that you can choose from. There are the speedboats, the fishing boats, and then there are the pontoon boats. Pontoon boats have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason – they are easy to drive! In this blog post, we will discuss why pontoon boats are so easy to drive and how you can get started driving one yourself! Why Pontoon Boats Are So Easy To Operate There are a few reasons why pontoon boats are so easy to drive. First, they are very stable. This is due to their wide beam and the fact that they have two or three hulls (pontoons). This makes them much less likely to sway than other types of boats. Second, pontoon boats have a shallow draft. This…

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How To Drive A Pontoon Boat

July 14, 2021

Pontoon boats have been surging in popularity for the last few years among boaters and boating enthusiasts. Pontoon boats look rather different from sport boats. Pontoon boats rest on two or more “pontoons”, also known as toons, logs, and tubes. These floating pontoons are often hollow and foster buoyancy for the watercraft. The pontoons support a flat raft above it. This is where the driver and passengers will be able to sit and enjoy the adventure. For many, the pontoon boat resembles a comfortable patio to hang out with friends and family. As a result, many people are rushing to buy a pontoon boat to make memories all summer long. If you’re a first-time pontoon driver, you probably have a lot of questions about how to drive one of them. Keep reading to learn our top tips for driving a…

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How to Tow A Tube

July 27, 2020

Tubing is a popular lake activity in the summertime, and for good reason. It’s safer than some water sports and doesn’t need professional training or certifications. Tubing is also a great lake activity for families. From loading up the boat to whipping around on the water, the memories your family will share during tubing will last a lifetime. Getting started is easy. You’ll need a few pieces of equipment, at least two other people, and a day on the water. Keep reading for our totally tubular guide for towing a tube: Towing A Tube Check to make sure you have the proper equipment on board before starting your adventure. You’ll need: A towable tube: Towable tubes are available at many outdoorsman shops and sporting goods stores. They’re sold according to the number of riders you plan to tow on the…

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Are Longer Paddle Boards More Stable?

July 27, 2020

Paddle boards are an inexpensive, fun way to explore the lake. They look like surfboards, but more relaxing and potentially easier to get the hang of. However, if you’re not exactly the most coordinated or balanced person, you may realize it’s not as easy as it looks. Some of us spend our first few sessions kneeling on the stand-up paddle board because it feels too unstable to stand up. There’s no shame in kneeling for a while, we were all paddle board beginners at one point, and everyone has to start somewhere. This may cause you to ask, are some paddle boards more stable than others? Does the length of the paddle board play a role in its stability? Are longer paddle boards more stable? The answer is a little complicated because length is only one factor. Follow along as…

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Sport boat on the lake

Sport Boat vs. Pontoon Boat – What’s the Difference?

April 29, 2020

One of the most popular North Idaho pastimes is exploring the nearby lakes and rivers on a boat with friends and family. If you are visiting North Idaho, make sure to add boating to your bucket list. When you visit Lake Coeur d’Alene, you should visit The Coeur d’Alene Resort and check out one of their convenient, high-quality boat rentals. The Coeur d’Alene Resort offers two types of boats for rent, Harris Pontoon Boats and Cobalt Sport Boats. Both watercrafts are great for exploring the lake and made for an incredible day on the water.  But if you’re new to boating you may be asking yourself, “Well, what’s the difference?” Keep reading to learn more about the difference between sport boats and pontoon boats and how you can rent one when you visit Lake Coeur d’Alene. Size and Space Sport…

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Best Places To Paddleboard On Lake Coeur d’Alene

February 12, 2020

Are you planning a trip to Lake Coeur d’Alene soon? If so, you’ve chosen a great location. There are plenty of things to do in this lake town, from shopping and restaurants to boating and water activities. One activity that is popular here is paddle boarding. This water sport is perfect for the lake because you can take in stunning views of crystal blue waters, all within minutes of downtown! If you’d like to join in on the fun, here are some places you and the family can paddle board on Lake Coeur d’Alene: Along The Beaches The best part of downtown Coeur d’Alene is the abundance of public beaches. No matter where you are, you’re within minutes of the water! Paddle Board Downtown The best beach to enjoy for paddle boarding is right next to the Coeur d’Alene Resort.…

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Tubbs Hill – Then and Now

January 1, 2020

Tubbs Hill is one of downtown Coeur d’Alene’s biggest attractions. Situated right next to the CDA resort on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Tubbs Hill is a popular destination among families and outdoor adventurers seeking a fun day outside, with challenging hikes and stunning views.  Before it became a special landmark, though, it actually had other functions besides outdoor fun and exploration. To learn more about Tubbs Hill then and now, keep reading below! Tubbs Hill Then Tubbs Hill got it start back in 1884, when a local man named Tony Tubbs purchased the property. He was prominent in the area as a land salesman and was known for buying and selling property all over town. This is how the Tubbs Hill we know and love came to be today. History Purchased by Mr. Tubbs in 1884, Tubbs Hill was originally supposed…

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Enjoying Winter on Lake Coeur d’Alene

December 2, 2019

Winter is almost here and while we’re sad to see boating season end, we’re excited for all to come! Many people think of Coeur d’Alene as a summer town but there are actually tons of things to do here during winter. Want to know how to enjoy winter on Lake CDA this year? Keep reading below! CDA Winter Activity Ideas There are plenty of things to do in Coeur d’Alene this snowy season. While we can’t jump on a boat and enjoy the water, we can do other things including: Take a cruise Lake CDA Cruises is located next to the resort and offers plenty of daily and seasonal tours on the lake and surrounding rivers. Want to sip on some hot cocoa and enjoy the scenery? Try a daily cruise! Hoping to catch a bald eagle swooping over the…

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Higgens Point- A Hidden Gem on Lake Coeur d’Alene

November 1, 2019

If you’re looking for a great Idaho destination, look no further than Higgens Point in Coeur d’Alene. This beautiful spot offers stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. There are also plenty of activities available here, including hiking, fishing, and boating. So if you’re looking for a fun day or weekend trip, be sure to check out Higgens Point! The Higgens Point Hike This is a great hike to do with the family while you visit the area. It’s a brief 0.9-mile out and back trail that offers some amazing scenery of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding hills and valleys. The best times and seasons to do this trail are in late spring, all summer, and early fall. Overall, a great short hike for you to spend…

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Why Coeur d’Alene? A Brief History of North Idaho’s Vacation Destination

October 1, 2019

Every summer, people flock to the inland northwest’s premier destination – Lake Coeur d’Alene. It is a favorite of many, ranging from every day families to high-class celebrities. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting, you know why. If you haven’t, you’re probably very intrigued.  Want to learn more about Coeur d’Alene Idaho’s history and what makes it such a great vacation destination? Keep reading below! Coeur d’Alene then Coeur d’Alene Idaho and the surrounding area got its start in the late 18th century when french fur traders came to the area seeking to barter with the local tribes. They gave the area the name “Coeur d’Alene” meaning “heart of the awl” as a nod to the local tribe’s intense and stubborn bargaining methods. Fast forward a hundred years and the area turned into a bustling fort, responsible for…

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