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Maligne Lake Cruise

Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
+1 780-852-3370
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Fridged Trip

We took the first trip out in the morning with the temperature at about 0 degrees C. The boat they... read more

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rjaffe2017
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Magnificent Maligne Lake

We had the most amazing time at Maligne Lake. The 2 hr boat cruise wasn't long enough. Our boat... read more

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Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies and those remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs, rest in the cirques and cap off the pinnacles of Maligne Lakes' fabulous ring of 3,360 meter mountains. It is the melt waters of those glaciers that give the lake its' lovely, tranquil-blue colour and that backdrop of lofty peaks which holds back the busy world and provides a calming wilderness experience. World-famous Spirit Island, on Maligne Lake is the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Accessible only by boat this diminutive icon of the Canadian Rockies is the destination point of the scenic Maligne Lake cruise. The worldwide fame of Maligne Lake is historically and intrinsically bound to the art of Photography. Diminutive Spirit Island, resting in the hall of the Gods at the south end of Maligne Lake is, arguably the most photographed locale in the Canadian Rockies.
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Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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+1 780-852-3370

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Reviewed yesterday

We took the first trip out in the morning with the temperature at about 0 degrees C. The boat they took us out on did not have any heat and we froze. I the scenery was lovely if you could control your chattering teeth long...More

Thank rjaffe2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the most amazing time at Maligne Lake. The 2 hr boat cruise wasn't long enough. Our boat captain Kait and guide Maria were exceptional, really engaging and fun. Bring your camera the mountains and blue water are unforgettable. We would do it all...More

Thank Regina F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the boat cruise, guided by Cam and Luis. It was great! The guys were full of information about the area and it was absolutely breath taking views.

Thank Patsy A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the boat tour with Jordan and Louis who were very informative and funny. The scenery was beautiful and everyone should see Spirit Island and Maligne Lake.

Thank cbreeves
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did some research on the internet and wanted to see Spirit Island. What better way than visiting this with a fast boat. Both ladies, captain Kelly and guide Kate did a great job in showing and explaining the mountain ranges, glacier and Spirit Island....More

Thank Ernst t
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ernst t, Thanks for your review! Kait and Kelly will be very pleased to know that you had such nice comments about them. We're certainly happy you enjoyed your day at Maligne Lake and I hope you learned some interesting information. Do come back...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

...and great crew (Annie and Kelly). Even on a smoky day, the views of the mountains from the water were spectacular and the stop at Spirit Island was pleasant. The cruise was well narrated and informative.More

Thank Richard A
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Richard A, So great to see all the wonderful things you've written about the cruise. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I'm happy that you thought your crew was great. Happy to have you back anytime. Thanks again! Michelle...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This cruise was a real highlight in our travels through the Canadian Rockies. Our tour guides were great, full of interesting information and stories of the area. The scenery was superb even though it was cloudy. We decided to do the photo tour as it...More

Thank Noelene H
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Noelene H, I'm beyond pleased to hear that you enjoyed the photo tour. I'm a huge fan myself. The main idea behind the photo tour is to give guests about an hour at Spirit Island near the end of the day with the services...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful. Best of nature. Lovely color in the water of the lake. Magical! We hope the cruise company uses natural gas to power their boats to keep environment green. Will cut into profits but they will be much appreciated!More

Thank Shaila K
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Shaila K, Thanks for your review! I do agree that the water colour and surrounding scenery is best described as magical. The engines we use require diesel but we are looking into more sustainable ways to operate our cruises and we're happy to have...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did some reviews before we visited the lake and we came across the lake cruise which we decided to book. The tour was fantastic and we really appreciated all the information which we were provided on the tour. Spirit island was beautiful and this...More

Thank Gemma T
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Gemma T, Thank you for the recommendation of the cruise and for all of the lovely comments about the tour and information. I hope you were able to get some fantastic photos at Spirit Island. Thanks again! Michelle Booth Maligne Lake Cruise

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the lake and took the cruise to the beautiful Spirit Island. Our guides, Laura and Seth, were friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was well organized and fun. We learned a lot about the history of the lake and of Spirit Island. A must-do...More

Thank Tracy B
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Tracy B, Excellent to hear you thought the cruise was well-organized and fun and that you had great things to say about your crew. That's exactly what we hope for. Thank you so much for your recommendation of the cruise. Hope to see you...More

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Ameppright
18 September 2017|
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Response from AlbertaMommy | Reviewed this property |
No they do not serve lunch, its only a 90 min boat cruise. There is a cafeteria style place to buy food but it is pricey
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woodbill
19 August 2017|
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Response from AlbertaMommy | Reviewed this property |
While I was there, they only had the 90 min cruise. Maybe the longer one you stay by spirit island a little longer. I know they have a few different types of boats and one cruise you can book just for yourself for a... More
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Sarah W
18 June 2017|
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Response from Agnieszka D | Reviewed this property |
No but they are available if you want to wear one.
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