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Wizard Island

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Just part of a great National Park

The boat rides around and to the island are just a part of this great National Park. We... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
A small island located in the middle of Crater Lake

Wizard Island is a small inactive volcano in the middle of Crater Lake. It is very majestic and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
jani s
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

The boat rides around and to the island are just a part of this great National Park. We participated in hiking trails that were best at rankings of intermediate and higher difficulty. Many miles of trails and the fabulous views are almost unlimited.

2  Thank escape_traveler
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Wizard Island is a small inactive volcano in the middle of Crater Lake. It is very majestic and adds to the beauty of Crater Lake.

Thank jani s
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Surrounded by blue water Wizard island is the result of a historic volcanic eruption of Mount Mazama. Wizard island is a volcanic mountain within a volcanic mountain. Exciting experience...you can view this from different angles along the rim drive

2  Thank Bigith
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Wizard Island is actually a smaller volcano that developed inside the caldera after the collapse of Mt. Mazama 7,700 years ago. Views of the island are impressive from the crater rim, and boats take tourists to the island for a fee (3-hour trip). May be...More

4  Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The trip out to Wizard Is is fun. The three hours on the island was good to hike to the top of the cone volcano. Lunch on top is worth the trip and the views are 360 degrees of the entire lake. The geological history...More

6  Thank Todd G
Reviewed 12 September 2015

One of the boat trips that leaves from Cleetwood Cove lets passengers off here for a 3 hour time period. Again, a steep hike up to the rim of the caldera, but well worth it. Afterwards jump into the lake or dangle your feet in...More

7  Thank draePDX
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

A volcano inside a volcano! So cool. Truly amazing. They drop you off and let you explore and then pick you up much later. It is so beautiful and makes you feel small.

2  Thank Faith J
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We had three hours to hike to the top and catch the boat again. That's enough, but there's very little time left over to enjoy the views from the top and explore the crater.

2  Thank Ingrid C
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This was our first view of Crater Lake. We were stunned by it's beauty. The power of nature to create this crater and also the island is mind boggling. The lake want as blue as it can be due to the smoke from the nearby...More

Thank bryan61
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Crater lake is a unique experience, but the boat tour of the lake and 3 hour visit to Wizard Island is a unique experience within this unique experience! You need to make sure that you have plenty of time to get to the Cleetwood trailhead...More

23  Thank etweeden
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we are travelling over to the states from wales end july/august for a month and i'm trying to get organised and booked before we go as i know it will be super busy. we're staying at diamond lake for a couple of days and want to book a half day tour to wizard island. i'm struggling to find any up to date info online. can anyone help? many thanks
16 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
Dear visitor from Wales. This is how to get your reservation for the boat to Wizard Island. Just go into the main lodge. In the lobby of the lodge, there is a special computer for making your reservation on the boat. It... More
When is the latest during the season that boat tours can be scheduled
9 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
A private company operates the boats. The private company is called craterlakelodges. Anyway, they provide this information: "Weather permitting, the boat cruises are scheduled to operate daily from June 23 through... More
Mária H
HI, please, what is the price for the shuttle to get to Wizard Island? I found the prices for Standard lake cruise (Adult: $40.00) and for Wizard Island tour (Adult: $57.00) but what is the price just to go to the Wizard Island by my own? I can't even find the shuttle schedules on ww w. crater lake lodges. com/activities/ volcano-boat-cruises/ Thank you !
31 July 2015|
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