What is the cost?
The cost per adult is $79.95 plus tax. Children from 2 – 12 years are $42.95 plus tax. From 13 years they are considered adults. We also have special themed cruises, where the price can vary.
Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. We accept reservations from Sunday through Thursday. Seating is limited on each cruise and we wouldn’t want you to show up on the day of the cruise and find it booked up.
When do you offer cruises?
Cruises depart Friday and Saturday evenings from Mother Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. Call us about group dinner cruises or boat rentals on other days. Depending on weather Dinner Cruise season may lengthen or shorten.
What time does the cruise depart?
The boat leaves at 6:00 pm and returns by 8:00 pm, one cruise per evening.
On summer holiday weekends cruises can depart up to an hour later. Please call for details.
When and where do I check-in?
Check-in time is between as early as 30 minutes up to one hour prior to departure time. Check-in is at the Gift Store of Lake Shasta Caverns, located at 20359 Shasta Caverns Road, Lakehead, CA 96051. There is no need to arrive more than 30 minutes before the cruise.
How far in advance do I have to make a reservation?
We recommend to make it as soon as you have a certain Friday or Saturday in mind as there is limited seating. There is a $10.00 surcharge per person, if you make the reservation within 24 hours.
Is gratuity included in the cruise price?
It is not included, we leave it up to you if you appreciate the effort of the service and crew.
Is there a restroom on board?
Your cruise boat, the “Cavern Queen” is equipped with a restroom for your convenience.
Do you serve alcohol on board?
We don’t offer alcoholic beverages during the cruise, but non-alcoholic beverages are included. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own to enjoy with your meal. There is no corking fee and wine glasses are part of the table setting. Champagne glasses are available upon request.
Is the cruise wheelchair/handicapped accessible?
Yes, on the way to the boat departure location. The boat and restroom have limited wheelchair accessibility. Depending on lake levels the exposed dirt road may have uneven and/or unstable pathways. We will do our best to assist those in need to accessibility to the boat.
Do you offer transportation from the check-in point down to the lake, since I can’t walk that far?
Yes, we offer rides to and from the boat departure location for those who need assistance but we would like advance notice if it is required.
What is the dress code for the cruise?
The relaxed atmosphere of Shasta Lake provides a casual setting for a cruise, in which suits and high heels are not needed. We recommend casual attire, according to the weather, and comfortable walking shoes.
Do I get a discount if I do the Caverns Tour in combination with the Dinner Cruise?
Yes, you will receive a discount on the Caverns Tour if you have a reservation for the Dinner Cruise. You have the option of taking the Caverns Tour on the day of the cruise or another day of your choosing. Be sure to let us know you would also like to take the Caverns Tour when you make your reservation.
* A portion of Lake Shasta Caverns Tour is over property under use permit from the United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Shasta Trinity National Forest.