208-634-LAKE (5253) | 203 e. lake street (PO Box 1051) mccall, id 83638


The IDAHO is available for Private Charter Cruises, that can be tailored to your specific special event. Cruising our of beautiful Payette Lake on board The IDAHO is a great option for weddings and rehearsal wedding cocktail/dinners, birthdays, family reunions, anniversaries, or company outings. Customized cruises tailored to meet your needs as long as it is safe and legal!

We work with local caters and bands to make your event on board The IDAHO on beautiful Payette Lake even more special.

Comforts on board The IDAHO include sound system with micro phone, CD player or plug in your favorite music from your phone/iPod, clean restrooms, beverage & snack bar, enclosed heated area in case of cooler weather, and an open upper deck offering fantastic views of the area.

Each Private Charter includes, the captain, bartender(s), fully stocked bar available with drinks for purchase. Various voucher and/or hosted bar options are available.

Peak Season

Dates | June 17 – September 11, 2017
Mid-Week Rates| Monday – Thursday = $350 per hour*
Weekend Rates| Friday – Sunday = $400 per hour*

Value Season

Dates | May 15 – June 16, 2017 and September 12 – October 8, 2017
Mid-Week Rates| Monday – Thursday = $300 per hour*
Weekend Rates| Friday – Sunday = $350 per hour*

*Morning Charters returning by 1:00 pm are $50 less per hour. Charter Pricing based on a minimum of 2 hours. Includes 1/2 hour complimentary pre-boarding time.

Vessel Ferry Time/Dock Charges

McCall Lake Cruises & City of McCall waterfront Dock | No Charge

Shore Lodge Dock | $50.00

Ponderosa State Park Dock | $100.00

All Other Docks | 50% of the hourly Vessel Charter Rate

Additional Private Charter Options

Tour Group Cruises

Choose from three Group Cruise options: lunch on board, lunch after your cruise at the Anchor, or a cruise with no meal. We are happy to bill the group members individually OR provide one total bill to the group coordinator.

Available Equipment On Board:

  • 10, 2’x4′ folding tables
  • 55 outdoor chairs
  • 40 interior cabin dining chairs
  • 6, 27″ x 60″ interior dining tables
  • 4, 30″ round interior cocktail tables
  • Four zone sound system with upper and lower interior microphones
  • Clean ladies and gentlemen restrooms
  • Upper Deck: 400 square feet
  • Interior Dining: 252 square feet PLUS bar and food prep area
  • Rear Deck Entry: 65 square feet
  • Front Bow: 105 square feet

Additional Information

  • Each Private Charter is subject to a minimum 2 hour charge.
  • A complimentary 30 minute boarding period is available before the cruise is scheduled to depart.
  • Maximum Capacity| 85 passengers.
  • The IDAHO can board you and your guests at numerous locations on Payette Lake provided there is adequate docking facilities and at least 5 feet of water depth at the outer end of the dock.

Cancellation Policy

  • Private Charters must be canceled 60 days in advance of departure date or deposit will be kept unless we can re-book the time slot.
  • No refunds after services have been provided.

Parking & Location