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Land Between the Lakes to host bald eagle viewing cruises

Golden Pond– Friends of Land Between the Lakes will host bald eagle viewing cruises and programs for the public in January and February 2022. Kentucky Lake eagle viewing cruises will be hosted on the CQ Princess, a 96-foot, double-decker luxury yacht, on January 14 – 17, 2022, all departing from Kenlake Marina at Kenlake State Resort Park, 888 Kenlake Marina Road, Hardin, Kentucky 42048. Each cruise includes a hot catered meal and opportunities for great views of bald eagles. On-board naturalists from the Woodlands Nature Station will help you spot eagles and other wildlife as well as tell the inspiring story of the bald eagle’s comeback from the brink of extinction in western Kentucky. In addition to bald eagles, visitors will likely see native wildlife such as ducks, turkeys, deer and herons.

Eagle Viewing River Cruises:

  • Friday, January 14, Brunch Cruise | 11am-2pm
  • Saturday, January 15, Brunch Cruise | 8:30-11:30am
  • Saturday, January 15, Lunch Cruise | 1-4pm
  • Sunday, January 16, Brunch Cruise | 11am-2pm
  • Monday, January 17, Lunch Cruise | 11am-2pm

Reservations and full deposits are required for all cruises. The popularity of eagle excursions calls for early reservations. A full listing of eagle viewing activities can be found here. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your tour.

On-location open-house style programs throughout January and February will explore favorite Land Between the Lakes bays, shorelines and roosting spots of bald eagles. Search for these majestic birds as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and perhaps even catch one in action while hunting. Woodlands Nature Station naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Eagle Viewing Programs | 1-3pm:

  • Saturday, January 8 – Pisgah Point
  • Saturday, January 15 – Honker Lake
  • Sunday, January 16 – Smith Bay
  • Saturday, January 22 – Barkley Dam
  • Saturday, January 29 – Honker Lake
  • Saturday, February 5 – Kentucky Dam
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