the past seven years, Mono Lake Boat Tours has been privileged to provide
visitors to the region with informative and scenic boat tours on historic
Guests from around the world have been treated to a spectacular display of
Mother Nature's handiwork.
Join naturalist Tom Crowe as he provides an engaging interpretive
Mono Lake boat
the lake in an entirely new perspective as you view the tufa, volcanic craters
geological features from the water.
wildlife and learn the natural history of the lake. There are ample photographic
opportunities. Be sure to bring along binoculars, camera, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker,
drinking water and a smile.
The boat tour starts at historic Tioga
the west shore line of Mono Lake. The private dock at the resort first served
as a launching point for Mono Lake boat tours in the 1920s. Today, Tioga
Lodge offers comfortable
accommodations and a full
restaurant for visitors to the Mono Basin National Scenic area.
history tours of Mono Lake will examine the biology and geology of the oldest
living lake in North America. Access
allowed after the sea gull nesting season ends at the beginning of August. You
have an opportunity to learn about the unique ecosystem of this salty, alkaline
lake and the life cycles
of the creatures that inhabit its waters. The tours will demonstrate
hand the growing Tufa
formations in the lake and explain the dramatic volcanic events that created
the islands in the lake and volcanic formations on its north and south sides.
be passing close to many different bird species including
osprey nesting on Tufa towers. Most of the birds feed on the brine
shrimp and alakali flies that inhabit the lake. BRING
to the particular places on the lake that clients request.
Tours generally take place in the morning hours when the lake is calm and the
first tour leaves
8:30 AM. Tours will be at least 2 hours in length and may last longer depending
we explore. As weather conditions permit, we can offer as many as three
tours per day, seven days a week. Discounts are available for locals, groups and families.