Photo Credit: Sorin Panzaru
Can I take my dog on the cruise?
Yes! Your pet can accompany you on the cruise – free of charge – so long as it is well behaved and on a leash. Just remember that you cannot take your pet hiking at Goat Haunt due to US National Park regulations.
Can I take my dog on the Crypt Lake Shuttle? Can I take my dog hiking to Crypt Lake?
Yes, you can take your dog on the hiker shuttle to Crypt Lake – again, free of charge! Dogs are permitted on hiking trails in Canadian National Parks, including the Crypt Lake Trail. Just remember that it must remain on a leash at all times while you are in the backcountry (for both legal, and safety reasons).
Do I need a passport to take the cruise?
If you are just taking the standard, 2 ¼ hour sightseeing cruise (spending the ½ hour stop at Goat Haunt Ranger Station) and then returning on the same cruise, you DO NOT need a passport.
The only time you require a passport is if you plan to get off the cruise boat at Goat Haunt and go for a hike. This requirement is enforced by US Customs & Border Protection. Canadian and US citizens require a standard passport. All other nationalities will be required to present an I-94, or I-94W document.
It is also important to note that anyone with an International Passport (i.e. not a Canadian or US passport) cannot make an initial entry into the USA via Goat Haunt Ranger Station. You must have previously entered the US elsewhere first, prior to arriving at the Goat Haunt Ranger Station to hike.
Is there a washroom onboard the tour boat?
There is NO full washroom facility onboard the boat. Full washroom facilities are located at the Waterton marina, and near the boat dock at the Goat Haunt Ranger Station. Remember, it is only 50 minutes between washroom stops. However, vessels are equipped with an emergency marine-style porta-potty which may be available for extreme circumstances.
Do I need to make reservations?
We do not accept reservations, except for groups of 20 or more. If you are in Waterton Park, you may purchase tickets in person, in advance of your desired departure (earlier that day, or the day prior).
I am planning on backpacking into Goat Haunt... Can I reserve a 1-way ticket in advance?
Yes. This is the only time that we accept advanced reservations – if you require catching a particular cruise out of Goat Haunt, back to Waterton townsite. Please note that you must specify the exact date/time you wish to reserve for, at the time of booking. There will be no refunds for missed pick-up times and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to alter your reservation at a later time. Please call our ticket office with a VISA or MasterCard number to confirm your reservation.
I have a question that I would like answered over the phone… When is the best time to call?
The best time to chat with a ticket sales agent over the phone is shortly after a regularly scheduled cruise has departed.