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No Boat? No Worries. You Can Get on the Water
Boat cruises range from a one hour tour to a full day trip up the length of the lake and back and may include brunch, entertainment or a fireworks spectacular! The Lake George Steamboat Company has been sailing on Lake George since 1817. That’s right, two centuries! The current fleet of three ships offers cruises ranging from the one hour cruise to 4 1/2-hours. The paddlewheeler Minnie-Ha-Ha, whose name means “laughing waters,” offers a one hour cruise that’s just right for the little ones and a fireworks cruise on Thursday evenings in July and August. The Mohican, which happens to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sails on a Paradise Bay trip, Island Exploration Cruise and a full Lake George cruise. The largest ship on the lake, the Lac du St Sacrement, was launched in 1989. Her name means “Lake of the Blessed Sacrament,” the original name given to the lake by the Jesuit priest, Isaac Jogues. The Saint offers brunch and diner cruises and can host up to 400 people for a private party.
Big Boats Are a Bunch of Fun
Lake George Shoreline Cruises features two ships that provide narrated sightseeing tours, historic, entertainment, dinner and fireworks cruises. The Horicon is an 85-ft double deck wooden boat, built of mahogany, teak and yellow pine It can accommodate 150 guests. Did you know? The Horicon welcomes well-behaved dogs on their 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Fido will thank you for taking him along! The Adirondac is a 115-ft luxury ship that can seat 200 people for fine dining and another 200 on the top deck. The Adirondac even offers a New Year’s Day Frostbite Cruise!
The Morgan is the Sagamore Resort’s 72-ft replica of a 19th century touring vessel. Guests at the hotel can sail with just a reservation and the public is welcome to buy tickets on sightseeing cruises. The Morgan sails for 1- 1/2 hours through the gorgeous Narrows section of the lake.
Smaller Boats for Romance and Fun
Looking for a more intimate tour of the lake? Let an experienced charter guide take you to the sweet spots while you sit back and enjoy the beauty of magnificent Lake George. These guides know the depths, hidden coves and contours of the lake like the back of their hand. And they’d love to share it with you!
Love is on Lake George Cruises will create a lasting memory on the water aboard a beautiful 26-ft Lyman cruiser. Sit back and relax as Capt. Ron shows you his favorite locations.
“Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George specializes in tubing, cliff jumping, lakeside cabin and mansion spotting, nature and wildlife viewing, morning bass fishing trips, and more on their high end 27′ bow-rider Cobalt. Pack a cooler and sit back and relax!”
Indian Pipes Charter Cruises sails from the Sagamore Resort on a 36-ft luxury trawler yacht. Swimming, tubing and historical narration tours are available for up to 18 people.
Diamond Point Boat Tours will customize the tour you are looking for, picking up at many lakeside properties, dropping off for an island picnic or dinner at a waterfront restaurant! This 25-ft pontoon boat can accommodate 12 people comfortably.
And as the name aptly implies, you can Rent a Boat with a Captain and enjoy a leisure cruise, remote control boats and use of an underwater camera with Capt. Gary, who is also a NYS licensed fishing guide.
Lake George Island Adventures will take you on a pontoon ride offering eco-tours and fall foliage tours. Oh, and gorgeous sunset cruises!
A Final Thought...
It doesn’t matter how you spend time on the lake.
Just be sure you do.
It’s a vacation memory you will cherish for a lifetime.