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Lake Lure Tours

2930 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249
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Fun Boat Tour of the Lake

We really enjoyed this boat tour of the lake. Steve was our guide and gave us lots of history of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
SoldByNicole
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West Columbia, South Carolina
A great time!

My fiancée and I were aboard the last dinner cruise of the year and we had a great time. We were at... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Michael D
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Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. Relax on one of our covered tour boats while your skipper guides you past local attractions and landmarks such as the locations used in filming the popular Dirty Dancing and the recently restored historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa. Listen to the legends, and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“dirty dancing” (58 reviews)
“great tour” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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2930 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249
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"enjoyable tour"
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"chimney rock"
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"lots of history"
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"dinner cruise"
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"purchase tickets"
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"great boat"
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"weather was perfect"
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"interesting facts"
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"nice ride"
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

We really enjoyed this boat tour of the lake. Steve was our guide and gave us lots of history of the lake, its inhabitants, some of the homes, and some entertainment, too. It's about an hour long. I loved being able to learn more about...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I were aboard the last dinner cruise of the year and we had a great time. We were at the dock at 345pm to register and get our tickets which only took a few minutes. We set sail at 4pm, learned about...More

1  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

My husband & I recently took the boat tour. We are glad we did. It was worth the ticket and allowed us to see the area and learn about it--all while being "escorted" on a pontoon boat that kept us out of the sun. Our...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I traveled to Lake Lure for the day without any expectations of what to do. We decided to purchase tickets for the lake cruise and were pleasantly pleased with the overall experience. The lake is small so the hour cruise was just...More

1  Thank KPiczkur
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

We did the one hour Lake Lure Boat Tour. We had a great time, on a beautiful day. This is a great way to see the lake and the beautiful landscapes. We can't wait to do the Dinner Cruise when we return.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This tour is quite pleasant. We have taken it a few times and enjoyed it every time. Highlights include the "million dollar view" and the cruise past sites related to the Dirty Dancing film site. The scenery is spectacular and the guides are very good.

Thank TryTraveler
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

The day we took the tour of the lake was absolutely perfect. Rick Brown was our captain/tour guide and did a good job of talking about the interesting things on the lake (where Dirty Dancing was filmed, certain homes, how the lake was made.) I...More

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Dwayne took us on a fabulous boat tour and had fascinating stories of many properties on the lake. We really enjoyed this tour and the million dollar views.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

After reading many reviews we decided to include a pontoon tour through Lake Lure Tours into our itinerary. No where did anyone suggest reservations. Read tours were "top of every hour." We arrived & they were sold out! We were very disappointed. But they did...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

The ladies at front desk got us on the next tour so we didn't have to wait. The guide we had on tour very friendly and very knowledgeable of history of the lake. Sense of humor too + southern accent! Great time!

Thank PS W W
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Misty S
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Julie B | Property representative |
Pets are not allowed on the beach.
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Misty S
May 20, 2018|
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Response from RetiredBeachers29526 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Our tour guide included this information during the course of our boat tour.
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Misty S
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Betty S | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with Anna. Do take the tour. It is well worth it. The guide points out all of the highlights and filming locations for Dirty Dancing.
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