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Lake Lure Tours

2930 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249
+1 828-625-1373
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Pontoon tour

Really relaxing chance to get an overview of the lake and the homes built on it. Basic tour and... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Cindy M
Northville, Michigan
via mobile
Perfect tour of the most beautiful lake on earth!

We've been visiting Lake Lure for years...and always planned to take the boat tour. And never did... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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2930 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249
+1 828-625-1373
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Really relaxing chance to get an overview of the lake and the homes built on it. Basic tour and good introduction to the area

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We've been visiting Lake Lure for years...and always planned to take the boat tour. And never did. This past weekend, we took the plunge...and thoroughly enjoyed. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared awesome stories of the Lake's history (including some behind-the-scenes insight into the...More

1  Thank we4steeds
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice 1 hour boat ride on Lake Lure. It was informative and enjoyable. Awesome picture opportunities from the boat.

Thank az201013
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide "Nancy" was very knowledgeable about the lake and mountains. We took lots of photos of the beautiful homes and mountains. Met some nice people. Had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful! We rented a boat and it was so relaxing and fun out on the lake. Find it hard to believe that only a few scenes from Dirty Dancing was filmed here. Seems kind of silly that the whole movie was not shot in New...More

Thank carrie a
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice trip around the lake and enjoyed learning about the local history. The trip was about an hour, the weather and the lake was beautiful.

Thank couchjw
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lake Lure & Chimney Rock is only 1-1/2 hour trip for me. When I was a kid, my parents, along with aunts, uncles and cousins, would spend weekends here. It's a beautiful place that has changed very little over the years. My family and I...More

Thank ralebe
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Talked about doing the Lake Lure Boat Tour for several years while visiting WNC. In Sept. 2016 we finally made it. And loved it. The entire boat tour takes about an hour. It is on a very stable, pontoon style boat that holds about 20...More

Thank monteray98
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Took the Sunset Dinner Cruise. We were expecting to see the camp that Dirty Dancing was filmed, but only saw the cove, because the camp is no longer there. It has been replaced by homes. The boat ride was nice and our Captain was good.

Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had such a great time on the pontoon tour. We were able to see and learn about some of the history around the lake and houses. We would love to do the tour again and they offer a dinner cruise that...More

Thank Lisa G
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How long is the boat tour?
26 May 2017|
Response from lori_and_matt | Reviewed this property |
Our tour lasted about an hour.
Becky M
How was the food?
27 September 2016|
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Response from ralebe | Reviewed this property |
Food is great.
Donna S
How much is the boat tour?
11 September 2016|
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Response from Carl T | Reviewed this property |
$15 and very worth the cost as you see most of the lake.