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Apalachia Lake Tours

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359 Adventure Ranch Rd, Murphy, NC 28906-8418
+1 828-494-9521
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Majestic Journey

As if Murphy North Carolina wasn't beautiful enough, this journey took us along some of the most... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
craigsalanmarcel
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Coral Springs, Florida
Great Tour!

We had an awesome time on this tour. Celebrated my husband's birthday and just downright enjoyed... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2017
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Ride the 28' double-decker, Apalachia Queen, along a pristine shoreline snuggled against majestic mountain views. Take a hike to the waterfalls and swim in crystal clear water. Or charter the boat and plan your own day with tubing and fishing. Charters guests can bring their pet. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day in paradise at Murphy's hidden gem: Lake Apalachia.
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“captain roger” (6 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (2 reviews)
“blast” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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359 Adventure Ranch Rd, Murphy, NC 28906-8418
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

As if Murphy North Carolina wasn't beautiful enough, this journey took us along some of the most majestic, tranquil, non-civilized parts of the Appalachian lake. The roughly 65 degree glassy lake was extremely refreshing and displayed a perfect mirror image of the beautiful surrounding mountains....More

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rockhound63, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you so much for this WONDERFUL review. We are sorry it took so long to respond - we didn't have a notification, so we are trying to fix that now. What a beautiful description you shared, and we REALLY appreciate the details you gave....More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome time on this tour. Celebrated my husband's birthday and just downright enjoyed ourselves. The younger ones dove off the boat in deep water and had a blast. The waterfall was a hike and well worth it!!!More

Thank Polly W
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rockhound63, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

First, I apologize for the delay in our response. We didn't know we had these reviews and were tickled pink to see them. We really appreciate the fact that you took the time to share your experience, to let us know you all had a...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

The friendly and knowledgeable captain took our multi aged group of 8 to a beautiful waterfalls where we could swim. After that he spent a lot of time letting the kids go tubing (their first time) behind his pontoon boat on beautiful Apalacia Lake. The...More

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rockhound63, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you so much for this great review that we just discovered. It's so nice to get the feedback, and we didn't realize we had the review until now. But we could not let it go without a thank you, and we hope to see...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We are so happy we stumbled upon this gem. We had planned to take a train ride through the mountains and once we heard about the boat ride and waterfalls we knew this is what we had to do. Captain Roger was so much fun...More

Thank Shana L
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rockhound63, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

What a great review, and I apologize that we just now saw it. But we love it, and we appreciate your support in sharing your experience. It made us feel so good to know that we helped you make some great memories together, and Daisy...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic day for this family of eight. We traveled from Atlanta with two boys ages 8 and 10. My dad, his wife, and their teenage daughters joined us. We started the day at the Wagon Master where we were greeted with the...More

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Roger L, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

WOW!!! Thank you SO much for that amazing review for both of our businesses. We really love what we do and we meet the most wonderful people. Your family was especially great to visit with and you really know how to make great memories together!!...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Apalachia lake is very secluded and we were out for 3 hours and did not see another boat. Very serene and relaxing. The waterfall we stop at was just beautiful Captain Roger is very nice and friendly.More

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Roger L, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thank you so much for the really nice review! Sorry for the delay in responding, but I appreciate your support in taking the time to share your experience, and I am so glad you enjoyed our little secret piece of paradise. This lake is a...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Lake tour was really fun, the boat is comfortable and fits quite a few people. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. The highlight was going to the waterfall- this is a must do. You do a short/easy hike to a beautiful waterfall/spring, which you can...More

2  Thank Brittany H
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Roger L, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2016

Thank you so much for writing this very nice review. I just started up the tours again, and found your review so I apologize for the delay in responding. I appreciate your suggestion for including drinks. I just thought people would rather bring what they...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2015

Recently we had the pleasure to visit Murphy, NC. We called it our stress-free zone. The high point of the vacation was an Apalachia Lake Tour with Capt. Roger. He not only showed us this beautiful lake with waterfalls, dams and tree lined mountains. He...More

3  Thank Bo O
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Roger L, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2015

Thanks so much for your review. "Stress-free" is what we are all about, and it's great to be able to share this beautiful place for others to experience. We really enjoyed having ya'll, and look forward to your next visit. There's no place like Lake...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2015

Apalachia is a quaint lake tucked away with stunning sunset and almost no boat traffic / people. Roger, our captain, is a local who knows the area very well and catered our trip to exactly our needs - short hikes with the family and visit...More

2  Thank Vik S
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Roger L, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2015

Thank you Vik for such a great reveiw. Your family enjoyed "playing in the falls" more than anyone we have seen, and it was fun to see how much you enjoyed the day. We appreciate your support, and look forward to your next visit. Roger

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Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Came here with a couple coworkers and throughly enjoyed the afternoon. Roger was a great captain! The lake was gorgeous and much bigger than what we're used to seeing in Florida. The waterfall was my favorite part. A short 5 minute hike- the water was...More

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Roger L, Owner at Apalachia Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2015

Thank you so much for that enthusiastic reveiw. You ladies were really fun and I'm glad you had a great time. Thank you also for spreading the word. We are a new business and your support is so important. Happy travels. Roger

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Audry L
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Response from Roger L | Property representative |
So Sorry for the long delay in answering. I wasn't aware someone had asked a question. The tours began on July 1st. You charter the whole boat for $175 total for 3 hours or $150 for 2 hours. No extra fuel costs or... More
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