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Address: 161 Holcombe Cir, Salem, SC 29676-2306
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Wonderful Day!

We are so happy we did this tour. We were visiting from CA and heard this lake was a must-see when in the area. We have two kids, a boy age 12 and a girl age 9. Both of them... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Thousand Oaks, California
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We are so happy we did this tour. We were visiting from CA and heard this lake was a must-see when in the area. We have two kids, a boy age 12 and a girl age 9. Both of them enjoyed exploring the waterfalls and being in such a beautiful place. We will definitely do it again this summer.

1 Thank carriep105
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guide led a wonderful tour, full of area history and plant and wildlife info. Tour guides, Kay and Brooks , made our tour remarkable!

1 Thank CecyCowger
Clearwater, Florida
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is one of our favorite things to do in this area of South Carolina. This is a boat tour of Lake Jocassee, filled with sight-seeing opportunities that include waterfalls, seasonal blossoms, birds and even a couple of stops for exploring. Our guide gives historical information on this beautiful lake, takes you into places most people will never see, explains... More 

1 Thank KGRC
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lake Jocassee is beautiful this time of year as it gets ready for its long winter snooze. The leaves are exquisite in hues of yello, orange and red. They seem to glow as a last hurrah of the fall gently sliding into winters' chill. Our guide, Rick, was obviously in love with the lake and the wonders it revealed to... More 

1 Thank LoisG0444
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lovely boat ride. Beautify scenery. Brooks and Kay are very knowledgeable and wonderful guides and hosts.

1 Thank DanHogan
Seneca, South Carolina
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146 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This lake is so gorgeous, waterfalls the flow right into the lake. Water is clear, but cold. Our guide is a Master Naturalist. He knows this lake backwards and forwards and is passionate about it. We will be back to take the tours in different seasons and to see different parts of the lake. There is just too much to... More 

1 Thank captmom
Simpsonville, SC
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our adult siblings thoroughly enjoyed our four hour trip on the eastern part of the lake. Rick, our guide, was informative and also humorous with his stories as we meandered up different rivers. Waterfalls were a bit low due to recent drought, and the leaves were just beginning their fall change. We will definitely return to enjoy this serene, peaceful... More 

1 Thank SCfish
Brevard, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

A beautiful end-of-October day on Lake Jocassee located in Salem, SC. I guess it's because I lived most of my life in the Northeast with thousands of natural lakes that I find it difficult to believe a man-made lake can be so beautiful and so much a part of the wilderness. Our guide, Kay, is extremely knowledgeable in geology and... More 

1 Thank Monica757
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Each cruise is led by a Master Naturalist who not only provide a history of the lake and its formation, but also information on many plants, birds, and geological formations. We've been on the tour in March, September, and October. With the changing weather and seasons, each tour is basically the same, but different as the wildlife and shoreline change.... More 

2 Thank John J
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great morning on the lake. Oct.12 was too early for much fall color, but the scenery is still awesome. Bring along warmer clothes than you think you'll need and something to eat and drink. Book in advance if possible. Well worth the cost.

1 Thank ChrisLamb

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