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Lake Lure Tours

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Address: 2930 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249
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+1 828-625-1373
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. Relax on one of our covered...

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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Lovely Tour

After reading some of the negative reviews and then experiencing the tour ourselves, I will say this first: this company has a system and as long as you understand that, you'll be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lori_and_matt
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading some of the negative reviews and then experiencing the tour ourselves, I will say this first: this company has a system and as long as you understand that, you'll be fine. They clearly state on their website that they don't take reservations. So if you need a ticket on a certain day, plan to get there early. And... More 

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Thank lori_and_matt
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour & great guide!!! We really enjoyed the scenery, commentary and personal attention. Our kids really enjoyed "driving" the boat.

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Thank Jena D
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took this tour this morning and we had such a great time. The weather was perfect, our guide, John was informative about the lake area and stories. I highly recommend getting there early. They open at 10am and the first tour goes out at 11. They filled up fast. They also do not take reservations. We... More 

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1 Thank Cheryl B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had made reservations at a different touring location and accidentally came to this location. The older man that worked there treated us like we didn't belong there and was extremely rude. He said the tour went to rumbling bald which was 45 mins away. I knew that was a lie because we stayed at rumbling bald which is not... More 

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1 Thank Sarah D
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful day and the boat tour was a nice relaxing way to see the lake. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank drcbal
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great time both enjoying a pontoon boat ride and a guided tour and history of Lake Lure. Our guide/driver was John. He did an excellent job! When visiting Lake Lure, definitely recommend taking this tour.

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Thank HiTownMan
Gastonia, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a great time with the family relaxing and enjoying the educational boat ride on Lake Lure.We have taken the boat tour plenty of times before and always enjoyed it.What a beautiful area,especially in the fall.Highly recommend.

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Thank warren w
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Really nice comfy ride and the weather was beautiful. Jeff, our tour guide, gave us personal insight about the lake property and history. What a gorgeous place! Highly recommend.

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Thank Carla M
Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I called at 9:00am on a Monday to ask if they had tickets. She assured me that they did. We drove over an hour to get there only to find out that they did not tickets. The staff was very rude. Their company policy is to only sell tickets at the counter. They are maximizing their profits at the expense... More 

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4 Thank robertsonrebecca
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I'm very disappointed that the Lake Lure boat tour attraction would not take a reservation for 2 people over the phone. We had never visited the Lake Lure and Chimney Rock area and were there a few weeks ago for the first time. One of the things we wanted to do was take the pontoon ride and see the scenery... More 

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