Jocassee Lake Tours
Jocassee Lake Tours
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Multi-day ToursBoat ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Your Portal To Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges YEAR ROUND TOURS It is breathtakingly beautiful, and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate life on Lake Jocassee. Our tours will be limited to a maximum of 12 people for the foreseeable future. As always, private tours are available daily. Every tour of Lake Jocassee is uniquely special. We just never know what we're going to see!
Salem, United States

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2024

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Denise H
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
Trip was great. Went with friends. Boat was comfortable. Got close to waterfalls. Beautiful day. Gotto see a lot of the lake. Guide Steve was great.
Written 14 July 2024
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James B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
My wife and I did the guided kayak tour and had the best time. We saw awesome waterfalls and swam in the perfect waters of lake Jocassee. The guides, Kerry and David took great pictures to capture the fun and were extremely knowledgeable not only about the lake but the flowers, trees, and birds that we encountered. We will do this again.
Written 10 July 2024
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CYATraveler
South Carolina76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We loved the boat tour though sadly the last part was interrupted with bad weather. We only got to swim at the waterfall. My kids had a blast even with the limited swimming! I've lived in SC most of my life and always wanted to make a trip up to Jocassee to see the lake and a boat tour is definitely the way to go. Apparently the weather can change quickly up there; I was told it's a temperate rain forest. So best to check the weather forecast before you go. It was a pretty bad storm on the way back and it was windy and lightening so we were all nervous crossing the lake. Also the boats are super slow.
If I could do it over I'd book the day of the tour instead of making reservations to ensure the weather forecast is ok! That may mean a tour during the week cause I imagine weekends get booked quickly in the summer months. Overall, our guide was very knowledgable and friendly as were the rest of the staff. I'd love to go back and get the full experience! Lake Jocassee is beautiful and Jocassee Lake Tours are the best way to see it if you don't have your own boat!
Written 10 July 2024
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Thomas V
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Great experience! Deborah was very knowledgeable and personable. She knew the lake well and that made the tour that much more fun. Highly recommend it! Thanks Deborah!
Written 9 July 2024
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Don W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
If you like swimming in clear clean refreshing water - in waterfalls, open water or gentle rapids in river streams - or just enjoying the beautiful surroundings - this is the place and tour service for you. I take my family every year. It continues to be a highlight of every summer.
Written 8 July 2024
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Cornell O
South Daytona, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We had a fantastic day. Our tour guide made the trip so much fun. We learned the history of the lake. And the history of the valley.
Written 8 July 2024
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Radish597
Grove City, PA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Kerry was an excellent guide- full of knowledge, love for sharing the information, and a fun sense of humor making the trip an adventure! The lake and waterfalls are incredible and Lake Jocassee is the cleanest clearest water I’ve seen. The 4 hour tour was awesome and easily worth while! I will go again and check out one of the many different tours that they host.
Written 4 July 2024
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Phalcon
South Carolina93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
This is the 5th trip we have made with Jocassee Lake Tours and it will not be the last. Each trip is unique and very special. When friends visit we know that this is the thing they most enjoy to do. The guides are welcoming, professional, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We took the multiple opportunities to swim in the beautiful waters of Lake Jocassee and on a hot summer's day it was pure magic. The area is remarkable and we always learn something new. Thank you to all for a perfect day.
Written 4 July 2024
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Connie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Never thought it would be as wonderful as is was! Our guide, Matt, made everyone feel welcomed and always checking to see if anything special someone wanted to see or know about. We had a couple of ladies who had to get off the boat and Matt put the extra effort in to get them a ride so the rest of us could still enjoy such a spectacular adventure! We will definitely be back for the Sun Set tour next, then try the other ones. We’ll be sure to request Matt even though all the staff was so friendly and kind. Thank you for making our day unforgettable ❤️
Written 26 June 2024
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Thank you for your glowing review. Matt really enjoys sharing his love for Jocassee and goes the extra mile for our guests. See you soon for a lovely Sunset Tour!
Written 2 July 2024
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Jesse D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
Took my staff for an outing on the lake. For most it was their first time on Lake Jocassee and they all said they want to go again. We were a group of 16 and did 2 of the 4 hours Pontoon Tours - It was so much fun. Our guides were great, showed us some really awesome waterfalls and the views were breathtaking. Service throughout planning was easy and efficient, I will definitely bring my staff again.
Written 25 June 2024
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We thoroughly enjoyed showing your international staff the glory of Jocassee! Their enthusiasm was contagious, and it's wonderful to know that they enjoyed their day. Come back to see us soon! Both Nancy and Tammy loved working with you.
Written 26 June 2024
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