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FR Smith & Sons Marina

36 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
518-644-5181
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Type: Marinas, Boat Tours
Owner description: FR Smith & Sons is celebrating its' 90th year in business! We are the oldest marina on Lake George to be owned and operated by the same family. We... more » Owner description: FR Smith & Sons is celebrating its' 90th year in business! We are the oldest marina on Lake George to be owned and operated by the same family. We offer boat rentals, canoe & kayak rentals, marine service, boat sales, water taxi, and we have a well stocked marine store. Check out our antique boat charters! « less
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Rochelle Park, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I have patronized other marinas in the area over the years and have been happy overall. Today was the first time that I tried to rent from FR Smith and Sons and due to the unfair way I was treated, I will probably not try again. As is standard with marinas in the area, hourly rentals are advertised to be... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I have been camping on the Lake George islands for 35 years. For all of that time we have rented boats every summer for two weeks at a time at Smith's. Our most recent trip was in July 2014 and our experiences at Smith's were very positive. The staff who rent headed by Sue are very customer... More

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Montville, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Smith's has been servicing and storing our boat for ten years. They have been efficient, reliable and I highly recommend them.

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Clinton, New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Hi my name is Mark and I have been using F.R. Smith and Sons now for nearly 20 years as a Diver with a Boat. Some years I have stored it up there over the winters. I can say firsthand that Scott the Manager is always trying to help us and Scott in the Parts Department has an exceptional and... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We come to Bolton Landing every year and rent a boat for a week, and someone recommended FR Smith and we're so glad we used them! Their boats are unbelievably clean and in great shape. They accommodated us with a rental for 6 people even when they were booked solid.. We've been back and their prices are better than other... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

FR Smith and Sons came recommended to us by our hotel in Lake George and we didn't hesitate to make it our choice seeing that the prices seemed reasonable and figuring that the lake area around Bolton Landing would be quieter than closer to Lake George Village. The staff was friendly, informative, and processed us quickly. Being that we arrived... More

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gracielouny, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for the review we are very happy that you had an enjoyable time on Lake George! We will definitely take more care to be sure the anchor storage compartment is cleaned out - we apologize for the unpleasantness. We will look into the canopy - it has been a difficult thing to manage - it seems simple! but... More

New Hyde Park, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Absolutely the worst marina to rent from in the area. Extremely unprofessional, and way over priced. I rented a boat 4 days prior to the date i was going up to bolton and there was an emergency that lead to me to have to cancel. They would not refund me my deposit, ($500) there is NOTHING in their contract stating... More

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gracielouny, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Let me explain the real story here - 3 young ladies reserved a rental boat for 3 days. It was explained to them over the phone and while two were present at the rental desk that under no circumstances can our boats be used to go to Log Bay Day (Log Bay Day is held the last Monday of July... More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

NEVER EVER RENT FROM THIS COMPANY! They are a bunch of crooks. Very unprofessional and extremely rude. We wanted to rent a boat and last minute had to cancel and they will not refund our money. NO where in the contract does it say we are not able to get a refund. When we call to speak to the owner... More

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gracielouny, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Let me explain the real story here - 3 young ladies reserved a rental boat for 3 days. It was explained to them over the phone and while two were present at the rental desk that under no circumstances can our boats be used to go to Log Bay Day (Log Bay Day is held the last Monday of July... More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

All in all, this place is horrible. How these people are in business is beyond me. They have hired the most unprofessional people to operate this business. We didn't even leave the marina, and decided to not rent the boat and they wouldn't refund our deposit. After we called to complain, they hung up on us and DISCONNECTED their business... More

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gracielouny, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

This is the last review from the same party regarding Log Bay Day boat rentals. The story is the same. We have policies in place to protect our business assets. Unfortunately this incident went completely against our policy. The result was a forfeiture of the rental deposit which is clearly discussed and documented on the rental contract and the special... More

Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I have been renting boats for over 30 years from this place. I have purchased 2 new boats and 1 used boat from FR SMITH as well. So am i a happy customer? Did they take care of me always and handle any issues i ever had at a moments notice for over 30 years? Did they treat myself and... More

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gracielouny, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

This is an awesome review but I think you meant to post for the Smith family that owns Lake George Camping Equipment! And by they way, they are really nice people! It is very easy to confuse since there are 4 marinas on Lake George that are owned by 4 Smith families - none of which are related! More

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