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Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours

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Address: George and Bliss Lane, just off Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: 518-523-9704
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Description: Wilderness beauty. Adirondack history. Serenity. Cruise the pristine...
Wilderness beauty. Adirondack history. Serenity. Cruise the pristine waters of Lake Placid in one of our enclosed pontoon boats. The hour-long, narrated tour travels 16 miles on one of the world's most beautiful lakes. See and hear about the stately manors situated along the shore, Adirondack wildlife, and Whiteface Mountain, site of the alpine events during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. A Lake Placid boat tour is a must for all visitors to the Adirondacks. Rain or shine, it is truly a delightful experience.
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Friendly Narrator -- Good Tour of Lake Placid

We loved being out on the water, with a friendly narrator who told us about all the celebrities who had homes on the water and also showed us all the sights. The captain was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We loved being out on the water, with a friendly narrator who told us about all the celebrities who had homes on the water and also showed us all the sights. The captain was very knowledge and the prices for a family was reasonable. Parking was free at the site. At the end, you are asked for a tip but... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our guide was a long time local who had visited most of the amazing houses around the lake; in his past job of tidying them up and securing them for winter. This meant he had a lot of interesting stories to tell about the various sites that we passed. It must be hard to remain enthusiastic doing this day and... More 

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Bethel, New York, United States
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

It was a raining fall day so the hike was postponed. Looked up things to do and found boat tour of the lake. We had visited the area in the past but never was never actually on the lake. What a great tour! Captain was very knowledgable of the camps and area. Boat had plastic enclosed so we were comfortable... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It's one thing to stand on the shores of Lake Placid and admire the view...but, it's another to do the viewing from the water while circling the lake and taking in the scenic view of the forest and incredible views of the summer homes surrounding the bay. Our guide was cheerful and knew a lot about the homes. I would... More 

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albany new york
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we were lucky because the fall colors were peak and perfect weather. This helped move the rating from very good to excellent. The guide was very informative with a good since of humor. The tour lasted one hour and we were able to see a great lake that has little access.

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Huntington, VT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had a very enjoyable trip around Lake Placid, learning about the "camps" and history around the lake. You are offered amazing views of the surrounding mountains, and "Captain Cook" was quite entertaining. Well worth the modest cost.

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Columbus, Ohio
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161 reviews 161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Even if you've done the boat tour around Lake Placid, it's worth it to go again. We had great weather (sunny and 72 degrees!) so it was a very enjoyable ride. The guide we entertaining and educational so we appreciated that. There is quite a history of the homes and boat houses too, so be sure to listen when you... More 

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took this tour of Lake Placid lake at 2:30and it was really good. The Sun was warm, the lake calm, and the driver/guide was super. It takes about an hour and our guide knew just about everything you could know about the area. He narrated constantly and made the day. I would highly recommend this tour. A tip; it... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Took the hour long boat tour of Lake Placid from the Lake Placid Marina which is located on Mirror Lake Drive which is between Mirror Lake and Lake Placid. Very enjoyable and informative. You get a wonderful view of all the lake front homes (mansions called camps) each with its own boat house(s). Great history and information provided by the... More 

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Scarsdale, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took our kids and friends on a motorboat on Lake Placid for tubing. Great fast boat, good instruction, fun tubing - will be doing this every year. Friendly folks, highly recommended

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