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Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours

George and Bliss Lane, just off Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-9704
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Ranked #4 of 16 activities in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Wilderness beauty. Adirondack history. Serenity. Cruise the pristine waters of Lake Placid in one of our enclosed pontoon boats. The hour-long,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Trainer,Pa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We wanted to get out on the lake during our stay so decided to go on this tour. I thought Lake Placid was pretty from shore but seeing it from the water is even more stunning. Rember to bring plastic as they do not take cash. My husband and I enjoyed the tour and seeing and hearing about some of... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Good lake tour of the mansions (although the owners call then "camps") $15 a head wasn't unreasonable for the tour, but try not to sit in the front of the boat, they had plastic draped I guess to prevent spray and it cut down on the view somewhat).

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Upstate New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

While we've visited the Lake Placid area a number of times over the years we had never actually been out on Lake Placid... Even though I'm not a big "tour ride" fan this 1hr boat ride was worth the the time and $$. Our captain kept it very light and entertaining giving us "the scoop" on a number of noted... More

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Clifton Park, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Highly recommend including this hour-long boat tour on your Lake Placid itinerary. There is limited public access to this lake, so I especially appreciated our tour guide's knowledge of the area, homes, lake, and history. Its windy and cooler on the lake than shore, so dress accordingly.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We spent a fine hour onboard this boat as it completed its circuit of Lake Placid. The boats (there are two of them) are comfortable and easy to board, although you need to USE THE BATHROOM BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE PIER, as there are no facilities onboard the boats. The boats make a circuitous route around the islands of the... More

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Very pleasant boat tour of the Lake. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was interesting hearing about the history of the different lodges that surround the lake. And the scenery is just beautiful. It's not expensive and is worth the ride. Only an hour so if feels like it's over too quick.

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Roxbury NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

One hour long ride and you learn about the Lake history and who owns the land and Summer Camps, good views of the small islands and Whiteface mountain $15 adults and $12 for children

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We took the hour long Boat Cruise of Lake Placid on our recent trip to Lake Placid. The weather was cool, but the tour guide was very knowledgeable and presented the stories of the many huge and beautiful cottages with history and humour. It was very exciting to my two Great Grandchildren who accompanied us on our trip. All in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We took the boat cruise that was an hour long. It was interesting learning the history of lake placid. Our boat guide was very good and also a comedian, it made the ride a lot better. It's a must...the houses and scenery is amazing. Thank you for a great time.

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went on the trip on a glorious day, the guide was full of stories of all the various large and expensive houses and boat houses round the large lake, plus historic tales of old occupants. The trip was an hour long and though not cheap was well worth it

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