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Address: 161 Holcombe Circle, Salem, SC 29676
Phone Number: 864.280.5501
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We finally got to see the Oconee Bells!

The beautiful Oconee Bells can be seen two weeks out of the year in one area of Oconee County and nowhere else in the world. We saw them in the best way possible, by pontoon boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The beautiful Oconee Bells can be seen two weeks out of the year in one area of Oconee County and nowhere else in the world. We saw them in the best way possible, by pontoon boat (with a quick trip onshore for close-up photos) around Lake Jocasee, a very secluded and protected mountain lake and wilderness area. Thanks to Kay,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I joined a meetup group for a shuttle boat ride to a hike and then a tour of lake Jocassee afterwards. It was a wonderful trip, everything was set up and ready to go when arrived. It was a very clean and well kept vessel. Brooks was a very knowledgeable guide he took us to see birds and waterfall's we... More 

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Brooks is an amazing guide! He knows the history of this beautiful lake. National Geographic placed this as 9th out of, “50 of the World's Last Great Places: Destinations of a Lifetime.” It is a fabulous place and Brooks knows how to show you around to all the key spots in the Lake, best swimming holes, and great waterfalls! If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Joined my friends with Georgia Homeschooler on a Jocassee lake tour today. All the kids loved it and us big kids were thrilled! I grew up in nearby Seneca but had never visited Jocasee before. Brooks was an awesome guide, jumping off the boat and leading us to all the beautiful places. He was a hit with the kids and... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My wife and I have taken this tour 3 times already since moving to nearby NC. This trip we took a group of Russian visitors, all young professionals. Everyone had an awesome time. This group of people all have some focus on the environment. Brooks, the co-owner of the business and guide, did an extraordinary job discussing the ecology of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took a four-hour pontoon boat tour of Lake Jocassee with Kay as our guide. It was great and you should take this tour. My parents (and my son) took a tour last year and loved it so much that this year they got the whole family together for a ride. Lake Jocassee is so beautiful. Most of the area... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

This was our third year of taking a boat tour on our annual camping trip to Devil's Fork State Park. Since our group this year was much larger, we had the pleasure of being led by both Captain Brooks and Captain Kay on two pontoons. We had 10 kids and I don't know how many adults. Ages 4 to 60.... More 

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Pittsboro, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Despite being nearby residents for over 4 years, this was our first tour of the lake…..and certainly not our last. Kay educated and entertained us for over 3 hours, sharing her knowledge of the lake's history and especially its botanic life. This area is a true treasure of nature and we'd encourage anyone in the area to have Kay &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Cannot say enough good things about our evening boat tour with Kay last Saturday. The lake itself is totally incredible, but the lasting impression was really made by Kay, who personalized our tour to meet our needs, and whose passion for the care and conservation of this pristine lake is obvious with every sentence she speaks. This was much more... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The title is a direct quote from my 10-year-old son. We just spent the morning touring Lake Jocassee with Kay as our guide. Kay was thoughtful and knowledgeable not only about the history of the lake, but of the flora and fauna as well. She first took us across the lake to what felt like our own private beach for... More 

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