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Address: 36 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7734
Phone Number: +1 518-644-5181
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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FR Smith & Sons is celebrating its' 93rd year in business! We are the...

FR Smith & Sons is celebrating its' 93rd 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!

We have the nicest rental boats on Lake George. Brand new Bryant 21' I/Os; EbbTide Outboards, and Avalon Pontoons! Rent from us, you will not be disappointed!

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For a very special day...

We gathered a group of old friends and had the time of our lives. The staff at the marina was helpful and was more than accommodating as we planned, prepared and returned the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Robin W
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Monroe, Connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I rented a boat from Chicks Marina a number of years ago and I was looking for an alternative. F. R. Smith & Sons Marina (518) 644-5181 turned out to be a top notch choice! Reserving a boat was easy online and I received a phone call soon after my online registration to verify my needs. Sue and her team... More 

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1 Thank Randy G
Springville, New York
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat we received was pretty dirty, but had very minimal damage at all. The speedometer didn't work, but that didn't really matter in the end. There were some complications with reserving tubes for riding behind the boat on, but overall was a pleasant and fun experience on the water. One very good thing about this place was that they... More 

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1 Thank sydtheglobetrotter
St. Louis, MO
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience renting a pontoon boat when we were in Bolton Landing. The boat was modern, clean, and in perfect working order. The service was exceptional. We had a great time with the boat!

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1 Thank AndyandDonna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day boating and can't beat service and convenience. We had a bit of a mishap with a broken propeller but they were very fair and accommodating and only charged minimal cost to replace prop and gave us a new boat to enjoy the rest of the day. highly recommend

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1 Thank Jordan G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been renting boats on Lake George for 10+ years, the last 5-6 years from FR Smith. Sue and her crew have taken every opportunity to accommodate us to our fullest satisfaction. From the rental process, completed accurately and quickly, to buying gas/ice/firewood/icecream, all is done so with a genuine smile. They understand we have choices; my choice is FR... More 

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1 Thank Scott L
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awful business practice, terrible customer service, broken boats. Me and my family of 19 including 2 babies, got stock in the middle of the lake due to the gages on the boat being broken and we ran out of gas. After many hours of being stuck on the lake, we finally were towed to the gas station and we're late... More 

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Thank Lana S
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

This issue has been resolved with the primary renter of the boats. The group rented two boats from us and did run out of gas in the middle of lake. However, they did not call us to report their distress until many hours after trying to resolve the gas shortage on their own. If they had called us, as they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i would recommend FR Smith Marina for your boat/pontoon boating rental. They were extremely kind, helpful and are highly experienced. We had a perfect day on the pontoon boat we rented. We will be going back next summer for sure. Robin Smith, the owner, was very accommodating and friendly. Thank you Robin 😘😀😎

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2 Thank Karen M
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you Karen! So happy your day was fabulous! Loved seeing all of you! More 

Woodbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The folks at FR Smith are simply the most friendly and most accommodating people I have ever encountered in 25 years of boating experience. I was faced with a difficult and unusual situation with my boat while out of town and FR Smith came to the rescue and literally saved me countless hours of wasted time. And even more, upon... More 

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3 Thank stampp77
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review! We are so happy to have been help get you back on the water! More 

Hudson Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for an awesome experience. Everything was wonderful right from the start. Renting the pontoon boat was a professional and seamless process. Robin was hospitable, and thorough. She answered all of my (endless) questions promptly and courteously. Mike at the check in desk was professional and we all felt very well cared for as he explained the... More 

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3 Thank Bettebet
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review - so glad your day was amazing! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We gathered a group of old friends and had the time of our lives. The staff at the marina was helpful and was more than accommodating as we planned, prepared and returned the beautiful pontoon boat we rented. I was glad that we has folks with us that knew the lake and were knowledgable about boats. We had absolutely no... More 

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1 Thank Robin W
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad that we were able to help you have a wonderful day with good friends! More 

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