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Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours

Lake Placid, NY, USA
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About Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours
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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mrssnyder2004 wrote a review Oct 2020
Landenberg, Pennsylvania28 contributions11 helpful votes
Can't go wrong during peak leaf-peeping season. We enjoyed a GORGEOUS hour on the lake, learning about local residents and lore. Very relaxing. Beautiful place.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mama Mia wrote a review Aug 2020
New Jersey231 contributions104 helpful votes
Thanks to Brandon from Hoboken for the great tip about buying tickets! Due to Covid-19, no reservations are being taken online or over the phone before the day of your desired trip (not sure why). Same day, walk-up reservations take place at their site at the lake (you don't pay,,,,you only reserve that way) or you can call after 9 the same day. Brandon's advice: go in person and get in line by 830. So that is what I did, I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed out alone to buy tickets for my son and me. At 815 I was catching up onTwitter and drinking coffee while standing in line waiting for them to open (with a beautiful view of the lake). Promptly at 9 a very friendly guy came out and took last names, what time of tour each party wanted to take the tour and then each of us to return 15 minutes before launching to pay for our tickets. Seamless and efficient. Brandon warned that if you wait until 9 to call, they will be sold out by then (due to the walk-up customers) and I don't doubt it, since the number of seats available on each tour are decreased due to the need for social distancing. I saw quite a few people the afternoon of our 3 pm tour walking in and being turned away. I guess they had no idea how in demand these tours are...they are literally the only game in town. Lovely hour plus on the lake with a very pleasant and informed tour guide. Extremely relaxing afternoon tour after a morning hunting for an open breakfast spot on the main drag (be forewarned) and then a beautiful drive up to the top of White Face Mountain. Recommended! It's the only way to get a good sense of the lake, its history and the views of the immense shoreline.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Brandon E wrote a review Aug 2020
Hoboken, New Jersey40 contributions45 helpful votes
Ok here it is, the tour itself, 4 stars for sure. Booking the tour, 2 stars. Obviously because of COVID there has been a surge of local travel, Lake Placid is jammed and as far as boat tours go this is really the only game in town. They offer a few tours daily starting at 10 and ending at 3:30pm. Now here is the most important part, if you read nothing else, read this. DO NOT CALL TO BOOK. Get to the actual marina no later than 8:30am the day you want to go. They do not do advance booking. Stand in line and then book directly. If you call they will be sold out by 9:01 am. There is one dude there that early, he isn't friendly and he is getting the people in line first before answering the phone. The guy taking names was just a jerk, no other way to put it. It turned us off from wanting to go, but I waited in line anyway. He just demands how many, time, name and number and don't go out of order or you'll get a dirty look (like I did). Now, the tour itself was fantastic. We had Captain Cook and he did a great job and tried to get our girls interested, talking to them and I really appreciate that. You can to see all the homes (camps) as well as the mountains, etc. It really is a nice hour on the water. Captain Cook is the reason they get 4 stars. If you're here, come for the tour for sure just be sure to plan in advance to book it and what day you want to go and show up early!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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stzv2579 wrote a review Jul 2020
East Amherst, New York75 contributions39 helpful votes
One hour relaxing tour of beautiful Lake Placid. Interesting history to hear and amazing homes to view. Friendly tour guide. Masks and spaced seating due to COVID. Boat was comfortable and clean. Call early in the AM to make a reservation because they do book up. Had a great time and highly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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howardform wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City9,223 contributions68 helpful votes
Good reasonable Priced Boat tour. This 1 hour tour of Lake Placid is really good, It was reasonably Priced (Especially with the Corona) Its one of the only ways to see Lake Placid. The tour was narrated. Lake Placid is very Scenic with some of the High Peaks in the background, Definatly take your camera on this tour. I actually liked it better than the tourboats in lake George. If you are going to Lake Placid, you should really do this. I did need a GPS to find this, it is a bit tricky to get there. Be aware because of Corona you need to reserve in advance, they really should try to run more tours in the summer
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Date of experience: July 2020
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