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Fontana Marina

Highway 28 North, Fontana Dam, NC 28733
+1 828-498-2211
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Fall rain tour

We were concerned about the 100 % rain predictions but went anyway. We had another couple... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
mack243SouthCarolina
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Chapin, South Carolina
Staff, vista, and history lesson on the Pontoon are worth the trip

We were captained by Captain Karl on the two hour Pontoon ride associated with the Fontana Village... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
litemood
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Ellijay, Georgia
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Highway 28 North, Fontana Dam, NC 28733
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

We were concerned about the 100 % rain predictions but went anyway. We had another couple with us who were seaworthy and enjoyed dealing with the rain with plastic sheets that blocked the rain but enjoyed the presentation on Lake communitis before the Fontana Dam...More

Thank mack243SouthCarolina
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Thanks for your review. The Miss Hazel scenic lake tour pontoon is an open air boat, not a closed vessel.

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

We were captained by Captain Karl on the two hour Pontoon ride associated with the Fontana Village. We learned the history of the dam built in 1942, a WWII project, the history of the communities lying beneath the lake now. Staff at the Marina was...More

Thank litemood
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Thanks for your review of the Marina at Fontana Village Resort. The scenic lake tour is a great activity for guests wanting to enjoy some time out on the water and take in the scenery while learning about the history and culture of the Fontana...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

It was a busy labor day weekend and when I called all the rentals were booked. We brought our kayaks to enjoy the lake but when we got there and talked to the marina staff they found us a pontoon to rent for a couple...More

Thank Scott S
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you for your review of the Marina at Fontana Village Resort! Our marina staff is always friendly and helpful and ready to get you on your way to fun and adventure on Lake Fontana. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We rented a pontoon boat and spent 4 hours cruising Fontana Lake. It was wonderful. The scenery was amazing, the view of Fontana Dam from the water was great. We tied up to shore and had a picnic lunch. Any day is a good day...More

Thank WoodyMCP
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for your review of the Marina at Fontana Village Resort! The marina rents pontoons, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards to guests and the general public. Come down and enjoy a day on the lake any time of year!

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Brought our boat on a recent one week stay at Fontana Village. Marina staff are excellent. Slips are very nice, covered with power and water. Full service with nicely stocked marina store including food and beer. First time at Fontana lake....unbelievably beautiful. Must go down...More

Thank John H
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for your review of Fontana Village's marina. The lake is truly beautiful at any time of year!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

The launch is capable of launching large houseboats (ie 60 summersets) from a long narrow but deep dock. Trailer parking is limited and parking on the ramp is also limited. Great clear water, one can see the fish, for swimming. No debris and calm water.

Thank BartBrammer
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for your review of the Fontana Marina. It is a great location for starting your adventure on the water in any type of boat!

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Reviewed December 11, 2016

We rented the boats and you can bring your own if you have it. Water is great and the staff is wonderful. They can help you with everything even if you are not sure about being "The Captain of your own boat"

Thank localeater2016
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fontana Village Resort Marina. A day out on the lake is perfect in any season!

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Reviewed October 23, 2016

They have a 2 hour pontoon boat tour of the lake. Since there are no homes to see, it is very entertaining to take the tour and learn about the area and history.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Scenic Lake Tour at Fontana Village Resort's Marina. I hope that you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Rented a pontoon boat which seats up to 10 people. Went swimming in the lake that was really clean....a lot of fun!

Thank karlydog2016
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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fontana Village Resort Marina, Lake Fontana is an amazingly scenic location and the Marina rents pontoons, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards for all types of adventure on the water.

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Really neat marina, clean bathrooms, our boat was very clean & comfortable for the sunset cruise that lasted a couple of hours. We actually got to see a black bear cub along the bank of the lake while on the cruise.More

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you so much for your review of the Fontana Village Resort Marina. Our scenic lake cruises offer such an excellent glimpse of the lovely nature of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and sometimes some of the wildlife as well as giving the guest...More

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