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161 Holcombe Cir, Salem, SC 29676-2306
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had a wonderful time on Lake Jocassee this past weekend. Tricia was our guide and she was fabulous, very engaging and informative. She has a passion for what she does and it shows. We loved the lake and it's natural beauty and history. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harry O
Reviewed September 18, 2018

If you have never been to lake Jocassee you need to get there for hiking, swimming, boating, touring, and more. Brooks and Kay run an awesome organization and provide amazing opportunities to get to know the lake. We have done full moon tours, kayak tours,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brooks W, Owner at Jocassee Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thanks for the kind words, Michael. We work hard and love what we do! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous experience!! My husband & I were making a casual road trip & read about this opportunity.- so VERY glad we reserved spots & spent the day. Although large, the lake area is quiet & pristine. Jake, our guide, was knowledgeable, kind, shared...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kay W, Owner at Jocassee Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you for coming, Rozanne! Zach is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide, and you're right, he LOVES sharing the special places on Jocassee. All our guides do! Please come back to see us again... the lake has much to explore, and changes every day!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Really enjoyed our tour on the lake and Zach was an awesome guide. Friendly, intelligent and knowledgeable about everything lake related. Would highly recommend this excursion and would love to go on it again.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

There is lots to learn about this lake, and a good guide will tell you all about the towns that were relocated to make way for the dam that provides quite a bit of electricity.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the lake tour and Tricia was our guide. Let me tell, she is AMAZING! We have been on many different tours throughout nc and sc, and she, by far, was the best, most knowledgeable (she knew everything!Even had us try...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Do this tour. We had considered renting a boat and doing it on our own, but for the price and the convenience, this was so much better. Our guide, Kenny, was really great. All the guides on these tours are naturalists (take courses at nearby...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Our family and friends had a wonderful time at this private boat tour. Our tour guide took us to the many beautiful areas in the lake which includes some the most amazing secluded water falls. Our private tour is worth the money we spent and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charlie M
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Lake Jocassee is a beautiful lake! We are kayakers and really wanted to get far enough out to see 3 specific waterfalls. I'm rating 5 stars because this is a GREAT company and our experience, as far as they were concerned, was spot on! He...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Geoffrey T
Brooks W, Owner at Jocassee Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Sorry about the snakes, Geoffrey! We didn't know it was there big day either. I went back two days later, camera in hand to photograph so many snakes, and things were back to normal. We saw just a few. Actually, I think you saw something...More

Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

We took out-of-town guests on the tour and they left the boat raving about how interesting it was. The Jocassee Valley is a national treasure.

Date of experience: May 2018
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July 1, 2017|
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Response from Bev J | Reviewed this property |
Generally, both owners don't go on the tour so it is likely you could be on the boat without the dog. They are very nice people and I believe if you emailed them with your concern, they would be very accommodating. Good luck... More
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Kay W | Property representative |
We do welcome well behaved lap dogs under 30 pounds on our public tours. We occasionally have a guest bring a larger dog (and they don't always tell us a dog is coming!) and as long as everyone else is okay with that, we are... More
Julie C
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Kay W | Property representative |
Hi Julie! I know the date has passed but I want to clarify a previous answer. Devils Fork State Park does NOT offer tours at all. Eclectic Sun is the on-site provider at DFSP for pontoon and kayak rentals. JLT works with ES... More