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THE only NATURALIST-LED TOURS of LAKE JOCASSEE and the JOCASSEE GORGES.  THE DIFFERENCE IS KNOWLEDGE, LOVE OF PLACE, PASSION


OUR TOURS

Every tour of Lake Jocassee is uniquely special. We just never know what we're going to see! It could be Oconee Bells blooming, or a bald eagle soaring overhead, or multitudes of butterflies puddling on a rock. Some things, though, we can count on. Do you like waterfalls? Lake Jocassee has waterfalls we can swim under! Do you favor wild mountain rivers? Pristine wilderness rivers flow into and provide the cold, pure water that makes Lake Jocassee. Enjoy fall’s color explosion, winter’s solitude and abundant waterfowl (starring the ethereal loon), and spring’s rebirth of nature. And of course, summer is for swimming and playing in the waterfalls! You’ll never know what to expect, and you’ll never be disappointed.                                  

JLT PUBLIC TOUR SCHEDULES

NOVEMBER 1 - APRIL 30: COOL SEASON                               
WEDNESDAY:  11 AM - 2 PM / $45
SATURDAY: 11 AM- 3 PM / ADULTS $55 / KIDS $50
SUNDAY: 2 PM - 5 PM - 5:30 / $45 PER PERSON                      

     

 
 
MAY 1 - OCTOBER 31: WARM SEASON
WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
10 AM- 2 PM / ADULTS $55 / KIDS $50
SUNDAY: 2:30 PM - 5:30  PM / $45 PER PERSON

     

 
UPPER LAKE TOURS 
Waterfalls and wild rivers are part of every UPPER LAKE experience on Lake Jocassee. Join us to explore the wildness of Bearcamp Creek or Devils Hole, Laurel Fork Falls. We might wander across state lines to admire scenic bridges spanning Horsepasture River or the Toxaway River. Along the way we might see butterflies or we might see bald eagles… one never knows! Join us to discover this for yourselves!
 
LOWER LAKE TOURS
Waterfalls and wild rivers are part of every LOWER LAKE experience on Lake Jocassee. Join us to explore the wildness of Howard Creek and the Thompson River, the quiet beauty of Bad Creek Falls, or magnificent Wright Creek Falls. We might linger to admire Whitewater River and the amazing feat of engineering that is the Bad Creek Hydro Project. Along the way we might see butterflies or we might see bears… one never knows! Join us to discover this for yourselves!
 

A DAY ON THE LAKE

This six-hour Saturday, gives us a chance to see more, do more, and enjoy more of the Jocassee Gorges via this “blue highway” called Lake Jocassee. This can give us a chance to see all the falls or just spend more time admiring scenic bridges, swimming, exploring areas you don't normally see on our regular tours or just spending more time in either the upper lake or lower lake regions. Join us to explore a land of wonder and mystery, where one never knows what we’ll see. Six Hour Saturdays are available the second Saturday of warm weather months.   $75 per person. 

 

SUNSET TOURS

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The noisy power boats have headed in by now. Those pesky jet skis, too.  The sun is getting lower in the sky, the temperature is easing off (finally!). It’s time to cruise. In the summer, early morning and late afternoon provide the most pleasant times of day to be on the lake, and since we just can’t seem to get folks up and at em’ for a 6AM tour, we’ve settled for 6PM. We’ll visit some waterfalls, drift up some wild rivers, and then settle in quietly to watch the sun set. The speed range for this event: dawdle to pokey. Ever watch the sunset while floating in a calm, cool mountain lake? Perhaps with your favorite beverage in hand? You can do it with us.

Every Wed and Saturday begininng May 1. These are 3 hour tours / $45 per person / times vary

                                               

  FULL MOON TOURS

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Once a month, on the evening of the rising of the full moon, join us for a tranquil, convivial thee hours or so on the lake.  We'll visit some waterfalls, wander up a wild river or two, then settle in for the rising of the full moon.  Speed range -- dawdle to pokey.  We will be serving wine and you may bring what ever food you would like. These are 3 hour tour / April - May / $45 per person, times vary.

     

PRIVATE TOURS


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Just you, your family and your friends. Have the boat, and the time, all to yourself.  Swim, hike, kayak, explore, or just sit back and enjoy a leisurely tour of America’s most beautiful lake. Private tours are available daily, year round. Sunset tours are a specialty. From 3 hours to all day, starting at $345. Our boats accommodate up to 14 people per boat. Max 56 people. TIMES AVAILABLE ONLINE!

If you do not see a time that suits you, just give us a call.  864-280-5501

     

PRIVATE SENIOR TOURS


JOCASSEE LAKE TOURS offers these private, shorter tours just for nature-loving seniors.  These special tours are two hours in length, leaving plenty of time to visit some of Lake Jocassee’s most beautiful waterfalls and wild rivers.  Private tours are available weekdays, every month of the year, though we do recommend the fair weather months of April, May, September and October for Senior Tours. JLT Senior Tours are handicapped accessible. $35 per person, $300 minimum per boat.  These tours are perfect for Senior organizations.  CALL 864-280-5501 FOR DETAILS

OUR BOATS

Our pontoon boats are modern, safe and quiet.  Powered by clean-burning Yamaha 4 stroke outboard motors, they are whisper-quiet and environmentally friendly, and are equipped with half-canopies to protect from rain and summer sun.  Our boats accommodate up to 14 people, and we can accommodate a total of 56 people which is great for GROUP outings.

 

 

 
 
 

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CONTACT US: info@jocasseelaketours.com

Phone: 864-280-5501

We depart from the main boat dock at Devils Fork State Park, Salem SC, 28676

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