The ONLY naturalist-led tours of Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges. The difference is knowledge, love of place, and passion.
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. 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 waters of 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 never know what to expect, and you’ll never be disappointed.
JLT PUBLIC TOUR SCHEDULES
A DAY ON THE LAKE
This six-hour Sunday 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 more waterfalls or spend more time admiring scenic bridges, taking short hikes, 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 Sundays are available September through April. $75 per person.
FULL MOON TOURS
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 tours / April - May / $45 per person, times vary.
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 elders. These special tours are two hours in length, just enough 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 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.