Cruise along local attractions and landmarks used in the filming of "Dirty Dancing". 

Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure on a covered boat tour. Listen to the legends of the lake and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.


Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning at 10 am, the day of the tour. Our boat tours depart on the top of the hour, beginning at 11 am daily,  and require at least six passengers. We are sorry, but no pets are allowed on tour boats. 


Our tour guides ensure your safety and will make you want to come back for a tour over and over.

Private charters also available.

Additional lunch cruises available. Please call for more details at (828) 625-1373.

**​During Phase 2 COVID-19 restrictions for travel and group gatherings, no more than 10 people are allowed per guided tour boat. Please bring a mask as they are REQUIRED for all passengers during the tour. This is for the safety of our employees and guests.  

Specialty Cruises


Box Lunch Cruise

Book this guided cruise around Lake Lure while enjoying a light lunch. Boxed lunch includes deli sandwich, chips, drink, and dessert. Reservations are required two weeks in advance. Cruise requires reservation of 10+ passengers per group and is available Monday through Friday now through October.

$25 per person

(Adults and Seniors)

Guided Boat Tours

(877) 386-4255

Come aboard for a scenic trip around the lake

Hours and Pricing


Guided Boat Tour Tickets 2021

Adults:             $18

Seniors (62+):   $16

Children:          $8

Hours of Operation


April - May*




10am - 5pm

June - August*



10am - 6pm

10am - 6pm

Sept - OctDaily
10am - 5pm
Nov 1 - Nov 24


Call for Hours

DecemberGas onlyBy appt

*Days and hours subject to change based on restrictions

due to COVID-19.

Tour boats  leave the Marina beginning at

11 am daily.

Please contact the Marina at 828-625-1373

for groups of 10+ passengers.