Fontana Lake Tour Cruise

Almond, United States

Experience hosted by Jason

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

To truly get a taste of the beauty that Fontana and the Great Smoky Mountains can offer, one must throw off the ropes and head out on the water. From our meeting point at Prince Boat Dock, we'll tour the shores of Fontana on our fully outfitted 32' pontoon boat, tucking in to secluded coves, scanning the scene for wildlife such as black bear and bald eagle, and taking in magnificent sunsets. You'll see a side of Americas most visited national park that millions of others won't.

Bring along your favorite drinks to enjoy while we cruise, we'll provide the ice, appropriate cups and utensils, and light snacks. The boat is equipped with a clean restroom, music, coolers, and enclosed cabin in case of a pop up storm.
Other things to note
Trips run rain or shine only to be delayed or cancelled due to lightning in the area or heavy sustained rain. Trips are fully customizable. Cruises can be scheduled for any time during the day. Sunset cruises are very popular, but spectacular sunsets are not guaranteed.
To truly get a taste of the beauty that Fontana and the Great Smoky Mountains can offer, one must throw off the ropes and head out on the water. From our meeting point at Prince Boat Dock, we'll tour the shores of Fontana on our fully outfitted 32' pontoon boat, tucking in to secluded coves, scanning the scene for wildlife such as black bear and bald eagle, and taking in magnificent sunsets. You'll see a side of Americas most visited national par…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Coolers, ice, appropriate drinkware, utensils, light snacks, water.

Meet your Host, Jason

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 86 Reviews
  • Identity verified
After more than 30 years of exploring Fontana Lake and the mountains around it, I found the opportunity to entertain guests to our mountains and showcase the world class scenery that makes this place so special. As owner of The Sunny Day Adventure Company, I am privileged to lead adventure seekers from all over onto Fontana Lake and the most visited national park in America, The Great Smoky Mountains. Years of experience have been further honed by formal leadership training from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and SOLO Southeast, along with a US Coast Guard Captain Credential. All the training and time on the water is important, but it's nothing without passion and love. When you see it, you'll know why I'm here.
After more than 30 years of exploring Fontana Lake and the mountains around it, I found the opportunity to entertain guests to our mountains and showcase the world class scenery that makes this place so special. As owner of The Sunny Day Adventure Company, I am privileged to lead adventure seekers from all over onto Fontana Lake and the most visited national park in America, The Great Smoky Mountains. Years of experience have been further honed by formal leadership training from the National Out…
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Where you'll be

As I mentioned, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America. Fontana Lake borders nearly all of the parks southern boundary. There is no development in the park, and very little elsewhere on the lake. Over 12 million people visited the park in 2020, you may not see another person on this trip to the park.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 86 reviews.

Linda
October 2021
My husband and I had a very nice time on the Fontana boat tour. Jason is an amazing host, very knowledgeable about the area. The views were amazing and enjoyed chatting with the other anniversary couple from Alabama. Would highly recommend!
Abbey
September 2021
I would 100% recommend the tour. We had great weather. Jason knew the area well and we ended up seeing a couple bears alongside the shoreline. Boat was comfortable and clean. Just felt like we had a friend with a boat. The lake was beautiful, calm, and a smooth ride was provided. My husband and I had a great time and hope to visit again in the future with friends/family.
Lisa
September 2021
This guy is awesome. We loved all the views, service, thoughtfulness, and we were never rushed and we were welcomed with a very friendly smile. Jason was very knowledgeable about our surroundings and what to look for. We will definitely be back next season 😊
Lori D
September 2021
Great experience. The lake is beautiful. It was a very relaxing outing. Jason was very personable and knowledgeable. The only negatives: lots of parking spaces but all but one taken when we arrived. Also, the small gravel hill leading down to the water is a little steep so take caution when walking down to the water. Perhaps there was a handicap access somewhere that I just didn’t see!? Overall great experience. Would definately recommend!!
Fathiya
September 2021
We sure got the best welcome to Almond, NC possible! Not only was Jason very knowledgeable, he was patient, kind and takes pride in educating his guests with everything you’d need to know. This was definitely a great experience and I can’t wait to do it again. The Tour was so peaceful, and the lake was so beautiful. If you're looking for activities on your visit to North Carolina, this is it. We drove from Franklin, NC, which is about an hour from Almond. The drive to Almond was breathtaking. This was just the most wonderful trip and was worth every penny. Jason made the tour fun and interactive. What a nice guy! He met me and my fiancé at the parking lot and guided us to the boat. There was one other couple, and we were able to social distance. Jason also provided some water, ice and snacks. enjoyed the tour so much that we’ve recommended it to our friends and family. We didn’t want the tour to be over! So glad we chose this particular tour. Do not miss it. You won't regret it.
Julie
September 2021
Beautiful scenery and wildlife very relaxing lots photo ops. Jason was very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend for any future boat tours near Bryson NC.

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Your favorite beverage, sunscreen, sunglasses, long sleeves for cool evenings.