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Jocassee Lake Tours

161 Holcombe Cir, Salem, SC 29676-2306
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Spectacular in every way

I knew the setting would be beautiful--a gorgeous lake surrounded by lovely mountains. But what I... read more

Reviewed today
dlgfabric
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Shallotte, North Carolina
Magical

Total comfort and amazement with this fabulous trip on Lake Jocasseee. All employees very... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Sandra A
,
Salem, South Carolina
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“hour tour” (12 reviews)
“beautiful lake” (15 reviews)
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161 Holcombe Cir, Salem, SC 29676-2306
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"hour tour"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 15 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 6 reviews
"wonderful tour"
in 5 reviews
"fall color"
in 2 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 4 reviews
"pontoon boat"
in 9 reviews
"four hours"
in 4 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 4 reviews
"upper lake"
in 2 reviews
"different seasons"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the cost"
in 2 reviews
"full moon rising"
in 2 reviews
"bring lunch"
in 2 reviews
"plant life"
in 2 reviews
"answered all of our questions"
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"south carolina"
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Reviewed today

I knew the setting would be beautiful--a gorgeous lake surrounded by lovely mountains. But what I didn't know was what a fascinating, informative, delightful tour it would be, thanks to our guide, Kay. I learned so much from all the stories and lore she shared....More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Total comfort and amazement with this fabulous trip on Lake Jocasseee. All employees very knowledgeable and helpful and entertaining when sharing their love of everything lake Jocassee. Do not hesitate. Book an excursion NOW. All seasons have adventures

Thank Sandra A
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Too much to write about so you can see the videos of the trip on my YouTube page. I've been going to the former JOCASSEE VALLEY since the mid 80's. Kay worked very hard to put on our tour that featured Patrick McMillan and Claudia...More

Thank Bandit421
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Fortunately for us, we ran into some folks while hiking to Yellow Branch Falls who told us about Jocassee Lake Tours. We only had one more day in the area, and these folks told us we would be crazy to not try to get on...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Our group of friends booked 2 pontoons with Kay & Brooks as our tour guides. Some of us had boated on beautiful Lake Jocassee several times and we had promised our friends they were in for a treat. Indeed, we all were! Seeing this awesome...More

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Brooks W, Owner at Jocassee Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks for such kind words! We hope to see all of you again soon. Your group was a delight to spend the day with.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Nestled in the absolutely beautiful western SC mountains is Lake Jocassee, part of Devils Lake State Park. A long ways from nowhere, but worth the scenic drive. The Lake tours are filled with information about the history of the lake, geology, flora and fauna of...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A nice afternoon, with our guide. He had a # of fun/interesting stories. Nice way to spend a beautiful 1/2 day, in God's Country.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We chose the sunset cruise with Tricia and it was wonderful, educational experience. Tricia's enthusiasm for the area was contagious! All 6 of us enjoyed the adventure. Terry

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the area as part of a weekend excursion. We were looking forward to seeing the sights but expecting the typical tour with "canned" talks and "cookie cutter" stops. We quickly discovered that Jocassee Lake Tours is unique. Kay tailored a...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We thought on renting a boat, but nobody would rent one for people who didn't have boat driving experience... We ended up booking a 4 hour private tour with them, and it was the best decision ever. The price was very reasonable, and the best...More

Thank Silvio R
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IrishfFan
2 July 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
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11 April 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
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Julie C
22 March 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
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