Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do on the trip that’s included in the price?
Ans. You can do everything listed on the website without any extra charges. Swim, tube, sightsee, cliff jump etc. time permitting of course.
2. What is the average length of a tour that people schedule?
Ans. In the summer the most popular tour length is 3 hours. It will allow you to do swimming, cliff jumping, and tubing with a small group under 5 people. More people require more time, especially for tubing. In the spring and fall the average sightseeing tour is 2 hours.
3. What can I bring on board?
Ans. Feel free to bring food and your choice of beverages on the boat. Alcohol is permitted for persons over 21.
4. Do you have life jackets?
Ans. Yes we have plenty of life jackets. The boat is a fully licensed, insured and inspected public vessel (PV)
We are required by the State of NY to have PF 1 jackets for all on board. Please let us know if you have infants or young children. We have additional vest life jackets for tubing and swimming and will supply accordingly.
5. Can I cancel my appointment?
Ans. Yes please see the cancellation policy on the website. You can cancel with a full refund up to 72 hours prior to your tour. Within 72 hours if you cancel without rescheduling you will be charged for a 1 hour tour, as we have already committed the boat and Captain and most likely have turned down other clients for that time slot. If weather is a problem on the day of your tour. The Captain will be in touch with you and the Captain will make the final decision. (We are not interested in going out during complete rainy days either) Many times there may be a brief shower in one part of the lake and not the other. We do our best to avoid those rainy situations.
6. Can I pay cash?
Ans. Yes you may replace your credit card payment with cash on the day of your trip. We will then issue a credit on the credit card
7. Should I tip the Captain?
Ans. You do not have to tip, however 90 % of the people over the past few years, do tip the Captain. They work hard to ensure you have a 5 star trip. Tips have ranged from $20.00 to $200.00
8. Where do you go on the tour?
Ans. The lake is 32 miles long. We spend our time in the southern half of the lake. The midpoint of the lake, called the narrows, is the favorite spot for most tours. It is not far from the town of Bolton landing and the famous Sagamore hotel. Should you decide you would like to cliff jump that’s where the cliffs and islands are. They’re called the Glen Island Group. Many tourists use the state owned Islands for camping. We then head south toward the village of Lake George where there are many places for swimming and tubing. Most of the mansions are on the west side of the lake. The stretch from Lake George Village to Bolton Landing is called Millionaires row.
9. Can you pick up at the Sagamore instead of Fischer’s Marina?
Ans. 95% of the people will get picked up at the marina. We will pick you up at the Sagamore, or any hotel you may be staying in, as long as they have a dock. As stated on the website there is an additional surcharge. Depending on where your pickup point is and how long it will take the captain to get there and of course back to our marina for the next scheduled tour will determine your price. Usually around $125.00 additional. Please call for all appts.with off site pickups
10. Is there a minimum age?
Ans. There is no minimum age. We have had infants as young as 6 months on the boat. We have life jackets that will fit less than 20 lbs. feel free to bring your own as well.
11. How high are the cliffs?
Ans. We have a couple choices for cliff jumping. The most popular cliffs are in the Dollar islands. They are located at the north end of the Glen Island Group and are at the farthest point up the lake we will tour on your trip. Approx. 16 miles from Lake George Village. The height is approx. 12-16’.
Directly east of Dollar Island is Paradise Bay. A great spot for swimming. The bay also has an 8 ft. rock for younger kids and adults to jump off.
12. How dangerous is tubing?
Ans. We have had 3 year olds with an adult in the tube. We can go as fast or as slow as you would like. Some people want the excitement of a faster trip with more waves and bounces while others want a nice relaxing tube ride. Your choice!