THE only NATURALIST-LED TOURS of LAKE JOCASSEE and the JOCASSEE GORGES. THE DIFFERENCE IS KNOWLEDGE, LOVE OF PLACE, PASSION


OUR TOURS

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. Do you like 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 water 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’ll never know what to expect, and you’ll never be disappointed.

    

                                 

 

 

 

JLT TOUR SCHEDULES

 
DECEMBER 1, 2018 - FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday Tours:
Wednesday Tours. 3 hours from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, $40.00 pp.
Saturday Tours. 4 hours from 12:00pm - 4:00pm, $50.00 pp
Sunday Afternoon Tours from 2:00 - 5:00pm, $40 pp
 
 
MARCH 1 - 30, 2019
Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday Tours:
Wednesday & Sunday Tours. 3 hours, from 11:00am - 2:00pm $40.00 pp. 
Saturday Tours.  4 hours from 11:00am - 3:00pm, $50.00 pp 
 
 
APRIL 1, 2019 - May 25, 2019
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 4 hours, from 10am to 2pm, $50.00 pp
Sunday Afternoon: 2:30 - 5:30 PM: $40.00 pp
 
MAY 26, 2019 - OCTOBER 31, 2019
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 4 hours, from 10am to 2pm,  Adults: $50.00 pp.  Kids 4-17: 10% off
Sunday Afternoon: 2:30 - 5:30 PM: $40.00 pp
 
NOVEMBER 1 - 30, 2019 
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 4 hours, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, $50.00 pp
 
 
UPPER LAKE TOURS, OFFERED SUNDAYS
Waterfalls and wild rivers are part of every UPPER LAKE experience on Lake Jocassee. Join us to explore the wildness of Bearcamp Creek or Devils Hole, Laurel Fork Falls. We might wander across state lines to admire scenic bridges spanning Horsepasture River or the Toxaway River. Along the way we might see butterflies or we might see bald eagles… one never knows! Join us to discover this for yourselves!
 
LOWER LAKE TOURS, OFFERD SATURDAYS 
Waterfalls and wild rivers are part of every LOWER LAKE experience on Lake Jocassee. Join us to explore the wildness of Howard Creek and the Thompson River, the quiet beauty of Bad Creek Falls, or magnificent Wright Creek Falls. We might linger to admire Whitewater River and the amazing feat of engineering that is the Bad Creek Hydro Project. Along the way we might see butterflies or we might see bears… one never knows! Join us to discover this for yourselves!
 
 

A DAY ON THE LAKE

This six-hour Saturday, 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 all the falls or just spend more time admiring scenic bridges, swimming, 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 Saturdays are available the second Saturday of every month.

   

 

SUNSET TOURS

The noisy power boats have headed in by now. Those pesky jet skis too.  The sun is getting lower in the sky, the temperature is easing off. It’s time to cruise. In the summer, early morning and late afternoon provide the most pleasant times of day to be on the lake, and since we just can’t seem to get folks up and at em’ for a 6AM tour, we’ve settled for 6PM. We’ll visit some waterfalls, drift up some wild rivers, and then settle in quietly to watch the sunset. The speed range for this event: dawdle to pokey. Ever watch the sunset while floating in a calm, cool mountain lake? Perhaps with your favorite beverage in hand? You can do it with us.  This is a 3 hour tour. $40.00 per person.  

ALL SUNSET TOUR RESERVATIONS MUST BE BOOKED BEFORE 12:00 NOON THE DAY OF THE TOUR.      

 

FULL MOON RISING TOURS

Once a month, on the evening of the rising of the full moon, join us for a tranquil, convivial three 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'll bring along the end-of-the-day refreshments. Adults: $50.00 pp. 

 

PRIVATE TOURS


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. Perfect for reunions, weddings, corporate outings or just a romatic evening. Our boats accommodate up to 14 people. Max 50 people. Please book 48 hours in advance.

 

           

                           

OUR BOATS

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 accomodate a total of 50 people which is great for GROUP outings.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

JOCASSEE GORGES

The Jocassee Gorges was recently named one of "50 of the World’s Last Great Places—Destinations of a Lifetime" in a special edition of National Geographic magazine.  “National Geographic's special recognition of Jocassee Gorges is quite an honor,” said Mark Hall, Jocassee...



JLT CANCELLATION POLICY

*Your credit card will be charged at time the reservation is made. If you need to cancel your reservation, please see the following:

*Reservations cancelled before 72 hours will be issured an immediate refund.

*Reservations cancelled 72 hours to 24 hours prior to scheduled tour will be issued a gift certificate (valid for 1 year) issued via email. 

*Reservations cancelled within 24 hours prior to scheduled tour will be charged in full.

*If the tour is cancel due to weather, and immediate refund will be issued.

*Jocassee Lake Tours reserves the right to CANCEL if less than 6 people are booked, or in case of inclement weather.

IF JOCASEE LAKE TOURS HAS TO CANCEL DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU BY TEXT & EMAIL.  THE CUTOFF TIME IS 7:00 AM FOR MORNING TOURS AND 12:00 NOON FOR THE AFTERNOON TOURS. IF YOU HAVE MADE YOUR RESERVATION ON LINE, YOU MAY RESCHEDULE, OR WE WILL GIVE YOU AN IMMEDIATE REFUND.

Service Provided By: Jocassee Lake Tours: 864-280-5501 info@jocasseelaketours.com. 


All tours depart from main boat ramp at Devils Fork State Park, Salem SC

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - APRIL 30, 2019

FALL - WINTER PARKING


MAY 1, 2019 - NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

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We depart from the main boat dock at Devils Fork State Park, Salem SC, 28676