Summers in Lake George are spectacular, with endless ways to get on the water and discover the largest lake in the Adirondacks. Affectionately known as the “Queen of American Lakes,” the 32-mile body of water has long attracted families looking for summer fun. One of our favorite ways to explore Lake George during the summer is on a boat cruise where families can sightsee and learn about the area’s fascinating history. Lake George boat cruises can also cater to families with little ones with fun pirate-themed trips and summer fireworks. Stay with us at Surfside on the Lake and plan your lake-cation today!
The Lake George Steamboat Company has a long and storied history in New York, founded in 1817. Today they continue to use three ships for sightseeing and fun lake cruises. The Mohican is the oldest continuously operated tour boat in America, which began in 1908. The Mohican offers family-oriented dinner cruises along with trips into Paradise Bay and the Islands of the Narrows.
The second cruise ship is the Lac du Saint Sacrement, offering fantastic sightseeing and dinner cruises. Each trip will include live entertainment, captain narrations, and a snack and cocktail bar. Finally, Minne-Ha-Ha offers cruises on one of the last steam paddle ships in America. The cruise options are excellent for families with short one-hour trips and a pirate cruise on the weekends. You can find all the cruises available with Lake George Steamboat Company here.
Shoreline Cruises is another popular option for Lake George boat cruises. Their most popular trip is the Historic Sightseeing Cruise, where guests will embark on a one-hour trip through the past. Learn about historical events like the Revolutionary War and the influential people that settled on Millionaire’s Row.
Another favorite option for summer in Lake George is the Fireworks Dinner Cruise. You will board the Adirondac and head out into the water to view a spectacular fireworks display. They also have a Family Firework Cruise aboard the Horicon, which is only a short one-hour trip. Discover all the Shoreline Cruises available on Lake George here.
Tiki Tours offers a unique boating experience on Lake George! Tike Tours offers lake trips on a thatch-covered tiki boat that can hold up to twelve passengers. This is a fun option for families and friends looking for a unique water experience in Lake George.
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Set sail this summer and spend an afternoon exploring the Adirondacks with Lake George boat cruises. Stay directly on Lake George when you choose Surfside on the Lake to host your getaway. Continue to explore the water on your own with our beach recreation rentals like kayaks and paddle boards. Browse our rooms and suites and start planning your summer escape to Lake George today!