Cherokee summer boat cruise

Lake Cruises

Explore the waterfront of Lake Junaluska while learning a little history aboard the Cherokee IV. Lake cruises will be available to the public beginning Memorial Day weekend. Private cruises are available seasonally.

Enjoy a family-friendly guided 45-minute boat tour aboard the historic Cherokee IV.  Learn lake history from your tour guide or just enjoy the scenery as you cruise along the water.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, cruises will be offered afternoons or evenings on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The times for tours will be posted online when reservations open for the season.

Guided lake cruises are $10 per person age 6 and older and free for children age 5 and younger. Private cruises start at $350.

Boat tours depart from the dock behind the Harrell Center, located across from The Terrace Hotel at 710 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, N.C.

How to Reserve
Public lake cruises are closed for the season. Beginning Memorial Day weekend of 2023, reservations for lake cruises can be booked online.

Private Cruises
Private cruises, including sunset cruises and small weddings, are available seasonally. Private cruises start at $350. For more information or to book a private cruise, email [email protected] or call 828-454-6650.

Lake Junaluska visitors take a boat tour aboard the Cherokee