Cherokee summer boat cruise

Lake Cruises

Explore the waterfront of Lake Junaluska while learning a little history aboard the Cherokee IV.

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. Lake cruises open for the season Memorial Day weekend. Private cruises are are also available.

During the peak summer season, guided lake cruises are offered, weather permitting, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Additional times are available for private cruises.

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
Tickets to guided lake cruises can be purchased online, at the boat dock before the cruise or in advance at the Lake Junaluska Outfitters near the pool. For questions about guided cruises, please call 828-454-6776.

Private Cruises
Private cruises, including sunset cruises , are available seasonally. Private cruises start at $350. To reserve a private cruise, email [email protected].  (For information about cruises for weddings, check out  Lake Junaluska Weddings packages and options.)

To contact Lake Junaluska Outfitters between Memorial Day and Labor Day, call 828-454-6776.

Lake Junaluska visitors take a boat tour aboard the Cherokee