Choose Your Tour

For the non fisherman we offer many different options for enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Great Smoky Mountains. There is no better way to do so than from the water. Choose one of our guided tours and/or cruises by pontoon boat. Click on the trip boxes below for more information:


We offer our cruises in two and four hour formats and we have seating for nine passengers aboard our 22 foot pontoon boat. Nothing beats the beauty of a sunset over Fontana Lake.

Bryson City Sunset Cruises


There is no better way to see the beauty than from the water. Experience the breathtaking colors as they reflect off the surface of Fontana Lake.

Fontana Lake Fall Foliage Cruise

Fontana Guides is fully insured, licensed, and operates under a special Commercial Use Authorization from the U.S. National Park Service.








All of our boat captains hold a United States Coast Guard License as a Master of Inland Waters, 25 Gross Tons.








All of our guides/captains are Wilderness First Aid/ CPR & AED certified and trained by the American Red Cross.







We offer the opportunity of taking home the best memories of your adventures with us. Thanks to GoPro our guides always have a camera on hand at all times. At no additional charge, we will upload HD photos of your experience to our Facebook page for you to download, tag, and share with your friends!


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North Carolina requires anyone younger than 13 to wear an appropriate life vest when on a recreational vessel that is underway.


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