Boat Tours in the North Georgia Mountains

The North Georgia mountains are home to beautiful lakes that practically beg to be explored by boat. There are plenty of places where you can rent a boat for the day, but for those who don’t want to captain their own boat, these boat tours offer a great way to spend time on the lake.

Boat tours and charters in the North Georgia mountains

Boat tours and charters in the North Georgia mountains

Whether you want to casually explore the lake, try your hand at fishing, have a drink with your friends, or raise your adrenaline with a speedy airboat ride, these North Georgia boat tours have got you covered!


Boat Tours in North Georgia

These boat charters in North Georgia include a captain to guide you around so that you can relax and focus on fun. Pick your adventure and pack your sunscreen!


Boat Tours on Blue Ridge Lake

Enjoy a day on Lake Blue Ridge with Capt’n Joe on one of 3 types of lake adventures.


Capt’N Joe’s Lake Adventures

Capt'N Joe's Lake Adventures on Lake Blue Ridge, GA

Capt’N Joe’s Lake Adventures on Lake Blue Ridge, GA

This charter service on Blue Ridge Lake is a great option for someone who wants a relaxing lake tour or a guided trip to fish or swim. Or for an unforgettable date night, try a specialty charter that includes dinner from one of the local fine restaurants!


Capt’N Joe’s Charter Boat Options

  • Lake Tours (2 hours from $55 / person)
  • Fishing, Swimming, or Tours
    • from $300 for half day
    • from $500 for full-day
  • Specialty Charter
    • Dinner for 2 served on deck ($300)
    • Dinner for 4 served on deck ($500)


Contact Capt’n Joe’s Lake Adventures


Capt’N Joe’s Lake Adventures Reviews



Boat Tours at Lake Chatuge

Enjoy a memorable day of fun on scenic Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee and Young Harris.

The Ridges Resort & Marina not only offers lodging, waterfront dining, and the seasonal Splash Island water park, but also 3 different ways to take a boat out on the lake! Choose to rent a boat and explore at your own pace, or book one of these unique boat tours for an easy day of fun on the water.


Airboat Tours at The Ridges Resort & Marina

Mountain Airboat Tours at The Ridges Resort Marina at Lake Chatuge, Georgia

Mountain Airboat Tours at The Ridges Resort Marina at Lake Chatuge, Georgia

Even if you’ve been on plenty of boat rides before, there is nothing that compares to the thrill of an airboat ride! Try a mountain airboat tour on this unique boat design that allows you to visit areas that are not easily accessible by other powered boats (and at much faster speeds).


Contact Mountain Man Airboat Tours



Aqua Tiki at The Ridges Resort & Marina

Lake Chatuge Boat Tour on the Aqua Tiki

Lake Chatuge Boat Tour on the Aqua Tiki

The Aqua Tiki boat tour experience lets you sit back and relax as much as possible. This boat is fully equipped with a captain, bartender, and includes complimentary draft beer, wine, soft drinks, & water. Grill, blender, and more available.

Maximum 6 people. No pets allowed.


Contact Aqua Tiki


Aqua Tiki Reviews

  • Facebook: @aquatikiga is rated 5.0 with 3,400+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Aqua Tiki is rated 5.0 with 10+ reviews



Which of these North Georgia boat tours looks like the most fun for your group?

10 Responses

  1. Ann says:

    I’d love to go on this boat tour. If there is a magical moment in the day is the sunset, day and night merge into a spectrum of colors that contemplated from the sea make it a spectacle to share with a loved ones. Friends or family, sharing this sailing experience with whoever we love is awesome.

    • Alyce says:

      I love the different boat tour options that are available. I haven’t been on an airboat since a trip to the Everglades decades ago, but I would definitely love to take the airboat tour of Lake Chatuge!

  2. Kokontala says:

    I have come across much information which is thrilling about North Georgia from your posts. This has induced much enthusiasm to tour to North Georgia to explore all the amazing and beautiful features I have read; I have come across much this far and I’m really excited to travel there. And yes, boat tours are fun indeed!!

    • Alyce says:

      Hello! I can think of almost nothing more relaxing than a day spent riding around in a boat. I hope you found the perfect boat tour for your group!

  3. Molly says:

    Wow, boat tours in the mountains sounds divine!  I’ve never been to GA. The Lake Chatuge option sounds really fun with the lodging, dining, and water park. Is there lodging and dining available near Blue Ridge as well?  The Aqua Tiki looks a little cheesy but what ever “floats your boat” ;).

  4. Andy says:

    Hi and thanks for sharing this. I could see us trying all of these. The airboat tour has to be great fun even though they do look as if they could easily capsize. But equally well the Aqua Tiki is just so over-the-top but has to be a great way to take a tour on the lake with friends and drinks. Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I just hope one day we will be able to visit this part of Georgia and enjoy the scenery, the lake, and these tours. Best regards, Andy

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Andy, If you haven’t tried an airboat ride, I definitely recommend it for anyone who likes a fast boat ride. It’s surprisingly smooth and a lot of fun! 

      The Aqua Tiki will let you enjoy a more leisurely pace as you sip drinks with your friends. 

      Either way, it’s going to be a great day on the lake! 🙂

  5. Michael says:

    I thought Captain Joes looked a little pricey. Are his prices about average for this type of adventure?

    Probably for mine the Tiki boat tour looks about my style. Something where I can get good photographs. 

    However they all look good. Who knows if I get up that way these old creaky bones might even hop aboard the Airboat.


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Michael, The Capt’N Joe’s boat tours include the captain and can be tailored to what your group most wants to see or do. The 5-star rating that Capt’N Joe’s has earned on Facebook and TripAdvisor suggests that he provides a great value for your money!

      However, I think you’ll have a great time no matter which option you choose! Have fun!!

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