Lake George is considered one of the best boating destinations in the United States, in fact, its nickname is “Queen of American Lakes” which perfectly describes this place. Located in the state of New York, the lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests and hosts crystal clear water. Lake George is also home to many water sports activities, by renting a boat in town, you’ll be able to explore every corner of the lake while enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful scenery. If you want to have some more fun, you can even practise some waterskiing or wakeboarding.
The best time to charter a yacht in Lake George is in late spring and early fall. This is when the weather is good with warm temperatures and good sailing conditions but with a lot fewer tourists than during summertime. Indeed the best weather is during the high season, but this is also the period of the year when most tourists visit the area. If you do plan on exploring lake George in summer, make sure you higher a boat well in advance, with higher demand it is a lot harder to find a boat.
Prices for boat rentals and yacht charters in Lake George will depend on the size as well as the type of boat you want to rent. Small sailing boats will often be a lot cheaper than motorized boats or catamarans. You will also have to consider the extra costs of hiring a skipper or using fuel if it's not included in the price. Another factor that may affect the price is the demand. Therefore, depending on the season the price can be cheaper, or more expensive. If you decide to visit Lake George in the high season, make sure you book in advance to get the best prices.
Yes, you will need to have a valid boating licence if you want to rent a boat in Lake George. In addition, the laws in New York require you to be at least 21 years old. If you don’t have a boating certificate, you can still hire a boat with a skipper who will captain the boat and show you around the best places in Lake George.
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