Speaking of Cruising on Beautiful Lake George

 Morgan Speaking of cruising on beautiful lake George – the Sagamore Hotel and Conference Center has their own cruise ship, the Morgan, built especially for them in 1985. The cruise is complementary for registered Sagamore guests, and other passengers are welcomed on a “space available” basis, $25 for non-guests. MORGAN AerialThe Morgan starts out at the Sagamore and goes north through the Narrows – since the Morgan is a smaller touring boat, it can maneuver easily and get into areas of Lake George that larger vessels have to skip. During the summer season (June 21 to September 1) the Morgan takes two cruises, 11:30 to 1 and 2:30 to 4, on Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Saturday. Starting the Thursday after July 4, they add a Thursday evening Fireworks Cruise at 7:45. (The Fireworks Cruise is $50 for non-guests.)  The Morgan can also be rented for private charters, ranging from $1500 to $3000, depending upon the number of guests – the Morgan can accommodate up to 80 passengers. The Morgan is a lovely wooden boat, built by Bill Morgan in 1985 as part of a property-wide renovation of the Sagamore from 1981 to 1985. The Morgan is a replica of a 19th century touring boat – teak and glass enclosed on the downstairs level and open-air on the top deck for beautiful panoramic views. There are two bars for refreshments. The Sagamore is wonderful about welcoming guests and visitors on their grounds, at their restaurants, spas, salons, and in their Adirondack Chairs on the beautifully kept lawns – families and groups are welcome to come for lunch and stay on to walk about and enjoy the lovely surroundings – especially on cruise days! For more information about visiting this historic hotel on its own island, call 518-644-9400, or go online at www.thesagamore.com. For direct information on the Morgan and its cruises, call the Food and Beverage service at 518-743-6152. Other options for cruising beautiful Lake George are also available – Shoreline Cruises in Lake George Village, 518-668-4644, 1-888- LG-BOATS (542-6287)  www.lakegeorgeshoreline.com – you can even take a virtual tour of the Adirondac on line. The Horicon (the fourth boat to carry that name on Lake George, seen below) can carry up to 150 passengers, and has an open top deck ceiling for gorgeous night-sky views. The Adirondac can carry up to 400 guests, with seating for up to 200 for fine dining. Lunch, dinner and fireworks cruises are also available, as are private rentals for special occasions. Check out our next blog for the wonderful rental choices available at F.R. Smith and Sons Marina in Bolton Landing, a family owned company with quite an interesting history – 518-644-5181, www.frsmithandsonsmarina.com  – there are a variety of boats available for rental – including a very special all-mahogany original Hacker Craft inboard from the 1930s – it comes with a driver for your cruising delight! What is your favorite way to get out on beautiful Lake George – would you prefer a cruise on a larger ship with all the amenities? Or would you like to rent a smaller vessel, just for you and a private tour? (One of the best Mother’s Day presents I ever received was an all-day tour of Lake George on my son’s pontoon boat – pulling in to the lakeside delis for gas and sandwiches, and stopping for a swim in one of the lagoons. Absolutely fantastic!) Penelope Jewell Ship-Collage  ]]>