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Pontoon boat tours, customized daily to suit your group or join in public tours on M-W-F. Clean and comfortable 24'boats with friendly and safe captains who share information about the history, wildlife, and local events. Scenic beauty on a chain of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
562 Portage Lakes Dr, Akron, OH 44319-2258
+1 330-760-0270
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

After living lakefront myself for 10 years, I figured the 4 hours was more than enough time for a quick trip around the lakes, however; we cruised the shoreline so slowly (by choice) to enjoy the many beautiful homes and landscapes that we actually ran...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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judy n, Owner at Portage Lakes Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

This review is not for my business. I think it was meant for the company that rents pontoon boats - we do not. Ours is a tour service in which our captains drive the boats, and we do not typically have 4 hour times.

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Had a great time on our boat tour. Only 2 of us on the boat, so it was like a private tour. Captain was very accommodating and informative. Very pleasant evening. I would recommend it to everyone. We were offered bottled water and small bags...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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judy n, Owner at Portage Lakes Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks so much for taking time to leave such a nice review. We appreciate your business and are very happy that you had an enjoyable experience. Judy

Reviewed 17 August 2018

I've lived in the Hartville area for over 30 years and owned a business in the PLX/Coventry area for the last 11 years, and had never heard of the Portage Lakes Cruises. Recently, Bob Moughler and Mike Lenz, musicians whose bands play at my business...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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judy n, Owner at Portage Lakes Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks so much for taking time to write a review, and such a meaningful one. We're so glad you came and enjoyed this activity, and please watch for it to continue next season, beginning in June. Judy

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our family went on a two-hour tour of the lakes with Judy on one of her pontoon boats. The boat was comfortable, the trip was relaxing, and Judy was a terrific guide, with extensive knowledge of both the lakes themselves and many of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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shetravels4922, Owner at Portage Lakes Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review. Your group was so much fun to visit with while cruising on the Lakes. Hope we'll see you all again and again - maybe make this an annual event for Mom's birthday!! Judy

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Judy our captain gave us history of the area as we viewed beautiful Lake Houses and the awesome beauty of nature on the lakes.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We loved this cruise and Captain Kay! It helps that the Captain is a native of the area. Very informative about the neighborhoods surrounding the lakes, now and in years gone by. I sure found out why we personally would not be able to live...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Signed up for the public cruise with our family living in the area. It was a great tour of the Lakes and the beautiful homes on the Lakes. Judy was a great captain. Would recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Wanted to see the lakes while home for a visit. Signed up to do the public cruise. We had to deal with weather but Judy made sure we got our cruise in before our vacation was over. Cathy was the captain for us and was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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shetravels4922, Owner at Portage Lakes Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Jodie, thanks so much for your comments and for mentioning your captain by name. I know they appreciate that and I like hearing that they are providing great service. Come again next time you're in town. Judy

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Our whole experience with Portage Lakes Cruises was terrific. Judy was great to work with in arranging the details of our trip. All things were considered for the hot day - shaded area to sit, umbrella, hand held fans, water spritzer bottle and plenty of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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shetravels4922, Owner at Portage Lakes Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such an eloquent review. It is our goal in life and in business to provide people with the best experience they can have in an excursion on a pontoon boat in our portage Lakes. In doing...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

My husband and I and our friends went on a public cruise today. The owner, Judy was our captain. We had a great time! She was very knowledgeable about the area and very skilled. The boat was spotless! She had water and chips for us....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Eileen C
9 August 2016|
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Response from pas | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - just saw this email. Please call Judy, the owner, at 330-760-0270.
Joyce K
12 July 2016|
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Response from augustjasmine | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joyce, Please contact the Judy, the owner, at (330) 760-0270. She is super nice and will be able to help. She has 3 different sized boats. We had the largest one - VIP - for the 3 of us, and it was great fun!!