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FR Smith & Sons Marina

36 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7734
+1 518-644-5181
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Thank you Smith & sons

Stopped here several times over our week on the islands to get gas, ice cream, firewood, etc but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
philipu2015
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Bedminster
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Boat Repair while on Vacation

I was on a vacation with my son to fish Champlain, we lost the starter on my motor. I took the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Jeff F
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FR Smith & Sons is celebrating its' 96th year in business! We are the oldest marina on Lake George to be owned and operated by the same family. We offer boat rentals, canoe & kayak rentals, marine service, boat sales, water taxi, and we have a well stocked marine store. Check out our antique boat charters! A fabulous way to experience the lake - chartering for weddings and special occasions! We have the nicest rental boats on Lake George. Brand new Bryant 21' I/Os; EbbTide and Larson Outboards, and Avalon Pontoons! Rent from us, you will not be disappointed!
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible19%
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36 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7734
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here several times over our week on the islands to get gas, ice cream, firewood, etc but when my jet ski was miss behaving they were most than kind and as possibly helpful. Two mechanics promptly came out to talk. They called other local...More

Thank philipu2015
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! And thanks for visiting our store all week - we really appreciate it!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

I was on a vacation with my son to fish Champlain, we lost the starter on my motor. I took the boat FR Smith, and explained my situation. They said they would look at it right away. I was called several hours later and my...More

1  Thank Jeff F
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad it all worked out and thank you for finding us!

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I was really nervous to rent here because of bad reviews I read, but appreciated their detailed response to each and every one which made a lot of sense, so I gave them a chance. We had the best time! Everyone was helpful and friendly....More

2  Thank mommekbsn
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for giving us a chance. We truly appreciate it and thanks for the sharing your experience!

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Be careful to read the fine print. There is no insurance. You will be liable for damage you incur and there is no protection for you or your children. Do not agree to pay for any damages unless you have it assessed by a third...More

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

We would love to have insurance to offer to our renters but sadly none is available. Boat rentals are not like car rentals where you can buy insurance. I believe that you will find the same type of agreement for all boat rentals. I have...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We have camped by boat on the islands at Lake George every year for a long time. This year was our time to have a little bad luck. First, the axle on our boat trailer broke unexpectedly before we arrived. We were able to carefully...More

2  Thank mj0hns0n6
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

So happy your vacation was saved and that we were able to help! Thank you for giving us a chance and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Lake George!

Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is the second year in a row that we rented from FR Smith & Sons Marina. Both times have been outstanding. Their boats are very clean, run well and are like new. The staff is very accommodating and helpful. They do a full review...More

3  Thank Njwander
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thanks for the great review! We really do take pride in our rental fleet ~ Thanks for noticing!

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My family has been coming to Lake George for decades. We've owned boats before, and rented as well. Our top boat rental spots are Chics, Waters Edge, and FR Smiths. All 3 are good, but FR Smiths has the best boats, tubes, and service. Book...More

3  Thank prattzc
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you! We love that you noticed the quality of our fleet and equipment! Thanks for visiting us and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Rented a boat this past Saturday on Lake George and was treated professionally from start to finish! The boat was brand new (not a scratch on it) the reservation process was easy, the navigation briefing gave us so many choices of fun places to go...More

2  Thank laverne d
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you so much! We are so happy your day was so perfect! Come back and see us again on your next visit to Lake George.

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Saved Our Vacation. Here is the scene, We launch our sail boat, Dad, daughter and two young cousins. On Lake George for a week of sail boat camping. We park the trailer and hop on the little sailboat, plop the outboard into the water and...More

2  Thank BARRY B
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you Barry! So glad that it all worked out and you were a hero to your kids! We hope you visit us again on your next trip to Lake George.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

I rented a boat from Chicks Marina a number of years ago and I was looking for an alternative. F. R. Smith & Sons Marina (518) 644-5181 turned out to be a top notch choice! Reserving a boat was easy online and I received a...More

3  Thank Randy G
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Our rental office team is awesome! Thanks for giving them the kudos they deserve! We hope that you rent from us again on your next visit to Lake George!

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