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Address: 36 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Phone Number: +1 518-644-5181
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FR Smith & Sons is celebrating its' 93rd year in business! We are the...

FR Smith & Sons is celebrating its' 93rd 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!

We have the nicest rental boats on Lake George. Brand new Bryant 21' I/Os; EbbTide Outboards, and Avalon Pontoons! Rent from us, you will not be disappointed!

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F. R. Smith saved our vacation!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 drive to the lake and launch the boat. We contacted F. R. Smith and they... More 

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

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! More 

Clinton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the boat, safety and offer suggestions on the map of the lake. They made... More 

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

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

Riverside, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 ahead of time, they are a popular spot, they will rent every boat. The Bryant... More 

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

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! More 

chicago ,ill
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and things to see that we couldn't possibly get it done in just one day... More 

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

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. More 

SARANAC LAKE
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 start pulling...and pulling ...and pulling. The engine is dead. We mange to get to our... More 

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

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. More 

Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 phone call soon after my online registration to verify my needs. Sue and her team... More 

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

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! More 

Springville, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The boat we received was pretty dirty, but had very minimal damage at all. The speedometer didn't work, but that didn't really matter in the end. There were some complications with reserving tubes for riding behind the boat on, but overall was a pleasant and fun experience on the water. One very good thing about this place was that they... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a wonderful experience renting a pontoon boat when we were in Bolton Landing. The boat was modern, clean, and in perfect working order. The service was exceptional. We had a great time with the boat!

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you! So glad that you had a great day on the lake! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great day boating and can't beat service and convenience. We had a bit of a mishap with a broken propeller but they were very fair and accommodating and only charged minimal cost to replace prop and gave us a new boat to enjoy the rest of the day. highly recommend

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1 Thank Jordan G
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - we know hitting the prop can be an upsetting experience. We really do try to make it as painless as possible. At the end of the day - we were happy that you were able to enjoy the rest of the day! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've been renting boats on Lake George for 10+ years, the last 5-6 years from FR Smith. Sue and her crew have taken every opportunity to accommodate us to our fullest satisfaction. From the rental process, completed accurately and quickly, to buying gas/ice/firewood/icecream, all is done so with a genuine smile. They understand we have choices; my choice is FR... More 

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GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! The rental office team is awesome and we love that you noticed! They work really hard to make your day run as smoothly as possible! Glad that you had a great day and we hope to see you again! More 

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