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FR Smith & Sons Marina

36 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7734
+1 518-644-5181
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Love this PLACE! 1st time renters look HERE!

Best rental on LG! As first time renters the process was quick and through. Our safety and... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Nicole M
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Albany, New York
One of the Best in Boating

We have had our boats serviced by Smith's for over 50 yrs--they are friendly and knowledgeable in... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
04doctored14
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Clifton Park, New York
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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!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible18%
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36 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7734
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Best rental on LG! As first time renters the process was quick and through. Our safety and satisfaction was their main concern and we had an amazing boat for the day! Thanks to the wonderful rental staff including Nick and the lovely woman behind the...More

2  Thank Nicole M
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much. So glad you had a wonderful day!

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have had our boats serviced by Smith's for over 50 yrs--they are friendly and knowledgeable in their field of boating--our personal experience with staff members Scott and Scooter has been rewarding.

2  Thank 04doctored14
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We rented a 19' runabout for the 2nd year in a row and had a great time on Lake George. First, their boats are top notch. They are al on the newer side, and are very clean and well maintained. They have a variety to...More

2  Thank TammyKay
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had a wonderful experience renting our boat from here this year. Nice employees, and we had a great boat for the week which we enjoyed for tubing, and skiing. Will definitely rent from here in the future.

2  Thank Cmo1213
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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

2  Thank philipu2015
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

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

Reviewed 13 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

3  Thank Jeff F
GracieLouNY, Owner at FR Smith & Sons Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

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

4  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 28 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 27 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

4  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 14 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

4  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!

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