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Virginia Dare Paddleboat

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3619 Airport Rd, Moneta, VA 24121
+1 540-297-7100
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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friend and I made reservations for the "sightseeing" cruise only on a recent Saturday. It was easy to call and make the reservations; you have to give them a credit card to hold the reservation, but do not have to pay until the day of your cruise when you pick up your ticket. Those who do not purchase lunch... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Unable to make reservations on line, the employee and I played phone tag for a couple of days. Got reservation made & confirmation, which gave directions and suggested we not trust on line or GPS directions. We did however and found it fine though it is WAY off the beaten path. The marina has gift shop and restrooms, which I... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful service, friendly staff. My girlfriend and her friend visited on the weekend. Everyone enjoyed their food,drinks,etc. All the staff could not of been any nicer.

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Alice S, General Manager at Virginia Dare Paddleboat, responded to this review

We're so glad they enjoyed their Cruise! We hope you'll come back and Cruise with us again! Thank you! More 

New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We wanted to do the sightseeing cruise but with 4 days of rainy, cloudy weather we kept putting it off. Finally, on departure day, the sun came out and sparkled on the water so enticingly that we couldn't leave without squeezing in the 2 hr cruise. So glad we did! The views were amazing, and the captain was knowledgable about... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Our first time to the lake. Before spending several hundred dollars on a boat, we decided to take the tour with a chauffeur. Good choice! Big beautiful lake. Open and easy to navigate. The staff was professional and friendly. The cruise left on time and returned on time. We didn't eat on board, so we can't vouch for the food,... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Took a lunch cruise. Food was ok- nothing special. The cruise on the boat was fun and informative. The captain pointed out sites along the way and the history of the area. Great way to get a good view of the lake and dam.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The Smith Mountain Lake cruise lasted about two hours with the Captain giving a good commentary of the area. We had the lunch meal while on board. While the food was ok it definitely wasn't a $20 per person meal so next time we'll just do the cruise and get drinks from the bar. However the service was excellent with... More 

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Purcellville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Smith Mountain Lake is big and the best way to see it (if you don't own your own boat) is on Virginia Dare. A two-hour trip takes you from one end down to the dam at the other end and back. We took the Sunday luncheon cruise and had a good meal, too. The captain is quite knowledgeable about the... More 

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Northern VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This was the perfect outing on a crisp fall day. It was my first time visiting Smith Mountain Lake ant the Virginia Dare was an excellent way to view the place from the water. You have the option of just sight-seeing or lunch. We had a hefty breakfast at a B&B just down the street so we didn't choose the... More 

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Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Friends of mine were in town and I wanted them to see the lake from the water and not just driving around. We purchased tickets for the two hour tour but opted not to take the lunch option. It was 20 some dollars for a 2 hour guided sight seeing tour. They pointed out the landmarks, told the history of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3619 Airport Rd, Moneta, VA 24121
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moneta
  • Phone Number: +1 540-297-7100

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