After years as summer residents, Captain Buck and his 1st mate Julie have been proud to call Buckeye Lake their home since 2006. As passionate boaters, their friends and family knew that no visit to the lake would be complete without exploring the shores and seeing the sites of Ohio's first state park aboard Captain Buck's pontoon boat.
Now you can enjoy that same experience and see Buckeye Lake the way it was meant to be seen - from the water!
Captain Buck earned an OUPV Captain License granted by the
United States Coast Guard
Certified by US Homeland Security and carries a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
Certified by the American Red Cross in Adult First Aid CPR/AED
Licensed by the State of Ohio to perform Marriage Ceremonies
Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Ohio
Bring a date, tour the lake, get married and buy a home on the lake!
Enjoy an hour or an entire day on Captain Buck's 22-foot Aqua Patio Pontoon powered by a Yamaha 90 HP outboard.
Rates begin at:
$25 per person per hour for 2 passengers
$20 per person for per hour for 3-4 passengers
$15 per person per hour for 5-6 passengers
These are private tours!
Once you schedule a time with the 1st mate, it is up to you as to how many passengers you want to take along with you on your tour.
6 passengers maximum
Pack a cooler with food and refreshments of your choice!
We accept all major credit cards
If you are at Waterfront Bar & Grill or anywhere on the lake and want to go for a tour now - Great!
Text or call 1st mate Julie at:
614-935-8525. This is the quickest way to immediately schedule a tour.
YOU DECIDE THE DIRECTION YOU WANT TO GO AND WHAT YOU WANT TO EXPLORE WHILE ON THE LAKE.....IF YOUR NOT SURE, SOME IDEAS ARE:
MAIN LAKE TOUR
Tour the entire lake starting at Waterfront heading west through the no wake zone passing by the bog, yacht club and cruise along the dam to Liebs Island in Millersport then return heading east passing islands and the winery back to the east basin.
This tour can be done in 1 hour and is the most popular tour for first time riders.
Sunset Cruise - only one available per day!
Same rates apply, however typically a longer trip. This tour leaves one hour before sunset (It's on GOOGLE) and heads west until the sun goes down. Order dinner at Waterfront and tell them its to go!
Take a slow dam tour past the dam houses following the new 4.1 mile long dam from State Park in Buckeye Village to State Park in Millersport passing Boat Yard and Dips Ice Cream and the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club.
Take a tour through the north side- no wake zone through the neighborhood of Cranberry Bay. Travel around the bog (sorry, no stepping onto the Bog) and return going through Maple Bay (a part of the lake most have never seen before) which surrounds Harbor Hills. Nice slow tour, mostly off the main lake.
You decide the Neighborhood you would like to see from the water. Heron Bay, Maple Bay, Harbor Hills, Compass Point, Snug Harbor, Liebs Island or Downtown Millersport homes on the canal- or any combination - the options are endless
BUCKEYE LAKE FIREWORKS
See an awesome display of fireworks from the water!
This tour leaves at 9pm
SOLD OUT for 2020!
As a general rule, Pontoon tours start and finish at
Waterfront Bar & Grill.
However, we can personalize your tour with pick-ups and or drop-offs from a private residence, state park or boat ramp. An additional fee may apply depending on pick-up location.
Please inform the 1st mate when scheduling a personalized pick-up request
Due to safety and scheduling
Captain Buck does not make stops at other establishments during your tour.
"someone's always lagging behind"
If you choose to return from your personalized tour with Captain Buck to Waterfront - that's great! However, we cannot guarantee a return ride to your original pick-up location without prior scheduling.
See map below for the location of Waterfront Bar & Grill
Guest parking is available for all passengers
Children are welcome.
Children under the age of 10 must wear a life preserver. While we have some child life preservers available we encourage parents to provide your own properly fitted life preserver for your child.
Children with a proper, comfortable life preserver make better passengers!
Next time you're up around the lake drop in !!!!!
10065 Avondale Road, Thornville, OH 43076, US
Call Julie (1st mate) 614-935-8525
09:00 am – 11:00 pm
On weekends and Holidays - if you see the Captain Buck signs or are at Waterfront and you want to go for a ride now, text or call 1st mate Julie at 614-935-8525
Grey, & orange available in various sizes.
Captain Buck leaves from and returns to Waterfront Bar & Grill (Formerly Woody's)
Come early for your ride and stay afterward at the Waterfront.
Enjoy food and cocktail on the patio or in the bar.
Located on Buckeye Lake
Live entertainment on weekends
Plan your wedding at Waterfront !
Captain Buck can perform the ceremony at Waterfront or on the lake !
Monday -Thursday - varies
Friday 11am - 2am
DJ on weekends 11pm - 2am