The tours are 1 & 1/2 hours long starting Memorial Weekend. Captain explain facts and trivia of the history during the tour.
HAR-BER - You will see Har-Ber village which was started in 1968 by Harvey and Bernice Jones, who owned and operated the Jones Truck Line in Fayetteville, Arkansas. There are more than 100 buildings housing artifacts and antiques – from old copper stills, farm machinery, buggies, dolls, china, furniture and much, much more.
SAILBOAT BRIDGE - The old Sail Boat Bridge was built in 1938-1939 at a cost of $350,000. The new 4-lane bridge was built in 1999-2000 and cost more than $26 million!
PATRICIA ISLAND ESTATES - This island has 250 beautiful homes and an 18-hole golf course.
GRAND LAKE O’THE CHEROKEES - Grand Lake is fed by the Neosho, Spring and Elk Rivers and come together at the Twin Bridges area. From Twin Bridges to the Pensacola Dam, the Lake is 66 miles
long and has more than 1,300 miles of shore line and holds 59,000 acres of water. Normal surface elevation is 742 feet above sea level; average depth is 36 feet with
the deepest spot measuring 164 feet. Grand Lake is only one of two lakes in Oklahoma where residents can own property to the edge of the lake.
Pelicans are one of the largest birds in the world with an 8-9 ½ foot wingspan and adults can weigh up to 10-17 pounds. The birds mate for life and both the male and
female feed and nurture their young. Pelicans fish in shallow water. They migrate over Grand Lake in the spring on their way home to Canada, Idaho or the Great Salt
Lake region and in the fall when they head to Louisiana and the Texas Gulf Coast. (Depending upon the season passengers may or may not see pelicans.)