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There are enough mundane contributions to the world of modern boating and our mission at Marion River Guide Boat Co. is to not be one of them.



About Our Guide Boat

Designed primarily for the glacial lakes of New York’s Adirondack region in the mid- l 800’s, they were continuously refined for decades until the form reached it’s zenith around the turn of the century. Their service there by hearty wilderness guides and their clients required them to have a generous payload while allowing the operator to row great distances with little effort. All of this had to be balanced with an exceptionally light total boat weight to facilitate portaging, without compromising strength, from one navigable body of water to the next. The guide boat’s unique hull shape and rowing style provides maximum leverage and balance of the oars allowing you to nimbly glide through water with slightest effort.


Coming Soon – Marion River Guide Boat Company T-shirts. A collection of t-shirts and accessories that captures the feel of vacationing in the Adirondacks and vintage travel posters.


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Located in High Point, NC

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