lake lanier local attractions

Local Attractions

Lake Lanier – located just 30 minutes from Atlanta – is Georgia’s largest lake, with almost 700 miles of shoreline spread along its 38,000 acres. It’s also the most popular lake in the southeast, with several million people visiting it each year to relax, refresh, and recreate.

The lake’s Lanier Islands is a key recreational destination, offering awesome activities for everyone – boating, water sports, golf, camping, hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, fine dining, fun bars, great entertainment, spa escapes … You name it, and you can likely find it at Lanier Islands.

Enjoy Margaritaville Too!

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At the heart of Lanier Islands is Margaritaville, a diverse entertainment complex and the home of Nautical Boat Club® at Lake Lanier. In addition to 24/7 access to our distinctive and diverse fleet of boats, our members also gain access to all Margaritaville has to offer:

  • Water Park – thrilling rides for all ages, all summer long [summer season]
  • Year-round campgrounds
  • Paradise Beach – more than a half-mile of sandy beach along the lake’s shoreline [summer season]
  • Wide variety of restaurants, bars, and concessions
  • Magical Night of Lights – an Atlanta holiday tradition for over 25 years [winter season]
  • Tram transport within the complex
  • License to Chill Snow Island – snow tubing, ice skating, carnival rides, fire pits & s’mores [winter season]

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The magnificent Margaritaville marina is open year-round, weather permitting. See you there soon!

Lanier Islands Boat Club

Nautical Boat Club - Lanier Islands

7650 Lanier Islands Parkway
Parkway Buford, GA 30518
Get Directions

(470) 222-2628

Office Hours

10am - 5pm
Closed Mondays

Boating Hours

7am until 8pm
Closed Mondays

Off Season
8am to 5pm
Closed Mondays

Superior Reviews

"Nautical Boat Club is great for boat lovers. At last, we can go boating without the hassle of it all! "

- Melinda Bednar

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"Nautical Boat Club - Nashville is everything my fiancé and I have been searching for! It comes at a premium price, but is 100% worth it for all the convenience, beautiful boats on multiple lakes, and fantastic staff!"

- Jennifer Gordinier

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"We weren’t sure whether we’d use the club often, but took the plunge and joined – and we've loved it! Our kids actually want to hang out with us now! And we love being able to select the boat that works for the occasion – Tritoon, wakeboard, ski boat, etc. Plus, with locations at other lakes in central Tennessee, we're enjoying exploring other areas."

- Susan Falls

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Unlike boating rentals, leases, or timeshares, we offer unlimited use of our whole fleet, all season long!