Now booking for the 2023 season!

Imagine finding your adventure in the midst of the most visited national park in America…without the crowds. You may not see another person all day. The Sunny Day Adventure Company can get you there.

Fontana Lake

Surrounded by The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and The Nantahala National Forest, the water here is clean and clear, fed by hundreds of mountain streams, including the world renowned Nantahala River. The scenery is world class. Covering over 10,000 acres and creating 238 miles of shoreline, Fontana Lake is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers. Minutes away from the Smoky Mountain gateway towns of Bryson City and Cherokee, and less than two hours from Gatlinburg, Fontana Lake is the place to find adventure while leaving the crowds behind.

The Sunny Day Adventure Company

We know every corner of Fontana and the secluded spots where you will find a side of The Great Smoky Mountains that millions of others won’t. A truly unique experience. You might catch a glimpse of a black bear, bald eagle, and otter, among other native wildlife. Spend a day with us hiking shaded trails along mountain streams, or paddling calm water along the forests edge. If cruising the shores from the comfort of a boat, with a tasty beverage and music for the occasion is more your speed, we have just the thing with a sightseeing pleasure cruise. Out here, the possibilities are endless.


Utilizing our fully outfitted 32′ pontoon boat, The Sunny Day Adventure Company offers:

  • guided standup paddle board (SUP) tours
  • guided hiking tours
  • sightseeing/pleasure cruises

Maximum of 6 guests per tour. All tours can be configured into half day, full day, or sunset trips (beautiful sunsets not guaranteed). Full day trips can be planned to include hiking, SUP, and a sunset pleasure cruise, or a combination of your choosing that fits into the 6-7 hour time frame. If our basic tours don’t quite fit your plan, give us a call, custom tours are available given sufficient lead time. SUP Yoga groups, Meetup groups, hiking clubs, etc. are welcome to call ahead for help with potential adventures.

Schedule Your Adventure

Spend a day with us, hiking, paddle boarding, or cruising  on Fontana Lake. Come up for air, it’s nice out here. You’ll want to stay for a while.