About Us

Portage Lakes Cruises is a pontoon charter service, designed to give people access to ‘The Lakes’.  Don’t want the hassle of owning a boat,  and want to be part of the group instead of driving?  Not familiar with the area and don’t want to miss a thing?  Let our experienced captains and crew handle the docking, share historical and more recent information about the area, and sanitize the boat after your cruise.  Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.

Come see the Portage Lakes the way the locals do.  Enjoy the beautiful homes, landscaping, golf course property, and wildlife – both animal and human!   Let us provide the refreshments – from chips and ice water to full-blown dinner aboard the boat, or bring your own picnic and soft drinks.  Experience life after dark on the water, or come out first thing in the morning before the people are stirring and while the day is cool and quiet.

Passengers with special needs find our wide docks and boats with open floor plans easy to maneuver, and our staff experienced in assisting with transfer and boarding issues.  If you need inspiration to help plan an excursion, please call 330-760-0270.

Travel in style, be part of your group,  and enjoy the trip.


Captain’s Log

Portage Lakes Cruises was formed in May, 2013 by Judy Narducci, a life-long resident of Portage Lakes.  A graduate of Coventry High School, Judy is a member of several local organizations and worked as a geriatric nurse for many years, retiring from that position in June, 2015.

Judy really enjoys getting out on the water and this business grew out of the notion that other people would enjoy boating on the scenic Portage Lakes, also.  That notion seems to be true, as more people are drawn here from all over the area and the world year after year!

What does the future hold for this business?  As people learn of how much fun it is boating here, more resources have been added.  There are five pontoon boats in service.  Friendly and capable Captains keep finding their way to us – currently there are 6 of them.  This rounds out a great team.  Come let Lorie, Steve, Sandy, Kevin, Cindy, and Pat do the driving and show your group around.  

 Come aboard, kick off your shoes, and enjoy the ride.

Find us

NOTE: Tours depart from multiple locations – location shown is for ‘Public cruises’ – Find us dockside at Pick’s At PLX, or request departure from Nauti Vine Winery or any of the other public docks or from your own dock.  For guests with mobility issues, please call for 330-760-0270 for instructions, and with any questions not found here.