Warmer weather ahead – Your Boat Captain awaits!

All signs are leading to the Lake of the Ozarks. The weather is getting a bit milder, the fish are jumping just a tad bit higher and the water is simply waiting for boaters. Time to get your plans together for a lake weekend. If you’re looking for fun on the water, you can hire a boat captain to take you and your family on a fun easy going lake adventure. As a boat captain, I take pleasure in making sure you and your guests have a great – and safe – time while enjoying the scenery of the lovely Missouri Lake of the Ozarks.

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All signs are leading to the Lake

Whether you’re looking for a spring fling weekday or a longer summer weekend, let’s get planning! Soon the Lake of the Ozarks will be hopping with activity. I’m ready to take reservations for your family or group get together to help get your plans started. With years of experience (been a lake goer since the 60’s!), I can give you and your family some ideas for beautiful sunset spots, fine dining restaurants (JB Hooks for one) and great coves for hanging out.

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Ready to hire a captain? I’m ready to get your group out on the water!

Call or email me to get started with your planning for fun and sun on the lake!

Ice creeps into the Lake of the Ozarks

It’s a February Deep Freeze! This winter brought us snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures that we haven’t seen at the Lake of the Ozarks for several years. Our local station is warning about wind chill advisories, record lows and more snow on the way. “It’s dangerous to go outside!” they say. Good advice – but of course we had to get out to take a few photos!

ice at the Lake of the Ozarks

To capture these photos, we had to bundle up with winter gear and a sense of adventure. The ice and snow formations definitely make for some interesting designs! Below you can see a few different views of ice formations in the water and across the lake.

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Winter drifts softly onto the lake

A fog in the morning, soft falling snow in the afternoon and an icy chill in the evening air. Winter is here – It’s waiting season.

Creepy Miniature Haunted Houses

Somewhere between Stover and Laurie Missouri sit two mysterious, miniature haunted houses in an open field. I’m pretty sure they are haunted because I’ve only seen them in late October. The one on the left with gabled roof even has string lights. I’ll need to come back to see if they light up at night. One can only imagine the history – and possible horrors – within the walls of these creepy doll houses. The truth is, I turned around to see if they were for sale as I wanted one for my own. Unfortunately, no “for sale” sign – but no sign of blood either. I’ll see if they’re still around in November.

Ha Ha Tonka – A view from above

Ha Ha Tonka State Park Castle

A nice day on the lake for a drive up to Camdenton to Ha Ha Tonka State Park. From the dock, we hiked up a hill to find the castle.

October in the Ozarks

October at the Lake of the Ozarks! Trees are starting to turn … leaves are beginning to fall … and there’s a bit of chill in the air.

Leisurely September Lake Tour

I had the pleasure of driving a group around the lake on a beautiful summer day last week. After a relaxing cruise we stopped for a leisurely lunch and then back to the dock. It seemed they had a great time too.

“Planned a fun surprise for a mom’s day out on the lake and hired Captain Jeffrey to handle everything for us! It was a great, worry-free experience to see the sights and dine lakefront while Captain Jeffrey took charge of the docking, filling gas and making sure my boat was covered when we returned.  I would highly recommend him for your next work-free day on the water!”