Smile – it’s lake time!

While cruising near Lake Ozark last weekend, we happened upon a couple of happy air cruisers with Paradise Parasail! The smile in the bright yellow parachute was great – and the couple looked like they were having a wonderful time. In fact, they may have been some of the last of the customers for this 2020 season – Paradise Parasail is opening back up in May of 2021.

Captain Jeffrey is still open for lake trips this fall (no parasailing of course!) The fall weather is still warm enough to enjoy a 2 to 3 hour cruise on the lake. Just contact us at and we’ll get you out on the lake!

Hillbilly Fair in Laurie Missouri

Once in a while, it’s time to “get a little bit country” and go to the Hillbilly fair! Complete with country craft, flowers, games, petting zoo, country music and more. This year marks the 51st fair! Lots of good times for sure. The weather Sunday was perfect!

Relax on the lake …

It’s time to grab the husband and the kids and head for the lake! If you’re looking for a few hours of stress free living (and who isn’t these days), book a two to three hour tour on the lake. Captain Jeffrey will pick you up at your hotel, condo or air bnb and take you for a leisurely tour. Want to stop to swim? No problem! Captain Jeffrey knows several quiet coves where the kids can jump in and splash for a while. Give him a call or shoot him an email at

Captain Jeffrey was awesome! He picked us up on the dock, we toured the lake and forgot about the city for a while. Our two boys had a great time too – thanks Captain Jeffrey!” EW

Rocky Top Trail at the Lake of the Ozarks

Rocky Top Trail Lake of the Ozarks
Captain Jeffrey on a hike overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks

Nice Hike at Rocky Top Trail 🙂

Had an early morning hike at the Rocky Top Trail near the Grand Glaize Beach in the Lake of the Ozarks. The hike starts off going through a meadow with plenty of sun … so bring a cap and a water bottle! You’ll also need pretty sturdy hiking shoes as it was a little rocky and slippery at some spots. Once you get past the halfway point, you’ll find a bluff where you can view the boat traffic over Lake Ozark – and there is a lot of traffic! Then it’s a pretty easy hike back to the parking lot. The total trip took about an hour and a half. It’s nice to see the boats from a different view point once in a while!

Then back to the water!

Once the hike was over, it was back to the water. While hiking is a fun diversion, there’s nothing better than cruising on the lake. If you’re looking for a fun cruise on the lake of the Ozarks (hike not necessary 🙂 – just give me a call or shoot me at email

2020 Shootout at the lake – from above :)

drone view of 2020 lake shootout

The 2020 Shootout at the Lake of the Ozarks – Day 2. We didn’t make it out for day 1 since the rain was pouring down most of the day. But Sunday, August 30, the sun was out and the boats were racing. We found a few places along the route to toss up the drone to get some overhead shots.

2020 shootout at the Lake of the Ozarks
overhead view lake of the ozarks shootout

While I enjoyed the speed and the thrill of the boat racing, I prefer to take it easy when I’m at the helm. If you’re looking for a peaceful trip on the Lake of the Oarks this fall, just let me know!

Sunrise in Mill Creek Cove

captain for hire lake of the ozarks

We had some family down for the weekend and the littlest one was an early riser. The photo of the sun rising over the horizon was so peaceful – and lovely. Not only did they get to see the sun rise, they were first in line for the fishing!

way too early morning fishing

Sunrise on the 4th of July

After a beautiful sunrise, it’s time for skiing! Daughter and son of Captain Jeffrey giving some high fives in Mill Creek cove on the fourth of July.

Leisurely cruise in a quiet cove

Captain Jeffrey’s daughter, Colleen, enjoys a peaceful time in a quiet cove on a stand-up paddle board. Who says you have to stand up anyway?

Osage Beach in October

A short stop at Shawnee Bend to catch the beautiful clouds in the sky. A slight chill in the air – nothing a light sweater can’t handle. The geese honking in the distance remind us that life is easy and free spirited at the lake.

osage beach bridge

At the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge, the last pink flowers of the fall are still standing tall. October brings crisp autumn days, cool nights, calm waters and relaxing times at the lake.

September sunset

September sunsets

A colorful September sunset invades the sky with a spectacular blend of burnt orange, soft yellow and hazy blues. Perfect evening for a glide on the calming waters of the lake.

Captain for hire at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Captain Jeffrey enjoying a September sunset at the Lake of the Ozarks.