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About Lake Norman

Explore Things to do at Lake Norman with Carolina Cruising Charters

Welcome To Lake Norman, NC!

Located less than 25 miles north of the city of Charlotte, Lake Norman is North Carolina’s largest man-made lake, earning its nickname of the “inland sea”. The lake features an incredible 520 miles of shoreline and endless opportunities to explore and play. We might even call it the best recreational facility in North Carolina… but we’ll leave that up to you to decide once our experienced captains show you around! If you’re looking for Things to do at Lake Norman, we’d love to show you it all!

There’s no such thing as boredom here! Lake Norman is the ideal place for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and water sports of all kinds. Whatever your vacation style, there’s something for you here. Feeling adventurous? We have lots of ideas about how to have fun on the lake and would love the honor of having you onboard a luxury boat charter with us. Check out the upcoming weather forecast below:


Looking to experience a public waterfront restaurants on Lake Norman or waterfront bars by boat? We have you covered with a boat ride there! Even if there are no boat slips available during popular times, our captains can drop you off, anchor nearby, and return once you’re finished so you don’t have to wait for a boat spot! Here’s an idea of the distance to travel by boat to each Lake Norman restaurant (one way) from our home marina in Cornelius at Safe Harbor Kings Point:

There’s also plenty of things to do around the lake. Lake Norman comprises several charming towns with both lakefront and inland opportunities to explore. If you like getting out into nature, there are plenty of local hikes for you to enjoy. Looking for an entertaining night out? Check out some of the best breweries and bottle shops in the area. If you’re traveling with your pup, you will love these awesome dog-friendly establishments.

Want to venture a little further? Charlotte area has amazing attractions for every interest! From exploring the U.S. National White Water Center, riding roller coasters at Carowinds, and watching NASCAR at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, your adventure awaits. Ask your captain for his or her favorite local hotspots also! Our friends at Visit Lake Norman are sure to provide a tailored itinerary if you’re planning a trip or vacation too!

Speaking of itineraries, we’ve partnered with our friends at Stay Lake Norman and other preferred local businesses to promote extravagant bachelorette experiences on Lake Norman! Your last said before the veil can be tailored to your liking by contacting Stay Lake Norman at (704) 924-0510 who will craft a package comprised of the following small businesses:

House Party Lake Norman
Xpressions Floral Designs
Gift Muse
Slush Cart Co
Carolina Gourmet
Charlotte The Figgy
Hannon Creative
Ariel Perry Photography
Be Vida
Nina’s Boutique
Drip MB Hydration And Wellness

Regardless of the reason, we recommend booking a luxury lakefront home from Stay Lake Norman as your starting point to make your vacation one for the books! We can even pick you up by boat for your best lake day from most Stay Lake Norman waterfront docks. Check out these frequently asked questions about Lake Norman (LKN):