** You can book your Jordan Lake Journey  at the bottom of this page!**
** All booked tours must be confirmed by phone (919)353-4588 to ensure availability. **


The Journey Guide:  Owner Randy Johnson is a native Tarheel from Sanford.  He is a former Eagle Scout, and served four years in the US Navy.  He has over 33 years’  experience boating on Jordan Lake and other NC fresh water lakes. Your comfort and safety is my top priority and I promise you will have fun, see some wildlife and learn something new!

Boat Basics:  The Journey boat is 2011 South Bay 22-foot pontoon boat, with 25” diameter tubes, comfortable seating for up to 11 guests and double bimini tops for shade.  The boat is powered by a Suzuki Four Stroke 115 HP Outboard which is very quiet and has ultra low emissions.  JLJ has all required USCG safety equipment and a variety of PFD sizes available for adults or children.  State law requires kids under 13 to wear PFD’s while on the boat.  


Discounts offered:  JLJ  offers 10% discounts to:: Active/retired military, and Lee and Harnett County NC school employees.

Alcohol Policy:    A bottle of wine or a six pack is allowed if guests are over 21.

DeparturesJourneys leave from Poe’s Ridge Boat Ramp  Moncure NC daily: 9am, 12pm and 3pm. Sunset tours depart 6 pm from April-Sept.and earlier as the days get shorter.   Boarding can begin 10 minutes prior to departure.  Journey season opens 2/1/20 and runs until 11/30/20.

Food:  JLJ offers guests bottled water, soda, and variety of chips during the tour.  You may also bring your own picnic basket. 

Tips:  Tips are never expected but very much appreciated if you feel you received exceptional service during your journey..

Parking at Poe’s Ridge:  Parking is operated by USACE who charge $5.00 cash for a parking pass.  As you near the parking lot, you'll see a gravel drive with a kiosk on the right.  Follow instructions posted there to buy a pass and display it on your rear view mirror.  Two cars can park in the same long parking space, only one pass is required.  The parking charge is per space.

Restrooms:   A  restroom is available on the right side as you enter the parking lot.   It is recommended to visit facilities prior to boarding.  The restroom is 30 feet in the woods and a little hard to see but it is kept cleaned and stocked on a regular basis.  

Cancellation:  If you need to cancel a booked journey, you must do it within 3 days of the journey date via phone call or e mail or forfeit the $50 deposit.   If you fail to cancel or don’t show up for the tour, no refund is given and you must book another journey at a later date with a new deposit.

Smoking/Pets/Swimming:  Our liability insurance does not allow smoking while on board or swimming from the boat.   No pets are allowed in ensure the boat is in a clean condition for the next journey guests.  Covid-19 precautions include seating sanitization wipe down between tour groups and hand sanitizer is available onboard. 

Weather Related Cancellations:  We monitor weather and will call you if we have to cancel a tour due to storms or unsafe lake conditions (low or high water levels).  If we cancel, we will gladly return deposit or ask you to reschedule if possible. 

Paying for your Journey:  Each booking requires $50.00 deposit to reserve your date and time due at booking via the secure PayPal link. Pay the balance of your tour in cash upon boarding.   Booking is not completed until Paypal confirms your deposit.


Journey Descriptions


2.5 hours to cruise some of the lake's 180 miles of shoreline to explore the lake.  See the dam and learn about the lake and NC river basins. Price: $155 for up to 4 persons, extra guests  $35 each for a total of 11 guests. Tours:  9am, 12pm and 3pm.


Relax with a 2 hour sunset tour from 6-8pm to enjoy a beautiful North Carolina sunset on Jordan Lake. $130 for up to 4 persons, extra guests $35 each for a total of 11 guests. Departure times  will vary as Fall arrives and days get shorter


4 hour tour to explore more of Jordan Lake.  Journey covers the Haw River side and New Hope River side where US #64 bridge crosses the lake.  Price: $300 for up to 4 persons. Extra persons $60 each for a total of 11 guests.  Special journey by request.

METEOR Journey

10pm Nighttime Meteor viewing tours during July, August and October. No light pollution on the lake means you have a great view if local conditions are right. Tours are 2 hours.  $130 for up to 4 guests.  Extra guests $35 each. Boat capacity is 8 guests.


  • Participant is a Group of 4 on the journey. Extra guests $35 each.

    2 hr 30 min


  • Participant is a Group of 4 on the Journey. Extra guests $35 each.

    2 hr


  • Participant is Group of 4 on the journey. Extrax guests $60 each.

    4 hr


  • Participant is Group of 4 on the journey. Extras guests $35 each.

    2 hr


Jordan Lake Journeys   Sanford  NC  |  Cell: 919-353-4588

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