Frisco Bay Marina plans boat tours for National Marina Day |

Frisco Bay Marina plans boat tours for National Marina Day

In celebration of National Marina Day, the Frisco Bay Marina is offering Saturday, June 14, free boat tours of Lake Dillon. The marina also Saturday the 6k Bacon Burner.
Todd Powell / Special to the Daily |

On Saturday, June 14, the Frisco Bay Marina will host two events, the National Marina Day “Welcome to the Water” celebration and the Bacon Burner 6K run.

National Marina Day was started in 2001 as a national, grassroots education initiative to celebrate on-the-water recreation. Now in its 14th year, National Marina Day has continued to grow and evolve into a day of celebrating marinas and the role they play in communities and in the country’s recreational culture.

Every year National Marina Day has a different theme, though activities vary from marina to marina. This year’s theme focuses on encouraging non-boaters to get out on the water.

In keeping with that theme, the Frisco Bay Marina announced this week it will provide free 30-minute tours of Dillon Reservoir in a restored, classic watercraft — a 1969 Larson. The boat will be captained by Frisco Bay Marina staffers who will entertain guests with stories about Lake Dillon.

“At the end of the day, we are passionate about getting folks to enjoy the water whether from a classic boat, on a run along the shore or from the deck of the Island Grill,” said Jenn Shimp, the marina’s office manager, in a news release. “National Marina Day is a chance to express our love for introducing locals and guests to an incredibly unique amenity — Dillon Reservoir.”

Tours will be available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The Larson can accommodate up to five guests, but residents and visitors are asked to leave their pets at home.

Beginning Sunday, June 15, the marina will offer one-hour Larson boat tours at $30 each or $25 per person for parties of two or more. Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily through the end of the summer.

In addition to boat tours, the marina will host the start and finish of the Bacon Burner 6K. The 3.8-mile run, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, takes place on a paved recreational path and features a bacon aid station. Visit to register.

The Frisco Bay Marina also rents canoes, single and double kayaks, fishing poles and powerboats. Beginning June 18, the marina will add stand-up paddleboards to its list of rental offerings.

The Island Grill also is open for the summer season from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, weather permitting. Happy hour takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, with live music on Fridays.

For more information about the Frisco Bay Marina, visit http://www.Frisco or call (970) 668-4334.

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