Captain’s Log


Portage Lakes Cruises was formed in May, 2013 by Judy Narducci, a life-long resident of Portage Lakes.  A graduate of Coventry High School, Judy is a member of several local organizations and worked as a geriatric nurse for many years, retiring from that position in June, 2015.

Being raised locally but never having access to the water other than swimming at Craftsmen’s Park as a little girl, Judy really enjoys getting out on the water now that she is able to boat there.  This business grew out of the notion that other people would enjoy being out on the water as much as she does if they had a boat on which they could be as comfortable.  ” I want to take people out to see the Lakes the way the ‘locals’ do”,  explains ‘Captain’ Judy.

What does the future hold for this business?  Judy has enjoyed being out on the water, doing what she loves.  She started with one boat and half-jokingly said: “Maybe I’ll have a fleet of charter boats someday”.  That dream is coming true – since that time three more boats have been added – then there were FOUR!  Caring and capable Captains keep finding their way to us and now there are 6 of them and this rounds out a great team.  Come let Lorie, Kathy, Kay, Angela, Tresa, and Kim do the driving and show your group around.

The Portage Princess, the ‘BIG BOAT’ that carries as many as 45 guests served us well in 2017, carrying 17 groups around in style.  Now in 2018, season SIX brings a new activity called Live on the Lakes, where local acoustic performers will entertain on 2-3 hour cruises every Thursday Night.  See the groups and choose your favorite Genre on our Facebook page.  For questions, please call 330-760-0270.

So come aboard, kick off your shoes, and enjoy the ride.