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Marinas open their doors, and docks, for family fun
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Aqualand Marina is set to welcome lake-goers this weekend by celebrating National Marina Day.

The day of free events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Aqualand Marina in Flowery Branch includes marina tours, demonstrations and safety checks for boaters.

Tours will be on the 45-foot pontoon boat Chota Princess, owned by the Elachee Nature Science Center and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, according to Aqualand’s dock master, Jan Butze.

“We will have one of their teachers on board, because it is a floating classroom,” she said. “We will leave from Aqualand and we’ll drive by Sunrise Cove and go to Port Royale and they will be able to get off at Port Royale.”

The boat will also pass Holiday Marina and Lazy Days while representatives from Elachee and Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper teach about Lake Lanier’s water and animals.

“You can call the marina to sign up and it’s a two-hour trip,” Butze said. The boat leaves at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and seats are still available.

Wakeboarders also will be on hand performing demonstrations called “rail jam.” Sailing instructors will teach guests sailing basics on land, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing boat safety checks.

Aqualand Marina is located at 6800 Lights Ferry Road in Flowery Branch. For more information, call 770-967-6811 or click here.

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