With 47.2 miles of shoreline along its Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake shores, Oswego County boasts scenic vistas and fun waterways for residents and visitors alike.

Multiple marinas, boat launches and dock spaces make boating one of the most popular things to do in Oswego, NY. Captain your own boat or charter a local craft to start your maritime adventure. For more information on marinas and launch sites, go to <internal link to MARINAS AND BOAT LAUNCHES page>.

Board one of the fishing charters in Oswego, NY to enjoy a beautiful day on the water and reel in the next record catch! Fishing charter services and guides are available on the Oswego River, Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake, the Salmon River, Little Salmon River and other locations. For a full list of charter captains and tributary guides, go to <internal link to FISHING CHARTERS page>.

Relax in Oswego Harbor on a summertime Oswego Sunset Tiki Tour! Up to six people per boat can enjoy a two-hour excursion around the harbor led by a licensed captain. Another experience well worth the trip is a tour of the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse. Learn about the vast history of our local lighthouse from the knowledgeable guides of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

While exploring Oswego County’s sparkling waters, make sure to keep boating safety a top priority. Follow New York State boating laws, take a boating safety course, wear a personal flotation device and never use intoxicants while boating. Check the weather forecast before setting out and inform someone where you will be boating and when you plan to return.