Lake Tahoe
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Lake Tahoe: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

    1. South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

    Embark on a 2-hour sightseeing cruise starting in South Lake Tahoe either at sunset or during the day. Enjoy the scenic beauty while cruising 7 miles (11 kilometers) across the lake to the breathtaking Emerald Bay, known as one of the top ten most photographed places in the world. See the majestic mountains of South Lake Tahoe while onboard the world-class Tahoe Bleu Wave yacht. As you cruise, you will find indoor and outdoor seating with 360-degree panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, the snow-capped mountains, Fannette Island, Vikingsholm Castle, Eagle Waterfall, and the Rubicon. Enjoy the company of your captain as he navigates the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe and gives a personal narration of the facts and figures of this lake. If you’re lucky, you may even get the chance to see a variety of wildlife such as the bald eagle, black bears, and wild geese. if you've chosen the sunset option...

    The boat ride was absolutely worth the $100! The captain had tons of super interesting facts and book excerpts. It doesn't get much better that Emerald Bay, anywhere! Get there early so you can get yourself a great seat in on the front of the boat. I will do it again when I visit.

  • Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

    2. Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

    You will go to some of Lake Tahoe's most famous locations, showcasing the best of its South and West Shores. Your journey begins at a beautiful secluded beach, known for its wildlife. Shadowed by the granddaddy of Tahoe mountains, Mt. Tallac, you will learn how the famous Snowcross forecasts the forthcoming winter conditions. The area is especially famous as a wonderful wildlife sanctuary. Home to numerous species of birds, look out too for bears, especially in October, as you listen to the peaceful birdsong. In late spring and summer, wildflowers carpet the meadows of Taylor Creek. In the foreground, Mt. Tallac keeps a watchful eye over its wildlife inhabitants. Come in October and you will see the Kokanee Salmon run, when around 80,000 salmon start their journey to spawn. Pause at some quaint, local stores to stock up on snacks and beverages, before moving on to Emerald Bay. One of ...

    Absolutely the highlight of our stay at Lake Tahoe! Jim is an excellent personable guide! We saw and learned things we never would have discovered on our own!

  • Lake Tahoe: Emerald Bay Helicopter Flight

    3. Lake Tahoe: Emerald Bay Helicopter Flight

    Take off from south Lake Tahoe and enjoy fantastic scenery on a helicopter flight. See several scenic landmarks including Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake, Taylor Creek, and Pope Beach as you fly towards breathtaking Emerald Bay. Admire the views of granite and forested landscapes surrounding Emerald Bay. See Eagle Falls which feeds into the lakes shimmering emerald-green waters. Take in these incredible sights from a helicopter for a truly memorable experience over Lake Tahoe.

  • Lake Tahoe: East Shore Trail Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

    4. Lake Tahoe: East Shore Trail Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

    Experience Lake Tahoe’s most scenic and enchanting coastal trail on this self-guided e-bike tour. Ride in the comfort of an award-winning electric bike.

    See and feel Lake Tahoe differently as you soak up the breathtaking views and mountains vistas while cycling along the Saphire Jewel’s most popular shoreline path. You'll ride along bike paths the whole way, so you can relax without having to worry about traffic.

    Cycle from Incline Village to Sand Harbor at your own pace. Enjoy numerous stops at beautiful beaches, stunning viewpoints, and coastal photo settings. Journey over bridges and along the shoreline to reach Sand Harbor – Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful state park.

  • From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

    5. From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy traveling in a luxury 28-passenger mini bus to the High Sierra. You’ll leave South Lake Tahoe at 06:00 on the 3-hour drive to the main valley of Yosemite National Park. This breathtaking adventure provides an unforgettable opportunity to savor the vast array of stunning High Sierra features made famous by the likes of John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams. The exclusive documentary tour includes a full-day of sightseeing in one of America’s favorite national parks, conducted by a Yosemite expert. The tour price includes transportation, the park admission fee, a delicious picnic lunch with an assortment of beverages, and a seasonal hike to the Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls. Spend around 6 hours in the park, driving from one scenic location to the next. You can exit the bus to admire the scenery and take photos at each stop. When you reach the main valley at around noon,...

    Driver was punctual and pleasant. He was a safe driver & knowledgeable about all aspects of Yosemite. Tour was a joy. We were able to enjoy a stress free experience. Driver provided delicious nutritious meals snacks and beverages. Yosemite was magnificent and our guide narrated with passion & enthusiasm. Felt energized by nature and all the granite and streams. Mother Nature in all her glory. Cannot wait to return

  • Lake Tahoe: Hybrid Bike Rental and Self-Guided Tour

    6. Lake Tahoe: Hybrid Bike Rental and Self-Guided Tour

    Embark on a self-guided hybrid bike tour of the breathtaking North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Start your day by meeting at the Hyatt Regency Incline Village where a team member will personally fit you to the hybrid bike that suits you best. After a brief safety and usage tutorial, you’re off to explore and bike on your own for a full day.  Ride the Lakeshore car-free bike path all the way to the new East Shore bike trail. Journey towards Sand Harbor State Park and take in the panoramic views Lake Tahoe has to offer. If you want, you can even stop and rest at Memorial Beach or Hidden Beach and take photos of these hidden gems. If you get hungry from all the biking, stop at the Tunnel Creek Café where you can grab refreshments and food to re-energize you for the rest of your day. Journey north on Lakeshore Blvd and ride past luxurious homes that make up Billionaires Row. Extend your bike ride ...

    I scheduled an all day tour on hybrid bike. Didn't realize That was not electric. The staff upgraded us to E bikes When we check done. The Scenery was breathtaking

  • Lake Tahoe: 2-Hour Private Boat Trip with Captain

    7. Lake Tahoe: 2-Hour Private Boat Trip with Captain

    Enjoy a boat trip around the stunning natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Take in panoramic views of mile-high mountains and the famous Emerald Bay on this private, 2-hour tour. Meet your certified captain at the Tahoe Keys Marina. Hop aboard their ship, the Grateful Red. Get ready to set sail onto the continent's second deepest lake. Enjoy spectacular views as you journey round Lake Tahoe. Pass by Camp Richardson and the Tallac Historical Site. Sail into the picturesque and photogenic Emerald Bay. See Fannette Island in the middle of the lake, and catch a glimpse of the Scandinavian architecture of the Vikingsholm mansion. Take in the beauty of the D.L. Bliss State Park. Admire the electric green and cobalt blue water of Rubicon Bay, before returning to the marina to finish the tour.

    Captain Bryan was fantastic. He was knowledgeable but was willing too go with the flow with this family with 3 young children. Visiting Emerald Bay complete with tour was an extra special treat. We felt safe and well cared for the entire time. And oh, the scenery was to die for. Definitely a highlight of our Tahoe trip. Thanks Bryan

  • Lake Tahoe: Zephyr Cove Helicopter Flight

    8. Lake Tahoe: Zephyr Cove Helicopter Flight

    Take off from south of Lake Tahoe and fly along the east shore into the state of Nevada. Witness the beautiful indigo blue waters and teal shorelines as you fly to Zephyr Cove. After circling Zephyr Cove, fly west along the south shoreline past Fallen Leaf Lake and Cascade Lake to Emerald Bay. Take in the beautiful views from the helicopter for an adventure that will last long in the memory.

  • Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak Rental

    9. Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak Rental

    Begin your kayaking adventure at one of Tahoe’s most relaxed and accessible beaches, Tahoe Vista. A local favorite for decades, this beach provides ample parking, onsite restrooms, plenty of shade, and picnic areas. It is the perfect beach to start your self guided kayaking experience. Once you have your gear, enjoy the calm, clear waters and kayak at your own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of many local beaches that dot the coastline. Enjoy Lake Tahoe on your own schedule and kayak along the North Shore from King's Beach to Tahoe City or to Crystal Bay in Incline Village, Nevada. Explore for a half day or full day depending on option selected. As your day comes to an end, kayak back to Tahoe Vista and relax on the beach after a great day on the water.

    It was great. Just a bit far from our lodging. We passed several kayak places nearer to us as we stayed near fanny bridge. Live & learn

  • Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

    10. Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

    Set off from south of Southern Lake Tahoe and discover the gorgeous sand and multi-colored waters of Sand Harbor from the air. Fly over some of the locals' best kept secrets, other hidden beaches, and bays along the east shoreline such as Glenbrook Bay, Secret Harbor, Skunk Harbor, and Chimney Beach. After reaching Sand Harbor, ascend for a look at Marlette Lake which is located at 7,841 feet above sea level. Take in these incredible sights from a helicopter which provides an unparalleled perspective that you will remember for a lifetime.

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