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South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

Embark on a sightseeing cruise starting in South Lake Tahoe either at sunset or during the day. Take in the scenic beauty while cruising 11 kilometers across the lake to Emerald Bay, one of the top ten most photographed places in the world. Savor snacks and drinks as you sail. 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. Navigate the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe while hearing your captain's narration about this lake. 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, relax and watch the sun dip low below the sky.

Lake Tahoe: Scenic Sunset Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

Lake Tahoe: Scenic Sunset Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

Experience Lake Tahoe at sunset on a relaxing boat trip with a variety of drinks and snacks included. Sit back and relax aboard a spacious boat with indoor space and restrooms. Take in views of Emerald Bay and watch the sunset from a unique setting on the water. Climb aboard the boat and be greeted by your crew. Navigate aboard a classic 1966 yacht that has been all around the world. Cruise across the pristine Lake Tahoe while enjoying snacks, soda, juice, and water. Additionally, enjoy one beer, a glass of wine, or a glass of champagne. Take advantage of the boat's amenities, including a fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, large party bow, restrooms, and climate-controlled indoor facilities.

Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided Driving Tour

Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! NOTE: This 88+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Lake Tahoe in 2-3 hours. Explore your way on this self-guided driving tour of Lake Tahoe. See the entire lake and all the best vistas, hikes, and swimming spots using an app. Enjoy a tour by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Begin your tour in Stateline on the southern shore. From there, take a clockwise loop around the lake. While driving, learn about the heated debate between California and Nevada over who technically owns the lake. Visit the summer home of a man who insisted people called his cabin the Vatican. Then, see a few more impressive homes along the shore, including some inspired by Viking longhouses. Next, visit Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe’s crown jewel. This bay offers stunning views of the water and the mountains beyond, as well as swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, and any other water activities you could want. If you’re in the mood for a waterfall, stop by the Eagle Falls trailhead to see the only waterfall that flows into the lake. Hear the spooky tale of how Lake Tahoe’s only island, Fannette, is supposedly haunted. As you continue, learn about the Washoe tribe who lived here long before any European explorers put it on a map. Next up, see Meeks Bay, a perfect white sand beach to catch some sun. Get the scoop on a presidential visit to the lake, famous residents who occupy the houses along the shore, and learn about the lake’s origins. Pay a visit to Carnelian Bay, where boat racing used to be a big deal in the '30s and '40s. Then, say hello to Kings Beach on the north shore, a perfect picnic spot with views that will make you feel like a royal yourself. Pass by the Cal Neva Casino next, which straddles the border between California and Nevada and was once owned by Frank Sinatra. See more stunning estates along the way. Then, learn about some of the area’s wildlife. Visit the Secret Cove, a perfect spot for those looking for some secluded serenity. Nearing the end of the tour, visit a 300-foot-high vista point for perfect photo opportunities. Conclude your tour by Cave Rock, a remnant of the lake’s most ancient history.

Lake Tahoe: Emerald Bay Sunset Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

Lake Tahoe: Emerald Bay Sunset Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

Step aboard the vintage Golden Rose, a 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi, with Lake Tahoe's premier wine tasting tour company, operating out of South Lake Tahoe, California. Sit back, relax, and take in the beauty of the lake while sipping on exquisite wines hand chosen for your enjoyment on Lake Tahoe's only wine boat tour of the lake on this one-of-a-kind sunset cruise. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe during a small group tour, while tasting Northern California's great wines, or customize your own booking to celebrate that special moment in your life. Operating May - October with up to 4 cruises a day and 7 days a week during our busy season. Tours will be aboard the beautiful "Golden Rose," a one-of-a-kind 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi and will begin at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe, California circling Emerald Bay, cruising around Fannette Island and viewing the historic Vikingsholm castle all from the boat. Throughout the tour, sample 8 wines from various wine regions, heavily focused on Northern California wines. You'll have the opportunity to purchase bottles of your favorite wines at the end of the tour to enjoy during the rest of their stay in Lake Tahoe or to take home to add to your collection. If you're not looking for a full bottle, wine by the glass is also offered. Water and soda are also available and complimentary to all guests. If someone in your party prefers beer, this can be accommodated if requested in advance. FOOD OPTIONS: Stop by the Pirate's Chest Tahoe located at the Tahoe Keys Marina for grab-and-go items like sandwiches, cheese, dips, chips, hummus, salami, and pre-made charcuterie to take with you on your wine tasting cruise! You'll find vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options as well. Just look for the life-size pirates and flags outside the store. As always, you're still welcome to bring your own snacks on the boat, if you prefer.

Lake Tahoe: Emerald Bay Wine-Tasting Boat Tour

Lake Tahoe: Emerald Bay Wine-Tasting Boat Tour

Step aboard the vintage Golden Rose, a 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi, with Lake Tahoe's premier wine tasting tour company, operating out of South Lake Tahoe, California. Sit back, relax and take in the beauty of the lake while sipping on exquisite wines hand chosen for your enjoyment on Lake Tahoe's only wine boat tour of the lake. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe during one of our 2-hour, small group, semi-private tours, while tasting Northern California's great wines, or customize your own booking to celebrate that special moment in your life! Operating May - October with up to 4 cruises a day and 7 days a week during our busy season. Tours will be aboard the beautiful "Golden Rose," a one-of-a-kind 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi and will begin at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe, California circling Emerald Bay, cruising around Fannette Island and viewing the historic Vikingsholm castle all from the boat. Throughout the tour, we will be sampling 8 wines from various wine regions, heavily focused on Northern California wines. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase bottles of their favorite wines at the end of the tour to enjoy during the rest of their stay in Lake Tahoe or to take home to add to their collection. If you're not looking for a full bottle, we also offer wine by the glass as well. Water and soda are also available and complimentary to all of our guests. If someone in your party prefers beer, we can accommodate your guest if requested in advance. Please contact us for any special requests. FOOD OPTIONS: Stop by the Pirate's Chest Tahoe located at the Tahoe Keys Marina for grab-and-go items like sandwiches, cheese, dips, chips, hummus, salami, and pre-made charcuterie to take with you on your wine tasting cruise! You'll find vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options as well. Just look for the life-size pirates and flags outside the store. As always, you're still welcome to bring your own snacks on the boat, if you prefer.

South Lake Tahoe: Happy Hour Cruise

South Lake Tahoe: Happy Hour Cruise

Begin at South Lake Tahoe and embark on a 2-hour happy hour cruise. Experience a happy hour like no other on board the Tahoe Bleu Wave as it cruises on the gorgeous Lake Tahoe water. Enjoy your afternoon as you munch on delicious snacks and sip on signature drinks. Take in the scenic beauty across the lake to the pristine Emerald Bay, known as one of the top ten most photographed places in the world. Admire the mountains in the backdrop with 360-degree panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Navigate the beautiful waters with your captain who will give a personal narration of the facts and figures of this lake. You’ll even get the chance to see a variety of wildlife such as the bald eagle, black bears, and wild geese.

South Lake Tahoe: 2-Hour Emerald Bay Boat Tour with Captain

South Lake Tahoe: 2-Hour Emerald Bay Boat Tour with Captain

Come aboard your ultimate Lake Tahoe boating experience on our spacious Powerboat for a private tour of Lake Tahoe. Your experienced Captain will customize your excursion for you to enjoy sightseeing, water sports, swimming, and lounging with friends and family on the boat while you hear amazing tales and history of Lake Tahoe. With 17 years in business, you can trust our local, experienced team to show you the best in boating on Lake Tahoe!

Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

Visit 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. Shadowed by 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 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 October you will see the Kokanee Salmon run - when around 80,000 salmon start their journey to spawn. Pause at some local stores for snacks and beverages before moving on to Emerald Bay. One of the most photographed locations in North America, beautiful waterfalls await as you explore the glacier. The carved masterpiece can be seen from various perspectives. The tour offers myriad photo opportunities throughout. As the tour guides show you how to take optimal photographs, they will also capture magical shots to process and later deliver to you.

California Audioguide for Self-Drivers (English & German)

California Audioguide for Self-Drivers (English & German)

After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! Complete your road trip around California with an audio guide featuring 169 locations and 3 hours of audio in 1 app. Listen to the recordings as you take in views at Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, and Zabriskie Point, experience the unique cultures of Silicon Valley, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, and drive down Highway 1. Feel at ease taking in the views while the app uses GPS to find your location and suggest stops. From famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge to lesser-known gems like Moss Landing, appreciate the wealth of beauty and history in California with detailed audio descriptions. Stop and start your journey as often as you please, there’s no constraints once you download the app and activate your audio guide. If there’s a specific site you’d like to visit, manually choose audio guides from the built-in map or from a list.

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

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

Enjoy Lake Tahoe’s most scenic and enchanting coastal trail on a self-guided e-bike tour. See and feel Lake Tahoe differently as you soak up the breathtaking views and mountain vistas while cycling past beaches and the along Sapphire Jewel’s most famous shoreline path. Cycle from Incline Village to Sand Harbor Beach at your own pace. Ride past luxurious homes along Billionaire's Row and even feel free to stop at Tunnel Creek Café for a bite to eat. Continue on and enjoy numerous stops at beautiful beaches, stunning viewpoints, and coastal nature attractions. Soak up the snow-capped mountain vistas. Journey over bridges and along the shoreline to reach Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful state park.

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What people are saying about Lake Tahoe

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4.8
(532 reviews)

It was the second time we have taken this tour and really enjoyed it. However, I would suggest you make the signage for the tours location for meeting much clearer. Workers at the Rubicon dock were not sure it was the right place.

I was delighted.. the tour is very nice, everything gives you time to see everything and enjoy all the landscape. Everyone is very friendly. I definitely recommend it and I will do it again 😘

Very good, smooth boat. Hard to hear what was being said. Not much for snacks. I’d like to see a cheese plate or something more fitting

We had a very nice time and the guys working on the boat were great

Fantastic!!!!! Driver/tour guide is very knowledgeable.