Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

4.9 / 5

35 Reviews

Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

From US$ 179 per person

This is the ultimate Lake Tahoe Tour 1/2 day Tour, whether you are a photography fan or nature lover. The half-day hiking and sightseeing tour takes in waterfalls, glaciers, and possible sightings of the occasional bear.

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Limited to 15 participants
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  • The Ultimate 1/2 Day Tour offers many beautiful spectacular locations
  • Learn fascinating facts about the wildlife, geology, and Lake Tahoe History
  • Let your guide take amazing shots of you and your party with stunning Lake Tahoe backdrops
  • Grab the chance to see seasonal sightings of bears, salmon runs, wildflowers or fall colors
Full description
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 the most photographed locations in North America, you will be taken to spots where the opportunities to take stunning images are endless. More beautiful waterfalls await as you explore the natural beauty of the glacier. The carved masterpiece will be seen from many different perspectives as your guide gives you tips on the best way to capture it on film. The tour offers myriad photo opportunities throughout, and as the tour guides show you how to take better photographs, they will also capture magical shots to process and deliver to you after your tour.
  • Photos that have been taken on location of you and your party as well as scenics by your guide
  • Tahoe facts and history
  • Park passes for all locations
  • Ice cold bottled water
  • Food
  • Childrens' car seats
  • Guide gratuities (optional)

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Pick-up from all locations on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

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  • Tahoe Photographic Tours are happy to accomodate single guests without a single surcharge. The single guest does have to accompany other guests however.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Jim is an experienced photographer and guide for Lake Tahoe. He picked us from our hotels in south Lake Tahoe and drove us to several his "secret" locations which we tourist usually won't go for photographing. He taught us several tips for photographing and take good pictures for each group of us at those scenery spots. We learned and enjoyed the photographic tour very much.

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August 26, 2019

Friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate

I had a wonderful time on this tour with my tour guide Keith! Keith has such a great personality, and was very fun to be around. He was so knowledgable about the landmarks and area, and provided great history and insight. He brought me to amazing spots, and shared his techniques to snap great shots. I would recommend Keith to anyone interested in seeing Lake Tahoe and learning about the area!

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November 14, 2018

Amazing experience

We had a tour with Rosie, and were absolutely amazed at how well she knew the area and knowledge of some hidden jewels of Tahoe! She took so many wonderful photos that we would’ve never gotten to have if it weren’t for these wonderful people doing these tours! We were quite impressed and would highly recommend them!

July 9, 2018

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