Water activity

South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

Water activity

South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

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From US$ 120 per person

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Embark on a sightseeing cruise of South Lake Tahoe and the breathtaking Emerald Bay either at sunset or during the daytime. Enjoy snacks and beverages as you take views of Lake Tahoe, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Cruise around the world-class Tahoe Bleu Wave while enjoying views of South Lake Tahoe
  • Discover Emerald Bay which is known as one of the top ten most photographed places in the world
  • Admire a once in a lifetime scenery as your captain gives a personal narration about Lake Tahoe
  • Enjoy delicious snacks and beverages on the yacht
  • Watch the glowing sun set while cruising (if option selected)
Full description

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.

  • 2-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Narration from the Captain
  • Soda, juices, coffee, and water
  • Snacks
  • 1 beer, wine, or champagne
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Additional alcoholic beverages (can be purchased at the bar)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

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A nice tour with friendly staff. I booked it after searching for luxury tours. The boat was nice for sure, but the seating wasn’t so comfortable. We tried the top deck, forward, and ended up inside which was fine. I’ve been on several luxury boats/yachts before so I was comparing to those experiences of having lots of room and comfortable seating. It wasn’t quite that experience. But this was a good tour of the beautiful lake.

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May 29, 2023

The tour was excellent. The captain and crew were very friendly and entertaining. Saw some gorgeous sights of the lake and bay. It's a great experience to be on the water. Would definitely recommend to everyone to take this tour while visiting Lake Tahoe.

May 14, 2023

I recommend this activity because it teaches you a lot about Emerald Bay; the history of the bay and how it came to be, the people that lived there before our time and the history that it brought to the community. I also encourage people to shop local and support local businesses, it's the American way to help each other out and to support local economies, communities and businesses. Buy American!

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May 1, 2023

Product ID: 388880