Water activity

Lake Tahoe: Private Power Boat Charter

Activity provider: Tahoe by Design

Lake Tahoe: Private Power Boat Charter

Activity provider: Tahoe by Design

From US$ 1,050 per group up to 6

Experience the spectacular sights and views of Lake Tahoe on this private boat tour with a licensed captain at the wheel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Tour Lake Tahoe in a luxury boat nicknamed the Ferrari of Lake Tahoe
  • Marvel at the colors of Lake Tahoe, the 2nd deepest lake in North America
  • Take in panoramic views of the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe
  • Visit Emerald Bay, Sugar Pine Point State Park, and more
  • See iconic sights such as the Vikingsholm mansion and Fannette Island
Full description
Sit back and enjoy a boat tour of some of the most famous sights and views that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Experience the most relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic noise and congestion, with complimentary perks like light snacks, drinks, music, and swim gear. Heading out from Tahoe Keys Marina in Grateful Red, the luxury boat some call the Ferrari of Lake Tahoe. The tour starts with cruising by Camp Richardson, the oldest campground in the basin, and the Tallac Historical site. Next, venture past the golden sands of Baldwin and Ski Beach before reaching the entrance to Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed places in the world. Entering Emerald Bay, see the memorable Vikingsholm mansion which many consider the finest piece of Scandinavian architecture in the U.S. Pass by Fannette Island, the only island in Lake Tahoe, also located in Emerald Bay, and home to the former tea house where guests of Vikingsholm would travel to by boat to enjoy afternoon tea. After admiring Emerald Bay, continue up the west shore to D. L. Bliss State Park and Rubicon Bay where the water is electric green with cobalt blues, an unforgettable swimming spot to experience. The tour continues to Sugar Pine Point State Park with its Mediterranean blue waters and the picturesque Ehrman Mansion. Before heading back to Tahoe Keys Marina, visit Homewood, a quaint little town with a ski resort at the water’s edge.
  • 4-hour charter boat tour with personal licensed captain
  • Light snacks
  • Water or soft drinks
  • Music
  • Towels
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jackets
  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid kit
  • Non-alcoholic drinks (you may bring your own)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Fresh Ketch restaurant located in the Tahoe Keys Marina & Yacht Club. Please arrive 15 minutes early and call the captain when you arrive at 801-703-6139.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to changes in weather, the captain may cancel with a full refund or move the tour to another day
  • Parking can be difficult at the Tahoe Keys Marina during the summer. Taking a taxi or Uber may be better than parking
  • Tips are not required but are greatly appreciated

Product ID: 399615