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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 11 kilometers across the lake to Emerald Bay, 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. 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.

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From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

2. 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, you’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. On the way back the mini-bus will stop at O'Nelly Deli so you can have a bite to eat and something to drink. You’ll arrive in South Lake Tahoe at around 20:00.

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Wine and Harvest Tour to Gold country from Lake Tahoe

3. Wine and Harvest Tour to Gold country from Lake Tahoe

Your tour departs S. Lake Tahoe at 8:30 AM. The 50-mile drive to the wine country is fun and informative, narrated in part by your tour guide. Upon getting to the wine country, your first stop is at the Boa Vista Orchards and Winery. Boa Vista also offers home-baked goods, ciders, mountain-grown seasonal fruits and preserves. Go on to visit Boeger Winery, established in 1855. Wine tasting here is a must. Almost all of the grapes used for wine at Boeger are grown in the winery's vineyards, with Zinfandel, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc having been offered for years. The winery also produces Muscat Canelli. Like others in the area, Boeger is also growing young plantings of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Refosco, taking advantage of the region's affinity for northern Italian grape varieties. Your next stop is Chateau Davell Winery. Here, taste handcrafted wines produced in small lots - an exquisite balance of bold varietal fruit framed with graceful oak notes held in focus by firm acid balance. The perfect setting at Jodar winery gives you the opportunity to set up a delicious catered picnic lunch to make this day complete.   For a minimal fee (waived with bottle purchase), end the day with a final wine tasting at a choice of 3 wineries.

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Lake Tahoe: Snowshoeing Guided Tour

4. Lake Tahoe: Snowshoeing Guided Tour

Begin your Lake Tahoe snowshoeing adventure by meeting your guide at one of the trailheads in North Lake Tahoe or Truckee. Learn about the day’s plan and spend time fitting as well as discussing gear. Get a comprehensive lesson from your expert guide before heading up to the local trailhead. Learn about natural and human history during your trek. Knowledgeable guides will offer discussions on native plants and animals, geology, and local culture. Discover the finer points of winter ecology and other unique conditions of the Tahoe Truckee area. Stop along the way to take in the beautiful views.

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What people are saying about Lake Tahoe

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.

Excellent tour. Captain Steve was informative and entertaining. The deck hands were very helpful and great on the drinks. Lake Tahoe provides everything else. I highly recommend this trip.

Had an amazing time with a very fun crew!A good amount of time spent in beautiful Emerald Bay, I definitely recommend this excursion.

We had a lot of fun It was different, enjoyable, and fun Tour guides very kind!

This tour was perfect for relaxing ,fun and educational.