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South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

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From US$ 120 per person

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)
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

4.7 /5

based on 136 reviews

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I was not sure what to expect when I booked this trip. I was pleasantly surprised. Augustine & Darrin were wonderful as was the 3rd crew member whose name fails me. I don’t recommend wearing a dress unless you have something under it. It also cools down quickly when the sun goes down. I would do again.

July 2, 2022

Lovely boat and crew! A lot of different spaces to enjoy the cruise. We loved the indoor seating which was a comfy sofa with views of water and a good breeze. Excellent for the whole family. For those with mobility issues, parking to pier was good, but it was a very long walk to boat. Tight spaces and stairs/steps.

June 30, 2022

Hey guys, here's a pretty exact breakdown of what to expect for the emerald bay sunset cruise: Get there early if sitting outdoors is important to you. There is limited outdoor (hull) seating, a nice indoor lounge area with more seating, and a bar room. The absolute latest arrivals may have to sit at the bar, but for almost all of the cruise, you'll be able to access the deck for photos anyway. Note for us, 7 pm pst start, 630 was the earliest you could arrive. We met by a closed shack on the far side of the parking lot, near the dock. You can also just ask local employees where bleu wave meets. That's what we did. You'll give your name to the sign in representative and she will direct you to the boat with some drink tickets. Once onboard, chill out as you depart and make sure to take photos whenever you can! Absolutely beautiful if you're lucky and get a colorful sunset, and a nice experience if not. Possibly the highlight of my honeymoon :) enjoy.

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June 27, 2022

Product ID: 388880