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Lake Tahoe Lake Cruises

 

One of the favorite pastimes in Lake Tahoe is enjoying the view of the lake from wherever you happen to be at the moment. The other favorite pastime is enjoying a marvelous 360 degree panoramic view of Lake Tahoe's majestic peaks from a watercraft out on the lake. If you want to experience the total magnificence of Lake Tahoe, take a lake cruise that suits you and your party and spend a few hours seeing Lake Tahoe from the other perspective. Both views are amazingly amazing!

We've selected six lake cruises that provide different experiences. Each vessel offers many options guaranteed to please any party, small or large. All of the cruise vessels featured on this page are ideally suited for groups and they all welcome weddings. One wedding exception may be the Tahoe Thunder, unless you are in a really big hurry to get married and you'd like a lake cruise that reflects that energy!

 
 

M.S. Dixie II - Lake Tahoe

M.S. DIXIE II - Lake Tahoe Cruises

There has been an M.S. Dixie crusin' Lake Tahoe since 1949. It was initially a family pleasure boat that was later expanded to become Tahoe's first public paddlewheeler in 1972. That vessel was replaced by the state-of-the-art
570-passenger M.S. Dixie II that began her service to the public in May 1994. Lake Tahoe's largest, most sophisticated cruise vessel ever, the M.S. Dixie II combines the grace and style of her predecessors with the spacious comfort made possible by modern technology.

The M.S. Dixie II has three passenger decks and below deck machinery rooms. The main deck dining room and the second deck entertainment area, gift shop and Admiral's Room are climate controlled. There is a glass-bottom viewing compartment on the main deck. The Hurricane or Texas deck is an open-air deck with a snack bar and the pilot house.

The M.S. Dixie II cruises daily, year-round from Zephyr Cove Resort. Enjoy Lake Tahoe on a clear morning for a Breakfast or Champagne Brunch Cruise. Delight in the midday splendor of the lake on an Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise with luncheon or early dinner service. Romance on the famed Sunset Dinner Dance Cruise, complete with a live band. Plus, on all daytime cruises you will be invited to view the amazing and exclusive video, "Sunken Treasures of Lake Tahoe."

The M.S. Dixie II was designed with groups in mind and is an ideal and affordable venue year-round for functions of all types, specializing in wedding rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions.

Over two and a half million delighted passengers have taken an M.S. Dixie II cruise on Lake Tahoe! Cruises, schedules and fares vary depending on the time of year, so call for an informative brochure, charter rates and reservations.

M.S. Dixie II
Zephyr Cove Marina
Four miles north of Stateline on U.S. HW 50
Zephyr Cove

  800-238-2463
  530-541-7499

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Tahoe Bleu Wave Yacht

Tahoe Bleu Wave

This beautiful 1966 Million Dollar Classic Yacht has been around the world and now cruising Tahoe's pristine waters edge. The Tahoe Bleu Wave is an exceptional tour boat measuring in at over 70 feet long with capacity of up to 50 people.

Luxuriously comfortable amenities include a fully stocked bar w/ fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and full climate controlled indoor facilities.

Aboard the Tahoe Bleu Wave, we strive to make your time with us a true “Tahoe Experience” - an experience from routine. From the minute you step aboard, you know - this is the way to experience Tahoe: All of our public cruises guarantee awe inspiring views of the lake, majestic mountains, wildlife and a friendly on board staff to make sure you are well taken care of. So the only surprises you'll have are the pleasant kind. Rated #1 on Trip Advisor & 5 Stars on YELP.


Tahoe Bleu Wave
Round Hill Pines Beach
Zephyr Cove, NV 89449

  866-413-0985
  1-775-588-WAVE (9283)
 http://www.tahoebleuwave.com/index.php

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M / V Para-Dice II - Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Paradise

The most elegant yachting experience on Lake Tahoe is the Tahoe Paradise, an 81-foot luxury motor yacht launched on Lake Tahoe in July of 1998. The yacht can accommodate up to 149 passengers.

Guests will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe through large picture windows in the fully enclosed lower salon or as they relax on the upper deck and soak up the High Sierra sunshine. The climate-controlled salon has a full-service bar with tables, chairs and a custom sectional sofa. From a light casual buffet to a formal dinner, your party will dine on the finest cuisine in comfortable elegance. The upper deck is furnished with tables and chairs, and a built-in lounge with fine leather furniture surrounds the captain's helm.

The upper deck of the Tahoe Paradise is the perfect setting for a wedding. After the ceremony, the guests can move to the lower salon for a buffet or formal dinner and the upper deck can be transformed into a dance floor. Guests can be entertained by strolling musicians, bands, DJs or violinists.

And, when you want to take your business meetings offshore, charter the Tahoe Paradise. Escape the enclosed setting of a sterile banquet or conference room and cruise the lake for a few hours. It's a great way to combine business with pleasure.

The Tahoe Paradise offers day and evening private charters, year-round and for all occasions. Call for additional information, rates and reservations.

Tahoe Paradise
900 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe


  800-238-2463
  530-541-7499

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Safari Rose

Safari Rose

Certainly the most graceful yacht of its size on Lake Tahoe, the Safari Rose awaits you for a memorable outing on this spectacular mountain lake. Style and elegance are reflected in every facet of this classic 80' yacht. A heated salon finished with warm teak paneling. Plush couches and upholstered seating. Spacious fantail, foredeck, flybridge and upper deck. State-of-the-art stereo system and a fully stocked bar. All operated for your comfort and convenience by a Coast Guard licensed Master and an experienced crew. Choose from one of our half-day guided tours of Tahoe's magnificent shoreline and lakefront attractions, special evening cruises or an exclusive charter for your wedding, reception, corporate function or other special event.

Deluxe Day Cruises
Wonderful West Shore Cruise
Experience the scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe in a leisurely, pampered style not found on any other Tahoe tour boat. Join us on this four-hour cruise which includes narrated highlights of Tahoe's historic California shoreline, including glacier-carved Emerald Bay, and lunch. Departing at 11:00 AM daily from Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe.

Special Evening Cruises
We also offer three different evening cruises on Lake Tahoe unlike any other! All include complimentary or half-priced beverages and appetizers while taking in the sights of spectacular Emerald Bay and the lake's scenic west shore. Evening cruises depart from Tahoe Keys Marina at 6:00 PM and last two hours

Monday Margaritas & Martinis Cruise
Enjoy your choice of complimentary Margaritas or Martinis with appetizers as we cruise through Emerald Bay.

Wednesday Wine Tasting Cruise
We present several varietals of the finest California wines from a different winery each week paired with savory appetizers chosen specifically for the wines.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Happy Hour Cocktail Cruises
Complimentary beer, wine, champagne and appetizers. All other beverages at the bar are half-price.
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Private Charters
Planning a special event? The Safari Rose is a great way to see the lake and its many attractions. It is ideally suited for weddings and wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, business meetings, company picnics, trips to any of our fine lakeside restaurants, or general sightseeing tours. We can help with any aspect of your arrangements. Pamper yourself and up to 60 guests with a private cruise aboard Woodwind Cruises' Safari Rose. Should you be planning a visit to Lake Tahoe please contact us prior to your arrival and allow us to show you the yacht and discuss your needs.


Complimentary transportation provided to the Safari Rose For personal service call one of our cruise coordinators toll-free at 1-888-867-6394.

Safari Rose
Departing Tahoe Keys Marina
South Lake Tahoe


  888-867-6394

 

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The Party Boat - Lake Tahoe

THE PARTY BOAT

This 52-foot luxury yacht can entertain up to 49 passengers and offers scheduled cruises and private charters year-round. Breathe in the fresh air and spectacular scenery as you cruise Lake Tahoe and visit beautiful Emerald Bay on this fun yacht.

The Party Boat has a full kitchen, a bar, two restrooms, a conference cabin, a fully enclosed lower salon and upper deck, spacious indoor and outdoor decks, a fly bridge, CD sound system and gas barbecue. You may cater your own event or let The Party Boat do all of the work.

The Party Boat is ideal for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, receptions and even your honeymoon night! In fact, any occasion that has the word "party" connected with it. It's also a great venue for a corporate gathering, retreat, club event or fund raiser.

The Party Boat offers day and evening tours, cruises and private charters, year-round and for all occasions. Call for additional information, rates and reservations.

The Party Boat
Tahoe Keys Marina
2345 Venice Drive East
South Lake Tahoe

  888-542-2111
  530-542-2111

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Hornblower's Tahoe Queen - Lake Tahoe

TAHOE QUEEN - Lake Tahoe Cruises

Relax aboard The Tahoe Queen while experiencing the breathtaking views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains and the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe. See majestic snowcapped mountains, glacier-carved Emerald Bay, unique Vikingsholm Castle and spectacular Eagle Falls.

The Tahoe Queen is a 500-passenger authentic paddlewheeler that cruises daily, year-round from the centrally located Ski Run Marina. The Queen offers five full-service bars, a vast array of freshly prepared foods and many conveniently located restrooms.

The Tahoe Queen offers a variety of cruises year-round, including live narrated Emerald Bay Cruises, Sunrise Family Cruises, Happy Hour Cruises, Early Sunset Cruises, Dinner Dance Cruises and a Winter Ski Shuttle to Squaw Valley. Lunch, dinner, appetizers or just cocktails are available while you enjoy cruising the lake.

The Tahoe Queen welcomes charter groups, private parties, birthday parties, weddings, receptions, anniversaries, family reunions, corporate parties and meetings, clubs and conventions. The Tahoe Queen is also available for private charters.

Cruises, schedules and fares vary depending on the time of year, so call for an informative brochure, charter rates and reservations.

Lake Tahoe Cruises
Ski Run Marina
900 Ski Run Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe

  800-238-2463
  530-541-3364

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Tahoe Thunder - Lake Tahoe

TAHOE THUNDER

For a different kind of lake cruise adventure, skim across Lake Tahoe on Tahoe's fastest Coast Guard inspected speedboat. Over 800 horsepower accelerates this 33-foot high-speed catamaran across the lake to beautiful Emerald Bay. Bring a sweater or a light jacket to stay comfortable in the cool breezes and bring your camera to capture some truly spectacular scenery.

The 12-passenger Tahoe Thunder operates from May to October. Emerald Bay cruises last an hour. Private charters are available. Call for additional information, rates and reservations.

Tahoe Thunder
Action Watersports of Tahoe
Timber Cove Marina
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. / U.S. HWY 50
South Lake Tahoe

  530-544-2942

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Tahoe Cruz - Lake Tahoe

TAHOE CRUZ

Tahoe Sailing Charters invites you to discover the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe aboard the sailing yacht Tahoe Cruz. This boat combines roomy comfort with high performance sailing.

The fifty-foot Santa Cruz class "Tahoe Cruz", the North Shore's newest and largest addition to the lake's sailing fleet, offers a full galley, changing berth, and marine head. Tahoe Cruz comfortably accommodates up to 25 people. Tahoe Sailing Charters offers a variety of scenic two-hour afternoon cruises or romantic sunset sails from May thru October.

Tahoe Cruz
Tahoe City Marina
North Lake Tahoe

  530-583-6200

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TAHOE PRINCESS - Lake Tahoe Cruises

Private charter for Weddings and Groups. 70', 120 passenger Ponton Boat.

Lake Tahoe Cruises
Ski Run Marina
900 Ski Run Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe

  800-238-2463
  530-541-3364

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Woodwind Sailing Cruises "Woodwind II" - Lake Tahoe

WOODWIND SAILING CRUISES

As one of the oldest sailing excursion companies in the United States, Woodwind Sailing Cruises have been skimming the crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe for nearly 25 years.

A Woodwind Sailing Cruise is more than a boat ride. It's an adventure steeped in history and romance. White billowing sails and tall masts bring the time-honored tradition of sailing to life on each and every cruise. Sailing at more than 6,000 feet above sea level while surrounded by snowcapped peaks soaring 10,000 feet is truly an experience to remember.

The multi-hull design of these yachts was built for flat, stable and comfortable sailing under all conditions. No special clothing or shoes are required. The spacious seating, wide decks and enclosed cabins offer comfort to everyone aboard. The attractive cabins below deck offer inside comfort, restroom facilities, glass-bottom viewing windows, plush upholstery and handcrafted woodwork. Both vessels provide a full-service bar and state-of-the-art sound system.

The Woodwind II hosts informal and formal parties. Weddings are one of their specialties. The yacht sails from April 15 to October 15. Special cruises may be arranged from November through March. Woodwind Sailing Cruises offer daily tours, cruises and private charters for all occasions. Call for additional information, rates and reservations.



Woodwind II
This 50-passenger, 55-foot catamaran was launched in 1997. There is plenty of room for everyone to wander about both above and below decks and there is even a dance floor! An Eastern Shoreline Cruise departs four times daily and lasts about two hours. The Happy Hour Cruise features special drink prices and snacks and lasts about an hour and a half. And the two-hour Sunset Champagne Cruise lets you enjoy the colorful evening light with complimentary beverages. The sunset cruise departs at 7:00 p.m. most of the season, but may vary based on the time of sunset.

Wood Wind II
Woodwind Sailing Cruises
Zephyr Cove Marina
Four miles north of Stateline on U.S. HW 50
Zephyr Cove

  888-867-6394



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