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!
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 are climate controlled. The Hurricane or Texas deck is an open-air deck with a bar and the pilot house.
The M.S. Dixie II cruises daily, year-round from Zephyr Cove Resort. Delight in the midday splendor of the lake on an Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise. 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
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
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
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
The Tahoe Paradise offers day and evening private charters,
year-round and for all occasions. Call for additional
information, rates and reservations.
900 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe
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.
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.
Departing Tahoe Keys Marina
South Lake Tahoe
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
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
Action Watersports of Tahoe
Timber Cove Marina
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. / U.S. HWY 50
South Lake Tahoe
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
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 City Marina
North Lake Tahoe
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
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.
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