Welcome to Lake Tahoe

The horned peaks surrounding the lake, which straddles the California–Nevada state line, are year-round destinations. The sun shines on Tahoe three out of every four days. Swimming, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing (SUP) and other water sports take over in summer, as do hiking, camping and wilderness backpacking adventures. Winter brings bundles of snow, perfect for hitting Tahoe’s top-tier ski and snowboard resorts.

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$64 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

This two-hour narrated Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise offers non-stop photo opportunities that will delight everyone in your family or group. As you cruise to, through and back from Emerald Bay, you will learn how it was formed and some of its fascinating history. Hear tales of Fenette Island (nicknamed "little rock island") within the bay, as well as the Vikingsholm Castle, the stone mansion on its shores.You will even get a look below Lake Tahoe's surface, with a special video presentation of "Sunken Treasures of Lake Tahoe". This is a state-of-the-art video presentation showing what lies deep beneath the brilliant blue of Lake Tahoe's surface. Travel 500 feet below the waters of Glenbrook Bay to tour the Steamer Tahoe, the majestic vessel that cruised Lake Tahoe for 50 years before being sunk by her owners.See underwater canyons and rocky bluffs that until now have never been seen by human eyes. Cruise through recently discovered ancient forests of petrified trees; forests that forced scientists to rethink theories of the lake's size and evolution. Roam the bottom of Emerald Bay and explore newly discovered sea mounds that are unlike any previously known underwater formation at Lake Tahoe.Optional buffet lunch is available on the morning cruise during summer, which consists of a deli meats, cheeses, salads, soups, bread, chilli, cookies, soda, tea and water. Full bar service is also available (additional cost) for onboard M.S. Dixie II during the round-trip excursion from historic Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay.

$94 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

For a great evening of entertainment, this cruise onboard the M.S Dixie II features live music, dancing and a healthy sit-down dinner. The selections are prepared with sustainable foods like free-range chicken, Oregon grass-fed beef, line-caught trout, organic spring greens and fresh vegetables. For dessert, there's mouth-watering cakes and fresh berries, not to mention spectacular views of the lake and Emerald Bay.Cocktails and wine are available for purchase and entertainment throughout the cruise is provided by the popular Steve Walker Band.All meals are prepared to your order on board and served with all the trimmings. Dance to the sounds of Tahoe favorite 'Safari', take a stroll on a moonlit deck, and savor every moment of this 3.5-hour cruise. Smart casual attire is required for this cruise.

$179 Private & Custom Tours

Lake Tahoe Semi-Private Photography Tour

The semi-private tours are restricted to a maximum of six people but frequently run on a smaller basis, so you are guaranteed a warm, personalized experience. Choose from two exciting itineraries and be transported by luxury vehicle to premier locations to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and numerous photo opportunities around Lake Tahoe. Please see the Itinerary section below for full details.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Boa Vista Orchards, Placerville, CaliforniaGuests will have a chance to sample local produce and taste goodsfrom the bakery. Wine Tasting is also included.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Boeger Winery, Placerville, CaliforniaThis is one of the oldest wineries in the region where guests will get a tour of Boeger and learn about the rich history. Wine Tasting of course is included as well.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jodar Vineyards, Placerville, CaliforniaGuests will be wine tasting at this scenic winery, also picnic lunch will be provided as wellDuration: 1 hourStop At: Crystal Basin Cellars, Camino, CaliforniaWine tasting - optional. $5.00 charge but will be waived with the wine purchaseDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Placerville Historical Museum, Placerville, CaliforniaCapital of El Dorado County

$65 Day Trips & Excursions

Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Virginia City, Nevada7 mile train ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Comstock Lode, Virginia City, NevadaComstock Lode - Silver City, Gold Hill, Virginia CityDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Virginia City Visitor Center, Virginia City, NevadaOn C streetDuration: 10 minutesStop At: The Delta Saloon, Virginia City, NevadaGreat place for lunch and refreshmentsDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, NevadaRecommended museum by Discover Lake Tahoe ToursDuration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, NevadaMust see...Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Genoa Bar, Genoa, NevadaOldest bar in Nevada

$55 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Squaw Valley Ski Area, Olympic Valley, Lake Tahoe (California), CaliforniaSite of 1960 Olympics, beautiful valleyDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaThis tour goes all the way around the jewel of the Sierra.Duration: 7 hoursStop At: Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe (California), CaliforniaThis is the highlight of this tour. We will stop at the inspiration point for photosDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Tahoe City Visitor Information Center, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe (California), CaliforniaGuest will have 1 1/2 hour in Tahoe City - Boatworks Mall to have lunch at near by restaurants.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Logan Shoals Vista Trail, Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe (Nevada), NevadaFinal stop on this tour. Great views across the Lake from the East shore of Lake TahoeDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Cave Rock, Glenbrook, Lake Tahoe (Nevada), NevadaDriver through historic Cave Rock Tunnel