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$50 Outdoor Activities

Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley

Meet your friendly driver/guide — a longtime Tahoe local — and board your luxury shuttle bus, which is equipped with comfy seats and large windows so you can soak up all of Lake Tahoe’s beautiful views during your round-trip drive. Head west from South Lake Tahoe along the lake’s southern shore, traveling in a clockwise direction to your first stop, Emerald Bay State Park, about a 30-minute drive. As one of the lake’s most picturesque locations, Emerald Bay sets the bar high for the rest of your tour. Hop out of your bus for a 20-minute stop to look out over the oval-shaped bay, home to Lake Tahoe’s only island, Fannette Island. From this perch high above the lake, you can admire an expansive view that takes in the snowcapped peaks surrounding the bright blue water. Back on the bus, continue north along the lake’s western shore for about 45 minutes to Tahoe City, a small lakeside town where you’ll stop for a quick walk around the scenic area where the Truckee River meets the lake. Then head to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe’s most famous ski resort, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Spend about 20 minutes exploring the village at the base of the mountain, and then return to Tahoe City for a 90-minute break at Boatworks Mall, where you can shop, if you wish, and have lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants (own expense). After lunch, return to your bus and continue around the north shore of Lake Tahoe, crossing the state border into Nevada. Make your last photo stop at Logan Shoals scenic point, where a panoramic view of the whole lake awaits you. About 45 minutes south along the eastern shore of the lake will bring you back to South Lake Tahoe, where you tour ends. Throughout your trip, your guide will provide fun facts and other commentary about Lake Tahoe, and you can ask any questions you have about the area.

$75 Water Sports

Tour of Historic Lake Tahoe West Shore

Lake Tahoe is a land of beautiful contrast and dramatic offerings.  With the highest concentration of Ski Resorts on the West Coast, the snowy winter months are a popular time to hit the slopes and visit the lodges populating the soaring mountains surrounding the lake.  Summer is a time of boats, hiking, and late evening beach swims under a canvass of bright California stars.  Even the different sides of the lake offer sharply different experiences for the discerning vacationer - concert venues, sky-rise hotels and casinos of the Nevada shoreline contrast sharply with the national forest, rustic cabins, and state parks found on the western and northern Californian side.  This 2 1/2 hour tour starts in the morning in Tahoe City near the main marina before the winds pick up and the summer crowds hit the water.  After outfitting you with an appropriate Kayak, life vest, and paddle, you will launch into the vibrant blue water and paddle out along the coast behind you expert, local guide.  You will hear stories of Tahoe before the casinos, back when early settlers first built cabins and began carving out their own homesteads along the scenic lake.  Hear how Teddy Roosevelt failed to turn the are into a national park how developers along the southern shore began to build a resort for wealthy vacationers and residents.  Hear the stories of the truckee river and the Donner party, and why the differences between to the two sides of the lake exist today.  When you are finished, you will head back to Tahoe City to return your kayak and head to lunch from one of the many local restaurants and cafes available to you.