Two paddle wheelers ply Lake Tahoe’s ‘big blue’ year-round with a variety of sightseeing, drinking, dining and dancing cruises, including a narrated two-hour daytime trip to Emerald Bay. The Tahoe Queen leaves from Ski Run Marina – summer parking fee $8 – in town, while the MS Dixie II is based at Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina on the eastern shore in Nevada.