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Lake Tahoe Tours

Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States with a depth of 1,645 ft (501 m). It calls two states home. Two thirds of the lake is in California, the remaining third in Nevada.

Much of the world discovered Lake Tahoe and the neighborhoods that surround it when it hosted the 1960 winter Olympics. (That’s the same year hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike watched the United States Olympic hockey team defeat the Russians to win the Gold medal.) Snow and any activities you can do on it or with it is popular in Lake Tahoe. At the lake level, annual snowfall averages 125 inches, but at alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 600 inches. Winter turns the area into a much loved snow covered playground with numerous ski resorts that cater to visitors’ every need.

Spring, summer and fall is when the lake itself, really gets to shine. With 72 miles of shoreline, there’s plenty of places to launch kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards. Ski runs thaw and become great hiking and biking trails. A combination of sandy and rocky beaches attracts sun seekers and swimmers. But don’t forget, all that winter snow helps make the lake the scenic and chilly spot it is. At the surface, Lake Tahoe’s water temperature varies from 41 to 68 degrees F. So be in the right frame of mind before you take the plunge. 

Whereas both states’ portion of Lake Tahoe enjoy mountain scenery, the Nevada, South Lake stretch includes casinos and has a reputation for being a bit more touristy than traditionally quiet North Lake Tahoe. 

Practical Info

The closest airport is in Reno, but some visitors find better flight availability at San Francisco International Airport or Sacramento International Airport. During the winter, be sure to check weather and road conditions. If you’re car isn’t properly equipped, you’ll be stopped in your snowy tracks. 

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 212 Reviews

Take a 2-hour sightseeing cruise on the M.S. Dixie II around magnificent Lake Tahoe to savor the wonders of this picturesque area. Discover breathtaking views ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise, Lake Tahoe, Day Cruises
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M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 175 Reviews

A delightful combination of dining, dancing and sightseeing make for an unforgettable evening on beautiful Lake Tahoe. Watch the sun go down over Lake Tahoe ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Lake Tahoe Semi-Private Photography Tour, Lake Tahoe, Dinner Cruises
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Lake Tahoe Semi-Private Photography Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

This semi-private photography tour offers a myriad of photo opportunities of stunningly beautiful Lake Tahoe and the snow capped mountains of the Sierra ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe
Duration: Flexible

From USD $169.00
South Lake Tahoe Parasailing, Lake Tahoe, Private Sightseeing Tours
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South Lake Tahoe Parasailing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy fantastic views of Lake Tahoe from the air as you soar hundreds of feet above the surface of the water! On a parasailing ride from South Lake Tahoe, fly ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Parasailing
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Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Join us on this exclusive fully narrated journey to Yosemite National Park from Lake Tahoe by a professional tour guide. This is an opportunity to experience ...  Read more

Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
South Lake Tahoe Boat Rental, Lake Tahoe, Day Trips
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South Lake Tahoe Boat Rental

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Get out on Lake Tahoe in your own speedboat! With a boat rental from South Lake Tahoe, you can explore the lake at your own pace, checking out popular ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $154.00
Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, Boat Rental
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Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Admire Lake Tahoe from every angle on this scenic tour that takes you all the way around the lake with a local insider guide. As you travel a total of about 80 ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
South Lake Tahoe Kayak Rental, Lake Tahoe, Nature & Wildlife
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South Lake Tahoe Kayak Rental

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Lake Tahoe by kayak during a 1-, 4- or 8-hour rental. In an easy-to-paddle single kayak, go wherever you want to go, traveling from the marina in South ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $30.00
South Lake Tahoe Jet Ski Rental, Lake Tahoe, Kayaking & Canoeing
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South Lake Tahoe Jet Ski Rental

Discover Lake Tahoe from the water as you cruise around the lake by Jet Ski! It’s a great way to get out on the water, explore the shoreline and enjoy a little ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $144.00
South Lake Tahoe Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, Lake Tahoe, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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South Lake Tahoe Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Get out on the water with a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rental on Lake Tahoe! Have fun in the sun and get a workout as you paddle along the shoreline to nearby ...  Read more

Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $20.00

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