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Dinner Cruises

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

Watch the sun slip behind the mountains on a 3.5-hour Lake Tahoe dinner cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II, and enjoy champagne, live music and an elegant dinner on the water. Dance to tunes from the local Steve Walker Band, see a spectacular Sierra sunset, then sit down for a freshly prepared meal. Enjoy selections like grass-fed beef or trout, organic greens and vegetables. Finish the evening with fresh berries and cake as the first stars appear above the peaks, and Lake Tahoe’s scenic shoreline is illuminated.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

Explore the scenic highlights of Yosemite National Park on a full-day, small-group guided trip from Lake Tahoe with a lunchtime picnic beside Cascade Falls. Capture unforgettable images of the park’s soaring rock walls and craggy peaks then enjoy an invigorating hike to Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Falls, where high-mountain rivers tumble from sheer granite cliffs. Spot rock climbers scaling the face of El Capitan, watch for deer in alpine meadows, and take in the timeless beauty of California’s High Sierra mountains.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Wild West Tour from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

Go back in time to the old Wild West on this tour from South Lake Tahoe to Virginia City, Nevada, including a train ride on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. With a guide, you’ll start your day trip by minibus, driving along part of the Pony Express. When you reach Virginia City, a National Historic Landmark District, take a 6.5-mile round-trip train ride before enjoying free time in town to explore at your leisure, perhaps visiting museums or a historical saloon.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley

Travel all the way around scenic Lake Tahoe in a comfortable shuttle on this 7-hour tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll cover close to 70 miles (110km), making stops at the beautiful vistas of Sand Harbor and Emerald Bay. You’ll also visit a charming village at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, and explore Tahoe City on the lake’s north shore, stopping to purchase lunch. As you go, your guide will provide rich historical context for the beautiful landscape surrounding you.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe

Visit the wineries near Lake Tahoe on this day trip to the El Dorado AVA (American Viticultural Area), a wine appellation outside the town of Placerville in the Sierra foothills. Accompanied by a wine guide, you’ll enjoy visits to multiple wineries, where tastings are included at the first three. Also included are a stop at Boa Vista fruit orchard, an outdoor picnic-style lunch, and transport from South Lake Tahoe. If you’re interested in wine or agriculture, this is a great way to see more of this region of Northern California. 
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

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Intro to Paddle Boarding

Experience Lake Tahoe's most pristine shorelines. Mesmerizing water clarity, hidden beaches, secret coves and hands on instruction to paddle boarding.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Guided Tour of Historic Virginia City and Carson City from South Lake Tahoe

Go back in time to the American Wild West on this private tour from South Lake Tahoe to Virginia City, Nevada. Follow part of the old Pony Express to reach the area of the Comstock Lode, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush, and hear about the days when Mark Twain walked the dusty streets. In Virginia City, a National Historic Landmark District, you have free time to explore on your own before stopping in Carson City on the way back to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

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Private Boat Charter for 5 with Captain. Lake Tahoe with Kids! Boating & Ecology

Lake Tahoe is the perfect outdoor classroom for both kids and parents to experience and learn about nature, ecology and history of Lake Tahoe. Your guide, Karen is a former CA credentialed licensed school teacher and Mom of four, and Bryan is a USCG licensed Captain and 10 year Lake Tahoe expert. We ensure a morning or afternoon of learning and most of all, fun! This is a chance for families to experience Emerald Bay, DL Bliss and spend time on the beach and lake swimming, sunning and enjoying arts & crafts. On the beach, we provide watercolors and all supplies as well as instruction on making a gnome house out of natural materials from the area. As parents, we know how meaningful it is to share fun and unique experiences specifically designed for families to enjoy together.On the lake, parents can relax on board the luxurious Grateful Red, also known as the "Ferrari of Lake Tahoe." Kids will have the time of their life swimming, playing and learning.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

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Kirkwood Ski Shuttle

Kirkwood Ski Shuttle - Round trip from South Lake Tahoe
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

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Private Boat Charter - 4 Hours with Captain on Lake Tahoe for 5 Guests

This is an all inclusive price for 5 guests, private charter, all gas, equipment and your own licensed Captain to drive you around the lake! If you love cruising the lake and visiting the famous and beautiful beaches of Tahoe... this is for you! Cruise Lake Tahoe with your own private boat captain and relax and enjoy on the beautiful, elegant boat, the Grateful Red. This is one of only two Mariah z250 Limited Shabah boats ever built in this style. It is definitely a head turner! Sun, Sand, Swim. Option to bring a picnic lunch, or we'll stop at one of the Lakeside lunch venues.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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