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Tahoe Queen

970 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
800-238-2463
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Type: Tours
Description: Glass-bottom-boat tours by day, dining and dancing at night.
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Pros: Nice relaxing way to get on the water. A nice two hour trip to emerald bay and back. You get a nice little history lesson of the area. Food on the boat is reasonable price (you do get gouged a little bit) but it's not too bad. 2 hours is just about the right amount of time to be... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The scenery on the lake from the boat is beautiful. BUT...The way this venue is run is upsetting. It starts upon arrival at the site. Even though we purchased our tickets online and printed the receipts, we (and all others on our bus run by the venue) were required to stand in line to pick up "tickets" and then we... More

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Granada Hills
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and his friend wanted to do something nice for us wives during our trip to Tahoe, so they decided on the dinner cruise. The trip is from 6-9pm and costs $80 per person! It was nice and all, but I definitely wouldn't spend that again. We were greeted with champagne upon boarding. The dinner was buffet style: salad,... More

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Shingle Springs, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Yes, for the most part you are in the "middle" of the lake heading for somewhere. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - what is there not to like about the views? The check in line is stupid - over 40 minutes while they photograph everyone getting on the boat! Love the circle drive around Emerald Bay, but... More

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The cruise does provide good scenic views but it is not the best way to spend 3.5 hours(2.5hrs for the cruise, 1hr to find parking and get in line) but I wouldn't recommend it unless you have absolutely nothing else to do! I would recommend doing a couple of hikes and the gondola ride for the views.

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Livermore, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I cannot believe what experience this was. My family and I took a mid-week vacation to Tahoe in celebration of my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary; the Tahoe Queen being the big dinner celebration to end our visit. We made reservations on Easter Sunday (3 months ago) just to be certain that we'll have a table for that day. Upon arriving... More

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Tracy, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

“Did you ever wonder how the lake was formed or its history, as far who were the first people arriving and occupying the region?” “I have or maybe I’m just weird….” We have been coming up to Tahoe for quite a long time. In the winter, we would make the trip up to enjoy the snow and other outdoor activities... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am not sure it is worth the time or money. Most of the time spend riding to get to emerald bay. Not much. I have seen better bays. They try to care it to a Fjord. Only who has never been to Scandinavia and have not seen the Fjord will buy it. I believe driving to emerald bay and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They have a Mark Twain impersonator that had quite a few bad jokes. Perhaps a more intelligent naration would have been better. The ride was nice with a nice ride through the beautiful lake and inside Emerald Bay. The boat wasn't too crowded and for a weekend maybe the crowd was a bit thin. Perhaps the cost was a bit... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A very nice, enjoyable lake cruise. They deliver on what is promised, a lake cruise to emerald bay and back. Left at 1:30 and arrive back at 4:00. Had a beautiful day on the lake. Guide talked throughout the cruise, pointing out different changes in the water and wildlife. Saw a bald eagle and nest. He pointed out other birds... More

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