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Tahoe Queen

970 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Type: Tours
Description: Glass-bottom-boat tours by day, dining and dancing at night.
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South of Bristol
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great trip to Emerald Bay aboard the Tahoe Queen. Book in advance me get a discount. Drinks good with a choice of beers and cocktails. Food good with decent portions. Commentary excellent and Mark Twain was remarkable articulate given his age. A really nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Salt Lake City
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The trip was pretty boring and not worth the money. You can see the lake just fine from the shore or from the gondola. Also. It's way better to drive over to emerald bay then take this super slow boat. 2.5 hours is just way too long with far to many people. We did see a really cool speed boat... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you get a chance, take the dinner cruise around the lake, food great, wonderful views, can't wait to do it again.

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Atascadero, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently spent a week in one of the most gorgeous places on earth - Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and surrounding areas. I decided to treat my husband to a cruise around the lake on the paddleboat, The Tahoe Queen. Its a lovely back in time kind of experience. When you board, you have the option of sitting inside or... More

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merritt island, florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Decided to do the dinner cruise, but wished we had not as we boarded. We were seated on the main floor at our assigned dinner table, which was nice except for the heat. It was so hot and stuffy in there, and being we are from Florida, we are actually used to the heat....but this was really bad. Had to... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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