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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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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We did an afternoon cruise to Emerald Cove on the Tahoe Queen. "Mark Twain" was a guest on the boat and we found him totally unnecessary. His jokes were not funny, he repeated facts that the ship captain already told the group and kept commenting on all the pretty little girls running around on board (children). Very creepy. The tour... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Terrific dinner cruise. This is the larger boat (Ms Dixie being the smaller) They sail out on alt nights, Tahoe Queen offering a buffet and the Ms Dixie a sit down dinner. As we didn't take the Dixie I cannot fairly compare them, however, the Tahoe Queen buffet was excellent. They also had live music. If I had one suggestion... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Tahoe Queen is an ageing paddle steamer that has seen better days - In the UK we have an expression which would cover it ... "Faded Elegance" We were expecting that but unfortunately it is leaning a little more toward ... "Dog Eared". That said, and if you can see past the superficial then you will get an idea... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I took the afternoon cruise on the Tahoe Queen on 9/4. Beautiful day. The cruise lasted for approximately 2.5 hours. We slowly sailed to Emerald Bay and back with lots of narration from a crew member and a very sweet man dressed as Mark Twain. Lots of Lake Tahoe facts and history were discussed. The views were breathtaking, and I... More

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Bend, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We got tickets for the 1:30 sailing, cost was $44. each senior rate. We were really hungry, it was 12:30 and we were told we had to be on the dock at 1:00. The menu for the boat didn't appeal to us so we dashed into a nearby cafe and got food to go. The quandary was whether to eat... More

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Seattle WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took the 1:30 pm tour to Emerald Bay. I agree with other posters that having to pick up a ticket at the ticket window (even if prebooked), then queue at the dock, is not ideal. And boarding took ages because of each group having to be photographed. We were able to find a seat on the top deck, but... More

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South of Bristol
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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