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M.S. Dixie II

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Address: Highway 50 at Zephyr Cove, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Phone Number: 775-589-4906
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Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

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Magnificent views

A very enjoyable afternoon on Lake Tahoe. The boat takes you out across the lake from Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay. The views are incredible on a sunny day. The boat itself is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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Sacramento, California
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97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was absolutely fantastic! My BF and I stayed on the 2nd deck, they had 6 restrooms, a full bar and a gift shop...just on this level. Only a few stairs up and you were on the top deck with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe! If you didn't want to go up stairs but wanted to have unobstructed views... More 

Thank dizydezi05
Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Our experience with this boat ride was so memorable. We were celebrating our parent's 45th wedding anniversary. Upon boarding, they take a picture of your party and have a package available for purchase. There is also a small gift shop. The cruise across the lake is breathtaking and entering Emerald Bay was equally amazing. Although being on the top deck... More 

Thank Maday N
Houston, Texas
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325 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We went on the "Sunset cruise" but in mid November their is no sunset as late as 5:30. The views are spectacular during the day and the band was fun, but the food is what you would expect. Our chicken was dry,but the steak looked ok. The cold apple pie was nice. There were big birthday groups onboard that seemed... More 

Thank Malachy F
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

A very enjoyable afternoon on Lake Tahoe. The boat takes you out across the lake from Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay. The views are incredible on a sunny day. The boat itself is clean and accommodating. Did not try the food, but it looked decent. $6 for a beer is ridiculous though.

Thank kmcg21
Elk Grove, California
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My husband and I had gone on this boat 20 years ago when we got married and returned on our 10th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately it was foggy today but we sat inside and looked out the windows at the beautiful views! Recommend this for couples, families, or by yourself.

Thank LindaM1957
Palmdale, California
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We took the noon two hour trip from Zephyr Cove to Emerald bay and back. The paddle wheel boat has three levels, two inside and an open top level. The boat was nice, clean and spacious. I was disappointed that we did not board early enough to get one of the topside open air seats but there was more than... More 

Thank Jim B
Riverbank, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced for the experience, but a fun thing to do (once). Website says you can't bring your own food, but if I go again, I would (I saw others that did). Boat food is average, wait service was terrible on the noon cruise. Only one waitress!!! :(

Thank CJolliff
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were traveling with 3 young kids and 2 seniors. We all enjoyed it, but don't need to go again. The younger ones got restless fast and the stairs to go to the upper decks were hard for the 2 grandparents. A bus picked us up, but I'd skip that and drive ourselves. The boat was clean, which is nice... More 

Thank Lajelly
Janesville, California
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

An historic mode of travel (paddle wheeler) crosses Lake Tahoe from Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay while you dine on a surprisingly well prepared and served meal. The company of both fellow "sailors" and wait staff is upbeat and lively. The evening is capped with great live music. The ONLY tiny complaint is the PA system is too weak to... More 

2 Thank TomGauthier
Melbourne, Australia
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332 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise on the recommendation of Marriott Timber Lodge Concirge staff and we can fully endorse and recommend. We were picked up out front of our resort by the free shuttle bus and arrived at Zephyr Cove where the boats were moored at 11.30am for time to complete ticket purchase and queue to board. Make sure early... More 

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