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M.S. Dixie II

Address: Highway 50 at Zephyr Cove, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Phone Number: 775-589-4906
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Zephyr Cove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Rainier, Oregon
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390 reviews 390 reviews
133 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had cruised aboard Dixie a couple of years ago, during the summer. It was very crowded, and the "music" was horrible hard rock. We were gifted with a winter-time dinner cruise this weekend, and I was dreading it. WHAT A SURPRISE! They board only 150 pax in the winter, as opposed to 300 in summer, and have only one... More 

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Winnemucca, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I took this cruise on our Anniversary weekend. This tour was definitely worth our time and money! The food was good; I had the nachos and my husband and I shared the clam chowder. The service and staff was great and the Virgin Mary I had was yummy! The trip was over 2 hrs long and we... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,100 attraction reviews
1,041 helpful votes 1,041 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

To see Lake Tahoe, we enjoy going out on the water, We enjoy going out on M.S. Dixie. We prefer the daylight cruises on M.S. Dixie to see the lake, with our favorite area to see during the cruise being Emerald Bay. They also do some evening cruises such as dinner dance cruises. The staff here is stellar. And the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is my favorite way to see Lake Tahoe! We had the opportunity to take the two and a half hour dinner cruise on the lake it was wonderful! It was romantic, a beautiful sunset we had great food and cocktails. A definite must-see while you're visiting Lake Tahoe.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went for a 2 hours ride to and from Emerald Bay. Found the boat to be a great way to get a different perspective on the lake, its size and the mountains surrounding it. Loved getting up close to island in emerald Bay. highly recommend cruise.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We took the morning cruise and booked it through the concierge at our hotel. I'm glad we did because we got a discount and they organised the shuttle bus to pick us up and drop us back at the hotel. The cruise was lovely and we got to see the lake from a whole new angle. The area is stunning... More 

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

On 9/17/14, my wife and I celebrated out 50th wedding anniversary dinner on the Dixie Queen in Lake Tahoe, and I must say we were extremely disappointed. The meal was mediocre at best. The prime rib was so tough we could not eat it. There was no atmosphere on the boat and since we were sailing in darkness there was... More 

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JohnKenny775, General Manager at M.S. Dixie II, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have changed up the departure times for our fall & winter cruises so that the guests can take advantage of some of the daylight and especially the beautiful Lake Tahoe Sunsets while not departing too early for a dinner cruise. I apologize that you have not had luck contacting the Dixie management team...please feel... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We were only staying at South Lake Tahoe for one night and wanted to do a cruise on the lake. The hotel recommended the sunset cruise on M.S. Dixie II. A fantastic evening, great value drinks and food optional, live entertainment or just enjoy the views.

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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There were 8 of us, all ages, and we had a warm and sunny upper deck cruise on this lovely, clean paddle boat. We spoke with USA visitors from many countries and had our pictures taken with several of them - we were in western wear get-ups and they believed that we were real cowgirls from Wyoming!

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Hayward, California
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64 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you have a few hours to spare, take the Emerald cruise. Take the time to stop texting and relax for a few hours. You get on board a paddle boat (like Show Boat the musical) and float on the green blue lake with the mountains in the background. Great cruise for all ages.

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