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M.S. Dixie II

Highway 50 at Zephyr Cove, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Zephyr Cove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: The M.S. Dixie II is a 570 passenger Mississippi-style paddlewheeler that cruise daily out of Zephyr Cove Marina.  In the summer time they have been... more »
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West Hollywood, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to Tahoe so this was a fun thing to do. They take you to Emerald bay and give a pretty good tour about Lake Tahoe. Very relaxing and a very nice time. We bought our tickets at a discount at the place we were staying at - The Stardust lodge. Tickets are not cheap and... More

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Sierra foothills
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took this cruise as part of a family reunion. We had about 30 participants and were able to get a group rate by calling the 800 number on the flyer. We were all seated adjacent to each other in reserved tables. Although dinner was nothing to write home about, it was pretty good. We both had the steak. Some... More

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Fillmore, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great tour two hours to Emerald Bay. Food and drink available. Reserve on line especially aroun July 4 . If your AARP. They discount. Lake Tahoe is a national treasure . Did you knif can scuba advice and snorkel. Water Clarity great. Yes cold air temp 84 to 90 you can wear wet suit or a few no wetsuit. Some... More

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Ventura, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Our boat ride was a let down. The inside areas of the boat smelled and could use refurbishing. The crew did not make themselves very available for any questions or information. We were told the boat was only half full but it still seemed crowded. We did not feel it was worth the price and would not recommend it.

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San Jose, California
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The scenary alone makes this cruise worthwhile, especially the portion into and around Emerald Bay. Completely awesome! We saw both a sunset and a moon rise...lovely! The food, however, was completely terrible. The menu did not match what was posted on the website. Perhaps website should have explained this was a sample menu? Bread course was simply a French type... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We took the afternoon cruise on the M.S. Dixie. The trip basically crosses the lake over to Emerald Bay and returns to Zephyr Cove for a relaxing 2 hour ride. There is an additional charge of $8 for parking on site. We did not eat on the boat but had lunch at the lakeside grill when we returned and enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of the "BEST" dinner cruise. Fun short trip around Lake Tahoe... live music... excellent food. Great time.

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Sacramento, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great time! Beautiful scenery, great dinner, nice live music..danced on the dance floor and top deck as music is piped up there. Recommend 2nd seating as it is after sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I took my daughter on a weekend mother, daughter getaway to Lake Tahoe and thought a dinner cruise across the lake would be great...and it was! Just before you get on the boat they will take your picture, and after the cruise you have the option to buy the pkg of photos (whole pkg $37.00 comes with 1 lg photo... More

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Waxahachie, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was about $20. per person and lasts about 2 hours. The boat is beautiful and in good condition. They do have food and drinks available for purchase. We did have a couple of drinks and tried the nachos- both were good. The boat went directly across the lake, turned around and came back. The brochure states that there is... More

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