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Address: 970 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8568
Phone Number: 800-238-2463

Glass-bottom-boat tours by day, dining and dancing at night.

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M S Dixie cruise

Fantastic way to see the Lake and Emerald Bay. Beautiful day on the lake warm and not too breezy. Seems like a good time of year to visit... Not crowded because ski season is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2016
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Murrieta, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tahoe Queen caught fire on 08/16 and is currently out of commission. No estimated time of repair or if it will even be repaired.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Citrus Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat tour was beautiful and very interesting. A lot of history about Lake Tahoe. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Tennisspaz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see as much of the Lake Tahoe area as we could in in one day, and taking a boat ride let us both relax and enjoy the scenery from the best vantage point- the clear blue/green water of the lake. The Captain of the Tahoe Queen related so much interesting information about the lake and history of... More 

Thank Bob T
Camarillo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by the food quality and friendly service on this annual dinner cruise to see the fireworks. Tahoe is crazy busy on the 4th, and the shuttle bus to and from the boat saved us hours of trying to find parking and traffic hassles. A fun band, efficient crew and the premier spot to see the fireworks... More 

Thank Sandy B
Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The paddle wheel cruise leaves from Zephyr Cove. Lasted maybe 2 1/2 hours (don't have to commit to an entire day to this activity), a nice slow cruise without getting wind blown on the upper decks. Plenty of things to take pictures of, especially in Emerald bay on the opposite side of Lake Tahoe. There is food and drinks on... More 

4 Thank Domino1969
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening cruise with dinner and music (dancing). Had the rib eye steak and i must say it was one of the best i had . Very tender ,juicy and cooked just right. Friend and the salmon and it was also very good. Came with broccoli spears and potatoe, cheese cake for desert and beverage. The music was fun and... More 

1 Thank don s
Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Such a peaceful ride over to the bay from Zephyr Cove. Got to take great pictures. A bit pricy but a great way to spend an afternoon. Could have done without the obnoxious beer drinking guys.

2 Thank Sealcheri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We went out on the sunset dinner dance cruise. Due to it being peak vacation season, the boat was sold out and extremely crowded. If I had to guess, I'd say there had to be close to 400 people or more cramped on to the boat. By the time we were served our meal we were informed we were considered... More 

1 Thank Lori D
Cupertino, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The two hour tour across the lake was very lovely! It was cold and very windy outside, but they have large indoor areas that are heated where you can sit next to the giant windows and still have an excellent view! They serve food and drinks and also have a gift shop and plenty of bathrooms. You also get narrated... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic way to see the Lake and Emerald Bay. Beautiful day on the lake warm and not too breezy. Seems like a good time of year to visit... Not crowded because ski season is over now.

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