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Tahoe Gal Cruises
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Join the fun and romance of a Lake Tahoe Cruise aboard the Tahoe Gal. Departing from Tahoe City, we offer daily sightseeing cruises and specialty cruises on the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Gal is an iconic 120 passenger paddle wheeler...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
952 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0141
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We felt lucky that this boat was still operating the last week of September (mid-week) as some of the competition has already dropped out by this stage of the season - not sure why, as the weather was gorgeous?! Didn't book in advance, which leads...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

This was one of the first things we did on our Tahoe vacation and it really did a great job of giving us the lay of the land and perspective and history of the lake. We took a Sunday brunch cruise that went to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 103carolyng
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour on Tahoe Gal. The Captain's narraration was very informative and scenery was breathtaking. We didnt order food but everything we saw looked very good and folks who were eating, had only positive comments. I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarlaonTravel
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We took a family Lunch Cruise on Tahoe Gal & it was pretty delightful! All of us loved the views of Lake Tahoe even on the overcast "moody" day with lotsa clouds the trip was awesome. I researched our trip so I realized that lunch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lyn729
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

After having visited Lake Tahoe many times, I finally took a tour on the Tahoe Gal today as part of our girls’ weekend. Another reviewer commented that you haven’t experienced Lake Tahoe unless you’ve seen it from the water and I couldn’t agree more. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank abmartin71
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We did a lot of research about different cruise options. We felt that the Lake Tahoe Gal lunch cruise was the best value for us. This offered a longer cruise (both time and distance) for a better price than other cruises. We got to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dcrunner5
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Staff is awesome, food is great, views are spectacular. We did the dinner cruise. After the staff takes your order you head to the top deck for drinks, appetizers and relaxing cruise with beautiful views of the shoreline. Every seat has a great view. Later...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Warrington18976
Reviewed September 27, 2018

It is a relaxing 3.5 hour ride on a slow moving boat. Nice to see the shore line and hear the history of the lake. We ordered lunch and drinks. Staff was friendly and prompt. We sat upstairs inside as it was a sunny warm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joy B
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is a great way to see the shores of Lake Tahoe from a different perspective. The employees work hard to make it a fun, informative and exciting experience. The drinks are great too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margot Z
Reviewed September 20, 2018

All the employees were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the tour very much and the history of Lake Tahoe narrated by the cruise representative. We ordered nacho chips for lunch and they were super good. We also ordered alcoholic drinks at lunch. Very expensive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sharon R
January 17, 2019|
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Response from Warrington18976 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so. When we were on the boat a wedding party had reserved the upper deck private room.
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Vickie R | Reviewed this property |
You can look online at the menu or you can call them and ask if they have Vegan Options. We did not go during the Happy Hour.
Pamela M
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Cheryl B | Property representative |
You can access a Class I walking and bike path from the Tahoe Gal parking lot that takes you directly down to the pier. (There is a steep bumpy path from the Lighthouse Center that we do not recommend) If you need assistance... More