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Grand Tahoe Charters, Wild Goose II-Boat Tours

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Address: 7360 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA
Phone Number: (530) 412-4064
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The concierge at our hotel suggested a large catamaran or paddle wheeler but neither appealed to us. Luckily, I found this on Tripadvisor! We went with 2 other couples who were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concierge at our hotel suggested a large catamaran or paddle wheeler but neither appealed to us. Luckily, I found this on Tripadvisor! We went with 2 other couples who were very nice. The small group enabled us all to go in and out of the cabin as desired. Very comfortable and the views were great, of course.

Thank mgl44
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Best boat tour I've had on Lake Tahoe. Gorgeous mahogany boat that holds just 12 people. Very friendly and knowledgable captain. Nice alternative to the large barges and paddle wheelers on the lake.

2 Thank sfaaron12345
Chapel Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We did the (supposedly) 2 hour Cocktail Cruise. First of all, the boat is gorgeous. There were only five of us that evening, so everyone could sit outside and it wasn't crowded. Not sure how the experience would have been if there had been 8+ people on board. Snacks are served during the cruise - goldfish, pretzels, trail mix, figs,... More 

5 Thank helsimon
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I splurged on a 4 hour chartered ride on the beautiful Wild Goose II wooden boat. Other than Capt Matt, we had the boat to ourselves. It was worth every penny! The boat was gorgeous, Matt grew up in Tahoe so he knew all about the area, the lake, and the surrounding houses. The lake was beautiful.... More 

3 Thank Karen R
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I went out with Captain MJ (Matt) and his assistant Liz and had a terrific time for 5pm Sunset cocktails. The wind picked up in afternoon and made the waters choppy but the Wild Goose II is a very sturdy boat and cut through the lake waves with ease and made the trip extremely comfortable. MJ and... More 

3 Thank John F
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We took a late afternoon cruise across Lake Tahoe. The Wild GooseII is a gorgeous boat. We enjoyed the cocktails and scenery. Steve was very informative about the history of the homes along our route. We even had an opportunity to see "The Thunderbird" boat, Steve says it's never out so this was quite a treat. We will definitely book... More 

Thank MichelleB5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best parts of our annual summer Tahoe trip. We have been going out with Matt and Steve for years. They run a fantastic operation with a classic Grand Craft. Recommend a lunch cruise to West Shore Cafe with your whole family or the sunset cocktail cruise with adults only. Not to be missed.

3 Thank Seaurchineceviche
Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We took the evening cocktail cruise on the Wild Goose II out of Tahoe Vista. Captain Matt and his deckhand Steve provided a very enjoyable trip aboard the Wild Goose II accross Lake Tahoe to the Thunderbird Lodge and then along the shoreline of Incline Village. We learned a lot about the rich and famous at Lake Tahoe, beautiful scenery... More 

Thank Kevinprin
Medford, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

What a way to see Lake Tahoe! Experience the Lake the way the Rat Pack did, in the replica of the very boat they strutted their stuff on. Capt'n Matt is the best, knows all about the Lake! He actually carried our daughter as a bride with us to her wedding at West Shore Cafe! We thank Matt and are... More 

Thank Wendy F
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were completely unfamiliar with this cruise, company, etc but thought it sounded like a fun outting for our group of out-of-town family. Called and Matt quickly returned my call. The boat was just coming out of winter storage and he wasn't sure if they could have it ready by the weekend, but our schedule was very easy so we... More 

1 Thank lernerfive

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