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Day out on the lake that was perfect! Weather was beautiful. Lake was calm and the paddle wheel... read more

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Emerald Bay Jewel

I visited Emerald Bay on a S Lake Tahoe Boat cruise. It was worth the wait to get to the Bay, and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day out on the lake that was perfect! Weather was beautiful. Lake was calm and the paddle wheel boat was the way to travel out to see the island. Learned some interesting facts as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I visited Emerald Bay on a S Lake Tahoe Boat cruise. It was worth the wait to get to the Bay, and the views of the mounains against the blue lake were gorgeous.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

Emerald Bay is one of the most picturesque locales in the region. Near Vikingsholm you can rent a kayak (single - $25 for 1 hour or $35 for 2 hours, see photo) to get to the island. Or if you have your own boat you can get there.

The island is currently named Fannette Island, but has also been referred to as Hermit island after an interesting local caretaker, Richard Barter or Captain Dick, that roamed the area in the 1800s.

During the 1920s, Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight had Vikingsholm built, as well as the Tea House on Fannette Island. During the summer months she would take guests to the island for high tea.

It is an enjoyable little kayak excursion to the island. Not a lot to do there, except hike up to the Tea House and take some photos.

Be aware access to the island is restricted February through part of June to protect the breeding habitat of migrating geese.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Sat in the middle of Emerald Bay and absorb all the stunning scenery.
Hire a kayak from 10am in the beach and it’s a quick 5-10 minute paddle across to the island.
The small stone house on the top was built by the old hermit who once used to look after Vikingsholm House on the bay front.
From here kayak out past the island to the white bouy to see the two barges that were sunk here after Vikingsholm was built. Then paddle along the shore line to see osprey feeding their young in the dead pines.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019
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Date of experience: June 2018
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