- 2 hours (Approx.)
Take a 2-hour sightseeing cruise on the M.S. Dixie II around magnificent Lake Tahoe to savor the wonders of this picturesque area. Discover breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Emerald Bay, charming Fannette Island and Vikingsholm Castle.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Family friendly
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- M.S. Dixie II cruise
- Video presentation of "The Sunken Treasures of Lake Tahoe"
- Local taxes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Cruise departs from Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Returns to original departure point
Dec - Sept
This two-hour narrated Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise offers non-stop photo opportunities that will delight everyone in your family or group. As you cruise to, through and back from Emerald Bay, you will learn how it was formed and some of its fascinating history. Hear tales of Fenette Island (nicknamed "little rock island") within the bay, as well as the Vikingsholm Castle, the stone mansion on its shores.
You will even get a look below Lake Tahoe's surface, with a special video presentation of "Sunken Treasures of Lake Tahoe". This is a state-of-the-art video presentation showing what lies deep beneath the brilliant blue of Lake Tahoe's surface. Travel 500 feet below the waters of Glenbrook Bay to tour the Steamer Tahoe, the majestic vessel that cruised Lake Tahoe for 50 years before being sunk by her owners.
See underwater canyons and rocky bluffs that until now have never been seen by human eyes. Cruise through recently discovered ancient forests of petrified trees; forests that forced scientists to rethink theories of the lake's size and evolution. Roam the bottom of Emerald Bay and explore newly discovered sea mounds that are unlike any previously known underwater formation at Lake Tahoe.
Optional buffet lunch is available on the morning cruise during summer, which consists of a deli meats, cheeses, salads, soups, bread, chilli, cookies, soda, tea and water. Full bar service is also available (additional cost) for onboard M.S. Dixie II during the round-trip excursion from historic Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This tour cannot be booked or amended within 24 hours of departure
- Smoking is permitted on the 3rd deck and outside viewing areas only
- Wheelchairs are permitted on M.S. Dixie II, however there are no elevators on board servicing the 2nd level
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I believe this is the only boat tour on the lake. It was educational, and you could see the entire lake as we crossed it. A beautiful place. The boat was clean, the food and drinks were good as well.
Was a beautiful day and enjoyed hearing the history of Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay. Lunch was offered but we did not eat on the cruise so cannot comment on the food. It was relaxing and lasted about two hours. We would recommend this to anyone who wanted to see the lake by cruising on it.
The trip was wonderful The water was a little rough due to the weather and the trip back was smoother. Emerald Bay was lovely and the narration was great and so was the music. On the way back we were fortunate to see a beautiful rainbow on the south shore which seemed to be very vivid and then would fade away and come back again. It was my second time on there and the whole experience was lovely. My friend from Chicago and I I live in Sacramento thoroughly enjoyed it despite the weather.
It was amazing experience and restaurant was good, only problem is due to noise we couldn't hear what guide was explaining
Everything went smooth. Enjoyed the lunch that we purchased, food was very good.
Beautiful views, good narration, spacious, good bar, highly recommended, don't miss this if you're on vacation at Lake Tahoe
Extremely pleasant and informative trip...recommend highly. Great sightseeing and history of Lake Tahoe was quite interesting!
Enjoyed the cruise on Lake Tahoe very much. It was a beautiful day and the views of the lake, mountains and Emerald Bay were fantastic.
We loved everything about the boat trip. Perfect weather, right amount of tour guide, great bartenders -- and scenery that is truly unbelievable. The only things I would do to improve is to lower drink costs 10 a little steep -- and have a golf cart or something on hand for people with disabilities. A poor woman on crutches had to walk that entire gangplank and we worried she wouldn't make it!
This tour was beautiful and nice to experience. Our tour was at 11am, We sat in the 3rd deck on the side view and I honestly think those were the best seats since you could see the back, side and front view of Tahoe.
WONDERFUL CRUISE! NICE BOAT AND VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. LOVED THE INFORMATIONS GIVEN ON THE LAKE VIA SPEAKERS. LAKE IS BEAUTIFUL.
The ride was lovely. The boat has every convenience needed. The narration was excellent. The parking lot costs 8.
The service in the Ship was very good. Our waiter, Samuel is very personable and very efficient. Our food was very good, price was fair. He suggestion helped us to cut down unnecessary order, Very Beautiful scenic Lake with explanation and view through the glass Over all we need to go once for this kind of tour.
It's awesome experience of exploring Tahoe lake. It is interesting and informative. The food they serveof course purchased is delicious and sufficient enough. It takes almost near to snow mountains..you can get the feel of aquarium..such a beautiful blue water..