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South Lake Tahoe: Private Guided Boat Tour

Activity provider: Tahoe by Design

South Lake Tahoe: Private Guided Boat Tour

Activity provider: Tahoe by Design

From US$ 750 per group up to 8

Experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe aboard a private boat. Enjoy a guided tour including Emerald Bay and Fannette Island as the captain cruises around one of the deepest lakes in North America.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Marvel at the beauty of Lake Tahoe with your own private boat and captain
  • Feast your eyes on Emerald Bay's stunning green and blue waters
  • Snap a photo of the nearby Carson and Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Enjoy a guided tour with facts and anecdotes about of the region
  • View the historic Scandinavian architecture of the Vikingsholm mansion
Full description

Perfect for families, friends, or a combination of both, explore Lake Tahoe with a private boat trip, with the local captain as your guide. Snorkel in the clear waters of Rubicon Bay, snap a photo of Vikingsholm mansion, and learn about the geographical history of the nearby Tallac Historic Site.

Take in panoramic views of the Carson and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges towering over Lake Tahoe's shores. Pass by Camp Richardson and the Tallac Historic Site and then sail into the picturesque Emerald Bay, known for its vibrantly turquoise water.

Continue to Fannette Island and catch a glimpse of the Scandinavian architecture of the Vikingsholm mansion. Before returning, cruise by the stunning beauty of the D.L. Bliss State Park and jump into the electric green and cobalt blue water of Rubicon Bay.

  • Private boat
  • Boat captain
  • Light snacks
  • Soda and water
  • Swimming towels
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jackets
  • Sunscreen
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the "Fresh Ketch" restaurant at the Tahoe Keys Marina. Text the captain when you have arrived.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour may be canceled at the captain's discretion due to weather -- a full refund or new date will be offered
  • Non-alcoholic drinks are not provided, however, you may bring your own.
Customer reviews

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This boat ride was the highlight of our trip with our grandchildren! Our captain Scott was friendly, professional, and courteous! Our grandchildren loved it! Especially our 9 year old autistic grandson! Thank you Scott and Brian! We Highly recommended this for families!

June 22, 2022

The boat Captain, Tim Doug is excellent; we enjoyed and have great fun on our boat trip. How I wish I can share some photos and videos. Again, Captain Tim Doug is great and wonderful person, and we looking forward to have a boat ride again with him.

September 15, 2022

Product ID: 418369