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Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

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Zephyr Cove, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a boat tour on Lake Tahoe to soak up the alpine beauty of Emerald Bay, one of the lake’s most scenic spots. As you glide across the water on the M.S. Dixie II, admire the surrounding Sierra Nevadas, and cruise past Emerald Bay’s Fannete Island, the lake’s only island, as well as Vikingsholm Castle, a unique home on the shore. Plus, watch a video on board about the interesting underwater features of the lake.
  • Narrated sightseeing cruise of Emerald Bay
  • Admire majestic views of mountains and cascading waterfalls
  • Learn the history of Fannette Island and Vikingsholm Castle
  • Enjoy delicious lunch, cocktails and other refreshments available for purchase
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M.S. Dixie II cruise
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Lunch and complete bar services are available for purchase once on-board the boat.
760 US-50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Lake Tahoe cruise starts at Zephyr Cove, where you’ll hop aboard the M.S. Dixie II. Set off toward Emerald Bay, listening to onboard narration about the formation of the bay, considered one of Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful locations.

Learn about its ‘little rock island,’ Fanette Island, the only isle on the lake, and hear about the history of Vikingsholm Castle, a stone mansion built right on the shore. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities of the mountains, forests and beautiful shoreline during the cruise.

Also on board, watch a video presentation ‘Sunken Treasures of Lake Tahoe,’ which depicts what lies beneath the lake’s surface. Take a visual journey 500 feet (150 km) underneath the waters of Glenbrook Bay to explore the Steamer Tahoe, a boat that operated on the lake for 50 years before she was sunk. See underwater bluffs and canyons, travel through a forest of ancient petrified trees that caused scientists to reevaluate their theories of the lake’s size and evolution, and roam the bottom of Emerald Bay for a look at sea mounds.

If you are on the morning cruise during the summer months, you have the option for a buffet lunch, made up of deli meats, salad, soup, cheese, bread, chili, cookies, tea, soda and water. Beverages may also be purchased from the onboard bar (own expense).

Your cruise ends when you return to Zephyr Cove.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
South Lake Tahoe
Considered one of South Lake Tahoe’s most entertaining and affordable water activities, the Daytime Scenic Cruise on Lake Tahoe has been voted “Best Cruise in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Lake Tahoe Cruises
Considered one of South Lake Tahoe’s most entertaining and affordable water activities, the Daytime Scenic Cruise on Lake Tahoe has been voted “Best Cruise in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine.
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Vikingsholm
Considered one of South Lake Tahoe’s most entertaining and affordable water activities, the Daytime Scenic Cruise on Lake Tahoe has been voted “Best Cruise in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine.
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Emerald Bay State Park
Considered one of South Lake Tahoe’s most entertaining and affordable water activities, the Daytime Scenic Cruise on Lake Tahoe has been voted “Best Cruise in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine.
Pass By:  
Lake Tahoe
Considered one of South Lake Tahoe’s most entertaining and affordable water activities, the Daytime Scenic Cruise on Lake Tahoe has been voted “Best Cruise in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Pet Policy - Only service animals are allowed on the boat.
  • Parking at Zephyr Cove Resort is $10.00 per car, and spots are limited during the summer season. We encourage you to utilize our complimentary shuttle service if possible.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guest are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the cruise time to allow time for parking and check in.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Aramark - S&E - Dixie II

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II.

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  • "Wheelchair accessible to the boat but not going to upper decks." See review
  • "Getting on the lake is something you don't want to miss." See review

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Cruzin
Gary_C
, May 2021
Experience it with your friends family and just to be out there enjoying the feeling of being on the water.
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Nice but pricey
Theresa_B
, May 2021
We went through a lot to print out vouchers and then they didn’t want them. The address was not easy to find. They only had 1 bartender so spent a lot of time in line. Was not worth $70. It was nice though.
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Best views for lake
Michelle_J
, May 2021
The views were amazing from all sides and a wonderful experience. Will recommend to anyone from out of town
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awesome! amazing! incredible! views beyond belief!
Rachelle_T
, May 2021
Surprised my boyfriend with this boat cruise ride and we loved it!!! It goes at a nice steady speed and the views are incomparable. They have a good, drinks (alcoholic and non 😉) desserts, and even a gift shop! Everyone was so nice and the staff very accommodating! Especially Samuel the cabin director. Would highly recommend (with sunscreen)
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Tahoe trip
Larry_K
, May 2021
The lake was beautiful and it was breathtaking . Really enjoyed the ride on the boat and employees were great
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Days’ trip
Itsuko_D
, May 2021
It was cold and windy. The water and the mountains were pretty. The food and drinks were expensive. Interesting trip.
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Great!
Thea_H
, May 2021
Narrative on Lake Tahoe was interesting and informative. Landmark points were beautiful! Water was calm. Hostesses were friendly.
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A very refreshing boat ride!
Josie
, Apr 2021
Communication with staff is very smooth. They were organized. The boat staff are friendly and the boat is well kept.
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Fun and informative
Ralph_W
, Apr 2021
The service was awesome. The ship worked perfectly and the trip went off without a hitch. Thanks much
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Breath taking
Danielle_S
, Apr 2021
The experience was wonderful every one was nice friendly and gave a lil comedy! The view was breathtaking
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