Emerald Bay, which is located on Tahoe's West Shore is considered one of the most photographed areas in the world.  Surrounded by peaks rising sharply 3000 feet from the Lake, this glacially created formation is home to Fannette Island, Vikingsholm Castle and Eagle Falls.

This is a wonderful cruise for family members of all ages, made even more special by the inclusion of approaching sunset.  It is a great way to see the lake from a different perspective and to learn about the surroundings.  Included are complimentary personal snacks, sodas, juices, coffee and water - and one beer, glass of wine or glass of champagne for anyone over 21 years of age.  All alcoholic beverages are available to be purchased at the cash bar onboard.

COVID-19 Protocols Update: The wearing of face masks or coverings is currently REQUIRED in all indoor public places in the state of California.

For a Midday cruise, please order:  Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise at Lake Tahoe

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Per Person, All Ages):

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Tour / Activity Details

2 hours
5:00 pm daily (April to Mid May)
6:00 pm daily (Mid May to Early June)
7:00 pm daily (Early June through July)
6:00 pm daily (August to Early September)
5:00 pm daily (Early September to Early October)
3:00 pm daily (Early October through October)
(Cruises are weather-permitting)

Departure is from Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club; hotel pick-up is not included (details provided on your E-Ticket).  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

This sightseeing event is a two hour cruise from South Lake Tahoe, California. Cruise seven miles across the lake to Emerald Bay which is known as one of the top ten most photographed places in the world. You will be surrounded by the majestic mountains of Lake Tahoe. As you cruise you will find indoor and outdoor seating available all with 360 degree panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, the snow-capped mountains, Fannette Island, Vikingsholm Castle, Eagle Waterfall and the Rubicon. The captains will give guests a personal narration of the incredible facts and figures of Lake Tahoe.  You may be one of the lucky guests who can experience the sight of a variety of wildlife from Bald Eagles, Black Bears, Wild Geese and Trout. So keep your eye open and cameras ready for an experience like no other!

This experience is even more special as the magical time of sunset approaches.



  • One complimentary beer, wine or champagne (ages 21+)
  • Sodas
  • Juices
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Personal snacks


What to wear

Dress for the weather, wear layers of clothing and bringing a jacket might be a good idea, especially during cooler weather months.


Photo Credit

The bar photo is copyrighted by Sherry McManus Photography.


Departure is from Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club; hotel pick-up is not included (details provided on your E-Ticket).  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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