Tahoe Things to Do: Tours

With Lake Tahoe, a.k.a. Big Blue, enticing you at every turn, it’s little wonder that Lake Tahoe boat tours and charters are wildly popular things to do in Tahoe. If you’re feeling fancy, there are 80-foot yachts that are the epitome of elegance – perfect for wedding, special occasions or just because! Or, harken to a more Southern feel and experience a paddleboat excursion around the lake on a ship that can hold up to 520 passengers (again, a great venue for any celebration). Another option for a Lake Tahoe boat tour is aboard a sailing yacht, letting Mother Nature’s wind propel you silently along the clear, emerald-colored water. And, here’s a great one: schedule a romantic gondola ride at sunset … that’s amore! Of course, there are many other types of Lake Tahoe tours, with one of the most popular being fishing charters. This is a fantastic way to experience the lake or local rivers while also catching dinner. Do you enjoy Jet skiing, biking, carriage or sleigh rides, kayak trips, ATV or snowmobile rides, helicopter excursions, sightseeing, stargazing, climbing, photography, wine tastings or river rafting? There’s a Lake Tahoe tour for that too!  

Around Tahoe Tours

Lake Tahoe Tours
889 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 345-5966

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of the local area. Created by Darin Talbot, the tour agency is a culmination of his knowledge that began when he moved to the area in 1977. With his fun attitude and amusing ways of sharing the tales of Tahoe, the musician and storyteller is able to create an entertaining and... read more

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Bleu Wave Cruises

Lake Tahoe Tours
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-9283

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water.  From its home base in the Tahoe Keys Marina, the boat fits 49 people and is fully decked out to host a grand wedding or extravagant get-together. Complete with a stocked bar, fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and full climate controlled indoor facilities, Bleu Wave Cruises has all... read more

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water.  From... read more

Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Tours
12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated... read more

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IRIE Rafting Company

Lake Tahoe Tours
11253 Brockway Road, Suite 103, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4900

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE Rafting Company has given visitors a close-up view of the waterway as well as the region's north and middle forks of the American River and the Carson River. For those wanting to stay closer to Truckee, IRIE offers half- and full-day trips on the Truckee River after it flows past... read more

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE... read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

Lake Tahoe Tours
MS Dixie Departure, 760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852
Bleu Wave Departure, 2435 Venice Dr, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(800) 987-9852

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book the perfect sightseeing cruise on the water, whether you are interested in seeing the lake from a luxury yacht or aboard a classic paddle wheeler, whether you want a mid-day excursion or an evening dinner cruise. Emerald Bay, the historic Vikingsholm lodge and Fannette Island feature in the voyages offered by Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises, and... read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book the perfect sightseeing cruise on the... read more

Mile High Fishing Charters

Lake Tahoe Tours
2438 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5312

With such an impressive body of water as Lake Tahoe, it is understandable that there would be world-class fishing within its azure water. If you're ready to catch the biggest fish possible then your best bet is organizing a fishing excursion with Mile High Fishing Charters. It's a local company that only hires those who know the secret fishing spots to Lake Tahoe, and you... read more

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Tahoe Amore

Lake Tahoe Tours
2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 314-8866

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe Amore. Built on the concept of intertwining the romance of Venice, Italy, and their water gondolas with the stunning beauty seen from South Lake Tahoe's Tahoe Keys, it creates a spectacular experience. It truly is a boat tour that inspires a feeling of love. Perfect at sunset or anytime of day... read more

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe Amore.... read more

Tahoe Cruises

Lake Tahoe Tours
900 Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-1881

With Ski Run Marina as home port, Tahoe Cruises offers tours of Lake Tahoe on The Safari Rose, an 80-foot-long luxury yacht of pure exquisiteness. This is an excursion that will bring any Tahoe vacation up to the next level. The yacht offers full services, with six bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a beautiful dining room, a heated salon complete with leather and teak accents, a full... read more

With Ski Run Marina as home port, Tahoe Cruises offers tours of Lake Tahoe on The... read more

Tahoe Gal

Lake Tahoe Tours
952 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(800) 218-2464

The Tahoe Gal is a North Shore cruise boat that's so fun and versatile. Offering a diverse and full menu of tours, the Tahoe Gal gives the whole family a chance to see the jewel of the Sierra from the bow of a paddleboat. Tours range from a day tour to a sunset excursion, from a full moon or magician cruise to a cruise that... read more

The Tahoe Gal is a North Shore cruise boat that's so fun and versatile. Offering... read more

Tahoe Sports

Lake Tahoe Tours
900 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-0200
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-8888

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in Lake Tahoe. Situated in South Lake Tahoe the company specializes in setting people up for various activities including Jet ski rentals, parasailing, fly board, paddleboard, pedal boat and bike rentals and other water toys. They also rent power boats for water skiing and wake boarding. Additionally they offer a 52'... read more

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in... read more

Thunderbird Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Tours
5000 NV Highway 28, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-8750

George Whittell Jr., heir to one of San Francisco’s largest fortunes, pulled his $50 million (roughly $50 billion in current dollars) out of the stock market just weeks before the crash of 1929. He needed to do something with all that money and started buying up land on Lake Tahoe’s eastern shore, eventually owning almost the entire Nevada shoreline. In 1936 construction began on his... read more

George Whittell Jr., heir to one of San Francisco’s largest fortunes, pulled his $50 million... read more