M.S. Dixie II
Highway 50, (at Zephyr Cove), Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Cruising around Emerald Bay is taken to an ultimate level with this 570 passenger paddle wheeler that is as majestic as the bay itself. The two-hour Emerald Bay Cruise is service par excellence, with complete lunch menu and full service bar. The Champagne Brunch Cruise starts off the day with complimentary mimosas and champagne. The Sunset Dinner Dance Cruise completes the day with live music and complimentary wine. Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise is tagged at US$27 for adults and US$9 for kids. Sunday Brunch Cruise costs US$31 for adults and US$12 for kids. The Sunset Dinner Dance Cruise is US$56 for adults and US$31 for kids. Well worth the price, really, considering that it has the distinction of being voted the "Best Boat Cruise" on Tahoe.
Open Hours: Daily at 1pm; Dinner Dance Cruise Saturday at 6:30pm
Lake Tahoe Cruises
900 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8599
A lake, is a lake, is a lake. But is not always the case especially with Tahoe Queen, where Lake Tahoe is taken to an altogether different dimension. A different perspective is taken with a cruise on the Tahoe Queen where a portion of the vessel has a glass bottom for viewing the mysteries hidden in the deep of the lake. It is a three deck, 500-passenger paddle wheeler that cruises the scenic south shore and Emerald Bay. They also offer a romantic evening with the Dinner Dance Cruise that offers complimentary champagne and live music for USD50. Family cruise rates are at USD26 for adults with children at USD9. Discounts are available for seniors and lunch is available for an extra charge. Departure times differ from season to season. One is advised to call ahead for schedules and reservations.