Lake Tahoe Cruises & Boat Rides

Several large boats offer cruises around the lake or to popular destinations (notably Emerald Bay). See also charters (to have a boat with captain to yourself) and rentals (if you’re prepared to pilot your own boat).

  • NorCal Tahoe Fhishing Charter Boat

    Nor-Cal Charters

    Nor-Cal Charters, at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe, offers family-friendly/small group fishing charters with fun and experienced guides.

    Captains Andrew & Mikey also offer party charters, sightseeing boat rides, paddle boat rentals and more. Andrew & Mikey are licensed captains and each boat comes with all the equipment needed for a great time on beautiful Lake Tahoe.

    Reasonably-priced per person excursions, as well as private boat packages available.


    589 Tahoe Keys Blvd., Ste E2
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Phone: (530) 318-1981

  • North Tahoe Cruises Tahoe Gal

    Paddlewheel cruiser, daily Emerald Bay and scenic cruises; at Lighthouse Marina. North Tahoe Cruises was established in 1977, as the first cruise line on the North Shore. The Tahoe Gal was built in LaCross, Wisconsin, by Skipperliner. She was shipped to us in three separate pieces, via eighteen wheeler, to Lake Tahoe.


    952 N. Lake Blvd. (Lighthouse Mall)
    Tahoe City, CA 96145
    Phone: (530) 583-0141

  • Tahoe Queen

    Authentic looking Mississippi river style paddlewheeler, cruises and dinner cruises.


    900 Ski Run Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Phone: (800) 238-2463

  • The M.S. Dixie

    “Tahoe’s newest and largest paddlewheeler”.


    760 Hwy 50
    Zephyr Cove, Nevada 89448
    Phone: (702) 588-3508

  • The Party Boat

    52 ft. motor yacht, regular cruises and charters, at Tahoe Keys.


    2435 Venice Dr.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 95731
    Phone: (530) 542-2111