M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises, cruise ship
M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises, steering
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M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises, cruise ship
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M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises

760 U.S. Hwy 50 , Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 | 1-800-987-9852  
M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises

Cruise the crystal clear waters of one of the most photographed places on earth, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, while aboard the elegant MS Dixie II.

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Detail The dinner cruise lasts approximately 3 hours.
The sightseeing cruise lasts approximately 2 hours.
Detail The dinner cruise price also includes dinner.
The sightseeing cruise has lunch available for purchase.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Cameras are Permitted
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Date Day Available Times
Oct 4 Sunday 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Oct 5 Monday 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Oct 6 Tuesday 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Oct 7 Wednesday 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Oct 8 Thursday 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Oct 9 Friday 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Oct 10 Saturday 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
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Choose from a daytime, scenic cruise or an enchanting dinner cruise to Emerald Bay aboard the majestic M.S. Dixie II. Snap nonstop photos of the gorgeous mountain backdrop during the daytime cruise where you'll learn how the Emerald Bay glacial carved granite surfaces came to be, along with its fascinating history and a special video presentation.

The dinner cruise makes for the perfect evening beneath a sea of stars. Dine on a five-star, gourmet meal while enjoying live music and hearing intriguing stories about the sites of the area as you float by. You'll see Fanette Island, the home of Lora Joesphine Knight's granite Tea House and Vikingsholm Castle, a 38-room mansion built by Knight in 1929.

Hop aboard this gorgeous paddle wheel boat to sightsee from two spacious decks as these stately cruises take you on a calming journey across the clear, tranquil waters of Lake Tahoe to the breathtaking Emerald Bay area and back.

About the M.S. Dixie II
The award-winning M.S. Dixie II has been voted 'Best Cruise in Nevada' by Nevada Magazine. A local favorite, the 520-passenger ship is indeed a local favorite and holds the title of the largest cruising vessel in South Lake Tahoe. Complimentary shuttle pick-up and drop-off service is provided and the M.S. Dixie II is equipped with a handicap-accessible restroom.

About Emerald Bay
Peacefully resting in the southwest corner of Lake Tahoe is the beautiful Emerald Bay. A National Natural Landmark since 1969, the bay is just 12 miles from the city of Lake Tahoe and is a popular spot for tourists. Hike or walk the scenic lakeside trails up to Vikingsholm, Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight's Scandinavian mansion built in 1929, spend a day at the beach swimming, scuba diving and paddle boarding or simply admire the immense beauty of the clear waters, steep mountain tops and glacier-carved granite. Guests can also see the remains of Mrs. Knight's Tea House on Lake Tahoe's only island, Fannette Island.

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M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing Cruise Through Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay
Available Now until 9/29/2016 View Detailed Schedule
On this two-hour narrated boat cruise through Emerald Bay, you'll learn how the bay was formed and some of its fascinating history. Lunch and complete bar service are available for purchase.
M.S. Dixie II Dinner Cruise Through Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay
Available Now until 9/29/2016 View Detailed Schedule
Sail off into the sunset for a magical evening of dinner and dancing. You'll be served a four course meal. Your entree choices include Center-Cut Certified Angus Beef New York Steak, Seared Blackened Salmon, Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Breast, or Spinach and Roasted Garlic Ravioli. Cocktails and wines are available for purchase.
Dinner Cruise Plated Menu

Dinner Cruise Plated Menu


  • Zephyr Salad with candied walnuts, dried cherries, gorgonzola cheese, shaved red onion, and herb vinaigrette

Choice of Entree & Sides

  • Grilled Rib Eye with loaded potato gratin, grilled asparagus, and roasted balsamic steak sauce
  • Seared Salmon with lemon almond rice pilaf, spinach, and bacon leek broth
  • Organic Free Range Chicken Breast with spinach, wild mushrooms, corn, and roasted chicken jus
  • Mushroom Wellington with lemon almond rice pilaf and roasted pepper sauce


  • Chocolate mousse cake with vanilla bean crème anglaise and raspberries

It was really fun. We have lived in reno for 24 years but never done this. The good was great and the water, beatuiful!
-- Jacci Turner - Reno, NV
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Our trip exceeded our expectations! We were so happy that we went on this dinner cruise during our vacation. The dinner was outstanding......In fact my husband said that was the best rib eye steak he has ever eaten! The band was also very good and we enjoyed the type of music they played! We enjoyed our evening and would highly recommend this dinner cruise! The service was great as well!
-- Lucinda Boulais - Covina, CA
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Great attraction! Super service and facilities and personnel. Most do event when visiting south tahoe.
-- Bobby Kleam - Lake Dallas, Texas
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