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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises Aboard The Tahoe Queen

(4.4) Based on 72 reviews

The Tahoe Queen has been decommissioned and will not be returning to service, however.

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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises Aboard The Tahoe Queen
Detail Both the dinner cruise and the sightseeing cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Detail The dinner cruise price also includes dinner.
The sightseeing cruise has lunch available for purchase.
Detail Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off is Included *View Details
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises Aboard The Tahoe Queen
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Relish in an afternoon or evening dinner cruise while boarded on this authentic Mississippi paddleboat for an unparalleled scenic cruise through the beautiful mountainous waterway. 

Embark on a 2.5 hour scenic day cruise to Emerald Bay filled with dozens of larger-than-life photo opportunities featuring sparkling, crystaline waters, snow-capped mountain tops and natural wildlife. The open-air deck is furnished with plenty of open seating so you can pick the most  satisfying spot and soak up the warm sunshine and clean mountain air.

For a more intimate and romantic setting, sail off towards the sunset with the relaxing dinner cruise. Cuddle up with your sweetheart underneath the twinkling stars or treat your taste buds to a delectable meal onboard. Make your way towards Emerald Bay under the cover of night as you sit back and enjoy a relaxing trip through the range.

With daytime and dinner cruises available, the vessel delights its passengers with absolutely breathtaking views of colorful sunsets, towering mountain peaks, lush foliage and so much more. Local cuisine and live music only add to the experience and make it all the more magical.

About the Tahoe Queen Cruise Boat

The 312-passenger boat was voted the best boat cruise in the southern area of the lake. The lake's only authentic Mississippi paddle wheeler, it recently underwent major renovations to reflect the style and grandeur of paddle wheelers of the 1900's. The ship is handicap accessible and has a handicap accessible bathroom on the first deck.


About Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay is a natural gem located at the southwest corner of the area. A mere 12 miles from the city, it serves as a popular tourist destination for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Emerald Bay is a designated National Natural Landmark and visitors can enjoy natural views of gorgeous mountain tops and glacier-carved granite. Scenic lakeside hiking and walking trails wind through the forest of the bay and Vikingsholm, a mansion and example of Scandinavian architecture is easily visible and accessible. Also nearby are the remains of Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight's Tea House on Fannette Island, the only island on the alpine lake.

 4.4   |    72 reviews
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Ryan DeBrotherton
Oroville, CA
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The tahoe queen iswhere i married the love of my life 25years ago today, july 4th 2018. Like any couple it has been up, and down but the amazing journey began on the second deck of the that lovily ship. I was even shocked to see my step son owen get to stear the boat for a half hour, and it was so cute to watch captain jack help 10 year old autistic owen understand a boat that big. It changed all our lives.
Tip: Bring the whole family on those cruises, priceless.
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Teresa Leautaud
Price, UT
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We are a family of 6 from utah. We enjoyed our lunch cruise and would love to go back and do a dinner cruise with entertainment. We were taken across to emerald bay, which is beautiful. The lunch cruise offers sandwiches, snacks and beverages. They show an informative movie and the guide explains things along the way. We seen an eagles nest, a small tea castle and heard a story about a sailor. There is a house there on the beach that you can take a tour of, which we wouldn't have known about if we wouldn't have taken the cruise. So the next day we drove around the lake to take the trail down and do the tour of the house on the beach. It was fun, relaxing and entertaining.
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Dennis Devlin
Vacaville, CA
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We enjoyed the day cruise, not the dinner cruise. Buuuttt, getting into the docking area and parking was a nightmare. We went on a week-end and couldn't make a left turn off of highway 50 for quite a while. They need to have some one out there to help people to make the turn.
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Sandy Tarrant
Wheatland, CA
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Thought i booked the other boat, not the tq. The one i thought we were going on was having work done on it (mechanical). Other than that & very expensive drinks we had a good time.
Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu


  • Warm assorted dinner rolls with garlic herb butter


  • Caprese salad; heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, spinach, arugula, balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Entrees and Sides

  • All Natural Beef Prime Rib carving station with horseradish cream and au jus
  • Seafood;  Linguini, Clams, Shrimp and Calamari cooked at the pasta station with a garlic white wine broth
  • Loaded Potato Gratin made with diced potatoes, bacon, leeks, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and sour cream


  • Chocolate Cake with raspberries and creme anglais

A vegetarian meal is also available.