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Tahoe Gal Cruises
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch cruise”(32 reviews)
“nachos”(10 reviews)
Join the fun and romance of a Lake Tahoe Cruise aboard the Tahoe Gal. Departing from Tahoe City, we offer daily sightseeing cruises and specialty cruises on the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Gal is an iconic 120 passenger paddle wheeler...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
952 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0141
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Took lunch cruise to Emerald Bay. The cruise itself was fantastic. Great to be on the lake looking around on a boat that is smooth in travel with plenty of room to move around and see from all sides. The lunch is ok, except when...More

3  Thank John B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 May 2018

First of all the lunch cruise did not include lunch . The food was overpriced and not really all that great. My husband and I went on this cruise to learn about Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay. The captain said a couple of things about...More

3  Thank Shelly R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt lucky that this boat was still operating the last week of September (mid-week) as some of the competition has already dropped out by this stage of the season - not sure why, as the weather was gorgeous?! Didn't book in advance, which leads...More

Thank JJ-Whippet53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the first things we did on our Tahoe vacation and it really did a great job of giving us the lay of the land and perspective and history of the lake. We took a Sunday brunch cruise that went to the...More

Thank 103carolyng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour on Tahoe Gal. The Captain's narraration was very informative and scenery was breathtaking. We didnt order food but everything we saw looked very good and folks who were eating, had only positive comments. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank CarlaonTravel
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We took a family Lunch Cruise on Tahoe Gal & it was pretty delightful! All of us loved the views of Lake Tahoe even on the overcast "moody" day with lotsa clouds the trip was awesome. I researched our trip so I realized that lunch...More

Thank lyn729
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

After having visited Lake Tahoe many times, I finally took a tour on the Tahoe Gal today as part of our girls’ weekend. Another reviewer commented that you haven’t experienced Lake Tahoe unless you’ve seen it from the water and I couldn’t agree more. The...More

Thank abmartin71
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We did a lot of research about different cruise options. We felt that the Lake Tahoe Gal lunch cruise was the best value for us. This offered a longer cruise (both time and distance) for a better price than other cruises. We got to see...More

Thank dcrunner5
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Staff is awesome, food is great, views are spectacular. We did the dinner cruise. After the staff takes your order you head to the top deck for drinks, appetizers and relaxing cruise with beautiful views of the shoreline. Every seat has a great view. Later...More

Thank Warrington18976
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It is a relaxing 3.5 hour ride on a slow moving boat. Nice to see the shore line and hear the history of the lake. We ordered lunch and drinks. Staff was friendly and prompt. We sat upstairs inside as it was a sunny warm...More

Thank Joy B
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a great way to see the shores of Lake Tahoe from a different perspective. The employees work hard to make it a fun, informative and exciting experience. The drinks are great too!

Thank Margot Z
Reviewed 20 September 2018

All the employees were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the tour very much and the history of Lake Tahoe narrated by the cruise representative. We ordered nacho chips for lunch and they were super good. We also ordered alcoholic drinks at lunch. Very expensive...More

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19 June 2018|
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Response from Vickie R | Reviewed this property |
You can look online at the menu or you can call them and ask if they have Vegan Options. We did not go during the Happy Hour.
Pamela M
24 June 2017|
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Response from Cheryl B | Property representative |
You can access a Class I walking and bike path from the Tahoe Gal parking lot that takes you directly down to the pier. (There is a steep bumpy path from the Lighthouse Center that we do not recommend) If you need assistance... More
Pamela M
24 June 2017|
Response from Cheryl B | Property representative |
You can access a Class I walking and bike path from the Tahoe Gal parking lot that takes you directly down to the pier. If you need assistance with the wheelchair on the path, please call the Tahoe Gal office at... More