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From daytime to sunset, The MS Dixie / Lake Tahoe Cruises offer spectacular views, fresh air and an unforgettable journey.
Highway 50 at Zephyr Cove, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
+1 800-238-2463
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Lake Tahoe is beautiful especially when seen from a paddle boat. We took the Emerald Bay cruise in September and of course the weather was perfect. The water changes colors constantly while you travel in the lovely lounge our outside on the deck. You can...More

Thank LAK697
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the sunset cruise with friends last week. Really enjoyed everything. Food was excellent, service fast and band amazing. Highly recommend.

Thank Debi Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the noon cruise on October 11th. Emerald Bay was gorgeous and Lake Tahoe more beautiful than any lake I've ever seen. Drinks were very good but expensive! Overall, a fun cruise on a paddle wheel boat.

Thank jstruck33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were given tickets as a gift to this dinner cruise. We had a blast. We are 10 year locals and it was nice to play tourist. Great date night for couples or for bringing visiting family out. The food was actually...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived at Lake Tahoe South we knew 4 days would not be enough to see it all. We didn’t rent a car as we should have. We decided to do the next best thing and take the riverboat. We decided it would be...More

Thank Jaselyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never been to Lake Tahoe you are in for a treat. We took the 12:00 pm Paddle Wheeler that holds 500 pasangers 2 1/2 hr. cruise from Zephyr Cove where you can easily see the lake bottom and watch the ducks play...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our two plus hour Lake Tahoe voyage on the paddle wheeler M.S. DixiE II. The narration by the captain was interesting and informative. The acoustics of the speaker system were excellent. There were enough chairs for all voyagers. Views were unobstructed. Bathrooms were...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boat ride was great, but it took so long to get across the lake that it was dark. Better to go early in the summer. The food was okay. The two man band was really great

Thank S N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved this trip. We got lucky with beautiful weather. There is booze and food for purchase on the afternoon- 2:30-4:30 boat. We purchased our tickets on line and then found out at check in that they give Military and AAA discounts....More

1  Thank Tehani D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good cruise to enjoy scenic beuty of Lake Tahoe & Emerald bay.Alcohol & food served on board.One can witness very good view of Lake Tahoe

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18 September 2018|
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Response from Jeff N | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others but would say we moved around during the trip. Definitely best to be at the front when you get to the bay to see the island etc (and using a non-boating term I’d be on the right side if you want to... More
Rebecca M
1 September 2018|
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Response from Chick L | Reviewed this property |
We had teenagers (15 & 16yrs.) in our family group. I would only be guessing (11yrs old)?
Roy R
8 August 2018|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
We got ours as we were exiting the vessel on the completion of the tour.