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Fantastic boat ride and tour of Thurnderbird Lodge

Several of my friends raved about this tour that my friends and I wanted to take it. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Tahoe's Stunning Views, and a Peek into Important Regional History

We booked the excursion that included a wonderful two hour boat ride from Zephyr Cove to the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
San Diego, California
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Enjoy Lake Tahoe's only public boat cruise, on the most historic Tahoe vessel, to the Thunderbird Lodge. Cruise departs Zephyr Cove Resort and Marina at 10am Tuesday -Saturday. A light breakfast and lunch is included. The boat has a fully stocked...more
760 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
+1 775-230-8907
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several of my friends raved about this tour that my friends and I wanted to take it. We were staying in South Lake Tahoe and opted for the boat ride to the Lodge rather than driving up to Incline Village and taking a bus to...More

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Chris L, Owner at Cruise Tahoe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for choosing to cruise and visit the Thunderbird Lodge with us! We certainly appreciate the feedback!!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We booked the excursion that included a wonderful two hour boat ride from Zephyr Cove to the Whittlel House, and Thunderbird. Our boat captain and tour guide Stacy was top notch. She knew the story of many important properties along the lake, and took the...More

Thank BrianKSanDiego
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My husband and I have been boating and snow skiing at Lake Tahoe since we were both children. Over the years we've visited the many beautiful and informative sites around the lake (e.g., Vikingsholm, Tallac cottages, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Emigrant Trail Museum in Donner, Pope Estate,...More

Thank bmvarnau
Reviewed 8 August 2017

For a stunning and unforgettable trip up famous Lake Tahoe to the impressive and historic Whittel mansion, hop aboard the Tahoe leaving the Tahoe Keys regularly. George Whittel built his mansion on the north eastern shore of the lake complete with room for exotic animals...More

Thank Phil H
Chris L, Owner at Cruise Tahoe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip! One minor detail however is that we leave regularly from Zephyr Cove Resort and Marina, not the Tahoe Keys.

Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a wonderful captain take us on a 2 hour cruise to the Thunderbird Lodge on Tahoe's East Shore. He was very knowledgeable of the history of that side of Lake Tahoe and made the cruise very interesting. A light continental breakfast was served...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

We took the Tahoe from Zepher cove up to the Thunderbird Lodge. It was about 2 hours but didnt seem like it. The boat is beautiful, and they served refreshments and danish on the way. The captain and mate were very knowledgable about the boat...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Our group opted for an early evening cruise to Emerald Bay. We brought along sandwiches and beverages were provided. My husband has mobility issues and we were nervous about him climbing onto the boat in the strong wind, but the crew was very helpful and...More

Thank Terry Lynn E
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Our family and friends group chartered the "Tahoe" for a private 2 1/2 hour cocktail cruise to Emerald Bay. It is a fabulous way to see the lake and all the postcard worthy views. The crew was very accommodating. Wine, beer and soft drinks were...More

Thank Meredith115
Reviewed 15 August 2015

After reviewing the various cruise offerings on Lake Tahoe, we chose Cruise Tahoe this year. We are not huge fans of the "crowd cruises", and thought the intimate 16 person tour would be worth the additional investment. We were greeted at the dock promptly at...More

2  Thank workhardplayharder
Reviewed 31 July 2015

My boyfriend and I are longtime locals and when we were asked to go on the cruise with family, we thought "eh, sure". We had no idea how much fun it would be. First off, the cruise up the East Shore is gorgeous. It was...More

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