Sierra Nevada, California Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Sierra Nevada, California Sightseeing cruises

South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

1. South Lake Tahoe: Sightseeing Cruise of Emerald Bay

Embark on a sightseeing cruise starting in South Lake Tahoe either at sunset or during the day. Take in the scenic beauty while cruising 11 kilometers across the lake to Emerald Bay, one of the top ten most photographed places in the world. Savor snacks and drinks as you sail. See the majestic mountains of South Lake Tahoe while onboard the world-class Tahoe Bleu Wave yacht. As you cruise, you will find indoor and outdoor seating with 360-degree panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, the snow-capped mountains, Fannette Island, Vikingsholm Castle, Eagle Waterfall, and the Rubicon. Navigate the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe while hearing your captain's narration about this lake. You may even get the chance to see a variety of wildlife such as the bald eagle, black bears, and wild geese. If you've chosen the sunset option, relax and watch the sun dip low below the sky.

South Lake Tahoe: Happy Hour Cruise

2. South Lake Tahoe: Happy Hour Cruise

Begin at South Lake Tahoe and embark on a 2-hour happy hour cruise. Experience a happy hour like no other on board the Tahoe Bleu Wave as it cruises on the gorgeous Lake Tahoe water. Enjoy your afternoon as you munch on delicious snacks and sip on signature drinks. Take in the scenic beauty across the lake to the pristine Emerald Bay, known as one of the top ten most photographed places in the world. Admire the mountains in the backdrop with 360-degree panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Navigate the beautiful waters with your captain who will give a personal narration of the facts and figures of this lake. You’ll even get the chance to see a variety of wildlife such as the bald eagle, black bears, and wild geese.

San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

3. San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

Day 1: SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN Meet your tour at the Public Library to embark on a city tour. Enjoy a cruise in the world-famous bay. See great views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. Stay overnight in Modesto. Day 2: MODESTO – YOSEMITE Head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome. Stay overnight at the Comfort Suites Stevenson Ranch. Day 3: STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS Head to Las Vegas and stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow. In the evening, take a tour of the strip and see amazing hotels such as Caesar’s Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island, and more. Stay overnight at Harrah’s Hotel. Day 4: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE Start the day traveling through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation before arriving at the south bank of the Grand Canyon. Learn how throughout the years, the Colorado river carved its way down to the sea and created a wonderland for geologists. After lunch, continue along the canyon east, stopping at some of the many Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts. Then head to the Page and Lake Powell area for the evening. Day 5: ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON Tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. Then head west to Bryce Canyon, home to the most amazing natural sculptures in the world. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab. On certain departures, your tour will continue to Cedar City for the night. Day 6: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS – LOS ANGELES After breakfast, head into Zion Park. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park. Leave for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas with an option for a late night return to Los Angeles.

Lake Tahoe: Lakeside Highlights Yacht Tour

4. Lake Tahoe: Lakeside Highlights Yacht Tour

Experience the shoreline of Lake Tahoe aboard a yacht and take in panoramic views of the lush scenery. Join a relaxing and luxurious guided trip around the Tahoe Keys, allowing the crew to point out some of the biggest local attractions for swimming and diving. Explore the calm and secluded Eagle Falls and Fannette Island in Emerald Bay State Park, check out the clarity of the lake in Whiskey Cove, and see exciting activities taking place along the cliffs of D.L. Bliss State Park. Watch people jump off Rooster Rock and view the estates of Rubicon Bay. Make the most of your outing by bringing your favorite beverages and snacks to enjoy during your tour. Swim off the boat, sit in the shade or sun, and customize your trip to your own interests.

Lake Tahoe: 42-Foot Private Yacht Charter

5. Lake Tahoe: 42-Foot Private Yacht Charter

Discover the beauty of Lake Tahoe on this fully-customizable tour aboard one of the largest private yachts on the lake. Choose from a 3-hour or 6-hour tour and cruise to stunning destinations like Emerald Bay and Sand Harbor. Meet your US Coast Guard-certified captain at the activity provider's shop in South Lake Tahoe. Hop aboard the boat and check out its breathtaking features like its spacious sundeck, modern galley, and TV which is perfect for events like celebrity golf. Tell your captain where you want to go and feel the purr of the dual 600 HP Volvo engines and IPS drives that provide joystick maneuverability, which allows you to fly across the water and to squeeze into the tightest of docks. Take advantage of the swim deck's hydraulic lift that can be lowered into the water for ease and comfort. Explore the shore with the use of a zodiac boat. Stay comfortable year-round with a removable full Eisen glass enclosure.

South Lake Tahoe: Luxury Sports Boat Charter

6. South Lake Tahoe: Luxury Sports Boat Charter

Discover Lake Tahoe like a local with a sports boat charter departing from South Lake Tahoe. Charter a 33’ Formula Sun Sport and explore with a US Coast Guard-licensed captain. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks onboard and sail past sights like the Sierra Nevada mountains and Sand Harbor. The Formula Sun Sport comes with a removable full Eisen glass enclosure for cold spring mornings or chilly fall nights and has an extra-large Bimini for respite from that hot summer sun. Make use of the restroom, kitchenette, refrigerator, dining area, and stereo package for a comfortable journey. The captain will take you to the sights that most interest you, or you can spend the day relaxing on the waters of the lake. You can take in views of Emerald Bay, admire the Sierra Nevada mountains, or stop and play at Sand Harbor.

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What people are saying about Sierra Nevada, California

The crew was friendly, attentive, and helpful. The dialogue provided by the captain on the sites we were approaching and the history of certain areas was perfect. I had a wonderful time.

Me and my families loved the boat ride. My only advice for this maybe have a picture on the site showing where to meet up for it after you park.

Absolutely perfect! Captain Jason was a complete pro and made our experience unforgettable! Sign up now worth every cent than some!

It was a great adventure with a lot of interesting information without being boring. Smooth ride with a fun crew.

Excellent tour, crew had excellent knowledge of the area and boat was outstanding on upkeep