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Emerald Bay State Park Tours and Tickets

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Emerald Bay is the jewel of Lake Tahoe’s natural sights—and not just because of its name. Its waters are a bright turquoise color, owing both to the clarity of the lake and the shallowness of the bay. Emerald Bay is also home to the lake’s only islet, Fannette Island. This scenic patch of land surrounded by water is what gives the bay its jewel-like shape and name. Visitors flock to the area in summer for boating, swimming, and hiking opportunities.

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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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Weight limits apply: Maximum per-passenger weight is 250lbs. Maximum weight of all passengers combined must not exceed 500lbs. Passenger weights must be accurately provided at time of booking. Groups reaching a combined weight of 500 lbs will be subject to a weight check upon arrival for their flight. Any individual weighing 300 lbs or more will not be permitted to fly per the limitations of the aircraft. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price. Showcasing beautiful Fallen Leaf lake, Cascade Lake, Taylor Creek, and Pope Beach, this tour heads to breathtaking Emerald Bay. Surrounded by granite cathedrals and fed by Eagle falls, the lake's only true bay is named for its emerald green waters.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Private Boat Charter Emerald Bay
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Private Boat Charter Emerald Bay

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Travel in style and enjoy the best of Lake Tahoe without the crowds on board an elegant boat. This private charter is exclusively for your party and takes you through Emerald Bay, to the lake's only island, Fannett Island, where you'll dock if conditions allow, and to Rooster Rock in D.L. Bliss State Park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$700.00
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Private Boat Charter on Lake Tahoe with Captain Half Day
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Private Boat Charter on Lake Tahoe with Captain Half Day

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Escape from the crowds and cruise around Lake Tahoe in style. This private boat charter is exclusively for your party and takes you onto the lake and to beautiful beaches on board an elegant boat. Along the way you'll visit landmarks including Vikingsholm Castle and D.L. Bliss State Park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,050.00
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Lake Tahoe Small-Group Photography Scenic Half-Day Tour

Lake Tahoe Small-Group Photography Scenic Half-Day Tour

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Tahoe photographic tours offer a unique way to enjoy Lake Tahoe’s natural wonders and receive photography tips as you are led by an experienced photo guide who provides tips and shares information about the area. Whether you’re looking to snap a poster-worthy shot of snow-covered mountains, towering trees, wild flowers or the glassy lake itself, you’ll learn how to shoot in the great outdoors and see some of Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful natural sights, including Emerald Bay. Select either a half-day or full-day tour.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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$189.00

Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
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Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley

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Travel all the way around scenic Lake Tahoe in a comfortable shuttle on this 7-hour tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll cover close to 70 miles (110km), making stops at the beautiful vistas of Sand Harbor and Emerald Bay. You’ll also visit a charming village at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, and explore Tahoe City on the lake’s north shore, stopping to purchase lunch. As you go, your guide will provide rich historical context for the beautiful landscape surrounding you.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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4 hour Private boat tour on Beautiful Lake Tahoe in the White Lightning

4 hour Private boat tour on Beautiful Lake Tahoe in the White Lightning

The highlight of your vacation will be enjoying beautiful Lake Tahoe in your own private luxury boat. This 25 ft powerboat holds up to eight guests and includes a driver so you can relax and enjoy the day! The boat is luxurious and fast, 502mag 436 horse power engine, $3,000 stereo system and an open bow. You depart the Tahoe Keys Marina past beautiful Pope Beach, Baldwin Beach and historic Camp Richardson. We continue cruising to the famous Emerald Bay, the most photographed place on the lake. Natural beauty abounds and you’ll see the only island on Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island and where you will see the famous Vikingsholm Mansion. Traveling up the West shore we will go through Rubicon Bay before entering McKinney Bay where the God Father house is. There’s time to swim and sun bath- the time is yours to enjoy Lake Tahoe on your own, private luxury boat. Pricing includes driver, gas, safety gear, beach toys - bring anything you like on board and enjoy the day!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,150.00
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2 Hour Private Boat tour on Beautiful Lake Tahoe in the White Lightning
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2 Hour Private Boat tour on Beautiful Lake Tahoe in the White Lightning

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The highlight of your vacation will be enjoying beautiful Lake Tahoe in your own private luxury boat. This 25 ft powerboat holds up to eight guests and includes a driver so you can relax and enjoy the day! The boat is luxurious and fast, 502mag 436 horse power engine, $3,000 stereo system and an open bow. You depart the Tahoe Keys Marina past beautiful Pope Beach, Baldwin Beach and historic Camp Richardson. Along the way, there are perfect photo opportunities, and swimming spots. We continue cruising to the famous Emerald Bay, the most photographed place on the lake. Natural beauty abounds and you’ll see the only island on Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island and cruise to the end of Emerald Bay where you will see the famous Vikingsholm Mansion. There’s time to swim, or play/picnic on the beach - the time is yours to enjoy Lake Tahoe on your own, private luxury boat. Pricing includes driver, gas, safety gear, beach toys - bring anything you like on board and enjoy the day!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$750.00
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$750.00
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4 Hour Lake Tahoe Polaris Slingshot Rentals

4 Hour Lake Tahoe Polaris Slingshot Rentals

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Rent the all New Automatic Polaris Sling Shot. This is an adrenaline activity that only requires a valid drivers license. Must be 25 years old to rent. 2 passengers ONLY
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
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Sunset Wine & Cheese Emerald Bay Boat Charter
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Sunset Wine & Cheese Emerald Bay Boat Charter

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Enjoy the best of Lake Tahoe without the crowds by setting sail on an elegant boat. In the company of just your party and the crew, watch the sun go down as you cruise through Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss State Park, and Rubicon Bay, and enjoy a few glasses of white wine and a selection of cheese, fruit, and crackers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$695.00
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Private Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe Tour (2 hours)

Private Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe Tour (2 hours)

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Explore Lake Tahoe’s famous Emerald Bay the vintage way aboard a restored classic wooden boat from the 1950s. With this private charter for up to six passengers, cruise the lake on your own terms with a dedicated captain who knows the best vistas and shorelines. Cruise during the calmest and least-crowded times of day to experience the lake the way it was meant to be.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$700.00
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Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake
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Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake

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Up the romance factor on your trip to Lake Tahoe with this private boat charter. Leave the crowds behind by setting sail on an elegant boat. Customize the itinerary to your own preferences and watch the sun go down as you cruise through Emerald Bay, stopping at places such as Sugar Pine State Park or Secret Harbor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.00
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Ultimate Lake Tahoe Self-Driving Audio Tour

Ultimate Lake Tahoe Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Get to know Lake Tahoe while keeping your eyes on the road and the magnificent scenery with a self-guided audio tour designed for listening in your own car. Many of Tahoe's natural and historic treasures are tucked away, but this downloadable smartphone app will take you to must-see locations and hidden gems. Start and stop the tour whenever you like, and explore Tahoe at your own pace.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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Driving Lake Tahoe: A Self-Guided Tour from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City

Driving Lake Tahoe: A Self-Guided Tour from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City

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Take in the stunning state parks of Emerald Bay, Eagle Lake, D.L. Bliss and Sugar Pine, scattered along Lake Tahoe’s West shore, on a driving tour. On this tour, you’ll explore the early community of Al Tahoe, the Tallac Historic Site, and view three early Tahoe summer homes. The tour continues with optional hikes to Vikingsholm at Emerald Bay, Eagle Falls, and Eagle Rock. Enjoy the picturesque splendor of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding snow-capped mountains as you drive, along the way hearing stories about: • Some of Tahoe’s colorful characters • Early Native American history in the Tahoe Basin • Lake Tahoe’s early history • The trees of Tahoe’s pine forest • Historic homes dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s • The history of gaming in Lake Tahoe This driving tour can be completed in about two hours without any stops. Along the way, you’ll have the option of visiting a number of state parks. Parking fees are not included in the price of this tour.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$11.99
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Lake Tahoe Private Boat Charter With Captain
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Lake Tahoe Private Boat Charter With Captain

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Set sail on the elegant vessel Grateful Red and leave the crowds of Tahoe behind. This private boat charter is exclusively for your party and takes you out onto Lake Tahoe and through Emerald Bay. You'll soak up idyllic views as you visit beautiful beaches and tour the grounds of Vikingsholm Castle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,050.00
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2 Hour Private Lake Tahoe Shoreline Cruise

2 Hour Private Lake Tahoe Shoreline Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the picturesque waters of Lake Tahoe during this private, captain-led shoreline tour, ideal for groups of up to six. Drop anchor wherever you’d like and enjoy a refreshing swim in Emerald Bay, or kick back and unwind on the luxurious, stereo-equipped private boat. Upgrade to include an all-day excursion with a full local crew.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$629.00
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Luxury Power Boat Charter on Beautiful Lake Tahoe
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Luxury Power Boat Charter on Beautiful Lake Tahoe

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For the ultimate Lake Tahoe cruise, charter the eye-catching “Grateful Red” custom speedboat for your family or group of friends. The boat is entirely yours for a half day, with a dedicated captain to whisk you around to the lake’s most enchanting places. Stop along the way to swim in Rubicon Bay, explore Vikingsholm and the Hellman-Erhman mansion, and hike along the forested trails of Emerald Bay, all on your own schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,050.00
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5-Day Northern California National Parks and Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
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5-Day Northern California National Parks and Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

Nature lovers will enjoy the chance to experience five Californian national parks in five days. On a small-group tour you can relax and enjoy the views en route rather than worrying about driving. From San Francisco travel along the rugged Pacific Coast to otherworldly Yosemite, sparkling Lake Tahoe, the wine-producing Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and the enormous redwoods of Muir Woods. Be amazed by the variety and beauty of California.
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  • 5 days
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$2,000.00
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Small-Group Paddle Board Excursion South Lake Tahoe

Small-Group Paddle Board Excursion South Lake Tahoe

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Premier guide service Tahoe Outdoor Adventures takes you off the beaten path away from crowded touristy areas. Our small, intimate group sizes ensure a much more personalized experience. We are fun and friendly guides who will custom tailor your experience to your skill and comfort level. As long time locals we will fill you in on all kinds of insider info about the area--What to do and what to avoid on the rest of your trip. This activity will be the highlight of your trip!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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What people are saying about Emerald-Bay-State-Park tours and tickets

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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe
"Very professional and a lot of knowledge about the area . The views were spectacular . The wind came up so our tour was different then we had signed up for but still a wonderful experience"..."
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Private Boat Charter Emerald Bay
"Captain Bryan was very accommodating to deliver a terrific sight-seeing adventure for my mom this Mother’s Day weekend. High winds rolled during the weekend, but he moved our time back so we could still make the trip happen. His knowledge and experience of the lake, boat, and weather all combined made the trip well worth it. Thank you, captain Bryan!"..."
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Private Boat Charter on Lake Tahoe with Captain Half Day
"Brian was a great captain! He provided very informative information that was interesting about So Lake Tahoe. We also had an opportunity to go swimming in a beautiful part of the lake. Our kids loved it! We highly recommend you do this private boat tour if you’ve never been to Tahoe and you want to enjoy every part of it!!!"..."
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Lake Tahoe Small-Group Photography Scenic Half-Day Tour
"Beautiful scenery along with learning about the local history. I really enjoyed the day! Would highly recommend."..."
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Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
"Great tour! Our guide, Chris, was a wealth of information and trivia! Just the right amount of stops and time at the stops. Highly recommend!"..."
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4 Hour Lake Tahoe Polaris Slingshot Rentals
"Absolutely loved it! I was worried about it being hard to drive but it's just as easy as a car. We made it completely around Lake Tahoe with 45 minutes to waste."..."
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Sunset Wine & Cheese Emerald Bay Boat Charter
"We loved the trip, beautiful lake and Bryan was entertaining as well. We did for our anniversary. He showed us around Emerald Bay and we got off to look at Vikingsholm."..."
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Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake
"This was a family celebration. Worth every penny. Bryan is a great caption and full of interesting Tahoe stories."..."
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Ultimate Lake Tahoe Self-Driving Audio Tour
"We downloaded the app the night before. Got into the rental car. Plugged the phone in and away we went. It was great stopped when we stopped and started right back up when we did. Turkey enjoyed all the stories’"..."
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Driving Lake Tahoe: A Self-Guided Tour from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City
"The information on the history of the Tahoe basin, especially Camp Richardson, and the visit to Emerald Bay overlook."..."
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Lake Tahoe Private Boat Charter With Captain
"Bryan the captain was the best! Truly the best way to see the lake. I would highly recommend this to anyone. My wife who is afraid of boats had a blast as well. Top notch boat, thanks again Bryan."..."
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Luxury Power Boat Charter on Beautiful Lake Tahoe
"Bryan’s knowledge of the area really added to the experience. He was very prompt, accommodating, and professional. We have been touring CA for over a week and this boat tour was the highlight of our trip! Wonderful experience! Thanks!"..."
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Emerald Bay State Park hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.