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Address: 952 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number:
+1 800-218-2464
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Join the fun and romance of a Lake Tahoe Cruise aboard the Tahoe Gal....

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 located in Lake Tahoe, California. The Tahoe Gal departs daily from Tahoe City, cruising to Emerald Bay and along the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe. With our galley and full bar, we offer the perfect venue for exclusive charters and special celebrations. The Tahoe Gal offers a memorable Lake Tahoe Cruise experience. See Lake Tahoe in a whole new way during your Lake Tahoe boat tour on the Tahoe Gal!

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Fun Sunset Cruise

We were in the area for a conference and one of the firms had a Sunset Cruise that we signed up for and I am so glad we did. It was a lot of fun. The cruise went around Tahoe as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Upon making some reservations we headed to our charter. We ran into a road block with the road closed for the day! We started around the other end after calling Tahoe Gal who told us to go around. We ran into more construction on the Nevada side! We called the business since they only had 1 tour that day and... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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219 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were in the area for a conference and one of the firms had a Sunset Cruise that we signed up for and I am so glad we did. It was a lot of fun. The cruise went around Tahoe as the sun was setting, it was quite beautiful! They served really good Moscow mules too, they use the Bundaberg... More 

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The day was perfect, but who knew it would be so crowded on a Thursday in September. The boat was packed at lunch cruise and most people were there for the party and food rather than tour. They made so much noise we had a hard time enjoying the sights. We could only clearly hear the narration when we were... More 

Thank IrishGenie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was a perfect way to enjoy the lake. Took the Tahoe Gal over to Emerald Bay for a Sunday lunch cruise. The day was beautiful and the bay, beyond words. Enjoyed learning about the lake and the history of the area. The captain did a great job with all the information, however, the sound system could be improved. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We took the 3+ hour afternoon lunch cruise on the Tahoe Gal and it was the highlight of our Lake Tahoe experience. The boat was full, but didn't feel over crowded. My wife likes to take lots of pictures and I can't remember a single time she was not able to get the shot she wanted. The Captain was very... More 

Thank jim954
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Tahoe Gal is a paddle wheel boat that takes off from North Tahoe for a lovely cruise of Lake Tahoe. The cruise lasts about 3 hours and takes you on a historic trip along the West shore of Lake Tahoe. The Captain's live narration will give you some interesting facts about Tahoe's early tourism. You will enter the beautiful... More 

Thank Cindy C
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Tahoe Gal was exactly as described and the overall experience was excellent. I would highly recommend this boat tour. The guide was knowledgeable and the pace was relaxed. We felt like we got to see much of the lake and learned a lot too. Our cruise had everyone from families with small children, to older couples to other couples and... More 

Thank Lindsay K
Dearborn Heights, MI
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

didn't actually get to ride the cruise after we drove us from Reno, Got to the dock which was closed due to the weather. It was a cooler day, with some wind. disappointed that it wasn't posted on their website to see before heading out to the dock.

Thank Elvisfan1954
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Took the noon lunch cruise to Emerald Bay. Captain steered close to the west shore on the way down for great photo ops. Narrated and slowed the boat at interesting points. The Captain let me take video on the bridge and answered questions about the boat and gauges - very personable. Had the Chicken Teriyaki sandwich for lunch - it... More 

Thank B J
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a wonderful time. The lake and surrounding area is absolutely beautiful. The trip was relaxing, the company was good, as we met people from all over, and the lunch was quite good.

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