Recent Searches
Clear

Top Lake Tahoe On the Water

Saved to wishlist!
Dates
Select Dates
Water Equipment Rentals
Water Equipment Rentals
Cruises & Sailing
Cruises & Sailing
Sunset Cruises
Sunset Cruises
Private Sightseeing Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Boat Rentals
Boat Rentals
Nature and Wildlife
Nature and Wildlife
Dinner Cruises
Dinner Cruises
Self-guided Tours & Rentals
Self-guided Tours & Rentals
Sightseeing Tours
Sightseeing Tours
Day Cruises
Day Cruises
Kayaking
Kayaking
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Half-day Tours
Half-day Tours
Sailing
Sailing
Rentals
Rentals
Sightseeing Cruises
Sightseeing Cruises
Water Tours
Water Tours
Cultural Tours
Cultural Tours
Likely To Sell Out
Bus Tours
Bus Tours
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Lake Tahoe. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
With its elevation of 6,225 feet (1,897 meters) and its location in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe isn’t exactly known for warm waters you’ll want to relax in all day. What draws visitors is the striking setting of bright-blue water against snowcapped peaks, creating an alpine paradise for water sports that keep you (mostly) dry.
 
  • Cruise around Emerald Bay and its tiny island on your own Jet Ski.
  • Discover the beaches and granite boulders of Sand Harbor on a kayak tour.
  • Go kayaking along the west shore while learning about the area’s history from a guide.
  • Look out at the mountains and shoreline of South Lake Tahoe on a parasailing adventure.
  • Get a workout on the water with a stand-up paddleboard rental or lesson.
  • Rent a boat to create your own fun on the lake with friends or family.
Read More

19 results | All Lake Tahoe Tours

Sort by: Featured

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

star-4
357
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.52
From
$100.52
Watch the sun slip behind the mountains on a Lake Tahoe dinner cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II, and enjoy champagne, live music and an elegant dinner on the water. Dance to tunes from the local Steve Walker Band, see a spectacular Sierra sunset, then sit down for a freshly prepared meal. Enjoy selections like grass-fed beef or trout, organic greens, and vegetables. Finish the evening with fresh berries and cake as the first stars appear above the peaks, and Lake Tahoe’s scenic shoreline is illuminated.
More

* A traveler said: "Celebrating our engagement to get married. We had a wonderful time and although the view was hampered from the smoke it was an enjoyable trip."


Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

star-5
50
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$250.00
From
$250.00
Explore the scenic highlights of Yosemite National Park on a full-day, small-group guided trip from Lake Tahoe with a lunchtime picnic beside Cascade Falls. Capture unforgettable images of the park’s soaring rock walls and craggy peaks then enjoy an invigorating hike to Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Falls, where high-mountain rivers tumble from sheer granite cliffs. Spot rock climbers scaling the face of El Capitan, watch for deer in alpine meadows, and take in the timeless beauty of California’s High Sierra mountains.
More

* A traveler said: "The views were spectacular and we saw so much of the park in one day! Snowshoe John was a great guide and host! Highly recommend"


Tahoe Helicopter Tour: Lakes and Waterfalls
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Tahoe Helicopter Tour: Lakes and Waterfalls

star-5
24
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$265.00
From
$265.00
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. Starting at South Tahoe Airport, this 30 minute tour first embarks to Emerald Bay, then south past Mount Tallac, and over the shoreline of Fallen Leaf lake. Head west over Glen Alpine Falls below, climbing towards Pyramid Peak. The area is scattered with myriad lakes and waterfalls. Fly over Lake Aloha and past Horsetail Falls, dropping nearly 500 feet.
More

* A traveler said: "Really a ton of fun. Loved our pilot. We saw stunning sites but how can you miss with Lake Tahoe! Splurge and live large!"


Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

star-4.5
73
  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$110.00
From
$110.00
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.
More

* A traveler said: "Riding the helcopter itself was a new experience and it was amazing for all my family. But the time is so short."


Half-Day Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour | Lake Tahoe's Iconic East Shore Trail

Half-Day Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour | Lake Tahoe's Iconic East Shore Trail

star-5
82
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Group tours of any kind can either go too fast or too slow, making for a less than ideal experience. Explore Lake Tahoe at your own pace with this self-guided electric bike tour on East Shore Trail and make stops when you choose to. Your journey along the trail ends at Sand Harbor, a popular area for swimming and boating.
More

* A traveler said: "Great fun! Easy to operate. Very nice staff, explained how to use bikes and gave recommendations of what to look for! Great way to see the lake and get down to the lake!"


Full-Day Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour and Lake Tahoe's Iconic East Shore Trail

Full-Day Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour and Lake Tahoe's Iconic East Shore Trail

star-5
12
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$129.00
From
$129.00
Indulge Yourselves and experience more of Lake Tahoe's Scenic Coast. Enjoy all the Breathtaking views in Relaxed Comfort instead of catching your breath. Easily select the bike's electric assistance to your own personal preference. Cruise in comfort or choose to get a workout.
More

* A traveler said: "The equipment was in great shape and worked well. Amazing views on the bike trail. Great customer service"


Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake

Emerald Bay Sunset Boat Charter - Romance on the Lake

star-4.5
9
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$550.00
per group
From
$550.00
per group
Sit back and leave the driving to us while you enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe in comfort and style aboard the luxurious Grateful Red. She is a 27- foot Mariah Z250 Limited Shabah, one of only two boats crafted in this stye. Includes Captain, guide, all gas, equipment and fun! This is the Ferrari of Lake Tahoe and has power and a smooth ride. This is the best way to see Emerald Bay up close and personal.
More

* A traveler said: "This was a family celebration. Worth every penny. Bryan is a great caption and full of interesting Tahoe stories."


Zephyr Cove Helicopter Tour

Zephyr Cove Helicopter Tour

star-5
19
  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$180.00
From
$180.00
This tour encompasses the entire south shore of Lake Tahoe, starting with a trip up the east shore into Nevada. Witness the beautiful indigo blue waters and teal shorelines as you fly to Zephyr Cove. After circling Zephyr Cove, the tour heads west along the south shoreline past Fallen Leaf Lake and Cascade Lake to Emerald Bay.
More

* A traveler said: "This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend the pilot was great. The aerial view of Tahoe was unforgettable. 😎"


El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe

star-4.5
66
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$76.93
From
$76.93
Visit the wineries near Lake Tahoe on this day trip to the El Dorado AVA (American Viticultural Area), a wine appellation outside the town of Placerville in the Sierra foothills. Accompanied by a wine guide, you’ll enjoy visits to multiple wineries, where tastings are included at the first three. Also included are a stop at Boa Vista fruit orchard, an outdoor picnic-style lunch, and transport from South Lake Tahoe. If you’re interested in wine or agriculture, this is a great way to see more of this region of Northern California. 
More

* A traveler said: "It absolutely could not have been better! The tour guide was extremely knowledgable & informative. He was friendly & fun. The travel route was just gorgeous. And the prepared lunch was really really delicious. I highly recommend this tour & would enjoy doing it again!"


Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley

Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley

star-4.5
59
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.00
From
$70.00
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.
More

* A traveler said: "The views around the lake were breathtaking. The tour has the perfect mix of stops and opportunities to take pictures. The guide, Nevada Smith was excellent!!! Great tour."


Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

star-4
510
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$69.75
From
$69.75
Take a boat tour on Lake Tahoe to soak up the alpine beauty of Emerald Bay, one of the lake’s most scenic spots. As you glide across the water on the M.S. Dixie II, admire the surrounding Sierra Nevadas, and cruise past Emerald Bay’s Fannete Island, the lake’s only island, as well as Vikingsholm Castle, a unique home on the shore. Plus, watch a video on board about the interesting underwater features of the lake.
More

* A traveler said: "Loved it! It feel like a real cruise. It was very smoky because f the fires, yet the beauty showed through in a big way."


Wild West Day Trip from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

Wild West Day Trip from Lake Tahoe with Train Ride

star-4
59
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.00
From
$85.00
Go back in time to the old Wild West on this tour from South Lake Tahoe to Virginia City, Nevada, including a train ride on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. With a guide, you’ll start your day trip by minibus, driving along part of the Pony Express. When you reach Virginia City, a National Historic Landmark District, take a 6.5-mile round-trip train ride before enjoying free time in town to explore at your leisure, perhaps visiting museums or a historical saloon.
More

* A traveler said: "It was hot and smoky around the Lake Tahoe area. We loved it. We would do it again. And would recommend it"


2 Hour Sailing Cruise on Lake Tahoe

2 Hour Sailing Cruise on Lake Tahoe

star-5
178
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Sail Tahoe Blue is the premier sailing charter in South Lake Tahoe. We offer a unique sailing adventure and include complementary local beer and wine, as well as non-alcoholic beverages on all of our daily cruises. Unlike other tour boats which take 50+ passengers, our sailing yacht, "Blue", limits our capacity to 18 passengers. If you care to enjoy the beauty of propulsion by Mother Nature without the sound and smell of an engine, come sail with us!
More

* A traveler said: "The crew insured everyone was having a great time good music they provided us with drinks insures everyone’s safety"


Guided Kayak Tour of Tahoe's Sand Harbor

Guided Kayak Tour of Tahoe's Sand Harbor

star-5
21
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$100.00
From
$100.00
Explore the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe on a 4.5-hour guided kayak tour from Sand Harbor. Paddle past granite boulders to hidden beaches and swimming holes along one of the most pristine alpine lakes in North America. Includes a picnic lunch and the use of all kayaking equipment.
More

* A traveler said: "1st time ever kayaking for our group of 6.It was amazing. The water was so beautiful. Definitely a must!"


Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals - Special Insight on Crystal Clear Coves

Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals - Special Insight on Crystal Clear Coves

star-4.5
12
  • 2 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
- No tour guide needed - Just "grab n go" - with our universal kayak/SUP racks, almost any car can carry your rentals to wherever you'd like to go… except maybe a convertible with the top down. ;) - All necessary equipment provided ** We are happy to issue a refund for anyone in your party who feels unsafe in certain choppy water conditions. We just ask that you bring the rental back within the hour. **
More

* A traveler said: "Super awesome experience. Was able to take the kayaks wherever we wanted to go. We suggest to take your time and rent for longer than you expect because time escapes you out on the water. Super friendly and helpful staff, one of the best places to pick up some rentals."


Kayak Tour of Historic Lake Tahoe West Shore

Kayak Tour of Historic Lake Tahoe West Shore

star-4.5
10
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$75.00
From
$75.00
Grab a paddle and voyage along the scenic west shore of Lake Tahoe on a guided, 2.5-hour morning kayak tour. Experience the full beauty of Tahoe in the summer while gliding through the pristine water, and learn about local history and legends like early settlers, the ill-fated Donner Party, and life on the lake before the advent of ski resorts and casinos.
More

* A traveler said: "Our guide Alex was absolutely awesome! His talk was entertaining and informative. He is very friendly and made us feel at home."


Tahoe City 3-Hour Single Kayak Rental

Tahoe City 3-Hour Single Kayak Rental

star-5
7
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$55.00
From
$55.00
Explore the western shore of Lake Tahoe independently by kayak with a 3-hour kayak rental from Tahoe City. Soak in the views of forest and granite as you paddle across the crystal clear waters of this enormous lake, which is surrounded by 12,000-foot-tall (3,660-meter) mountains.
More

* A traveler said: "We had a great time. The kayaks were fine and the Tahoe Kayak folks were awesome. We were new to kayaking, so they told us how to paddle and how to be safe. Views were lovely. Next time, I want to try their Sand Harbor location. Also, be aware: you will get wet :)"


Scenic Paddleboard Tour in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Scenic Paddleboard Tour in South Lake Tahoe, CA

star-5
4
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$199.00
Price varies by group size
From
$199.00
Price varies by group size
Take the planning and stress out of your vacation or excursion by letting us do it all for you! We provide brand new top-of-the-line paddleboards in all sizes, experienced instructors, life jackets, waterproof bags, and waterproof floating cell phone carriers. This guided journey will provide breathtaking views and photographic memories of a lifetime. You can go at your own pace. Our guides will have everything ready to go for you, all you have to do is show up. We are long-time local experts who will know exactly where to take you depending on your skill and comfort level. You may also rent paddleboards however we highly recommend that you don't miss out on going to the places that we know and love ourselves. Let us take you there! These paddleboard adventures fill up very quickly so the sooner you reserve your spot the better. Our guides are energetic, fun, and eager to show you Lake Tahoe in a way that you would not be able to do on your own. They will keep you safe as possible too!
More

Private Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe Tour (2 hours)

Private Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe Tour (2 hours)

star-5
2
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$650.00
per group
From
$650.00
per group
​Join us on a restored 1958 Century Coronado named Radiance, a classic American wooden boat. This is like riding in a classic car on the water. With its big powerful engine, this will take you back to the grand days on the water on the 50's. It's a truly unique experience. ​ Private charters with a maximum of 6 people. Perfect for a couples night-out, special occasion birthday, anniversary cruise or an intimate wedding. Radiance cruises are best appreciated during the early morning and evening alpenglow hours. Daytime lake conditions are less predictable, yet cruises are available and always a good time. Our staff at Alpenglow Boat Company are delighted to create special event cruises with clients, such as full moon stargazing and sunrise tours. Just ask!
More

Filters
* How are review snippets generated?

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best On the Water in Lake Tahoe?
Q:
What On the Water in Lake Tahoe are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What On the Water in Lake Tahoe are good for avoiding crowds?