Its not quite ski season just yet, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in Lake Tahoe. Get out onto the lake for a sightseeing cruise aboard the Bleu Wave Yacht. It’s not time to wax up your downhill skis yet, but while you’re waiting for the first flakes to accumulate and become inches of powder, enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the lake.
The Bleu Wave Yacht has been around the world, and now she’s content to carry passengers from South Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay. While on board you’ll enjoy a lunch buffet of meats, cheeses, veggies and more. You can ride in the comfort of the cabin, where you’ll find a fireplace, private lounge and stateroom, or ride on the open party bow for fresh air and a spectacular view of the sparkling lake surrounding by forested mountains.
The cruise will travel seven miles from South Lake Tahoe, to Emerald Bay where you will see Fannette Island, and the little tea house built there as part of the Vikingsholm Estate. The Vikingsholm Castle is just off shore, a 38-room mansion. The Emerald Bay area boasts a lovely sandy beach, and views of Eagle Waterfall.
Next time you visit Lake Tahoe, make sure you see all of Lake Tahoe with a fun tour that takes you all the way around the pristine lake, stopping at some significant sites along the way.
On the Around the Lake Tahoe Tour, you’ll travel aboard a luxury bus with expansive windows, so you can enjoy non-stop great views from every seat. You’ll visit Emerald Beach, the country’s first ever under water National Natural Landmark where wreckage of boats and barges lie beneath the shimmering lake’s surface. Enjoy a walk on the sandy beach and a spectacular view of the only island in the lake, Fannette Island, and Vikingholm Castle, a 38-room mansion, that actually has a sod roof.
You’ll continue on around the lake stopping at Rubicon Point, the Truckee River Bridge and the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley. The Waterfront Boatworks Mall is a long stop for you to buy some lunch at one of the many eateries or restaurants with views of the lake, plus pick up some one of a kind items in the unique shops, before continuing the tour around the lake, with a final stop at Sand Harbor, a beach-goers delight with sand so fine and white, you’ll think you’re in Florida.
Before Leonardo DiCaprio played Jay Gatsby on the big screen and the country went mad for Gatsby parties, and fashions and everything Gatsby, The Tahoe heritage Foundation was hip to the scene. Since 1985 they have held a Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site.
Make plans to be in the Lake Tahoe area this August 9, 10 to take part in a celebration of Lake Tahoe’s version of the Gatsby lifestyle of wealthy decadence and no regard for prohibition, as defined by the Pope, Tallac and Baldwin Families.
Each year the festival is held at the Tallac Historic Site, home to the estates of the notorious former residents. Festivities include actors and volunteers dressed in 1920s garb guiding you through what a day in the life of the wealthy and glamorous. Enjoy period delicacies, music and recreation; vintage car shows, wandering musicians, and tours of the Pope House.
Sunday the festival culminates with a Tea and Fashion Show, with sweets and savories, high tea and ‘bootleg’ champagne.
So throw on that flapper dress, spiff up your flivver, and put on the Ritz to get down Gatsby style in Lake Tahoe.
There’s nothing quite like a romantic weekend with your significant other. Dinner, dancing, maybe a panoramic vista.
The Tahoe Queen Emerald Bay Dinner Cruise offers 2.5 hours of dining, dancing and sightseeing for a unique experience that can offer a little of everything to visitors. You’ll enjoy a delectable buffet dinner on the cruise, but, of course, dining is only one aspect of the night. For those that would like a slightly more intimate experience, you’ll also have the option to take to the deck of the ship and simply admire the beautiful scenery of Lake Tahoe.
With two nights of lodging included, you will have time to explore the other attractions that the Lake Tahoe area has to offer. For a wonderful romantic getaway in the Lake Tahoe area, book the Two Night Lake Tahoe Romantic Getaway today!