Lake Tahoe is a place of sublime beauty that inspires awe.. Mark Twain described it as "the fairest picture the whole earth affords." The picturesque setting mesmerizes visitors with its dazzling expanse of shimmering blue waters. The lake's brilliant topaz color is attributed to its depth of nearly 1,640 feet at the deepest point, and its crystal-clear quality comes from the purest source - melted snow supplied by small streams. Lake Tahoe straddles the states of California and Nevada, spanning 22 miles from north to south and 12 miles across. It would require at least three hours to drive around the entire lake.
Things to Bring: Light Jacket, Hat, Sunscreen. Bring your choice of snacks or beverages (no red wine, it stains.)
Emerald Bay - A small sheltered section on the west shore, the Emerald Bay State Park is one of the loveliest areas of Lake Tahoe. Emerald Bay is surrounded by forested hillsides of glacier-carved granite and dotted with a tiny islet at its center. Because the bay is slightly shallower than the rest of Lake Tahoe, the waters take on a striking blue-green color. Along the rugged shoreline of Emerald Bay are serene hiking trails with breathtaking panoramic vistas.
Vikingsholm - On the shores of Emerald Bay is a surprising landmark, Vikingsholm Castle, a marvelous example of 9th-century Scandinavian architecture.
Sugar Pine Point State Park - This park extends along Lake Tahoe for nearly two miles, with densely wooded forests of aspen, fire pine, and juniper trees. The property was owned by the wealthy financier Isaias W. Hellman and later by his daughter, Florence Hellman Ehrman, from 1897 until 1965. The family's opulent vacation residence, the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion was completed in 1903.
Sand Harbor - Sand Harbor State Park offers miles of sandy beaches as well as hidden coves and shady pine forests. The 55-acre park offers opportunities for swimming and scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe.
Thunderbird Lodge - The magical Thunderbird Lodge National Historic Site is the centerpiece of Thunderbird Lake Tahoe. This historic home of George Whittell, Jr. is a museum and learning center for the charitable programs of the non-profit Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.
And More... Just Ask.
This is your charter and we will customize the experience to your personal interests. Some guests prefer to cruise slowly close to shore for an upfront view of the sites. Before the tour, we will inquire as to your preferences in music, activities and sightseeing options.
Some of our Favorite Places:
Secret Harbor Beach, Ski Beach, Meeks Bay Beach - all great places to stop for a swim!
During your charter, we'll stop and have the opportunity to explore on land sites. We'll see the exotic and spectacular sites all while enjoying the luxury of the Mariah "Grateful Red."
Lunch or Dinner on the Lake
Our preferred caterer is Bella Tahoe Catering in Stateline, NV. Known for quality, fresh gourmet cuisine. Order online, pick up or delivery available. Visit Bella Tahoe to order in advance.
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