Lake Tahoe

Private Boat Charter Emerald Bay

Badge of ExcellenceSouth Lake Tahoe, United States
Emerald Bay 2 Hour Private Boat Charter with Captain for 5 guests
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 575.00

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • See the best of Lake Tahoe up close with your own group
  • Private charter for up to five guests: A personalized experience
  • Bring your own snacks and drinks on board to celebrate the occasion
  • Sail on a stylish boat that promises a smooth and comfortable ride

What's Included

  • Life jackets and all safety gear.
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Water toys, noodle, pool rafts
  • Lunch is not included, but we recommend guests bring a picnic lunch.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tahoe Keys Marina
    2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

    Tahoe Keys Marina & Yacht Club

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

South Lake Tahoe (Pass By)

Tallac Historic Site (Pass By)

Emerald Bay State Park (Pass By)

Rubicon Trail

Admission Ticket Free

D.L. Bliss State Park

Admission Ticket Free

South Lake Tahoe (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Direct cell day of departure: 801-703-6139 text is best.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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41 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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I definitely recommend...
Ernesto_N, Sept 2023
I definitely recommend this for anyone. We had a group of 6 so a larger boat called "white lightning" was used. Everyone loved the experience. No need for special attire unless you want to swim or climb at one of the bays.
Diana_V, July 2023
This ride was AMAZING. Bryan was an excellent tour guide. We had a blast… definitely will do this again!
We had a great time with...
Cihang_X, July 2023
We had a great time with Brian. He is awesome. Highly recommend this private boat tour. Best in the area.
A+ tour. Brian was great...
Ryan_H, June 2023
A+ tour. Brian was great and showed us the in and outs of the Lake and taught us a lot of the history. Definitely recommend.
Don’t miss out on this tour!
Tia_H, Aug 2022
Absolutely first class experience, amazing! Breathtaking views, lots of photo opportunity’s and overall the best experience for Lake Tahoe. Captain Brian was knowledgeable, friendly and overall a sound captain whom gave us a fantastic experience and memories to cherish forever. Would highly recommend this tour, worth ever penny!
Awesome tour
Casey_C, Aug 2022
From the minute we departed the dock to the time we returned, Captain Brian kept us entertained with just enough information to keep the tour interesting and lively. He did a great job with his beautiful boat. The four of us loved the gorgeous scenery and the beautiful water. Thanks Captain
Awesome tour of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe!!!
Bernie_S, July 2022
Captain Bryan was a very outgoing and informative host. He knew some of the local history that most wouldn't know. Particularly about the Vikingholm castle being haunted!! He answered all of our questions and made sure we had a great time, all while being safe on the lake. This was the first boat ride for my two grandkids and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves as evidenced by the smiles in the photo that is attached. This was an awesome trip and one that our family will remember for many years to come!
Great trip with big red
Gannon_W, July 2022
Brian was knowledgeable and gave a great tour. Had beverages and snacks available. We loved it and would return.
Private Lake Tour
Leigh_C, July 2022
David was a great captain and we got to experience the lake up close and learn interesting facts about the different coves, mountain peaks and overall history of Lake Tahoe. We would definitely recommend this if you want to experience being on the lake with just your close friends or family and not a large group.
Best part of Tahoe
Debbie_B, July 2022
So so much fun! We had a blast! Thank you, Uncle Tim Dog! Can’t wait to come back, see ya next year.
Fun and informative!
Carol_H, June 2022
We all loved the stories of the historical sites that Bryan pointed out. Of course the lake is beautiful too!
Absolutely amazing
Melinda_R, June 2022
Our captain Brian was absolutely amazing. He gave us a lot of wonderful information and suggestions of things to do in the area. Breathtaking scenery and the boat was beautiful also. Would absolutely recommend!
Lake Tahoe boat ride
Ricky_S, June 2022
Lake Tahoe is breathe taking. Our guide Bryan was very nice, knowledgeable historian about the area. We had a great trip.
Bryan’s Red Boat
Denise_S, May 2022
This boat tour was excellent and was only made better with our Captain Bryan. Absolutely worth every penny. His knowledge of the Lake and the history of it was awesome. He was welcoming and you can tell he absolutely enjoys his job. Our next tour will definitely be 4 hours rather then just 2. You will not be disappointed.
Wonderful Mother’s Day Gift
Jason_B, May 2022
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!
Wonderful captain and experience for our whole family!
Jennifer_O, Aug 2021
Captain Bryan was incredible. He was punctual, knowledgeable about the lake and surrounding area, and welcoming to our multi-generational group ranging in ages from 8 to 73 years old. My family completely enjoyed our private tour on his immaculate vessel and I would definitely recommend the experience to friends and family. 🚤
Lake Tahoe Boat Charter
Stephen_A, July 2021
Bryan, the captain, was efficient, courteous and knowledgeable. A really good guy who enhanced the pleasure of the trip with anecdotes about the history of Lake Tahoe. The boat was a fine vessel, well maintained and equipped. We had a fabulous trip.
Highly Recommend
Laura_L, July 2021
Bryan was awesome. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend. His boat was very clean , as well as comfortable.
Denise_K, June 2021
Great captain. Great tour. Just enough time to see everything!!! Beautiful place on earth !!!! Would definitely do again or recommend to all.
Emeral bay RED boat tour
Christine_V, June 2021
Exciting and fun boat tour with Bryan. He is so friendly, calm and experience captain. He showed us the beauty of Emeral bay and gave us some history of the Vikingsholm castle and Lake Tahoe. Thanks captain Bryan for your suggestion. we came to the Round Hill Pines beach right after our boat tour and visited the tiki bar at the beach, kayaking and jet skiing there. We had a great time. Highly recommended this RED boat tour. See you next time captain Bryan.

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