Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Small-Group Photography Scenic Half-Day Tour

South Lake Tahoe, United States

From $189.00

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Tahoe photographic tours offer a unique way to enjoy Lake Tahoe’s natural wonders and receive photography tips as you are led by an experienced photo guide who provides tips and shares information about the area. Whether you’re looking to snap a poster-worthy shot of snow-covered mountains, towering trees, wild flowers or the glassy lake itself, you’ll learn how to shoot in the great outdoors and see some of Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful natural sights, including Emerald Bay. Select either a half-day or full-day tour.
  • Choose from 'The Ultimate Scenic' or 'The Grand Tahoe Around the Lake' itineraries
  • Views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range
  • Professional photography tips
  • Don't forget your camera!

What's Included

  • Guided Photographic Tours of the South and West Shores.
  • CDC Corona Virus Precautions
  • Professional Guides that provide Photographic tips
  • Photos taken of your party and the scenery by your guide
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Camera
  • Children's car seat
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • T.J. Maxx
    2015 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

    In the parking lot

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your photography tour begins with pickup in the South Lake Tahoe area by your knowledgeable guide, who provides an intimate experience that accommodates a variety of photo interests. This small-group tour by luxurious vehicle is limited to six people but often operates with even less participants, so you can count on personalized attention.

When booking, select from two options to suit your schedule and budget—the half-day Ultimate Scenic Tour, which features locations like iconic Emerald Bay and a beach with views of Mt Tallac, or the full-day Grand Tahoe Around the Lake Tour, which circles Lake Tahoe to provide as many photo ops as possible in one day.

Emerald Bay State Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Sugar Pine State Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

If you want a tour guide to give you tips of how to take those beautiful photos, Jim is the guy to do it.
603 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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friendly and...
David_C, Dec 2022
friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who showed us beautiful sceneries, especially a couple of the non-crowed local spots!!
Outstanding Photo Shoot; Amazing Scenery
Jody_L, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Stephanie was excellent! Very knowledgeable, accommodating, and it was a pleasure to spend time with her.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for such a glowing review. Stephanie is new to our team and great addition. Please join us again.
Beautiful views
Gyrgy_N, Jul 2022
Very good experience with a perfect guide (Katie). We went to places which we could never find on our own. I would recommend this tour not only for photographers.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Katie is a great team member and we really appreciate your response.
Katie took us to the...
Morock_O, Jul 2022
Katie took us to the secret spots that only locals would know about. I really enjoyed the tour and conversation.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review. Please come and visit us again.
Peggy_D, Jul 2022
Katy was wonderful. The patience she showed getting us all in position and so many pictures. It was great. We will cherish our memories of this trip Tahoe
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We really appreciate such a great review for Katie. She is new to our team and she is a great addition. Please visit us again soon.
Fun, stress-free morning!
Diana_C, Jun 2022
Our morning with Jim was lots of fun. He took the worry out of finding where we were going, where to park, and where to walk! He did all the thinking for us and we just carried our cameras and visited all our must-see places in South Lake Tahoe in one stress-free morning. Jim was helpful with my camera and settings, as well as giving cellphone photography tips. Jim is very friendly and knowledgeable about photography as well as the history of the area...the perfect leader for our tour.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Your words are so kind. Thanks for joining us and please come again.
Personal Tour in...
Walter_F, May 2022
Personal Tour in beautiful areas ! Jim was a fabulous guide , taught my husband how to perfect his photographic skills, educated us us with history about the area , and was a super friendly guy! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Please come back again.
Awesome tour… Jim was very informative.
Stephen_o, Mar 2022
Beautiful scenery along with learning about the local history. I really enjoyed the day! Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks so much for the excellent review! It’s really important to us that our guests are happy. Please come and visit us again soon.
Great experience
Christine_L, Mar 2022
Beautiful locations with the best guide (Jim). Could not have asked for a better experience . Thanks again
Response from Host, Mar 2022
You are so kind to write such a nice review! We really appreciate it. Please join us again soon.
Great scenery and awesome guide!
Ping_S, Feb 2022
My tour guide, Jim, was terrific, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed this tour and had a great time.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review! Please join us again soon! Let us show you Tahoe in another season.
Photo opportunity galore
Sharneece_P, Feb 2022
My friend and i really enjoyed this tour. We were able to get photos at all the popular photo spots! The photos are high quality!!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks so much for your quick response and glowing review. Please join us again soon!
Best way to find great shots around Lake Tahoe.
Bennie_G, Jan 2022
Robin was great to work with. She gave us last minute advice for sunset pix day before we met and even provided snow boots for our excursion. Our guide Jim was terrific and very knowledgeable. Well worth the price.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We really appreciate it! Please join us again.
Nick_A, Oct 2021
Amazing experience!!! Jim is awesome!!! You learn so much and the views are beyond words. Have to see it to understand!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Hope you will join us again. Happy Holidays.
Ideal way to see Lake Tahoe
Afzal_P, Oct 2021
Absolutely perfect way to see Lake Tahoe. As many have said, Jim was a joy. Really knew his stuff whether it was the history of the lakes or going to idyllic places to take spectacular photograph. Jim was engaging and took time to make the best experience. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to submit such a great review. We really appreciate it. Please come and join us again! Happy Holidays!
Awasome Day!!!
Jesse_C, Aug 2021
Phil was awesone. He took to us to all picture perfect spot that we would have not discovered on our own. We had a good time. I highly recomend it. Thanks to Robin also for dropping off my sweatshirt that we for got at the van.👍
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a special review. Jim will appreciate it. Enjoy your sweatshirt! Come back soon!
Awesome! Fun day!
Lynn_W, Aug 2021
Jim was awesome!!!He gave us an excellent tour and took amazing photos. He was fun and kind and personable! He showed us things and places that we never would have seen or found! He is knowledgeable and we would highly recommend him!!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks so much for your kind words. We as a company really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Please join us again!
Best world class tour experience ever
Ramiro_F, Aug 2021
Jim was an excellent tour/photo/historian. Gave us great tips on using my camera as well as taking us to the best photography spots Lake Tahoe has to offer. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area. Jim took great pictures of my wife and I. This has to be one of the best if not the best tours we have ever taken. Thanks again for making this a memorable trip for us.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We really appreciate it and hope you will join us again soon!
Lake Tahoe photo tour
Sherrie_H, Jul 2021
Jim was great. Showed us some great places and gave me some great hints/help on getting better pictures.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a special review. Please join us again soon!
Great scenery and best guide
Mark_B, Jun 2021
The scenery was great, but it was our guide, Mr. Tahoe, that made the trip special. Yes, our guide Darin Talbot has previously been officially recognized as the best guide on Lake Tahoe, and I agree.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Just wanted to let you know that Darin Talbot is not with TahoePhotographicTours. Glad you had a good time. Please join us sometime.
Captures the best of Lake Tahoe
PAULA_M, May 2021
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Lake Tahoe. After having a tour to Yosemite canceled due to weather I booked this , and am so thankful I did! Jim was an excellent guide and photographer and captured pics of us and took us to locations we would have never been able to do on our own! I would recommend to anyone!
Response from Host, May 2021
Thanks so much for joining us! We always try to show the best of Tahoe. So glad you had a great time!