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From daytime to sunset, The MS Dixie / Lake Tahoe Cruises offer spectacular views, fresh air and an unforgettable journey.
Highway 50 at Zephyr Cove, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
+1 800-238-2463
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Reviewed today

We did the 11am cruise. It's a beautiful trip, tons of places to take pictures. We sat on the upper deck - highly recommend. Cruise goes about 2 hours, over to Emerald Bay and back. Just gorgeous. Worth it.

Thank eric622
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boat & dinner was nice my only complaint was there was a wedding reception on board and the dance floor was full of kids the entire night abd the photographer took pictures constantly with the flash going off in our eyes. We finally just...More

Thank PENChicago_IL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit pricey for the 2 1/2 hour ride. Plus cold adult beverages n some food added up. BUT..... fully enjoyed n learned a lot about the Lake n surrounding areas, history as well. Zephyr Cove Resort was established, I think, around 1867. Just a...More

Thank SCMarkUSA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have wanted to ride on the MS Dixie II since I first saw it several years ago. The cruise took about two hours and consisted of: traveling from Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay; cruising around Emerald Bay while a recorded narration informed us of...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Exemplary staff and crew. Dinner choices included steak, salmon, vegetarian pasta or chicken. Service was timed well without rushing. Meal ended before sunset. Emerald Bay part of the cruise was magical and truly enjoyed live band and dancing on 2nd deck. This is a great...More

Thank cybertygr
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our boat ride out into Lake Tahoe in the morning. It was a beautiful day and the views of the mountains are wonderful. You get a little information about the lake in a taped message. Going into Emerald Cove is lovely, and then...More

Thank acb92
Reviewed 6 days ago

They take a family photo before you get on the boat, we all decided we loved it and purchased the photos at the end. Very reasonably priced! The boat was huge and roomy. Staff was very helpful and informative. They kept you entertained the whole...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always take steamboat cruises when available on our travels. The boat was well kept, clean and roomy. All the staff were friendly and courteous. We took the lunch cruise and although the food was a little high priced and selection limited, it was extremely...More

Thank 453marshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff members were awesome! The food and service was awesome! The band was super! We got engaged on the Dixie so it was a memorable special night.

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A ride on the M.S. Dixie II takes you back to the days of Tom Sawyer. Except instead of the Mississippi River, you travel across beautiful Lake Tahoe. The view you get of the mountains and the towns of Stateline, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe,...More

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19 September 2018|
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Response from xzytt | Reviewed this property |
On a nice day up top is best. It was freezing that day so we stayed inside on the bottom deck for most of the trip.
Rebecca M
1 September 2018|
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Response from Chick L | Reviewed this property |
We had teenagers (15 & 16yrs.) in our family group. I would only be guessing (11yrs old)?
Roy R
8 August 2018|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
We got ours as we were exiting the vessel on the completion of the tour.