Top 10 Tours in South Lake Tahoe


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No matter the season you choose to visit, experience South Lake Tahoe in a unique way through the many tours offered.

From soaring mountains to deep alpine lakes, there is little else that can match the beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Whether you are coming to spend your days hiking and swimming beneath the sun, or layering up against the falling snow, South Lake Tahoe offers boundless activities no matter the season and there is no better way to learn more about this spectacular place than through a guided Lake Tahoe tour.

Here are some of the best tours to book in South Lake Tahoe:

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Lake Tahoe Adventures – ATV Tours Lake Tahoe

Get your adrenaline pumping by choosing an ATV/RZR tour with Lake Tahoe Adventures. Whether you choose to take on the Rubicon Trail in California or the Pine Nut Mountains in Nevada, you are sure to view unique and varied landscapes. Lake Tahoe off-road tours are open for beginners to advanced riders and range from 2 to 6 hours long depending on which tour you choose. Lake Tahoe Adventures is located at 3071 US-50 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, and can be reached at (800) 490-3995.

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Tahoe Outdoor Adventures – Paddleboarding

Get out onto the lake and enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe.  Check out our Guide to Paddling Lake Tahoe in Any Season. Tahoe Outdoor Adventures provides you with everything you need to enjoy a day out under the sun and on the water. Whether you are an expert or brand new, this guided tour brings you to multiple local-favorite locations that offer stunning scenery. Waterproof cell phone cases are provided so that you can capture memories and save them for a rainy day. If you are still up for some more exploring by the end of the day, partake in your own lake tahoe brewery tour and taste your way through some of Lake Tahoe’s breweries. Tahoe Outdoor Adventure can be reached at (530) 494-9968.

Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina

If touring the lake via paddleboard isn’t your cup of tea, consider booking a sightseeing tour on the MS Dixie II. This paddlewheel boat is the largest vessel on Lake Tahoe and provides an excellent way to view the lake without the work. Tours set off from Zephyr Cove Marina and travel to Lake Tahoe historic sites such as Emerald Bay, where you can see one of Lake Tahoe’s historic mansions, Vikingsholm Castle, and its companion, Fannette Island. The tour is about 2.5 hours long with food and beverage available for purchase onboard. Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina is located at 760 U.S. Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448, and can be called at (775) 589-4906.

Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority – Rock Climbing

Lake Tahoe is known for its granite faces and slabs, drawing rock climbers from all over the world, and with Tahoe Jack’s Rock Climbing Tour, you can get a taste of thrill and adventure while seeing the Tahoe area in a unique and exciting way. Over the course of about 3.5 hours, you will learn the essentials of climbing and get your hands on Tahoe’s famous rock. Don’t be intimidated, all courses are moderate and suitable for beginners and you will have professional rock climbing guides with you every step of the way. All technical gear is provided for you, but be sure to bring sunscreen, water, and snacks! This is the perfect activity for families, groups, and teams. Tahoe Jack’s is located at 310 Dorla Ct Suite 102, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448, and can be called at (775) 901-3307.

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Want to defy gravity and get some great views at the same time? If you are looking for a Lake Tahoe hot air balloon tour, look to Lake Tahoe Balloons. Not only will you get to catch a boat out into the lake, but you will lift off right from the lake itself and reach up to 10,000 feet in the air! Expert balloon pilots will show you sights such as Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake, and Desolation Wilderness. Upon touchdown, you will enjoy champagne, mimosas, and snacks as you make your way back to the marina. Tours start from Mid-May to Mid-October and take about 4 hours, beginning early in the morning when the wind is calmest. Lake Tahoe Balloons is located at 2435 Venice Dr. East South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, and can be called at (530) 544-1221.

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Lake Tahoe Adventures – Snowmobiling Tours

Looking for snowmobile tours in Lake Tahoe? Lake Tahoe Adventures is the place to go. Weave through snowy trees and up winding trails on these guided tours that take you miles into the mountains. Get great views of Lake Tahoe by choosing the Lake View tour or appreciate stunning mountain vistas by choosing the Summit Tour. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, choose the Ultimate Tour and get off-trail and into the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevadas. Lake Tahoe Adventures is located at 3071 US-50 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, and can be called at (800) 490-3995.

Tahoe Snowshoe Tours

If snowmobiling isn’t up your alley, try something a little more lowkey with a snowshoeing tour through Tahoe Snowshoe Tours. Get out of the crowds and up into the snowy mountains through a guided tour where you can learn all about Lake Tahoe’s fauna, flora, and formation. Tahoe Snowshoe Tours also provides you with a panoramic view of Lake Tahoe while taking professional photos for you to look back on. Whether you choose to participate in the daytime tours, sunset tours, or tahoe stargazing tours, you are sure to be awed by your surroundings. No experience is necessary, just bring warm clothes and an excitement to explore! Tahoe Snowshoe Tours is located at 1046 Al Tahoe Blvd #18969, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority- Fatbiking

If you are looking for a unique way to see South Lake Tahoe in the winter, consider booking a fatbiking tour through Tahoe Jack’s. Fatbiking is a fairly new sport that uses– you guessed it– fat tires on bikes, allowing you traction over snow. This 3-hour tour takes you about 2-4 miles through snowy meadows, forests, and shorelines and allows you to ride at your own pace as you take in the scenery. All gear is provided, along with a professional wilderness guide to instruct and lead you. Tahoe Jack’s is located at 310 Dorla Ct Suite 102, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448, and can be called at (775) 901-3307.

Tahoe Outdoor Adventure – Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding

Are you an advanced skier or rider looking to break from the lines in the resorts? Try out Tahoe Outdoor Adventure’s Private Backcountry Tours. Get deep into Tahoe’s backcountry and hit untouched snow while enjoying epic scenery. Note: This tour is for advanced skiers/riders over the age of sixteen with the ability to bring their own gear. Tahoe Outdoor Adventure is located at Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, and can be called at (530) 494-9968.

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Tahoe Helicopters 

Fly high with Tahoe Helicopters and soar over the Sierra Nevadas. With a variety of tour locations and times, Tahoe Helicopters allows you unparalleled views of the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and the untouched wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Helicopter tours Lake Tahoe set out from Lake Tahoe Airport and range between 10-60 minutes of air time depending on which tour you choose. Tahoe Helicopters is located at 901 Lisa Maloff Way #106, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150, and can be called at (530) 544-2211.

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There’s no question: no matter what season you find yourself cresting over the mountains and into the Lake Tahoe basin, there are plenty of activities for you to participate in. Discover Lake Tahoe tours and experience everything from high-energy tours to simply scenic tours. There is something for everyone, whether you are coming in the heat of summer or the cold of winter.

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