An Afternoon on Lake Tahoe: North Lake Tahoe Boat Tours

You can’t visit the gorgeous Lake Tahoe without spending a few hours admiring the sparkling, clear water up close. On a North Lake Tahoe boat cruise, you’ll experience the most scenic views of the dazzling trees and majestic mountains, and have a blast with whomever you’re traveling with. There are several North Lake Tahoe boat tours that will be great for families, friends, and couples, so don’t miss out on all of the fun!

The Top 3 Most Entertaining North Lake Tahoe Boat Tours

North Lake Tahoe boat tours are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening – you’ll be able to fit in a cruise no matter what your vacation schedule looks like. Below, we listed three North Lake Tahoe boat tours that we think you’ll love. 

Lunch Cruise to Emerald Bay

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the crystal clear waters of North Lake Tahoe as you cruise over to the gorgeous Emerald Bay. Since this tour is three and a half hours, we serve a delicious lunch for you to enjoy while our captain explains the historical and ecological issues of the Tahoe Basin. During the tour, you’ll get to see Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point, Rubicon Point, Fanette Island, Vikingshold Castle, and some wildlife!

Happy Hour Cruise

On this lively cocktail cruise, you’ll get to experience beautiful North Lake Tahoe with your favorite drink in hand. The hour and a half cruise is a local favorite, as all guests can get discounted drinks and appetizers while enjoying the magical North Lake Tahoe shoreline. Children are welcome to join, and this cruise is available seven days a week. 

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Glide through the sparkling waters of North Lake Tahoe on this two and a half hour cruise and take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever see! A delicious variety of freshly prepared California cuisine and beverages, including wine, is served to top off the night. The professional staff will anticipate your every need throughout the cruise’s duration, making sure it’s an unforgettable experience!

Cruise Back to Chinquapin

Chinquapin is one of the most elegant places that you can stay while visiting North Lake Tahoe. You’ll have all of the privacy in the world in your own condo tucked away in the forest, or enjoying your morning coffee with a breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe. We are sure that you will love all of our condos, and you’ll find the perfect one for you and your group. To book your reservation, call us at 800-732-6721.

 

Who doesn’t love the excuse to down a few beers and eat a giant pretzel? Luckily, Oktoberfest every year provides the perfect opportunity to be festive and celebrate with friends. When it comes to Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe, there are several festivals around town that you could visit. However, the Tahoe City Oktoberfest is only a seven-minute drive from your accommodations at Chinquapin, and is one of the best things Lake Tahoe activities in September to cross off your fall travel bucket list. 

Culinary Options at Oktoberfest

What would Oktoberfest be without beer? Of course, many craft beers will be available, with some from Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada Brewing, and more. To satisfy your growling stomach, choose from local barbecue, ice cream, rotisserie meats, sandwiches, and more. 

If you don’t like ales, lagers, or IPAs, a Tahoe City winery will provide a local favorite. Although temperatures are beginning to drop for fall, Oktoberfest beer (or wine) will warm you up.

Activities at the Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe 

As soon as you walk in, you’ll be whisked to Germany as you hear tunes from the accordion setting the backdrop for the festival. To break it up, a few bands will make an appearance as well. In between beers, browse a craft vendor village with locally made goods, and find jewelry, apparel, hats, soaps, and more. Children can partake in non-alcoholic fun and use their creative talents by painting a pumpkin for free. The Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe also offers Bavarian games to stir up a little friendly competition throughout the afternoon. 

Lake Tahoe Cabin Rentals

Visiting the Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe is one of the most fun activities in September and October. Return to your rental at Chinquapin after spending some time at the festival to sleep off the Oktoberfest beers you had, or continue the rest of your day relaxing and taking in the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Discover more things to do in Tahoe City during your stay at Chinquapin by visiting our website or giving us a call at 800-732-6721. 

A trip to Lake Tahoe is sure to amaze, no matter what you head to Tahoe City, CA, for. From the famous Lake Tahoe itself to the surrounding wilderness, there’s plenty of nature to go around. When you’re done playing outside, though, you’ll need a place to spend the night, which is why Chinquapin is the perfect center for your Tahoe vacation. Chinquapin is 95 acres of woods located right next to the blue water of Lake Tahoe itself. From houses and condos for every size travel group to lakefront views, Chinquapin has an option for everyone when it comes to traveling to Tahoe City, CA. And we’re minutes away from the best Tahoe brewery: Tahoe Mountain Brewing.

While you’re in Tahoe City, CA, there will surely come a time when you find yourself wanting to get back to civilization for a little bit and leave nature behind to experience one of the local breweries in the area. While Tahoe City has plenty of fantastic breweries for you to explore, these are three you definitely can’t miss.

Tahoe Mountain Brewing

Known for its small-batch beers, Tahoe Mountain Brewing is one of the most popular breweries in the Tahoe City area. With an extensive list of specialty beers, including a list of limited release choices, this Tahoe brewery has everything you can ask for. They even give back to the community with their Hops For Huskies event happening the first Friday of every month, which helps save Huskies in the area. 

Truckee Brewing Company

With their trendy atmosphere and amazing food menu, it’s no secret this is one of the best Tahoe breweries. Truckee Brewing Company comes with both a long list of beers and a long list of food and is known for its quality ingredients, including filtered water from Lake Tahoe itself. When you make your way over to Truckee Brewing Company, you’ll be able to visit their Taproom, which will allow you to get the full experience of how and why they make their beers the way they do, which will truly allow you to get the most out of your visit.

Alibi Ale Works

Alibi Ale Works is easily a favorite Tahoe brewery among tourists and locals alike. Located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, here, you’ll be able to experience each and every type of beer you can imagine, from European-inspired ales to some of their more experimental flavors. At their Truckee Public House, you’ll be able to experience these beers in the beautiful setting of the surrounding historic downtown area, and in their Incline location, you’ll not only have the chance to drink all the beer you could possibly imagine, but you’ll also have the chance to see where its made when you venture into their brewery.

A Self-Guided Tahoe Brewery Tour

There is plenty to drink and experience surrounding Tahoe City, CA, and there is for sure something for every type of visitor to this famous lake. When you stay at Chinquapin during your trip to Lake Tahoe, you’ll be at the perfect central location to visit each of these popular Tahoe breweries, as well as explore Lake Tahoe’s famous wilderness. From breweries that support local dog rescues to ones that make their beer out of water filtered from Lake Tahoe itself, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to finding the Tahoe brewery for you amongst this beautiful natural landscape.

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