Tahoe Sailing Charters

The best place to experience Lake Tahoe is on the lake under quiet sail.

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe in a natural and eco-friendly way aboard the 50 ft. sailing yacht the "Tahoe Cruz". The Tahoe Cruz combines roomy comfort with high performance sailing.  Captain Mike and Captain Jim, both U.S. Coast Guard certified skippers with 50 years of combined sailing experience on Lake Tahoe, ensure a fun and lasting sailing experience.  Choose from an afternoon daily sail or the stunning sunset cruise.

The two hour daily cruise travels along Lake Tahoe's scenic West Shore. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake as well as lakeshore estates, surrounding mountain peaks, the Sunnyside Resort and "Fleur du Lac" the onsite location for the filming of "The Godfather".

The stunning colors of an alpenglow sunset highlight this romantic twilight sail along the West Shore. Relax on Lake Tahoe's tranquil waters while enjoying complimentary California Chardonnay, premium bottled beers and an assortment of appetizers.

Guests may enjoy taking the wheel or just relax and let the captain and crew set sail.

The Tahoe Cruz's 12 foot beam and comfortable seating accommodates up to 25 people, while a full-length deck sound system adds to the fun. Complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks are included with every voyage.

The Tahoe Sailing Charters philosophy is to share and enjoy with others the pristine beauty of Lake Tahoe. It is our aim to provide an alternative choice for fun on the lake without noise or chemical pollution. Sailing relies on understanding the environment. Helping guests relate to the elements is a natural part of our cruising experience.

Sailing is an environmentally green form of travel utilizing natural energy solely from wind and water. Tahoe Sailing Charters sails daily while transporting thousands of passengers on cruises with the lightest impact to the environment.

Tahoe Sailing Charters believes in an environmental and social responsibility while providing visitors a wonderful experience upon Lake Tahoe.

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Latitude: 39.1577522 Longitude: -120.135498 Elevation: 6233 ft
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Best Access and Parking Areas

Free public parking at the Tahoe City Marina Mall at 700 N. Lake Blvd.

You can ride your bike or take a hike along the lake on the newly finished  Tahoe City Bike path  straight into the Tahoe City Marina right to our office. 

Eco-Friendly Notes

Tahoe Sailing Charters sails approximately 80% of the time, more than any other charter boat on Lake Tahoe.  On rare afternoons, less than 20% of the time; when our prevailing 10 to 15 mph Southwest winds don’t come up; the “Tahoe Cruz” utilizes a small diesel engine for propulsion.

Many of our complimentary beverages, including all wines, are offered to guests in clear cups made from a bio-degradable corn product. Crew members aboard the Tahoe Cruz monitor and explain to guests its strict practice that forbids throwing anything overboard.  All waste is disposed of at provided Tahoe City Marina facilities. Tahoe Sailing Charters recycles appropriate garbage including  all of our aluminum cans and glass bottles.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The boat ramps are accessible

Pet Friendly Notes

Guide dogs are acceptable

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