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Address: 300 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Phone Number: +1 775-588-1881
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My husband and I visited Southlake Tahoe for our anniversary. We did not make any previous arrangements but knew we wanted to find our way on some boat tour. We originally were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Southlake Tahoe for our anniversary. We did not make any previous arrangements but knew we wanted to find our way on some boat tour. We originally were interested in riding the paddleboat but it was not running the weekend we were there. The concierge at our hotel recommended we book the Safari Rose and we... More 

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Fishkill
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I wanted to go out on the lake and did not want to do it on a bigger boat. So, we booked a tour on the Safari Rose. I think this worked out well because in mid-September on a somewhat windy day, this trip was only about half booked so the boat wasn't crowded. We followed a handicapped woman onto... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Took the champagne cruise which is also a sunset cruise. We booked the cruise 3 hrs before not sure if we were lucky or if that is common. Driver picked us up at hotel! Boat is very pretty several areas inside and out to check out the views. It was very windy and chilly on our ride but with the... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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142 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was our third vacation at Lake Tahoe and our third time we rode "The Safari Rose". We have always rode the sunset cruise. It is very relaxing ride on Lake Tahoe. A good selection of hot and cold appetizers and complementary champagne with wine and beer available. It is a very relaxing 2 hours on the lake. This trip... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Took the sunset cruise and had a great time socializing with the other guests. Appetizers were good - fruit, veggies, chicken kabobs, kielbasa kabobs, chips with guacamole and some deli meat roll-ups. The champagne (Andre), wine and beer was nice to have included and unlimited. The staff brought bottles around to fill up your cup or they had a bar... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The cruise on the Safari Rose was a pleasant and relaxing experience. The ship was not that large and were told it’s interesting history at the beginning of the cruise. There was minimal guide information during the cruise across the lake which allowed us to relax with a drink and enjoy the views.The crew was very pleasant. We enjoyed a... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went on the Safari Rose for a cocktail cruise. It was lovely -- wine was included in the price as were some appetizers -- large selection of them so something for everyone Enjoyed meeting some of the other passengers from all over the US The wine was OK but not top flight but for a boat ride it was... More 

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Coram, New York
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I took the Safari Rose BBQ lunch Emerald Bay Tour on September 17, 2016. We were staying at the Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly, and they recommended the Safari Rose cruise. An added plus was that their courtesy van picked us up right at the lodge. Since it was our first time in Lake Tahoe, we were glad... More 

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Cedar Brook, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

So sorry I booked this trip for my husband and I. The crew never warned us upon boarding that the upstairs outside deck in the back of boat was for smokers. We sat there before takeoff and made ourselves comfortable and after about 15 minutes a bunch of young kids in their twenties came over to us and started smoking... More 

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Jessica S, Guest Relations Manager at Tahoe Cruises, responded to this review

We were able to reach out to Anna and her husband in regards to their poor experience aboard the Safari Rose. They expressed their complaints and upsets very graciously and we fully refunded them for their lackluster experience. We also extended an invite for a complimentary cruise to help reconcile their previous cruise. Tahoe Cruises is a family owned and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We did the BBQ lunch cruise on the Safari Rose. The lake is beautiful! The crew was so nice and the food was delicious. We had a wonderful time. It was a cool day, but sitting on the front deck was the best.

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