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Here are some unique boat destinations that you can explore
aboard the Tahoe Star on beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Please be aware any destination on the East Shore will be wind-dependent.

1. Emerald Bay State Park: Cruise to this iconic destination and marvel at the emerald-colored waters. Fannette Island, the only island in the lake, and witness the majestic Vikingsholm Castle nestled on the bay’s shore.

2. Sand Harbor Beach: Cruise to Sand Harbor Beach, located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tahoe. Known for its pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters, this beach is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. This shore line is covered with underwater rock formations that create the white sand and clear waters. This northern east shoreline of Lake Tahoe is unique for its secluded beaches, which are only likable.

3. Rubicon Point Lighthouse: Head to Rubicon Point and visit the historic Rubicon Point Lighthouse. Elevation-wise, this is the highest lighthouse in the world. This charming lighthouse offers panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. It’s a great spot to take memorable photos and immerse yourself in the lake’s natural beauty.

4. Thunderbird Lodge: Experience the elegance of the Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site, accessible only by boat. This hidden gem features a stunning lakeside mansion and beautifully landscaped grounds. Take a guided tour of the estate and learn about its rich history and unique architectural design. George Whittell Jr., who was born into one of the wealthiest families in San Francisco at the time and inherited a gilded-age fortune. He was worth the equivalent of billions today by the time he purchased 40,000 acres and nearly all of Lake Tahoe’s eastern shoreline. There, he built the Thunderbird Lodge, the storybook estate on the waterfront with sweeping views of the lake and mountains, where he spent the rest of his summers indulging in Great Gatsby-style high-society. Perhaps most unusual of all is the property is it’s large stone elephant barn built for Mingo, Whittell’s pet Sumatran elephant. Whittell loved animals and collected various exotic breeds that lived at Thunderbird Lodge. Aside from Mingo, he favorited an African lion named Bill who used to accompany him everywhere, including rides around the lake in his convertible.

5. Skunk Harbor (East shore): Discover secluded Skunk Harbor, a tranquil cove surrounded by lush forests and towering cliffs. Drop anchor here and enjoy a peaceful swim in the clear waters or relax on the sandy beach. It’s an idyllic spot for nature lovers and those seeking a serene escape.

6. Ski Beach, located adjacent to Baldwin Beach in South Lake Tahoe, offers a fantastic spot to anchor your boat and enjoy picturesque views of Mount Tallac. Enjoy the sandy shore and the serene atmosphere.

7. The area between Meeks Bay to Sugar Pine Point offers crystal-clear waters. As you arrive at Sugar Pine Point, you’ll be greeted by the sight of the historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion standing proudly amidst the trees. This elegant estate, once belonging to a prominent San Francisco family, offers a glimpse into Lake Tahoe’s rich history and heritage.