About Tahoe Gal

Image of Tahoe Gal Tahoe cruise boat on Lake TahoeNorth Tahoe Cruises was established in 1977, as the first Tahoe cruise line on the North Shore. The Tahoe Gal was built in LaCross, Wisconsin, by Skipperliner. She was shipped to us in three separate pieces, via eighteen wheeler, to Lake Tahoe.

The main deck was one large piece. The Pilot House and Commodore Salon, located on top of the Tahoe Gal, constituted the second and third pieces. After putting the two together, she went through a rigorous stability test conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard. This test was performed to establish how many passengers we could accommodate safely. The Tahoe Gal is sixty-four feet and two inches in length. Her beam is twenty feet. Her gross weight is thirty eight tons. She can accommodate 120 guests. The Tahoe Gal was christened July 8, 1994.

She is equipped with a full galley and bar. We offer exclusive charters for corporate meetings, dinners, weddings and cocktail cruises. A private room, the Commodore Salon, is perfect for small private parties and business meetings up to thirty people. The Commodore Salon may be rented on a regular cruise of Lake Tahoe without the expense of chartering the entire vessel. Please feel free to contact us for information on exclusive charters or our regularly scheduled cruises.


Tahoe Gal lifebuoy with American flag for Cruise Lake TahoeThe Salon sits on the top deck of the Tahoe Gal and is segregated from the wheelhouse of the ship by a large glass window. The guests may choose to watch the Captain run the ship through the window, or the window can be draped for privacy.

The Salon is 13 feet wide and 18 feet long and can comfortably accommodate private parties up to 25 people.

The Commodore’s Salon affords the opportunity to have a small private party on one of our regular Tahoe cruises, without having to rent the entire ship.

Some ideas for the use of the Salon are:

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Dinners
  • Christenings
  • Business Meetings

The Salon will be for your guests’ pleasure exclusively, however, they will have access to the rest of the ship to enjoy with the other guests.

The entire ship is air-conditioned, heated and also has four audio/video stations.

Book your next Lake Tahoe cruise on the Tahoe Gal.  Contact us at (800) 218-2464 or [email protected]

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About Us

The Tahoe Gal is an iconic 120 passenger paddle wheeler located in Lake Tahoe, California. The Tahoe Gal departs daily from Tahoe City, cruising to Emerald Bay and along the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe. With our galley and full bar, we offer the perfect venue for exclusive charters and special celebrations.  The Tahoe Gal offers a memorable Lake Tahoe Cruise experience.  See Lake Tahoe in a whole new way during your Lake Tahoe boat tour on the Tahoe Gal!

The Tahoe Gal is wheelchair accessible on the lower deck only.

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