One of the highlights of our Lake Tahoe trip over Labor Day weekend, was a sunset dinner cruise. We had heard multiple reviews on fun things to do in Tahoe and this was near the top of the list. We began looking for availability with charters in North Lake Tahoe but everything was booked up. We finally got lucky with Tahoe Gal and they did not disappoint!
The cruise departed at 6:30pm and gave us almost 3 hours on the boat. We brought several layers to wear and were pleasantly surprised when they only booked enough people on the cruise so that everyone could fit inside if they wanted. We braved the cold to capture some photos, before going back inside and sipping some wine. It was just the perfect setting to watch the sun go down on the water and pink skies were incredible, pictures don’t do it justice!
The following day, our final full day in Lake Tahoe, we drove a bit south and then up a really big hill to take us to Echo Lake. Here we hiked along the Pacific Crest Trail, which happens to be the second easiest part of the trail to hike since it is mostly flat…oh well, at least we hiked it 🙂 This particular part of the trail was great as it offered a nice vista point of Lake Tahoe and continued on along Echo Lake. This lake is really small but still so, so beautiful!
We finished off the day with a trip up to Sand Harbor for some kayaking, paddle boarding, and beach time. It took us a bit to get out of South Lake Tahoe (more traffic) but then it was smooth sailing up to the northeast part of the Lake which is on the Nevada side. We found a good spot on the beach to soak up some sun and rented kayaks and paddle boards to paddle around the bay.
We LOVE Tahoe and have loved getting to spend so much time there this past summer. We would love to take a trip in the winter, but that decision is still pending 🙂