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Spend a fantastic day on the water in South Lake Tahoe, California by boat! Charter 1953 40' Golden Rose Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi for up to 20 people. Rates as low as $750 per hour (minimum of 2 hours). You may swim during your rental but water sports are not available with this boat. Rates: • From $750 per hour (minimum of 2 hours) - Captain and crew are included - You may not drive the boat yourself What To Expect On Board Looking for a private tour with just your own group of friends and family? Whether you are celebrating with a group or just the two of you, we would love to be your guides for your perfect day on the water. This boat is ideal for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, engagements, team building, business retreats, employee rewards, entertaining clients or just because… the possibilities are endless! Tour pricing includes boat rental, captain, fuel, water and soda. You may bring your own food and drinks for no additional charge. We can anchor for swimming or cruise the lake listening to your custom playlist. There is a bathroom on board. The 40ft Golden Rose Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi was built in 1953 as a Chris Craft Double Cabin Fly Bridge Cruiser and was originally named “In the Mood”. In December of 1996, a blizzard hit the Pacific Northwest and pummeled the Puget Sound marinas. The snow collapsed several roofs of the marina boat docks, damaging hundreds of boats, sinking over 300, one of which was In The Mood. She was partially sunk and heavily damaged, she was taken to a boatyard to be scrapped. Thankfully, she was saved and rebuilt in the style of a Venetian Water Taxi. She was purchased and shipped to Lake Tahoe in 2016 and has been enjoying her new life, in freshwater, ever since. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
We have owned and operated commercial boats in Lake Tahoe since 2016. Our guests will enjoy spending their time on one of our one-of-a-kind vintage wooden yachts with our knowledgeable Captains and crewmembers. We strive to create memorable experiences for our guests while they are on vacation on beautiful Lake Tahoe.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 14 days prior.
Frequently Asked Questions What time do we check-in? Guests will check-in at the boat, which is located on the Rubicon dock. The Rubicon dock is located on the northeast side of the Tahoe Keys Marina parking lot, next to the boat launch ramp and the large white flagpole with the American flag. Follow the Rubicon dock all the way down to the green gate on your right, look for the bright blue Tahoe Tastings sandwich board sign to direct you. Guests should be at the dock 10 minutes prior to departure. What should I wear? Please dress comfortably. Flat shoes are recommended for your safety as the vessel will be moving across the lake. The weather in Lake Tahoe can be unpredictable, temperatures can change drastically, please plan accordingly. We do have blankets on board and the boat is equipped with a heater for colder nights. Are pets allowed? No pets please, service animals only. Are children allowed? Yes, private charters are all ages Can I bring food aboard? Yes, and we can also arrange catering for your group as well. Is the Captain licensed? Yes, the Captain is licensed with the USCG. Is the Golden Rose insured? Yes, the Golden Rose has liability insurance for each charter. Is there a minimum time requirement for Private Tours? Yes, there is a 2-hour minimum requirement for custom tours, max 6 hours. What is your payment policy? Full payment is required at the time of booking. What is your cancellation policy? Private charter cancellation requires 14 days advance notice to receive 100% refund, 7-13 days advance notice will receive 50% refund, zero refund if less than 7 days notice is given. Please allow 7 days for all refund processing. Can I smoke on the tour? No. Smoking, including e-cigarettes and vape pens, are not permitted on the dock or the boat.