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The Riverboat Cruise In Northern California You Never Knew Existed

If you’ve ever visited the South, you’ve probably seen – and hopefully experienced – the steamboats chugging down the river. But what many Northern Californians don’t know is that you can experience such a cruise right here as well. The vessel is called the M.S. Dixie and it totes passengers across the biggest lake in the state. Read on to learn more.

Watch this bright and fun video to see what the M.S. Dixie experience is actually like:

You can learn more and schedule your boat ride here.

Have you ever taken a ride the M.S. Dixie or its predecessor, the Tahoe Queen? Share your thoughts with us!

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at