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for the NORTH shore .... a boat taxi service goes on a trial project soon.

 

The debut of the North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle's pilot program will begin on August 3rd, providing waterborne taxi service between four locations on Tahoe's north shore.

Dock hopping on the new North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle will get you on the lake and to your favorite restaurants, shopping, bike trails, museums, parks, farmers markets and other recreational activities in minutes. The vessel carries 12 passengers, the crew and up to eight bikes.

Try a vacation from your car – take public transit or ride your bike to one of the four beautiful docks. There will be TART and Night Rider services available for you to combine with the water shuttle experience to avoid parking and traffic hassles. Make it an experience while in North Lake Tahoe.

The pilot program includes a “paperless” reservation program, so please book ahead at www.NorthLakeTahoeWaterShuttle.com today. Service will begin August 3 through the end of September. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8:19 p.m. through August 26 and then the schedule will run through from 8 a.m. to 6:46 p.m. to coincide with daylight changes.

Participating docks for this new pilot are: West Shore Café, Tahoe City Marina, GarWoods Grill & Pier and the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.  Rates start at $10 for adults, $7 for children up to 12 years old. For reservations and more information, please go to www.NorthLakeTahoeWaterShuttle.com or call 530-581-8707 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Ticketing kiosks are available at some of the participating docks; seats are limited, so book ahead. This is like a taxi on the water with a custom built Centurion 30’ vessel, and is state-of-the-art design; manufactured and operated by Fine Line Industries.

This pilot program is funded through Placer County TOT/North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and sponsored by the Tahoe Transportation District with TNT-TMA contract management. For more information, you can reach the TMA directly at 530-546-2912, Monday through Friday.

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This is a cool concept!  Thanks for sharing. biggrin.gif

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How's this going to work?  Getting to Squaw, Alpine, and Northstar will require a hookup to some other transit.  I guess Homewood is close to the water.  Due to the 12-person limit, I'd be afraid to rely on it for groups, although the reservation system should prevent any last-minute surprises.  Personally, I'd file this under "F" for fun, rather than "P" for practical.

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They run a water taxi in Lake Dillon. Hourly service on a pontoon boat. It gets a fair amount of use, enough to be in business in its third(?) year. I think it is labeled F for fun for most users. Although it is a lot faster than a bus because you have to transfer at least once to get from Dillon to Frisco. 

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It's a pilot program and if it works, great. I'm still trying to get my head around how it will work.

 

Meanwhile in south lake Heavenly might have a few extra attractions to bolster visitations there:

 

 Financial Impact

• We anticipate an estimated $25 million in total construction costs at Vail
Mountain for both Phase I and Phase II
• We anticipate the following financial impact from the Vail Mountain
proposal at maturity (3 years after opening):
• Estimated Incremental Summer Visitation: 350,000
• Estimated Guest Spend: $50 to $60 per visitor
• Estimated incremental summer Mountain Reported EBITDA(1):
$15 million
• Potential upside from higher guest spend, depending upon duration of
stay
• Similar estimates would be likely for Breckenridge and Heavenly with
lesser amounts at our other resorts
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How's this going to work?  Getting to Squaw, Alpine, and Northstar will require a hookup to some other transit.  I guess Homewood is close to the water.  Due to the 12-person limit, I'd be afraid to rely on it for groups, although the reservation system should prevent any last-minute surprises.  Personally, I'd file this under "F" for fun, rather than "P" for practical.

 

Looks to be seasonal only?  But a nice cheap way to get out on the lake!

 

 

Veteran:  Where did you find the financial blurb from VR?

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They emailed it

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