Lake Tahoe
Water Sports

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Our most recommended Lake Tahoe Water Sports

  • Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak Rental

    1. Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak Rental

    Begin your kayaking adventure at one of Tahoe’s most relaxed and accessible beaches, Tahoe Vista. A local favorite for decades, this beach provides ample parking, onsite restrooms, plenty of shade, and picnic areas. It is the perfect beach to start your self guided kayaking experience. Once you have your gear, enjoy the calm, clear waters and kayak at your own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of many local beaches that dot the coastline. Enjoy Lake Tahoe on your own schedule and kayak along the North Shore from King's Beach to Tahoe City or to Crystal Bay in Incline Village, Nevada. Explore for a half day or full day depending on option selected. As your day comes to an end, kayak back to Tahoe Vista and relax on the beach after a great day on the water.

    It was great. Just a bit far from our lodging. We passed several kayak places nearer to us as we stayed near fanny bridge. Live & learn

  • Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

    2. Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

    Set off from south of Southern Lake Tahoe and discover the gorgeous sand and multi-colored waters of Sand Harbor from the air. Fly over some of the locals' best kept secrets, other hidden beaches, and bays along the east shoreline such as Glenbrook Bay, Secret Harbor, Skunk Harbor, and Chimney Beach. After reaching Sand Harbor, ascend for a look at Marlette Lake which is located at 7,841 feet above sea level. Take in these incredible sights from a helicopter which provides an unparalleled perspective that you will remember for a lifetime.

  • Lake Tahoe: Discover Kayaking or Paddleboarding Tour

    3. Lake Tahoe: Discover Kayaking or Paddleboarding Tour

    Enjoy a tour perfect for the beginner who wants to discover kayaking or stand up paddleboarding in a safe learning environment. You will receive a complete and thorough kayak or paddleboard lesson perfect for those with little-to-no prior experience. After your lesson, you will tour Lake Tahoe’s pristine coastline with your guide. More paddling tips as well as natural and human history will be discussed as you cruise through crystal-clear waters. Be mesmerized by the spectacular views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range. As the tour comes to an end, you will head back to the starting point, using your new paddling skills.

    This was a very fun time for our whole family! Felt very safe at all times and instructor Tim was easy to follow, and quickly improved all our skills.

  • Lake Tahoe: North Shore Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

    4. Lake Tahoe: North Shore Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

    Start your adventure at one of Tahoe's most relaxed and accessible beaches, Tahoe Vista. A local favorite for decades, this beach provides ample parking, onsite restrooms, plenty of shade, and picnic areas. It is the perfect beach to begin your self-guided paddle boarding adventure. After you receive your gear, choose a direction and paddle at your own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of many local beaches that dot the coastline. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe on your own schedule and paddle along the North Shore from King's Beach to Tahoe City or to Crystal Bay in Incline Village, Nevada. Explore for a half day or full day depending on option selected. As your day comes to an end, paddle back to Tahoe Vista and relax on the beach after a great day on the water.

  • Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak or Paddleboard Tour

    5. Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak or Paddleboard Tour

    Embark on a scenic adventure at Lake Tahoe’s North Shore either via kayak or stand up paddleboard. After a quick introductory lesson on shore, head out and start paddling along the pristine coastline. Gaze at the views of the surrounding peaks as you paddle amongst boulders and get a glimpse of some of Tahoe’s most beautiful waterfront homes. Depending on lake conditions, you will paddle along the coast of King's Beach and among the boulders of Crystal Bay, or along scenic coastline towards Carnelian Bay. At midday, take a break at one of the local beaches in the area. Immerse yourself in the natural and human history of this very special alpine lake along the way. After your break, make your way back to the original meeting point with your guide.

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What people are saying about Lake Tahoe

Mike was an excellent paddleboarding guide and made us feel safe while we had a great time. I took my two teenage kids who had a really fun experience as first time paddleboarders.

First time ever going on a Kayak, and we had a great time. Alyssa was a great tour guide and a friendly soul on top of all that. 10 out of 10. Will Kayak with yall again.

My family truly enjoyed our time together, made extra special by our tour guide, Scott. We are a family of 11 ranging from ages 78 to 7 -- we all had a blast!!

This was a very fun time for our whole family! Felt very safe at all times and instructor Tim was easy to follow, and quickly improved all our skills.

It was great. Just a bit far from our lodging. We passed several kayak places nearer to us as we stayed near fanny bridge. Live & learn