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Our most recommended Lake Tahoe Water Sports

South Lake Tahoe: Private Guided Boat Tour

1. South Lake Tahoe: Private Guided Boat Tour

Perfect for families, friends, or a combination of both, explore Lake Tahoe with a private boat trip, with the local captain as your guide. Snorkel in the clear waters of Rubicon Bay, snap a photo of Vikingsholm mansion, and learn about the geographical history of the nearby Tallac Historic Site. Take in panoramic views of the Carson and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges towering over Lake Tahoe's shores. Pass by Camp Richardson and the Tallac Historic Site and then sail into the picturesque Emerald Bay, known for its vibrantly turquoise water. Continue to Fannette Island and catch a glimpse of the Scandinavian architecture of the Vikingsholm mansion. Before returning, cruise by the stunning beauty of the D.L. Bliss State Park and jump into the electric green and cobalt blue water of Rubicon Bay.

Lake Tahoe: Discover Kayaking or Paddleboarding Tour

2. 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.

Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak or Paddleboard Tour

3. 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.

Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Lake Tahoe

This boat ride was the highlight of our trip with our grandchildren! Our captain Scott was friendly, professional, and courteous! Our grandchildren loved it! Especially our 9 year old autistic grandson! Thank you Scott and Brian! We Highly recommended this for families!

The boat Captain, Tim Doug is excellent; we enjoyed and have great fun on our boat trip. How I wish I can share some photos and videos. Again, Captain Tim Doug is great and wonderful person, and we looking forward to have a boat ride again with him.

We had a great time kayaking yesterday! The staff at the tent were very sweet and price was a lot better than most places in Tahoe! we highly recommend !!!

Sully was an amazing on our kayak tour. Great information . Water and sunscreen a must.

Ryan was the tour guide. He did a great job!! Beautiful lake!!