Tahoe City, United States
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Grab a paddle and voyage along the scenic west shore of Lake Tahoe on a guided, 2.5-hour morning kayak tour. Experience the full beauty of Tahoe in the summer while gliding through the pristine water, and learn about local history and legends like early settlers, the ill-fated Donner Party, and life on the lake before the advent of ski resorts and casinos.
  • 2.5-hour morning kayak tour of Lake Tahoe's west shore
  • Paddle through the calm, pristine waters of the lake with an expert guide
  • Hear tales from early California history
  • Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the western shore and Tahoe in the summertime
  • Includes kayak, paddle, and life vest rental
  • All abilities and experience levels welcome
Make your way to the local outfitter’s office near the main marina in Tahoe City, getting an early start to avoid the summer crowds for a peaceful mountain morning on the lake. Get equipped with a kayak, paddle, and life vest, and receive a brief safety orientation before launching out onto the calm waters.
As you paddle through the clear, snow-fed lake, soak up the relaxed atmosphere of Tahoe in the summer, which has a distinctly different vibe from the winter ski season. Learn how the relaxed culture and less developed landscape of the west shore differs from the high-rise hotels and casinos of the Nevada shoreline while your guide shares local insight into the history of recreation on the lake.
Learn about the early settlers who built rustic lakeside cabins, and hear tales from California history like the legendary Donner Party’s tragic winter, Teddy Roosevelt’s stalled efforts to turn the area into national parkland, and stories of life along the nearby Truckee River. After about 2.5 hours cruising along the shoreline in your kayak, return to the marina midday — a perfect time to enjoy lunch at one of Tahoe City’s many restaurants (own expense).


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, Jun 2017

This was a short tour. The guide was nice and informative. Very attentive to our ability to paddle and how tiring it can be. I was a bit disappointed when we pulled into the dock about an hour early, but some in our group weren't doing too well and the guide knew it. We had very few sore muscles the next day which was due to his ending early.

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