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Experience Lake Tahoe to the fullest with your own power boat rental from South Lake Tahoe. With a group of family or friends, you can explore the lake at your leisure, cruising to scenic spots like Meeks Bay or Emerald Bay. Use the boat for water sports like skiing or wakeboarding, or just soak up the sun in a peaceful cove. Select a 1-, 2- or 3-hour time period, as well as the type of boat that best suits your group.


  • Boat rental from South Lake Tahoe
  • Enjoy being out on Lake Tahoe with friends and family
  • Cruise to Emerald Bay, Rubicon Point and other popular lake locations
  • Go wakeboarding or tubing, if you wish
  • Choose a 1-, 2- or 3-hour rental

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What You Can Expect

South Lake Tahoe Boat Rental

South Lake Tahoe Powerboat Rental

At the boat rental shop in South Lake Tahoe, you’ll receive a safety briefing about boating on Lake Tahoe and a lesson on how to operate your power boat. When you’re ready, hop in with your family or friends to begin your 1-hour, 2-hour or 3-hour adventure on the lake, depending on option selected when booking.

Cruise across the water at your own pace, checking out Nevada Beach, Crystal Bay, Meeks Bay, Rubicon Point, Skunk Harbor, Sand Harbor or one of several other beaches and coves. Perhaps visit one of Tahoe’s most beautiful and popular spots, Emerald Bay, where you can admire the tiny island in the middle from your boat. If you get hungry, pull up at a lakeside restaurant like Gar Woods or Sunnyside, or use your boat for water sports like knee-boarding, waterskiing, tubing or wakeboarding (you may use your own equipment, if you have it, or rent gear and wetsuits from the boat rental shop).

When your rental period ends, just return your boat to the marina.

Boat rental options (select when booking*)
Class A:
A very popular all-sport family runabout that provides smooth handling and a comfortable ride; includes a large interior layout and plenty of storage space for water sports equipment.
  • 4.3-liter V6, 190 horsepower; 18.4 feet (5.6 meters); seats 7 people
Class B:
Boating aficionados will be impressed by this boat’s value and versatility; provides a smooth ride and superb handling that’s perfect for all types of water sports.
  • 5.7-liter V8, 250 horsepower; 20.25 feet (6.1 meters); seats 8 people
Class E:
The biggest boat option with an open bow and cockpit seating; includes convenient rear-access storage trunks and an easy-to-board transom walk through.
  • 5-liter GXi, 270 horsepower; 21.5 feet (6.5 meters); seats 10 people
Class F:
The perfect boat for anyone looking for the ultimate comfort and relaxing ride; will be able to get you wherever you want to go on the lake.
  • 5.8-liter GXi, 320 horsepower; 24.6 feet (7.5 meters); seats 10 people

Customer Reviews

Emma S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The boat hire and tubing was really good fun. The staff were helpful and efficient. Everything was as promised and we had a lovely day on Lake Tahoe.

Craig D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Everything was as described with no surprises. I highly recommend this excursion.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was by far my favorite activity during my Tahoe vacation. Not only was the staff super friendly, they were also very informative and made us feel comfortable in using the boat and accessories. I could not have asked for a better experience.

Carolyn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had an AWESOME experience! Our deckhand was the nicest guy and I am really bummed I forgot his name. He was kind, knowledgable and very friendly. We had such a great time we stayed out on the boat for an extra time! The boat was clean, in good condition too!
Definitely recommend South Lake Tahoe Boat rental!


4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

The boating experience on Lake Tahoe was great. If you like the cold water it is the best. We were able to wake board and enjoy the beautiful blue water. The scenery from the lake point of view was spectacular. The booking of the boat was less than clear. There was no information during and after the booking process on the location of the marina. And there were no scheduling time listed on when the boat would be available. When we arrive at the marina our boat was not available and we had to pay more for the boat that was available on the time that we request. If I had to do it over I would do more research before I booked with this company.


3 star rating: Worth doing August 2016

Lake Tahoe is one great place and being on the water is great, the blue water is breath taking. The one line reservation process is less than expected. It could have been clearer and made easier to let us know the location of the marina and their phone number.

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