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South Lake Tahoe Kayak Rental

South Lake Tahoe Kayak Rental

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South Lake Tahoe, United States
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Get an up-close look at Lake Tahoe with a kayak rental, which allows you to paddle across the water at your own pace, admiring the stunning mountain scenery or searching for hidden coves and beaches. With an easy-to-maneuver single kayak, you can paddle as fast or as slow as you wish to enjoy an outdoorsy workout or to simply relax. When booking, select a rental duration that suits your budget and schedule.
  • Single kayak rental in South Lake Tahoe
  • Explore Lake Tahoe at your own pace in a sit-on-top kayak
  • Find out-of-the way coves and pull up on the beach to relax in the sun
  • Paddle to popular lake locales like beautiful Emerald Bay
  • Choose from various rental durations to suit your schedule
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Single kayak rental including paddle
Life jacket
8.5% Marina Usage Fee

Departure Point

900 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

Ski Run Boat Company 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 103 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
At the rental shop in South Lake Tahoe, receive a safety briefing and quick lesson before hopping in your single, sit-on-top kayak and setting off across the water.

Paddle across the lake at your own pace, pushing it fast if you want a workout or going slow if you just want to soak up the idyllic alpine scenery. Travel along the shoreline to avoid the boat lanes, and perhaps go in search of tranquil beaches and coves.

Depending on the rental period you select when booking, you may even be able to paddle all the way to Emerald Bay, one of the lake’s most scenic locations, known for tiny Fannette Island that sits in the middle of the bay—Lake Tahoe’s only island. (If you’d like recommendations on other places to check out on your kayak, just ask the staff at the rental shop.) When your rental period is over, return the kayak to the marina.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • To ensure availability for a 4-hour or 8-hour kayak rental, please make a reservation with the local operator after booking (contact information provided on voucher)
  • Check-in is required by 9am the day of at local supplier's office for a 10am departure
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tahoe Sports
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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Great experience in South Lake Tahoe
, Jun 2021
Helpful staff and very friendly!Great experience. Recommend the kayak rental for beginners. Easy to navigate the area.
, Jun 2020
First time Lake Tahoe and it was amazing the girls and helped us were very nice and friendly and welcoming
Everything went on smooth. Too...
Carla C
, Jul 2016
Everything went on smooth. Too bad we have to reserve with weeks or days ahead otherwise there is no attraction available.
Great service, even though they were...
Susan L
, Aug 2014
Great service, even though they were remarkably busy. Very little waiting.

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