Tahoe Things to Do: Water Sports

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Adrift Tahoe

8338 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4112
Lake Tahoe Water Sports
(888) 676-7702

Owned and operated by a true Tahoe local, Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of standup paddleboards for sale or rent, including its own line of handcrafted surf and SUP boards. The beach is just outside Adrift's back door, so you can walk your rental or potential purchase right out to the sand and launch into the lake for a test drive or a day’s...read more

Owned and operated by a true Tahoe local, Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of...read more

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D.L. Bliss State Park

CA Highway 89
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 525-7277
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of stunning turquoise water, old-growth forests and giant cartoon-like granite boulders that balance themselves like toys in amazing ways. There are multiple hiking trails that lead from the park, giving plenty of opportunities to enjoy the splendor that outdoor Tahoe has to offer, and you'll find several good dive spots here...read more

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of...read more

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Donner Memorial State Park

12593 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name is a nod to the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated wagon train in the winter of 1846–47. One part of the forlorn pioneer group made camp near Donner Lake, now site...read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner...read more

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Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

CA State Park Road
Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7232
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also open with a larger selection of sites in the summer, the park is positioned to take advantage of both the beautiful natural setting of Lake Tahoe and the historic aspects. Within the park is access to the Hellman-Ehrmann Mansion that was built in 1903. The property is still exquisitely maintained...read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also...read more

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IRIE Rafting Company

12000 Pioneer Trail
Suite # 2
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4900
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow – the Truckee River. And for 25 years IRIE Rafting Company has given visitors a close-up view of the waterway as well as the region's north and middle forks of the American River and the Carson River. For those wanting to stay closer to Truckee, IRIE offers half- and full-day trips on the Truckee River after it flows past...read more

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow – the Truckee River. And for 25 years IRIE...read more

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Bear Street and CA Highway 28
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 583-3074
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy shoreline of Lake Tahoe simple. The park itself is free, and offers day use of a few miles of sandy beach, public bathrooms, a children's play area and barbecue grills. There are boat, Jet Ski and paddleboard rentals, and parking costs $10 for both cars and trucks. Dogs are not allowed...read more

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy...read more

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Raft California

6500 CA State Highway 49
Lotus, CA
(530) 626-7385
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

The Lake Tahoe region boasts many rushing rivers that are great for whitewater rafting trips. If you are looking for a guide service with years of experience, look no further than Raft California. Known for offering more whitewater rafting trips in California and the West than any other outfitter, this highly reputable and family-owned company has been running commercial rafting trips since 1978. Join Raft California...read more

The Lake Tahoe region boasts many rushing rivers that are great for whitewater rafting trips. If...read more

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Sunnyside Marina Water Sports

1850 West Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-7201
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Sunnyside Marina is all about boat, Jet Ski, kayak and standup paddleboard rentals on the beautiful West Shore of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a relaxing day on the lake with one of their premium rental options such as Cobalt boats, an ideal choice for a boat on Lake Tahoe. Additional offerings include chartered boat rentals and watersport lessons with a certified captain. Have fun wakesurfing, wakeboarding...read more

Sunnyside Marina is all about boat, Jet Ski, kayak and standup paddleboard rentals on the...read more

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Tahoe Boat & RV Rents

1064 Tomahawk Trail
Incline Village, NV
(775) 240-6448
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Tahoe Boat & RV Rents makes having fun in Lake Tahoe a breeze. This is a family-run business providing the tools needed to access the water and the great outdoors. Offering rentals of both RV motorhomes and water-ski boats, they take the fuss out of enjoying Lake Tahoe. They offer different power boats that seat between eight and 12 people. For sleeping accommodations they provide...read more

Tahoe Boat & RV Rents makes having fun in Lake Tahoe a breeze. This is...read more

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Tahoe City Kayak

521 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4336
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Through their retail location in Tahoe City, rental beach-side location at Commons Beach and under Sand Harbor Rentals within Sand Harbor State Park, Tahoe City Kayak offers everything you could need if you desire to go kayaking or standup paddleboarding on Lake Tahoe. Ready to outfit you from head to toe with new gear or rentals, Tahoe City Kayak prides itself on being the trusted...read more

Through their retail location in Tahoe City, rental beach-side location at Commons Beach and under...read more

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Tahoe City Kayak

2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, NV
(530) 581-4336
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Through their retail location in Tahoe City, rental beach-side location at Commons Beach and under Sand Harbor Rentals within Sand Harbor State Park, Tahoe City Kayak offers everything you could need if you desire to go kayaking or standup paddleboarding on Lake Tahoe. Ready to outfit you from head to toe with new gear or rentals, Tahoe City Kayak prides itself on being the trusted...read more

Through their retail location in Tahoe City, rental beach-side location at Commons Beach and under...read more

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Tahoe City Marina

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1039
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores and the longest-standing marina on Lake Tahoe. Beginning its days in the 1940s, the marina is not only a historical aspect to Tahoe City, but also one of the largest marinas on the lake itself. In addition to shopping, the marina is also home to Moe's BBQ, a delightful restaurant serving tasty BBQ fare. Assisting with all...read more

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores and the longest-standing marina on Lake Tahoe....read more

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Tahoe Cruises

900 Ski Run Marina
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-1881
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

With Ski Run Marina as home port, Tahoe Cruises offers daily tours of Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay on The Safari Rose, an 80-foot-long luxury yacht of pure exquisiteness. This is an excursion that will bring any Tahoe vacation up to the next level. The yacht offers full services with six bathrooms, a beautiful dining room, a salon complete with leather and teak accents, a full bar,...read more

With Ski Run Marina as home port, Tahoe Cruises offers daily tours of Lake Tahoe...read more

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Tahoe Yacht Charters

2435 Venice Drive E. #105
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-4440
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

You can’t say you’ve taken in everything the area has to offer until you’ve gazed down into that clear blue water to the depths below from atop the surface of one of the most spectacular lakes in the world. And one of the best ways to soak it all in is with a cruise on a private luxury yacht. That’s where Tahoe Yacht Charters comes into...read more

You can’t say you’ve taken in everything the area has to offer until you’ve gazed...read more

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West End Beach of Donner Lake

15962 South Shore Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Lake Tahoe Water Sports

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of its own: Donner Lake. While not as big and broad as Big Blue, Donner Lake offers up a good bit of watery fun too. One of the best places to access Donner is West End Beach. In summer months, there is a modest admission fee to enter the 10-acre west...read more

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of...read more