Placer County, Northern California
Washoe & Carson City Counties, Nevada

Lake Tahoe Boating



Lake Tahoe Boating: Marinas, Ramps, Tours, Boat Rentals

Nearby Boat Storage Facilities



Lake Tahoe Boat Tours


Sierra Cloud Catamaran


A 2-hour sailing cruise aboard the 55-foot Sierra Cloud to the beautiful northern shores of Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake. Complimentary drinks.
Adults $65
Children 12 and under $35
Action Water Sports
at the Hyatt Regency, Incline Village
Reservations: (775) 831-4386  

Tahoe Sailing Charters


Sail in comfort aboard the 50-foot Tahoe Cruz. Complimentary drinks.

  • 2-Hour Daily Cruises - Adults $55, Children $45
  • 2-Hour sunset Cruises - Adults $65, Children $65
  • Private Charters


Tahoe Sailing Charters
700 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-6200  

Thunderbird Lodge
Lakeshore Tour


A 3.5 hour voyage by boat along the shore and walking tour of the historic Thunderbird Lodge.
Adults $140
Action Water Sports
at the Hyatt Regency, Incline Village
Reservations: (775) 831-4386  
Prices subject to change.

Tahoe Water Adventures
Lake Tours


Tour the lake on a boat captained by one of Tahoe Water Adventures' experienced staff.
Half Hour Tour $80 for up to 6 Passengers, 1 Hour $175, Half Day $550 - $675, Full Day $1120 - $1350
Tahoe Water Adventures
120 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9253  
Prices subject to change.

Tahoe City Kayak
Guided Tours


Guided Kayak Tours to Kings Beach, Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay, Sunset Tour and more.
Starting at $95
Tahoe City Kayak
521 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4336

Tahoe Adventure Company Kayak Tours


Intro to Kayaking, Star Tours, Full Moon Kayak Tours, Sunset Friday Kayak Tour, North Shore Kayak Tour, and more
Starting at $55
Tahoe Adventure Company
7010 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 913-9212 or (866) 830-6125

Sand Harbor Rentals Kayak Tours


Morning East Shore Tour, 9:00 AM to 1 or 2:00 PM, visiting historic Thunderbird Lodge and Chimney Beach, lunch included, $95.
Sunset Kayak Tour, begins 2 hours before sunset, $65.
Standup Paddleboard Clinic, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, $40
Website: Sand Harbor Rentals
Sand Harbor Rentals, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, NV
(530) 581-4336

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Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections


  • Inspections are mandatory for all watercraft being launched into Lake Tahoe.
  • Inspections are held at roadside stations only in the summer; during winter months until April 30 inspections are held at public launch ramps.
  • Fees for inspection can only be paid by Visa or Mastercard.
  • Inspections are needed to keep invasive species such as Zebra and Quagga mussels out of Lake Tahoe.
  • Tahoe Boat Inspection Hotline: (888) 824-6267
  • Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft. Drain your bilge, ballast tanks, live wells and any storage compartments. If you have an outdrive, lower the outdrive on the engine to release any residual water.
  • More Information and an Inspection Locations Map:   Tahoe Boat Inspections

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Tahoe Yacht Club


With traditions extending more than eighty years, the Tahoe Yacht Club offers a full calendar of events, including sailing competitions, social gatherings, the Lake Tahoe Concours d' Elegance (sponsored by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation), a Rowing Regatta, and much more.
Tahoe Yacht Club
700 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4700




Boating Regulations and Safety Information


There is a 600-foot no-wake zone around Lake Tahoe with a posted speed limit of 5 MPH.

Underwater obstructions such as rocks and old pilings have been marked with red or diamond buoys which should be kept between the vessel and shore.

Sudden, high gusting winds can capsize small craft and may occur at any time without warning. Call (775) 673-8130 for weather updates for Lake Tahoe.









North Lake Tahoe Boating in a Nutshell


  • Personal Watercraft, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Wake Surfing, Tubing
  • Pontoon Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers, Classic Boats
  • Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding

Lake Tahoe is the gem of the Sierra. Boaters are drawn to its crystal clear waters and its magnificent beauty. During the summer boaters of all kinds spread across Tahoe's vast expanse. Water sports enthusiasts are found all around the lake. Sailors like the stiff winds. Classic boats such as Chris Crafts, Gar Woods, and Rivas are seen cruising the waters.

Wind is a concern for small craft, especially open fishing boats. When the breeze rises over 10 MPH, most prudent fishermen head for protected water or for shore.

Quagga and Zebra mussel inspections are mandatory for boats being launched in Lake Tahoe. See Tahoe Boat Inspections, below, right.


Lake Tahoe Marinas

Tahoe City Marina


700 North Lake Boulevard Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1039   Website: Tahoe City Marina

Marina:

  • Launch Ramps:  No Public Ramps; Launch or Haulout by Forklift of Dock Hoist $40 one way
  • Facilities and Services:   Gas Dock, Boat Rentals
  • Slips:   Daily rates starting at $55, monthly starting at $900, summer starting at $4,500; Dry Storage Available
  • Buoy Rentals: $3800 - $4400 per season

Tahoe City Marina Boat Rentals - Spring 2015 Rates*
Boat Length Seats Features 1 Hour
*Off season rates are 20% off summer rates. Fuel extra. Rates subject to change.
Open Bow Powerboat 20' 8 270 HP $140*
Open Bow Powerboat 23' 10 300 HP $175*
Catalina Sailboat 22' 6 10 HP Auxiliary $80

Crystal Bay Marine


881 Oriole Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-8333     Website: Crystal Bay Marine

Marina:

  • Boat Launch:   Launch and Retrieve Services $55
  • Facilities:   Boat Repairs,
  • Storage:   Indoor, Outdoor

Sierra Boat Company


5146 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, CA
(530) 546-2551     Website: Sierra Boat Company
A full service marina that specializes in the restoration and sale of classic wooden boats.

Marina:

  • Facilities:   Boat Repairs and Restoration, Parts Store
  • Indoor Storage:   Slots for 450 boats

Tahoe North Marina


7360 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-8248   Website: North Tahoe Marina

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp  
  • Facilities and Services:   Gas Dock
  • Boat Storage:   Rack, Buoy, and Slip

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Obexer's Boat Company Marina


5300 B West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-7962   Website: Obexer's Boat Company

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp   In and Out (same day) $30, One way $20, Season Passes available, Also Travel Lift and Forklift Launching
  • Facilities and Services:   Gas Dock, Marine Mechanic, Restoration Shop, Boat Parts and Accessories
  • Boat Storage:
  • Watercraft Rentals: Sea-Doo GTS 130s - $120 per hour
  • Lessons: water ski and wakeboard, wake surfing, wake skating, tubing
    • 1 hour $145, 4 hours $540, 8 hours $984
    • Includes boat, licensed captain, fuel, and equipment
  • Charter boats: - 1 hour $145, 4 hours $540, 8 hours $984

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Sunnyside Marina & Storage


1850 West Lake Blvd., Sunnyside - Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-7201  

Marina:

  • Facilities and Services:   Fuel, Pumpout Facilities
  • Boat Storage: Moorings, Slips

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Homewood Marina


5190 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, CA
(530) 525-5988  

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp  
  • Facilities and Services:   Fuel, Moorings, Boat Storage

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Lake Tahoe North Shore Boat Rentals

Action Water Sports (AWS) of Incline Village


Located at the Hyatt Regency, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-4386   Website: AWS Incline Village
Note: Below is a sample of boat rentals offered by AWS Incline.

AWS Incline Village Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Price Per Hour
Prices Include Gas.
Sea Ray/Chaparral 21' 8 - 10 $200
Sea Ray 21' 8 $190
Cobalt 21' 8 $190
Chaparral 23' 10 $230
Crownline 22' 8 $200
Crownline 26' 13 $250
Formula 26' 12 $400
Cobalt 27' 13 $375
Sea Doo Jet Ski ~10' 3 $150
Stand-Up Paddleboard 1 $35
Single Kayak 1 $25
Double Kayak 2 $35
Pedal Boat 4 $25

Sand Harbor Rentals


Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, NV
(530) 581-4336       Website: Sand Harbor Rentals
Summer Hours: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sand Point State Park fills up quickly in the summer, so call to reserve your boat and arrive early.

Sand Harbor Rentals
Boat ½ Hour 1 Hr. Half Day Full Day
Prices subject to change.
Single Kayak NA $25 $50 $75
Tandem Kayak NA $40 $80 $95
Standup Paddleboard NA $25 $50 $75
Single Hobie Pedal/Sailboat NA 2 Hrs. $95 $120 $200
Double Hobie Pedal/Sailboat NA 2 Hrs. $140 $180 $220

Photo of Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Water Adventures


120 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9253   Website: Tahoe Water Adventures

Tahoe Water Adventures Rentals
Boat Seats Features 1 Hr. Half Day Full Day
Prices for ski boats do not include fuel. For Jet Skis fuel is included.
Malibu Ski Boats Includes Equipment $130-$190 $650-$750 $850-$1250
Sea Doo Jet Skis 3 Includes wetsuit and fuel $110 $400 call
Paddleboard or Kayak $35

High Sierra Water Ski School Boat Rentals


2 Locations:
Tahoe City: 1850 West Lake Blvd., 2 miles south of Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-7417  
Homewood: 5190 West Lake Blvd., 7 miles south of Tahoe City, CA
(530) 525-1214  
High Sierra Water Ski School Boat Rentals


High Sierra Water Ski School Boat Rentals
No Water Skiing or Wakeboarding
Boat Length Seats 1 Hr. Half Day Full Day
Prices do not include fuel. Full Day is 8 hours, Half Day is 4 hours
Ski Nautique 20' 6 $130 $480 $880
Ski Nautique 23' 9 $140 $520 $960
Sea Doo Jet Ski ~10' 2 adults $115 ($70 for ½ hour)
Kayak or Canoe $25 2 hours $40 $10 each added hour
Paddle Board $20 $15 each added hour

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Kayak Rentals


Tahoe City Kayak Rentals

521 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4336
Tahoe City Kayak

Tahoe City Kayak Rentals
Boat Seats 1 Hr. Half Day - 3 hrs. Full Day
Single Kayak 1 $25 $50 $75
Tandem Kayak 2 $40 $80 $95
Paddleboard 1 $25 $50 $75

Tahoe Paddle and Oar

8299 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA
(530) 581-3029

Tahoe Paddle and Oar
Kayak Rentals
Boat Hour Day
Single sit-on-top Kayak $20 $80
Double sit-on-top Kayak $30 $120
Stand-up Paddleboards $20 $80


West Shore Sports

5395 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, CA
(530) 525-9920
West Shore Sports
Kayaks: Sit-on-Top Kayaks, Singles and Tandems, Kids' Kayaks
Paddleboards: a variety of models
Launch from Obexer's Boat Company


Tahoe Adventure Company
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals


Tahoe Vista Recreation Area
7010 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 913-9212 or (866) 830-6125
Tahoe Adventure Company

Tahoe Adventure Company
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
Boat Hour Half Day Full Day 24 Hrs.
Single sit-on-top Kayak $15 $50 $60 $80
Double sit-on-top Kayak $30 $70 $80 $98
Standup Paddleboard $20 $70 $80


Invert Sports


INVERT SPORTS offers high quality MasterCraft wakeboard boat rentals and private group boat charters, jet ski rentals, waverunner rental, water sport lessons, and personal watercraft rentals.
(888) 205-7119   Invert Sports

Enjoy our premier watercraft services for all size groups at your favorite fresh water lake destination in California. We are your full service outdoor watercraft rental and tour company!


Public Boat Launch Ramps


Coon Street Launch Ramp
*Discounts to North Tahoe Public Utility District Residents with Stickers. Rates shown are for the summer season, June 1 - Sept. 30.
Location Coon St., Kings Beach
Open Thurs.- Mon., 9 AM - 5 PM
Facilities: Ramp, Restrooms, Parking
Parking Fees* Daily $10, Season Pass $125;
Residents $6, Season Pass $50
Launch Fees* Daily $15, Annual Pass $225;
Residents $10, Season Pass $100
Information North Tahoe Parks
Tahoe Vista Recreation Area
Launch Ramp
Location 7010 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista
Open Every Day, 7 AM - 7 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Limited Parking
Parking Fees* Daily $10, Season Pass $125;
Residents $5, Season Pass $50
Park & Launch Daily $20
Residents $15
Launch Fees* Daily $15,
Season Pass $275;
Residents $10,
Season Pass $150
Information North Tahoe Parks
Lake Forest Public Launch Ramp
Location Forest Lake Rd., 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City
Open Summer, 5 AM - 7 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Limited Parking
Launch Fees Daily $15
Information Tahoe City Public Utility District
Sand Harbor State Park
Public Launch Ramp
Location 3 miles south of Incline Village
Open Every Day
Summer 6 AM - 8 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Parking, Concessions
Park Entrance Fees - Vehicles Daily $12, $10 for NV Residents
Park Entrance Fees - Boats Daily $20, $18 for NV Residents
Information (775) 831-0494
Sand Harbor State Park
Cave Rock
Nevada State Park Launch Ramp
Location East Shore, 3 miles south of Glenbrook
Open Every Day
Summer 6 AM - 8 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Parking, Beach
Park Entrance Fees - Vehicles Daily $7, $5 for NV Residents
Park Entrance Fees + Boat Launch Daily $16, $14 for NV Residents
Information (775) 831-0494
Cave Rock State Park
El Dorado Launch Ramp
Location Lakeview Ave. and Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe
Open For boats 14 feet and less
Facilities Ramp, Restroom, Picnic Areas, Parking, Beach
Launch Fees Daily $16
Information City of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation

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Water Skiing & Wakeboarding Lessons


High Sierra Water Ski School

2 Locations:
Tahoe City: 1850 West Lake Blvd., 2 miles south of Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-7417  
Homewood: 5190 West Lake Blvd., 7 miles south of Tahoe City, CA
(530) 525-1214  
High Sierra Water Ski School
Lessons in Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Wake Surfing, Paddleboard, Wakeskating, Wakekiting
Half Hour $80, Hour $145, 4 Hours $540,
8 Hours $1000
All equipment provided. Specialize in teaching children. Rates are per hour in the boat. Up to 4 passengers.

Action Water Sports
of Incline Village

Located at the Hyatt Regency, Incline Village
(775) 831-4386  
Action Water Sports of Incline Village
Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Wake Surfing Lessons
$240 per hour
All equipment provided. Learn aboard a 23-foot Moomba Gravity Games Edition boat.

Tahoe Water Adventures

120 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9253  
Tahoe Water Adventures
Wakeboard, Water Ski, and Surf lessons, up to 6 people per boat. Prices per hour for 1-6 people.
Hour $175, Half Day $500 - $675, Full Day $1100 - $1350
All prices shown above are subject to change.

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Marine Services


Sierra Boat Company
5146 North Lake Blvd.
Carnelian Bay, CA
(530) 546-2551
  Sierra Boat Company

North Tahoe Marina
7360 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 583-1039   North Tahoe Marina

Rich's Body Shop
840 Oriole Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-5044  

Crystal Bay Marine
848 Tanager St. Unit D, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-8333   Crystal Bay Marine

Incline Boat Storage & Marine
875 Oriole Way, Incline Village, NV   (775) 831-5625   Incline Boat Storage & Marine

Fiberglass Specialists
517 National Ave., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-2424   Fiberglass Specialists

A&M Marine
700 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-2516 or (888) TAHOE-30
A&M Marine

Carson Tahoe Marine
Serving North and South Lake Tahoe
44 Miles Rd., Carson City, NV
(775) 887-1771

Edward's Mobile Marine
Homewood, CA
(530) 525-0318

Tahoe Mobile Marine Repair
7311 8th Ave., Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-1970

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