El Dorado County, Northern California
Douglas County, Nevada

South Lake Tahoe Boating



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

Nearby Boat Storage Facilities




Lake Tahoe Boat Tours


M.S. Dixie II, Tahoe Queen. and Tahoe Paradise Cruises


Cruise around Tahoe in style in the paddle wheeler M.S. Dixie II, Tahoe Queen, or the luxurious Tahoe Paradise. Visit Emerald Bay, enjoy a dinner cruise, or Sunday Brunch.
Day Cruise Prices
Adults: $64
Children ages 3 - 11: $32
Under 3 Free
Zephyr Cove Cruises
Departs from Zephyr Cove, NV
Information: (800) 23-TAHOE

Emerald Bay Lunch Cruise


Cruise to Emerald Bay and other Tahoe highlights aboard the 70-foot yacht Tahoe Bleu Wave. Buffet Lunch.
Adults: $59.95
Children 4-12: $29.95
(under 4 free)
Reno Tours
(888) 317-1593  
Prices subject to change.

Tahoe Cruises


Discover the beauty of the lake aboard the Tahoe, a 40-foot classic wooden touring boat. Board the 18-passenger boat for a BBQ cruise, a Happy Hour Sightseeing Cruise,or a Sunset Cruise.
Tahoe Cruises
Departs from Round Hill Pines Resort at Zephyr Cove
(775) 588-1881
Prices subject to change.

Kayak Tahoe Guided Tours


Guided Kayak Tours to Emerald Bay, the East Shore, the Upper Truckee River, and Timber Cove. 2 - 5 Hours
Starting at $40
Kayak Tahoe
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Timber Cove Marina,
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2011

Tahoe City Kayak
Guided Tours


Guided Kayak Tours to Zephyr Cove, Sand Harbor, Sunset Tour and more.
Rates: - about $95 per person
Tahoe City Kayak
521 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4336

TOP


Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections


  • Inspections are mandatory for all watercraft being launched into Lake Tahoe.
  • Inspections are held at roadside stations only.
  • Fees for inspection can only be paid by Visa or Mastercard.
  • Inspections are needed to keep invasive species such as Zebbra 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

TOP



South Lake Tahoe
Yacht Club


The South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club was chartered in 1961 and sponsors summer boating activities such as a boat parade, overnight boating trips, and picnics.
South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club
PO Box 17213, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-2962


Meeks Bay Yacht Club


The Meeks Bay Yacht Club was founded in 1995 to bring boating friends together and to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe. They sponsor cruises, regattas, and races.
Meeks Bay Yacht Club
PO Box 95, Tahoe City, CA
(916) 524-2781


Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club


Based in the Tahoe Keys Marina, the Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club holds Wednesday night beer can races along with a full calendar of sailing and social events.
Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club
PO Box 10466, South Lake Tahoe, CA








South 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. Call (775) 673-8130 for weather updates for Lake Tahoe.

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


TOP


South Lake Tahoe Marinas

Tahoe Keys Marina


Tahoe Keys, CA
(530) 541-2155     Website: Tahoe Keys Marina

Marina:

  • Boat Launch:  2 Paved Lanes, 8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
    • One way, single axle $25, double axle $35, triple $90
    • Round trip single axle $35, double axle $45
    • Jet Ski, single or tandem, round trip $35
  • Facilities:   Vehicle and Trailer Parking, Fuel Dock, Marine Service, Store,
  • Storage:   Wet and Dry Storage
    • Slips: Daily $3.70 + $3.45 per foot, Weekly $25.90 + $14.50 per foot, Monthly and Seasonal Rates available
    • Seasonal Summer and Winter Dry Storage available for Sailboats and Power Boats either on trailer or in rack
  • Boat Rentals: Jet Skis, Power Boats, Pontoon Boats, Sailboats (530) 544-8888 Tahoe Sports - Tahoe Keys Boat Rentals

Sample of Tahoe Keys Boat Rentals - 2018
Boat Length Seats Features 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Prices subject to change.
Reinell Boats 24' 10 Ski or Wakeboard $717 $1434
Supreme Ski Boat 22' 13 Tower $777 $1554
Patio Pontoon Boats 27' 13 Biminis, Cushioned Seats $777 $1554

Also available for rent are kayaks and jet skis

Lakeside Marina and Action Watersports


4041 Lakeshore Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
Lakeside Marina
(530) 541-9800   Website: Action Watersports
Lakeside Marina is a part of the Lakeside Park Association

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp: Paved Ramp, $20 Launch or Retrieve
  • Facilities and Services:   Boat Rentals
  • Mooring & Launch:   Daily $60, Weekly $360

Action Watersports 2018 Boat Rentals at Lakeside Marina
Boat Length Seats Features 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours

Boat prices do not include gas. Half-hour rates available on Jet Skis. Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 18'-26' 8-13 220-330 HP $465-$762 $930-$1524
Jet Skis ~10' 3 Yamaha or Sea Doo $119-$135

TOP


Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina


760 Hwy. 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
Resort: (775) 589-4906   Marina: (775) 589-4901
Website: Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp   Launch boats at Cave Rock, 3 miles to the north
  • Facilities and Services:   Resort, Boat Rentals, Fuel
  • Buoys: Guests $35 Nightly, $210 per week; Non-guests $45 nightly, $270 per week; buoy rental includes shuttle to boat and parking.

Zephyr Cove Resort Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features 1 Hour 4 Hours

Boat prices do not include gas. Skis, Boards, Tubes, Wetsuits available for rent.
Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 22'-24' 8-12 300-320 HP, most with Towers about $159-$259 about $477-$717
Weekender Pontoon Boat 36' 12 Slide, bathroom, BBQ $999
($1499 for 8 hrs.)
Waverunner Jet Ski ~10' 3 $100 - $130 in harbor, $115 - $145 out
Pedal Boats 2-4 $30-$40
Kayaks 1-2 $30 - $40
Paddleboard 1 $30

TOP


Timber Cove Marina and Action Watersports


3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2942   Action Watersports at Timber Cove
Facilities: Lodging, Boat Rentals, Fuel Dock
Mooring: $65 a day, $390 per week


Action Watersports 2018 Boat Rentals at Timber Cove Marina
Boat Length Seats Features 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Half-hour rates available for Jet skis. Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 18'-26' 8-13 220-330 HP $465-$762 $930-$1524
Jet Skis ~10' 3 Yamaha or Sea Doo $119-$135
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25-$35
Aqua Cycles $40

Camp Richardson Marina


1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
Resort: (800) 544-18011   Marina: (530) 542-6570   Website: Camp Richardson
A full service marina for guests of Camp Richardson

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp: For use of registered guests
  • Mooring Buoys: $65 per day, $390 per week
  • Facilities:   Boat Rentals, Fuel Station, Resort, Bar & Grill, Water Taxi to Timbercove and Lakeside Marina

<
Camp Richardson Marina 2018 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features 2 Hours 4 Hours 8 Hours
Prices do not include fuel. Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 18'-28' 8-13 Four Winns and Regal, towers available $298- $570 $447- $855 $894- $1710
Jet Skis ~10' 3 Yamaha or Sea Doo $115- $130 (1 hour) ½ hour $90- $100
Pontoon Boat 12 - 13 $428 - $498 $642 - $747 $1284 - $1494
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25- $35 (per hour)
Kayaks 1-2 $25- $35 (per hour) $65- $85
Stand-up Paddleboards 1 $30

TOP


Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina


Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 588-4155   (775) 588-3055   Website: Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina
Open May 15 - September 30
General Parking $8; Tennis Court, Deli and Bar, Beach, Volleyball, Swimming Pool

Marina:

  • Facilities and Services:   Boat and Trailer Storage, Sea Doo Rentals
  • Mooring: $65 per day, $2600 - $3100 per season

Round Hill Pines Marina 2018 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Hour 2 Hours 4 Hours 8 Hours
Prices subject to change.
1 Fuel not included. Water ski package $25 extra.
2Rates for jet skis do no include a $10 per hour fuel charge.
Regal Ski Boat1 21' 10 $650 $1300
Regal Ski Boat1 24' 12 $750 $1500
Sea Doo Spark1 ~10' 2 $115
Sea Doo GTI ~10' 3 $130
Kayak 1-2 $25-$35 $40-$60 $65-$85
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25-$35
Stand-up Paddleboard 1 $30

TOP


South Shore Lake Tahoe Boat Rentals

Ski Run Boat Company


900 Ski Run Blvd., Suite 101, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-0200   Website: Ski Run Boat Company

$2600 - $3100
Ski Run 2016 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
$10 per hour fuel charge on Jet Skis.   Prices subject to change.
Reinell Boats 24' 10 Tower option on larger boats
Supreme V226 Ski Boat 22'6"' 13 Tower, 350 HP $777 $1554
Patio Pontoon Boats 27' 13 Biminis on most, Cushioned Seats $777 $1554
Jet Ski ~10 1-2 $432 $864
Stand-up Paddleboard 1 $75 $150
Kayaks** 1- 3 $90 - $150 $180 - $300


TOP


Water Skiing and Wakeboarding Lessons


Borges Waterski School

Don Borges
2173 Inverness Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1351   Borges Waterski School

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, not per person.
Hour $125 - $205

All prices shown above are subject to change.


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.



Capture All the Action on Video

Sockproof and Waterproof





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!


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 $80
Tandem Kayak 2 $40 $80 $100
Paddleboard 1 $25 $50 $80

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 $25 $100
Double sit-on-top Kayak $40 $160
Stand-up Paddleboards $25 $100


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 $20 $50 $60 $80
Double sit-on-top Kayak $30 $70 $80 $98
Standup Paddleboard $20 $70 $80

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;
Free for Residents
Launch Fees* Daily $25, Annual Pass $275;
Residents $15, Season Pass $150
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;
Free for Residents
Launch Fees* Daily $25, Annual Pass $275;
Residents $15, 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
(out of state $20)
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 $10
Park Entrance Fees - Boats Daily $20
Information (775) 831-0494
Sand Harbor State Park
Cave Lake
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
Boat Launch $9
Information (775) 831-0494
Cave Lake 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 $17
Information City of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation

TOP




Marine Services


Dave's Marine Services
2184 Royal Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-4239


Lake Tahoe Marine
1900 Jameson Beach Rd.
Camp Richardson
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1954


MTR Marine & Truck Repair
PO Box 7348
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3322


Walker Marine
2437 Venice Dr. East
Tahoe Keys, CA
(530) 541-8679
  Walker Marine

Marine Performance
1630 Shop St.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5005


Blue Liquid Marine
Mobile Marine Service
Sparks, NV
(775) 781-0566 or
(775) 831-8222


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

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

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
















TOP







California's Greatest Lakes

Chicago Park Web Design

Every effort is made to provide accurate and up to date information, but we cannot be responsible for errors or changes that may have occurred since publication. Always confirm information with the service provider and check for any recent changes that may have been made. The information provided on this website is done so without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.