Lake Tahoe Travel Guide


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Lake Tahoe Boat Rentals


South Lake Tahoe Boat Rentals

Camp Richardson Marina 

1900 Jameson Beach Rd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158    530-542-6570 

Their full service marina has everything you need to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. During the summer season, the marina is open daily and features Seadoo Rentals, power boat and ski boat rentals, and a wide selection of sea kayaks and paddleboats

Action Watersports at Lakeside Marina

4041 Lakeshore Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-541-9800

Ski Run Boat Company

Ski Run Marina, Lake End of Ski Run Blvd., So. Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-0200

Powerboats to 20', Pontoon boats to 24', Fishing boats

Tahoe Keys Boat Rentals

Tahoe Keys Marina, 2435 Venice Drive East, So. Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-8888

Powerboats to 22', 25' Sailboat is the largest Lake Tahoe Rental Company on the South Shore with 10 convenient locations. We are an all seasons sports provider, from ski and snowboard rentals to power boat and personal watercraft rentals .

Timber Cove Sailing Center

Timber Cove Marina, 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., So. Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 541-7245


Incline Village / Kings Beach Boat Rentals

Action Watersports – Across from Hyatt Hotel,

967 Lakeshore Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451    (775) 831-4386

Motorboats to 18', Pedalboats, Canoes, Kayaks, Captained Offshore 33' Speedboat rides

Lake Tahoe Parasailing

 700 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145    (530) 583-7245

Jet Skis, Kayak, Pedal Boat , Aqua Cycle Trike, Paddle board, Hobie Cat Sailboat  

Tahoe Paddle & Oar

8299 N Lake Blvd · Kings Beach, CA 96143 · (530) 581-3029 

Tahoe City Boat Rentals

Tahoe Adventure Company 

7010 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148    (530) 913-9212 

Kayaks (Lessons and guided tours also available)

Tahoe City Kayak

521 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145 (530) 581-4336 

Kayaks (will deliver. Lessons and guided tours also available)

Tahoe City Marina

700 N Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 (530) 583-1039  

Powerboats to 22', sailboat, fishing boat, Canoes, Kayaks

High Sierra Water Ski School

1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145    (530) 583-7417

Powerboats to 19', Sailboats to 27' (bareboat or captained), Canoes, Kayaks, 32' Speedboat rides

Meeks Bay Boat Rentals

Meeks Bay Marina 

 7941 Emerald Bay Rd, Meeks Bay, CA 96142    (530) 525-6946

Powerboats to 18', Pedalboats, Canoes, Kayaks, Captained Offshore 33' Speedboat rides

Zephyr Cove Boat Rentals

Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina   

760 U.S. Hwy 50    Zephyr Cove, NV 89448    775.589.4906   

Kayaks, Pedal boats, Canoes, Powerboats to 24', Pontoon boats (800) 238-2463

Truckee Boat Rentals

Donner Lake Marina 

15695 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA 96161   530-582-5112

Ski Boats, Wave Runners, Kayaks, Canoes, Patio Boats, Water Bikes, Fishing Boats, and Paddle Boats


What’s on Tap


Lake Tahoe Festivals & Events:


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—7/8 – 8/21

North Lake—Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you…

Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza—9/4/16 @ 08:30 PM

South Lake—This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs.

Big Band Jazz Concert at the Sugar Pine Point State Park—9/4/16

West Lake—Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic, low-back chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have fun.

The Great Reno Balloon Race—9/9 – 9/11/16

Reno—This is the 35th year for one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events! It attracts nearly 100 hot air balloons

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.


Top Attractions:

Winter Outdoor Activities  – 2015/16

The ski areas were finally blessed with SNOW! The recent drought took its toll, but finally were seeing some action…

Summer Outdoor Activities – 2016

Lake Tahoe  – In a couple of months, Lake Tahoe will be bursting with outdoor activities!

Desolation Wilderness Area 

Awesome hiking from late spring to late summer. 


For more information on local attractions, click on the Lake Tahoe Attractions or Recreational Activities.



The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is inundated with tourists making driving challenging. Another issue, is the warm summer months are the best to complete road work. This combination can create very long delays in certain sections. Go to to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, It’s Still Water! California’s extreme drought has created some long-term consequences. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing may be impacted. It has also create EXTREME fire conditions, so be sure to check with local authorities about campfire and camp stove regulations.   

The Plague! It sounds medieval, but chipmunks and squirrels around Lake Tahoe can carry the Plague and health officials urge caution. Click here to learn more.

Yellow Jackets! I don’t know why it’s so bad this season, but from Tahoe City south  along the beaches the bees are everywhere! Click here to learn more.


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