Summertime in Lake Tahoe: Time to hit the water – California News

Summertime in Lake Tahoe: Time to hit the water – California News

Summer in Lake Tahoe means it’s time to get out on the water — after all, if you didn’t come to the basin to spend time on the lake, what are you really doing here?

From paddleboarding and kayaking to water skiing, wakeboarding and more, there is no lack of opportunities to get active on Lake Tahoe — no matter if you’re on the North or South Shore.

Paddleboarding and kayaking

The popularity of paddle sports such as standup paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking has dramatically increased in recent years. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, there’s a way for you to get out and get paddling.

On the North Shore, check out Tahoe Paddle & Oar in Kings Beach, which offers kayaks, canoes and paddleboards for rental, as well as guided tours of Crystal Bay and Sand Harbor. Paddle near natural hot springs and Brockway Point’s boulder fields as you journey into Crystal Bay, or take in the secret coves and beaches of the East Shore as you paddle through Sand Harbor.

Tours begin at $110 per person and are available for booking online via

For those spending time on the South Shore, Kayak Tahoe and South Tahoe Standup Paddle are among the seemingly endless list of places you can get the gear necessary to spend time on the water.

Kayak Tahoe has five locations: Timber Cove Marina, Vikingsholm at Emerald Bay, Nevada Beach, Pope Beach and Baldwin Beach — so no matter where you’re located, a rental shop is in proximity. At each location a variety of boards are available, servicing both the novice and pro. The company also offers tours of Emerald Bay, the Upper Truckee River, East Shore and a sunset tour from Timber Cove Marina. Few…

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