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Kayak Tahoe

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3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919
+1 530-544-2011
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Get there early!!

We went to the Vinkingsholm location and it worked out just fine. We took the long hike down to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer G
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Hamilton, Bermuda
Enjoyable kayak experience in beautiful Emerald Bay

We wanted to kayak in Emerald Bay..such a picturesque setting. Kayak Tahoe was our choice of rental... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa G
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fannette island” (10 reviews)
“baldwin beach” (8 reviews)
“tea house” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919
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+1 530-544-2011
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Vinkingsholm location and it worked out just fine. We took the long hike down to the bottom and were hoping to get a paddle board but they were all gone already even though we got there early! We settled on going...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to kayak in Emerald Bay..such a picturesque setting. Kayak Tahoe was our choice of rental company because of its location at the bottom of the Vikingsholm Trail. We arrived at the Vikingsholm parking lot at 8:45 am because we’d read enough reviews about...More

4  Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a double kayak and paddled our to Fannette Island and hiked up to the Tea House ruins. The short paddle across was easy. You probably only need to rent the kayak for an hour, but we rented it for two hours to be...More

1  Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented 2 doubles last week with 2 adults/2 teens and paddled from Baldwin to Emerald Bay, to the Tea House Island. It was a long paddle 1-5pm, but worth the trip. Along the way we saw Eagle and Osprey nests. The bay is amazing...More

2  Thank cocktailmommy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Followed recommendations on TI and arrived early to Emerald Bay parking lot; webpage states open at 9 however on-site was 9:30. However, staff swift to set up and rentals began after brief orient and safety talk. Bay can get busy with other crafts. When we...More

Thank Emilie G
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We rented from the South Lake Tahoe location. We got 1 single kayak and 1 double kayak. The whole experience was simple and quick. The people working were helpful and got us out on the water quickly. Would definitely rent from here again.

1  Thank TravelerBR11
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Our guide Calvin was a master at kayaking. Told us some tall tales of the lake. We were novices but Calvin made us feel like pros. Love the lake. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank David S
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We had a great time kayaking in Emerald Bay. The people working at the Kayak Rental were very nice and knowledgable. We received great safety advice and even a quick reminder on how to kayak effectively. I have rented kayaks in many different locations all...More

1  Thank Friederike M
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

I was in Sacramento for work and had a free day Saturday. The ride to the the lake is easy. I planned on stand up paddleboarding and emailed a couple of locations that came up on the top of google searches. I had questions about...More

2  Thank BobT180380130
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

We kayak every year, and this year at "Kayak Tahoe" at Emerald Bay was great. It is the first time we ventured down the one mile path to the Bay to kayak, which was an easy, pleasant walk, partially shaded. The "Kayak Tahoe" crew were...More

8  Thank grandmere1
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Meghyatt
September 27, 2016|
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Response from HBSnowFlower | Reviewed this property |
April is ski season and there could be snow on the ground at lake level. The ski resorts are all open through April at least. So, call the kayak company to check for sure -- they may not operate until Memorial Day. The Lake... More
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ChangHC
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Roland H | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a reservation. Just walk in. They have a 20% discount if you rent by 9am.
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Ant9755
July 1, 2016|
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Response from シュッツェ マ | Reviewed this property |
There are police on jetskis on busy weekends. So if your dog causes problems or barks alot, I can see those cops saying something. Otherwise I doubt it's a big problem as long as you clean up after them. Emerald Bay is a... More
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