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3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

My daughter and I want to go paddle boarding and did not know where to go. We saw a lot of kayaks and paddle boards go by our hotel so we decided to walk down the beach from our hotel. We arrived at The Beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kirstenf18
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This was a good simple kayaking experience. Nice friendly staff get you started. We spent 2 hrs, went to the island, walked around, then over to the southern edge of the bay. Found a nice sandy spot to stop at. Get there EARLY; we arrived...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rcm-ca
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We rented a double kayak at Nevada Beach with our little dog. The guy helping us was totally fine with our dog coming with us (in her life jacket of course) and recommended we put down a towel for her so she doesn't slide around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cristine4412
Reviewed August 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed July 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank cocktailsntravels
Reviewed July 15, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EmilieG204
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TravelerBR11
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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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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JdiamondD
Asheville, North Carolina
Kayaking? (5 Replies)
My husband and I will be in lake tahoe on the 30th and want to enjoy the lake and think kayaking may be the ticket. We have done multiple canoe trips, whitewater rafting trips and boating on many lakes, with some lake, river and ocean beach kayaking, but not a lot. I found Kayak Tahoe, its close to where we are staying and seems reasonably priced for about 2 hours on the water, unguided. We will only have about a day in Tahoe, but will have come from SEKI, Yosemite and done a lot of hiking...More
June 15, 2011|
Response fromsuzie-travels|
I would choose their Baldwin Beach location to launch since that area of the lake is great. Better still if they can get you to the north side of Emerald Bay because between there and DL Bliss the lake is not visible from the road and is a beautiful part of the lake. I wouldn't launch from the marina location since that's not the most scenic part of the lake and 2 hours wouldn't get you very far.
FuninthesunLT
All Day or Overnight Kayak Rental (0 Replies)
Besides the company Kayak Tahoe, who else does overnight Kayak rentals. I'm looking at getting half a dozen or so for May 18th, but their prices are too high. Thanks.
April 23, 2013|
JdiamondD
Asheville, North Carolina
Kayaking? (1 Replies)
My husband and I will be in lake tahoe on the 30th and want to enjoy the lake and think kayaking may be the ticket. We have done multiple canoe trips, whitewater rafting trips and boating on many lakes, with some lake, river and ocean beach kayaking, but not a lot. I found Kayak Tahoe, its close to where we are staying and seems reasonably priced for about 2 hours on the water, unguided. We will only have about a day in Tahoe, but will have come from SEKI, Yosemite and done a lot of hiking...More
June 15, 2011|
Response fromsuzie-travels|
Answered this one on your CA post. Hope you have a great visit.