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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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Weekend excursion

Followed recommendations on TI and arrived early to Emerald Bay parking lot; webpage states open at... read more

Reviewed today
Emilie G
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Easy Experience

We rented from the South Lake Tahoe location. We got 1 single kayak and 1 double kayak. The whole... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TravelerBR11
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Waxahachie, Texas
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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 today 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

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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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Reviewed August 2, 2017

We rented 2 single kayaks just before noon on a Friday, and got the last ones. Early is better, but kayaks are being returned regularly, so you shouldn't have to wait very long. Nice leisurely paddle to Fannette Island, with a short hike up to...More

1  Thank Seabreeze48
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Emerald Bay is absolutely beautiful; we had so much fun swimming, kayaking around Emerald Bay and exploring Fanette Island. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views! We arrived around 8:30am on a Friday and it was difficult to find parking, we had to...More

1  Thank Madison O
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend using this company to rent kayaks in Tahoe. We hadn't been before, so the helpful tutorial given by the staff member (wish I knew his name!) was concise, helpful and clear. I appreciated knowing the basics of operation and he suggested some...More

1  Thank NY4092
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

I agree with everyone's comments about arriving before 9:00, taking snacks and water, and wearing sunscreen. We arrived at 8:30 on a Tuesday morning, had our choice of parking spots, and were the second group in line when the kayak rentals started at 9:30. Good...More

Thank Susan E
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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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