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Kayak Tahoe

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Fun Kayaking Trip

This was a good simple kayaking experience. Nice friendly staff get you started. We spent 2 hrs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Cruz, California
Great kayaking experience with our dog

We rented a double kayak at Nevada Beach with our little dog. The guy helping us was totally fine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919
+1 530-544-2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Christina441
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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

5  Thank Lisa G
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

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

2  Thank cocktailmommy
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

Thank Emilie G
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
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
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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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
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.
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