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Address: West Shore Cafe & Inn, 5160 W Lake Blvd (Hwy 89), Homewood, CA 96141
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+1 775-400-6677
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Here at SWA Watersports we offer a wide range of services from Lake Tahoe...

Here at SWA Watersports we offer a wide range of services from Lake Tahoe watersports, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, and tours to private charters, and even fishing & sailing charters. We take great pride in providing you a top-notch experience to make your visit here a truly unforgettable one.

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Great jet ski rental!

They were really helpful and friendly -- even though we didn't have a reservation for a jet ski, they still managed to squeeze us in! We had a great time -- such a fun lake... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

They were really helpful and friendly -- even though we didn't have a reservation for a jet ski, they still managed to squeeze us in! We had a great time -- such a fun lake activity! Would rent from these folks again - they're good people.

Thank jmntraveler
Omaha, Nebraska
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We rented the smaller tritoon boat from SWA for a 4 hour afternoon excursion. The boat was spotless and appeared brand new and the staff was so helpful getting us started and on our return. We have a boat at home so are familiar with operating a boat but I honestly think anyone would have been comfortable with the amount... More 

1 Thank Fivemoreminutes
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We only had one full day in Tahoe and after enquiring at our hotel which was very expensive called SWA and they have a great rate. We got a bigger boat as all the others were on hire and it was true luxury! Brilliant sound system and shade for the boys! I'd highly recommend Hiring a boat as this is... More 

Thank NS3006
Moraga, California
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our family rented a 21' boat and float tube from SWA Homewood for an afternoon. Had a terrific experience from setting up the reservation all the way to disembarking from the boat. The staff was friendly and efficient. They gave us good tips for boating on the lake (our first time). My kids had a blast being towed on the... More 

Thank Mark F
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 23, 2014

SURF LAKE TAHOE?? When I heard you could surf the waves on Lake Tahoe, I was skeptical. Indeed, the Master Craft X80 delivered a perfect wave. My boys and I enjoyed an awesome Father's day on sunny Lake Tahoe at the beginning of last summer. I grew up water skiing and was worried that I could not master the technique... More 

1 Thank Dean W
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I decided to try out SWA Watersports in the northern Lake Tahoe area for our 2013 family reunion. Our initial intentions were to just rent a boat for the day, but then decided to add in a day of watersports on one of their Mastercraft X80's, which was more fun and rewarding then the boat rental. Don't get me wrong... More 

Thank Steve D
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 12, 2014

We spent a whole day on the boat cruising around the lake and learning wake surfing. It was the best experience ever in my life! It's exciting as well as relaxing at the same time. SWA Watersports went at our pace. Our captain/coach was funny and helpful teaching us wake surfing and boarding. My 8-year-old LOVED tubing on the lake.... More 

Thank Alison L
Newport Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Highly recommend - hope to see you guys at SWA soon again! Thanks for a fun and memorable time- Brooke and family

Thank Brooke605
San Rafael
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150 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2014

The boat was as promised and in excellent condition. The boat technician met us when promised and was very thorough and also very personable. Great to get out on the lake and see Tahoe from the water. Four of us had a great time and of course the driver never touched a drop. Warning - there are nude people on... More 

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Thank mickmacs007
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had guests in town this past summer and decided to rent a boat up on Lake Tahoe. SWA Watersports was the first company we contacted and after a very informative conversation with Shannon we reserved their 24' Cobalt for a half day rental. Everything went as promised the day of our Tahoe boating adventure. The boat and Brian, the... More 

Thank Robert S

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