Tahoe Adventure Company
Tahoe Adventure Company
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Tahoe Adventure Company offers kayak and stand up paddle board rentals and delivery service in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. In addition, we offer kayak, stand up paddle board, bike, hike, snowshoe, and multisport guided adventures in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas. Custom Corporate Teambuilding, Outdoor Education, and Backpacking Programs also available!
Tahoe Vista, California

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Kimbabites
Los Angeles49 contributions
Jul 2021
Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers, did the Sand Harbor kayak tour. We were staying in Tahoe Vista, so we drove to the nearby King's Beach parking lot (paid $10 to park) and were picked up by their van and driven to Sand Harbor with 2 other people. We met up with the rest of our group, which totaled 14. I had asked for 1 double kayak and 2 singles when we booked the tour and they had them ready for us. They also provided life jackets and dry bags to store our cell phones and anything else we wanted to keep dry. We were provided a brief introduction and tips and then we went out on the water. The kayaks felt very sturdy and nobody had any real trouble, even the beginners. The water was very clear and beautiful and it was a nice way to spend time on the lake. The people in our group were friendly and it was nice to meet visitors from across the U.S. We spent 2 hours on the water and our 2 guides, Scott and Ben, were very knowledgable and gave us some history about the Thunderbird Lodge from the water (to visit the lodge you have to do the tour they offer on Tuesdays only). At the end of the tour, they provided some packaged snacks and cold drinks back at Sand Harbor, and then drove us back to King's Beach. I would recommend this tour for anyone who has never kayaked or has only a little experience. It was also nice to experience the nice beach at Sand Harbor without hassling with the limited parking there.
Written July 25, 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA2,007 contributions
Sep 2020
We rented a tandem kayak from Tahoe Adventure Company. The rental was quick and easy. You walk up and scan the QR code on your phone, fill out the waiver on your phone and send it in. They have large and small dry bags for rent for $5. We took the large one, which fit our towels, our picnic lunch, and a number of other things that we didn't want to get wet. The kayaking itself was great! After leaving, we headed left approx an hour to the rocky area, which was nice to explore. We found a rock near enough to shore that we could easily get out of the kayak to swim and then sit on the rock to eat lunch before heading back. Overall trip was 3 hours and the scenery was beautiful (in spite of the haze due to the wildfires around CA). We would definetly do this again.
Written September 16, 2020
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Traci R
Oklahoma City, OK8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We booked the 4 hour kayak trip with Tahoe Adventure Company located near King’s Beach. Will was our guide, and we had a great time kayaking over to Carnelian Bay. We had lunch on a beach, and enjoyed the time just being out on the lake and getting a little exercise. It is always fun talking to the guides and hearing interesting facts about Tahoe. Make sure you bring cash for the parking lot if you go during summer.
Written July 29, 2023
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Anabel Lala
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Aug 2022 • Family
We had a fantastic day with Lisa who led our kayaking tour on Lake Tahoe. She was incredibly informative- teaching us lots about the lake and it’s fascinating history. Moreover, her patient nature made us all feel at ease in the water. We would like to thank her for making the activity so enjoyable !
Written September 2, 2022
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ENone99
Kihei, HI21 contributions
Aug 2023
Kayak to Thunderbird lodge…perfect
So I had a friend say that kayaking feel inherently dangerous…um,no not so much when you have good guides, a calm lake, an easy destination distance.
We went with 10 other random people…six women ages estimated 55-65, plus two couples , one very fit sixties and one good shape fifties pair.

It is an extremely easy paddle with the very interesting historical tour of the lodge and lunch provided on the grounds.

This would be a too slow trip for young guns, but for the 50 to 70 group it was fun, easy, and interesting.
Written August 19, 2023
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Debbie K
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Jul 2023 • Family
This is the 2nd year we have done this kayak tour with Tahoe Adventure Co. Jill, our guide was incredible! She is very, very knowledgeable about Lake Tahoe, Thunderbird Lodge, and all aspects of the greater Tahoe area. She took lots of photos of us and air dropped them to all of us. The company is very thorough with their emailed instructions and information. The logistics of everything was seamless. Thank you once again!
Written July 11, 2023
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Bmovin
Westlake Village, CA10 contributions
Aug 2023
We had a wonderful adventure to Thunderbird Lodge. The kayak trip to the lodge was beautiful and at a casual pace. Our guides Bailey and Collin were very informative and shared their knowledge of the history, nature & geology of Lake Tahoe. The tour of Thunderbird Lodge was interesting and thorough. We then had a great picnic lunch on the grounds before paddling back to Sand Harbor. We would say that if you could only do one thing at Lake Tahoe, that this trip would provide some of the best Lake Tahoe has to offer.
Written August 16, 2023
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Mike S
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Aug 2023 • Couples
Guides were pleasant, but answered many questions about the area or Thunderbird Lodge with “I think,”…ie, not sure they had accurate knowledge. Trip is a short paddle from Sandbar over to the lodge at very leisurely pace. If you have never been kayaking, this tour would be decent choice, but if you have kayaked even a bit you could easily rent kayaks at the shore and explore much more on your own for half the cost.
Written August 20, 2023
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Claudia J
31 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Our excursion with Zach (4 hours incl. lunch) was great and ruled us the perfect day at Lake Tahoe. Zach is extremely knowledgeable and can answer any questions. He is entertaining, friendly and the perfect guide for such a tour. We would love to leave again tomorrow. 🛶🫶🏼
Written August 20, 2022
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Brittany S
7 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
By far the absolute BEST adventure I have ever chosen! The Company does an amazing job at keeping in contact with you, frequently providing keen information for the tour; directions, parking permit, appropriate attire, answering any and ALL questions you may have! Our tour guide Zach was beyond AWESOME (if we could give 12/10 rating, would so would!) My boyfriend and I are from Miami, where we all know there are no mountains. The hike itself is do-able with frequent breaks. Zach was so patient with us, provided some great historical tips, and never stopped motivating us to get to the top!!! After the hardest climbs, came the best views. Seriously book this tour with NO hesitation.
Written December 16, 2020
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