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“Sand Harbor Kayaking tour a BLAST!!”

Tahoe Adventure Company
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Tahoe Vista
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed September 27, 2012

My friend and I had never been kayaking before and both felt it would be safe to take a guided tour. We had also both read about Sand Harbor and the clear water and large boulders populating the shore and thought that would be an interesting adventure and safe one as well. We both thoroughly enjoyed the 4+ hours with Shawn our guide and the other couple who were in our group. Shawn was full of lots of interesting information about the shoreline, the lake and the history of Lake Tahoe. We came away with lots of fun facts and tidbits. The pace was relaxing and slow and easy for a couple of novices.

Shawn showed us his "entertaining" skills when we pulled up to the shore for lunch. Pretty amazing what he had hiding in his duffel bag on his kayak. It was a lovely lunch spread and quite healthy.

The bonus for us, doing this midweek and in mid September, was the light boat activity on the lake, very few people on the shore and the wonderfully warm weather.

All, in all, we had a great trip and would recommend this to everyone we know. We would definitely do this again the next time we visit Lake Tahoe. Thank you for a great adventure.

Thank Kathy E
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Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our kayak tour of North Shore with lunch at Gar Woods. We were lucky enough to have the guide, Chase, all to ourselves ... Having traveled after the Labor Day rush. Chase was a friendly and deeply knowledgeable guide who we thoroughly enjoyed spending our day with. We would do this again, and recommend it to others.

Thank Subzero4534
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

My cousin and I did the five-hour Sand Harbor Kayak tour on a Tuesday. As luck would have it, we were the only two people on the tour! Our guide Robin was fun, personable, and knowledgeable about the area and the Thunderbird Lodge (that we kayaked by). We stopped at Chimney beach for lunch (sandwiches, cherries, chips, and lemonade). On the way back, we jumped off our kayak into the sparkling blue of Tahoe and got back on without capsizing! The eastern shore of Tahoe is so beautiful and I highly recommend this trip. We then stayed the afternoon on the beaches of Sand Harbor and bought tickets for that night's Shakespeare Festival (per Robin's suggestion). Be sure to bring money to tip your guide!

Thank Ro11WithIt
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Many times you worry about spending your hard earned money while on vacation. The experience you have, good or bad, determines so much of whether you have a good trip or not. Well if you are in Tahoe and you want to bike, hike, or kayak look no further than Tahoe Adventure Company. We had excellent guides who took phenonminal care of us during our trip. We spanned in age from 8 to 62 and yet the guides set up a pace for everyone. We did a hike trip with TAC, biking, a day kayak trip and a full moon kayak trip. We had 2 guides multiple times that stood out and went above and beyond, Chase and Kevin. We also had Robin for one trip and she was very good. I wanted to thank the guides for providing us a great trip and a wonderful experience of what Lake Tahoe has to offer. I want to thank TAC for setting up a culture where the guest is taken care of and the guides care about the experience their peoplehave. It was a lot of fun. We will certainly be back...already blocked the dates in my calendar!

Our days started out prepared as TAC emailed us in advance directions, equipment to bring if any, and what to expect. So we made it a fun event to brief the night before so we could get excited about what was coming the next day! We met at the destination, the guides briefed us on what to expect, fitted us to the equipment (bikes and kayak), did their safety briefing, and off we went. We stopped several times for rest, a bit of Tahoe history, and some personal conversation. At the end of our trips we had a wonderful lunch that the guides prepared. Each day they took the time to atler the menu a bit (how many ways could one think a turkey sandwich could be prepared?), and we got to relax and tell stories of the day. It took our experience and gave it a life of its own. It was a great time but what made it great was our experience not only with the Tahoe beauty but the beautiful people we got to share it with including our guides.

Thank David R
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

My husband and two teenagers and I took a guided kayaking tour from Sand Harbor with Chase. He was incredibly friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the geology and history of the Lake Tahoe area. The Tahoe Adventure Company monitored weather conditions carefully and actually moved up our start time by half an hour (with our approval, of course) so that we would miss the strong winds and choppy water predicted for later that day. As a result, we had calm weather and a delightful experience on the lake instead of having to fight strong winds near Sand Harbor's boulders. Kudos to them for keeping us safe and comfortable. Chase prepared a lovely lunch for us on the beach that was mindful of the vegetarian dietary needs of some of our party. It was a wonderful morning on the water and we would do it again.

Thank Hippen
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