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Kayak Tahoe

3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919
+1 530-544-2011
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Great locations- makes it easy!

I was in Sacramento for work and had a free day Saturday. The ride to the the lake is easy. I... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Great kayak experience

We kayak every year, and this year at "Kayak Tahoe" at Emerald Bay was great. It is the first time... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Los Angeles, California
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3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7919
+1 530-544-2011

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Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank BobT180380130
Reviewed 6 August 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

3  Thank grandmere1
Reviewed 3 August 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

Thank Seabreeze48
Reviewed 1 August 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
Reviewed 1 August 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

Thank NY4092
Reviewed 29 July 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
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Drove the crazy traffic to Emerald bay and walked down and hired a double canoe. Excellent experience, safety first and then we strolled around the bay, around the Teahouse on Nanette Island. Lots of ducks and drunks in boats. We stayed away from them. What...More

Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Counter staff were friendly and helpful. Kayak was in good condition. Great views from the island (About an hour to go to the island, trek to the top and head back). Perfect location for kayaking since the waters were calm with scenic surroundings. The guide...More

Thank Kartic B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Kayak Tahoe we used the Emerald Bay location kayak out to the island around the bay very cost-effective good time and great staff

1  Thank Blake P
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Best to go on a weekday and arrive at the north parking lot by 9:30 to 10:00 AM. Hike 1 mile down to the lake (400 ft. elevation change). We got a 2-person kayak. We were inexperienced and not in good physical shape, but still...More

1  Thank Marc I
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28 September 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
9 July 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.
2 July 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