Kayaking & Paddling Emerald Bay: Discover the Beauty of Lake Tahoe

Enjoy an unforgettable experience kayaking & paddle boarding through Emerald Bay!


    1 hr.-$35; 2 hrs.-$45; Full day-$100


    354 Miles from you


    Kayak and Paddleboarding Rentals


Perfect for

For solo
For two
For groups
For parents and grownups

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  • Parking is very limited and is suggested to arrive as early as 9AM. Once parking lot is full, guests will have to park along the roadside.
  • Expect to have a 15-minute safety and paddle skills briefing before leaving the beach.
  • For those not up for an 8-mile round trip, kayakers and paddleboarders can leisurely explore nearby Taylor Creek or just cruise along the beautiful shoreline.

Location & Hours


CA-89, Tahoma, CA 96142

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Working Hours

Mon10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Packing List

Suggested items:

  • Sunglasses with sunglasses straps attached
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+ and water resistant)
  • Lip balm (SPF 15+)
  • Insect repellent
  • First-aid kit (see our first-aid checklist)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks like energy food or lunch
  • Cellphone in protective bag/caseCredit card; small amount of cash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet tissue
  • Dry bags

Optional additional items: 

  • Matches/lighter/fire starter in waterproof container
  • Emergency shelter or tent

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How do I reserve a kayak or paddle board? 
All rentals for all locations are first-come, first-served and no reservations are available over the phone or on-line. Parking can be an issue so please try and arrive early.
Can my kids ride in the kayak? 
Children older than 4 years old and under 50lbs can be a third person on a double kayak.

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