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The Best Boat Rentals in South Lake Tahoe, CA

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What to know about renting a boat in South Lake Tahoe

Boating is (without contest) the most popular lake activity during the summer months, and this expansive watery playground plays host to a myriad of boating activities such as sailboat regattas and even one of the country’s leading wooden boat shows — the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, which takes place every August. Boating culture reigns supreme for as long as the weather permits, and powerboats and jet skis dart across the water along with picturesque sailing vessels. For even more rental options be sure to look at all of Lake Tahoe for the most ideal location to start your boating adventure.

Boaters often partake in watersports as well, which range from the relaxing (such as kayaking to the exhilarating (such as parasailing, water skiing, and wakeboarding). Given the extreme depths of Lake Tahoe, scuba diving has also become a popular pastime, and can allow the adventurous to experience this beautiful lake in a unique way. Fishing and boating often go hand in hand, and Lake Tahoe has plenty of specimens to tempt any fisherman, from large and smallmouth bass and at least three different varieties of trout, to bluegill, sockeye salmon, and more.

About South Lake Tahoe

Nestled between the borders of California and Nevada in the scenic Sierra Nevada lays one of the largest and most well-known lakes in the United States — the stunning Lake Tahoe. Its high altitude and ski resorts make it a popular winter destination, but boaters will delight in the lake’s many charms during the late spring to early fall seasons. Lake Tahoe’s varied landscapes, beautiful beaches, and deep bays make it a boater’s paradise that thousands flock to each year as soon as the snow begins to thaw.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in South Lake Tahoe.

  1. SP
    Steve
    19' Four Winns - Fun in the Sun, daily, weekly or monthly rates available

    This was an ideal rental experience. Heather was prompt, friendly, and informative. The boat was in great condition, easy to maneuver, and got my family to all the spots. It’s a great boat, and very glad we rented it. I highly recommend renting from Heather.

  2. DS
    Duval
    24' Yamaha Ski Boat Rental In Lake Tahoe w Bimini Top

    My family and I are from the east coast USA, visiting Lake Tahoe was bucket list for us . Daniel and max delivered what was promised and I could not praise more . The boat was outstanding , my kids had so much fun . I am more delighted that my son’s , keep on saying the boat trip was the bomb ! Thank you Daniel and max , we will certainly rent again, if given the opportunity to visit Lake Tahoe . Thank you .

  3. AB
    Adam
    21' Avalon Pontoon in South Lake Tahoe, California

    Great operation. Luke and his partner went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. From pick up to drop off they were very attentive and the boat and equipment were perfect for a great day on beautiful Lake Tahoe. I highly recommend them.

  4. MW
    Marion
    Exclusive Lake Tahoe Boat Excursions! Private Shoreline and Emerald Bay Cruises!

    Our experience with Landon and his company was fantastic in every way. He was responsive to all our questions before confirming the trip. The boat was extremely comfortable. Our captain, Tom, was fantastic. We had a fun and wonderful experience, and would highly recommend this company for experiences on Lake Tahoe.

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    Anna
    Exclusive Lake Tahoe Boat Excursions! Private Shoreline and Emerald Bay Cruises!

    2 hours is not enough!!!! We had so much fun listening to music and enjoying the lake. Captain Will gave us some interesting history about Emerald Bay that none of us knew. He was so accommodating and fun!

  6. JP
    John
    19' Four Winns - Fun in the Sun, daily, weekly or monthly rates available

    Renting this boat from Heather was easy and I'm just stoked on how much fuel this thing used. I know it won't happen for everyone, but I thought we did a lot of cruising and I used less than half a tank.