Whether you prefer finding that tranquil peace while paddling a kayak in a secret cove or if you enjoy skimming the waves behind a boat or Jet ski, there are several marinas around Tahoe South to help you find your ideal water craft for adventure.

Vacations at The Ridge Tahoe wouldn’t be complete without a trip on the big blue where the mountains set the perfect backdrop every direction as does the 70-plus feet of deep cobalt blue you’ll see aboard your watercraft.

Choose your vessel and get out on the lake. It's an experience you don't want to miss.

Choose your vessel and get out on the lake. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

If you’re bringing your own boat, all watercraft are required to be inspected prior to launching. This is to protect the lake’s waters from aquatic invasive species. There are four convenient roadside stations for inspections. The certified staff is friendly and efficient.

While vacationing you can rent a power boat at any number of marinas. Boats come equipped with life jackets and Coast Guard approved safety equipment. Popular places to scope out are Emerald Bay and the shorelines from South Lake Tahoe to Cave Rock.

Looking for some non-motorized adventure? You can launch a canoe or kayak practically anywhere. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake on a kayak, where you can paddle yourself out a few hundred yards from shore, soak in the sun and ease along the smooth, glassy water.

Prefer to let someone else do the driving? You can always charter a sailboat or yacht such as the Woodwind II, the Safari Rose, the Tahoe or the Tahoe Bleu Wave. These cruises are great for private receptions, dinner parties and general sightseeing adventures.

Tahoe paddlewheelers are a unique ways to cruise the lake. Take in lunch or a sunset dinner cruise and enjoy the views. The Ridge Tahoe offers discounted tickets for sightseeing and dinner tours aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II. Tickets can be bought at the Ridge Tahoe Market Place.

Have you made plans yet to get out on the lake this summer?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.