Exploring Tahoe on the water is your best view of the lake

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?

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