Photo of Lake Tahoe at Bliss State Park, CA

South Lake Tahoe Boating


Lake Tahoe is the gem of the Sierra. Boaters are drawn to its crystal clear waters and its magnificent beauty. During the summer boaters of all kinds spread across Tahoe's vast expanse. Water sports enthusiasts are found all around the lake. Sailors like the stiff winds. Classic boats such as Chris Crafts, Gar Woods, and Rivas are seen cruising the waters.

Wind is a concern for small craft, especially open fishing boats. When the breeze rises over 10 MPH, most prudent fishermen head for protected water or for shore. Call (775) 673-8130 for weather updates for Lake Tahoe.

Quagga and Zebra mussel inspections are mandatory for boats being launched in Lake Tahoe. See Tahoe Boat Inspections below, right.


South Lake Tahoe Marinas


Tahoe Keys Marina

Tahoe Keys, CA
(530) 541-2155     Website: Tahoe Keys Marina

Marina:


Tahoe Keys Boat Rentals - 2016
Boat Length Seats 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Prices subject to change.
Reinell Boats 18'-24' 7-10 $144 -
$234
$432 -
$702
$864 -
$1404
Patio Pontoon Boats 26'-27' 13 $229 -
$249
$687 -
$747
$1374 -
$1494

Lakeside Marina and Action Watersports

4041 Lakeshore Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
Lakeside Marina
(530) 541-9800   Website: Action Watersports
Lakeside Marina is a part of the Lakeside Park Association

Marina:


Action Watersports 2016 Boat Rentals at Lakeside Marina
Boat Length Seats 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours

Boat prices do not include gas. Half-hour rates available on Jet Skis. Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 18'-24' 8-13 $145- $244 $435- $732 $870- $1464
Jet Skis ~10' 3 $119- $135 ½ hour $90- $99
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25-$35
Kayaks 1-2 $25-$35
Paddleboard 1 $30

Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina

760 Hwy. 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
Resort: (775) 589-4906   Marina: (775) 589-4901
Website: Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina

Marina:


Zephyr Cove Resort Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats 1 Hour 4 Hours

Boat prices do not include gas. Skis, Boards, Tubes, Wetsuits available for rent.
Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 22'-24' 8-12 about $185-$205 about $460-$580
Weekender Pontoon Boat 36' 12 $799
$1199 for 8 hrs.
Waverunner Jet Ski ~10' 3 $120 in harbor, $145 out
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25-$35
Kayaks 1-2 $25-$35
Paddleboard 1 $30

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Timber Cove Marina and
Action Watersports

3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2942
Action Watersports at Timber Cove
Facilities: Lodging, Boat Rentals, Fuel Dock
Mooring: $45 a day, $270 per week, $1,650 per season


Action Watersports 2016 Boat Rentals at Timber Cove Marina
Boat Length Seats 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Half-hour rates available for Jet skis. Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 18'-24' 8-13 $145- $244 $435- $732 $870- $1464
Jet Skis ~10' 3 $119-$135 ½ hour $90- $99
Windrider Sailboat 17' 4 $60 $140
Hunter Sailboat 17' 4 $200 - 2 hrs. $300
J24 Sailboat 24' 4 $300 $500
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25-$35
Aqua Cycles $40

Camp Richardson Marina

1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
Resort: (800) 544-18011   Marina: (530) 542-6570   Website: Camp Richardson
A full service marina for guests of Camp Richardson

Marina:


Camp Richardson Marina 2016 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Prices do no include fuel. Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 18'-24' 8-12 $139- $244 $417- $732 $834- $1464
Jet Skis ~10' 3 $115- $130 ½ hour $90- $100
Pontoon Boat 12 $240 $612 $1224
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25- $35
Kayaks 1-2 $25- $35 $65- $85
Stand-up Paddleboards 1 $30

Meeks Bay Resort & Marina and
Action Watersports

7941 Emerald Bay Rd., Meeks Bay, CA
Resort: (530) 525-5588  Marina: (530) 525-5588   Meeks Bay Resort & Marina
Facilities: Resort, Camping, Lodging, Boat Rentals
Launch Ramp: Two Ramps - $20 one way, $30 in and out
Slips: 120 slips, $60 per night, $360 per week, $2700 per season


Action Watersports 2016 Boat Rentals at Meeks Bay Marina
Boat Length Seats 1 Hour 4 Hours

Boat prices include gas. Half-hour rates available on Jet Skis. Prices subject to change.
Power Boats 18'-22' 8-12 $185-$250 $555-$750
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25-$35
Kayaks 1-2 $25-$35
Paddleboard 1 $30

Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina

Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 588-4155   (775) 588-3055
Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina
Under new management in 2014
Open May 15 - September 30
General Parking $8; Tennis Court, Deli and Bar, Beach, Volleyball, Swimming Pool

Marina:

  • Facilities and Services:   Boat and Trailer Storage, Sea Doo Rentals
  • Mooring: $65 per day, $2300 - $2800 per season

Round Hill Pines Marina 2016 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Under new management in 2014. Prices subject to change.
1 Fuel included for ski boats. Water ski package $25 extra.
2Rates for jet skis do no include a $10 per hour fuel charge.
Regal Ski Boat1 21' 10 $650 $1300
Regal Ski Boat1 24' 12 $750 $1500
Sea Doo Spark1 ~10' 2 $115
Sea Doo GTI ~10' 3 $130
Kayak 1-2 $25- $35 $65- $85
Pedal Boats 2-4 $25- $35
Stand-up Paddleboard 1 $30


South Lake Tahoe Boat Rentals


Ski Run Boat Company

900 Ski Run Blvd., Suite 101, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-0200
Website: Ski Run Boat Company

Ski Run 2016 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
**Half-hour rates available. $10 per hour fuel charge on Jet Skis.   Prices subject to change.
Reinell Boats 18'-24' 7-10 $144- $234 $432- $702 $864- $1404
Supreme V226 Ski Boat 22'6"' 13 $244 $732 $1464
Patio Pontoon Boats 27' 13 $219- $249 $657- $747 $1314- $1494
Yamaha FX 140 Jet Ski** ~10 2-3 $119- $134 $357- $402 $714- $804
Canoes** 3 $22 $66 $88
Hydro Bikes** 1-2 $25- $30 $66- $75 $88- $100
Water Tricycle** 2 $25 $66 $88
Paddle (Pedal) Boat** 2-6 $25- $35 $75- $96 $100- $128
Kayaks** 1 $25 $60 $80

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Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections


  • Inspections are mandatory for all watercraft being launched into Lake Tahoe.
  • Inspections are held at roadside stations only in the summer; during winter months until April 30 inspections are held at public launch ramps.
  • Fees for inspection can only be paid by Visa or Mastercard.
  • Inspections are needed to keep invasive species such as Zebra and Quagga mussels out of Lake Tahoe.
  • Tahoe Boat Inspection Hotline: (888) 824-6267
  • Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft. Drain your bilge, ballast tanks, live wells and any storage compartments. If you have an outdrive, lower the outdrive on the engine to release any residual water.
  • More Information and an Inspection Locations Map:   Tahoe Boat Inspections

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Boat Launch Ramps


Coon Street Launch Ramp
*Discounts to North Tahoe Public Utility District Residents with Stickers. Rates shown are for the summer season, June 1 - Sept. 30.
Location Coon St., Kings Beach
Open Thurs.- Mon., 9 AM - 5 PM
Facilities: Ramp, Restrooms, Parking
Parking Fees* Daily $10, Season Pass $125;
Residents $6, Season Pass $50
Launch Fees* Daily $15, Annual Pass $225;
Residents $10, Season Pass $100
Information North Tahoe Parks
Tahoe Vista Recreation Area
Launch Ramp
Location 7010 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista
Open Every Day, 7 AM - 7 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Limited Parking
Parking Fees* Daily $10, Season Pass $125;
Residents $5, Season Pass $50
Park & Launch Daily $20
Residents $15
Launch Fees* Daily $15,
Season Pass $275;
Residents $10,
Season Pass $150
Information North Tahoe Parks
Lake Forest Public Launch Ramp
Location Forest Lake Rd., 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City
Open Every Day, 6 AM - 4 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Limited Parking
Launch Fees Daily $15
Information Tahoe City Public Utility District
Sand Harbor State Park
Public Launch Ramp
Location 3 miles south of Incline Village
Open Every Day
Summer 6 AM - 6 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Parking, Concessions
Park Entrance Fees - Vehicles Daily $12, $10 for NV Residents
Park Entrance Fees - Boats Daily $20, $18 for NV Residents
Information (775) 831-0494
Sand Harbor State Park
Cave Rock
Nevada State Park Launch Ramp
Location East Shore, 3 miles south of Glenbrook
Open Every Day
Summer 6 AM - 8 PM
Facilities Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Parking, Beach
Park Entrance Fees - Vehicles Daily $10, $8 for NV Residents
Park Entrance Fees - Boats Daily $17, $15 for NV Residents
Information (775) 831-0494
Cave Rock State Park
El Dorado Launch Ramp
Location Lakeview Ave. and Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe
Open For boats 14 feet and less
Facilities Ramp, Restroom, Picnic Areas, Parking, Beach
Launch Fees Daily $16
Information City of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation

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Marine Services


Dave's Marine Services
2184 Royal Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-4239


Lake Tahoe Marine
1900 Jameson Beach Rd.
Camp Richardson
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1954


MTR Marine & Truck Repair
PO Box 7348
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3322


Walker Marine
2437 Venice Dr. East
Tahoe Keys, CA
(530) 541-8679

Walker Marine

Marine Performance
1630 Shop St.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5005


Blue Liquid Marine
Mobile Marine Service
Sparks, NV
(775) 781-0566 or
(775) 831-8222
  Blue Liquid Marine

Carson Tahoe Marine
Serving North and South Lake Tahoe
44 Miles Rd., Carson City, NV
(775) 887-1771
Carson Tahoe Marine

West Marine
2505 Mill St., Reno, NV
(775) 329-2552



Tahoe Mobile Marine Repair
7311 8th Ave., Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-1970

Sierra Boat Company
5146 North Lake Blvd.
Carnelian Bay, CA
(530) 546-2551
  Sierra Boat Company

North Tahoe Marina
7360 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 583-1039   North Tahoe Marina

Rich's Body Shop
840 Oriole Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-5044  

Crystal Bay Marine
848 Tanager St. Unit D, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-8333   Crystal Bay Marine

Incline Boat Storage & Marine
875 Oriole Way, Incline Village, NV   (775) 831-5625   Incline Boat Storage & Marine

Fiberglass Specialists
517 National Ave., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-2424   Fiberglass Specialists

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