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The Best Boat Rentals in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Average of 84 reviews in this area.
18 listings

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.

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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. SE
    Samuel
    22’ Princecraft Pontoon boat in South Lake Tahoe

    The pontoon boat was pretty straight forward for controls. Shan was on time and very professional. The back ladder was broken from another group, and made it pretty difficult to get back on if we went for a swim. I would rent again, he said he was getting it fixed.

  2. BH
    Brett
    2018 Yamaha 242 Limited SE boat rental in South Lake Tahoe

    I had a great experience renting from James. Communication leading up to the rental date was easy. The boat was as expected (great boat) and the return and finalization of the transaction was a simple process. All in all, a great experience.

  3. JR
    Joseph
    2018 AXIS A22 WAKESURF/WAKEBOARD BOAT

    Awesome experience for the whole family. Nick was solid in all aspects, communication, timing, explaining boat functions. The boat was top notch, awesome wake surfing behind this beauty. The boat was easy to operate and we have awesome videos using it.

  4. RJ
    Ross
    25' Lowe Pontoon for 13 Person in South Lake Tahoe, California

    Shan was great. I booked in early October when the temperature wasn't ideal, but he very accommodating and always kept me in the loop of any changes that occurred with the launch site. Highly recommend.

  5. BK
    Brenton
    PAIR Yamaha FX and FX SHO Jet Ski Rental in South Lake Tahoe

    Nick was an awesome host. His brother Andrew met us at the launch ramp. Had the life vest. Tanks were full; we had the rental for 8 hours and didn’t even use all the gas. Paid him cash to refill outside the launch ramp. I would definitely rent from him again!

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    John
    2018 Yamaha 242 Limited SE boat rental in South Lake Tahoe

    Boating with James is like getting together with an old friend! Check out Emerald Bay, the diving cliffs, Sunnyside, Sand Harbor, Zephyr Cove and tubing! Awesome boat!