Kayak & SUP Rentals, Sales, Lessons & Tours

North Tahoe’s Premier Kayak & SUP Provider

Our North Shore Tahoe City store has been a trusted name for Lake Tahoe kayak rentals, touring, and sales for over 17 years. We carry the best names in kayaks, stand up paddleboards, gear and apparel.

Our mission at Tahoe City Kayak is to provide you with unparalleled customer service. We strive to give you the best in kayak sales , SUP rentals, kayak rentals and tours. We know that you have many choices when you come to Lake Tahoe and we thank you for considering us and look forward to serving you on your next trip to the lake.

You could also have your rental kayak or paddleboard delivered to a Tahoe destination of your choosing.

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Kayak & Sup Rentals – Enjoy the majesty of Lake Tahoe while kayaking in one of our high-end demo rentals. We have two on-water locations to serve you in Tahoe City and Sand Harbor.  Kayak & SUP Lessons & Tours – We have many different Kayak Tours to offer, as well as Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons. Our tours leave from multiple locations around the lake. Our Store – Our retail prices are competitive with big-city retailers! Hobie, Wilderness Systems, Eddyline, Tahoe SUP, Pau Hana, Amundson, Bic Paddlesurf and more. Try before you buy!

  • 26 Jul 2015

    Check us out on Tahoe TV

    Lake Tahoe Television (Tahoe TV), an affiliate of Outside TV, interviewed us a couple weeks ago.  We headed over to their studio here in the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City for a little presentation. During the interview we talked about the foldable Oru Kayak, the Hobie Mirage Drive foot pedal propulsion system, paddles, and our new retail location, Zephyr Cove Adventures, which is located in Round Hill Village, in Zephyr Cove, Nevada. Oru is a cool new product that is made locally, in San Francisco.  The boat folds into itself to create a box for easy storage and transport, while still paddling like a traditional sit inside hard shell boat.  With hard chines, an Oru kayak paddles and tracks significantly better than an inflatable kayak, yet offers similar pack-ability. Oru got its start on Kickstarter and Shark Tank. Hobie's Mirage Drive has been around for years, but is still worth talking about because it is so efficient and fun.  It is about twice as fast as paddling and frees your hands for fishing, photography, or just eating a sandwich. You are propelled by peddling with your feet, similar to a bicycle, which causes flippers underneath your Hobie to move back and forth.  This motion is similar to a penguin's wings underwater, the inspiration for the Mirage Drive System. We would like to give a big thank you to the crew at Tahoe TV for this opportunity. The interview is airing on Saturdays locally on Tahoe TV and you can watch the clip right here.

  • 09 Apr 2015

    Oh The Places You’ll Go…With an Inflatable SUP!

    [caption id="attachment_899" align="alignright" width="450"]inflatable kayaking After using my inflatable SUP as my personal boat tender and tool for exploration, I am convinced that this is a valuable piece of equipment for travelers. I can’t wait to take my inflatable SUP on my next adventure![/caption]

    Oh The Places You’ll Go…With an Inflatable SUP!

    I love the anticipation of winter in the mountains, but during the shoulder seasons in Tahoe I often long to find a place of warm sun, salt, and sand. This fall my wanderlust found me in the Exuma Islands – the southern most chain of islands in the Bahamas for 10 days of island hopping. While we would have a couple of boats at our disposal for fishing and touring, I knew I wanted to have my own personal mode of transportation for exploring and fitness. I miss being on my paddleboard in the “off-season” and love having the independence to go on my own adventure and explore when visiting new areas. Traveling with a traditional fiberglass paddleboard had never been an option for me before due to their size, weigh, and fragility. In this scenario I knew that an inflatable SUP would be my best option. After this trip, the inflatable family of SUPs has a new place in my heart and SUP quiver! Advantages of the Inflatable SUP: - Compact: The SUP rolled up and fit in my personal luggage - Lightweight: At 22 lbs in weight, I didn’t have to pay a checked luggage oversize charge - Pumps come in a variety of sizes including light compact sizes* - A three or four section breakdown SUP paddle can fit in your luggage as well - PVC construction makes them durable and worry free when landing on a beach or in transit on a moving boat - Removable fins make transporting SUPs less hazardous on moving vessels - Light colored SUPs are non-marking on fiberglass vessels - SUPs can be a versatile boat tender or personal fishing craft - Variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate all size paddlers and purposes *Please note most inflatable SUPs come packaged with a travel bag and pump included and don’t have to be purchased separately. After using my inflatable SUP as my personal boat tender and tool for exploration, I am convinced that this is a valuable piece of equipment for travelers. I can’t wait to take my inflatable SUP on my next adventure! Come by this summer and check out our line-up of Inflatable SUPs from a variety of manufactures such as Tahoe SUP, Hobie, NRS and more!    
  • 09 Apr 2015

    Oh The Places You’ll Go…With an Inflatable SUP!

    [caption id="attachment_899" align="alignright" width="450"]inflatable kayaking After using my inflatable SUP as my personal boat tender and tool for exploration, I am convinced that this is a valuable piece of equipment for travelers. I can’t wait to take my inflatable SUP on my next adventure![/caption]

    Oh The Places You’ll Go…With an Inflatable SUP!

    I love the anticipation of winter in the mountains, but during the shoulder seasons in Tahoe I often long to find a place of warm sun, salt, and sand. This fall my wanderlust found me in the Exuma Islands – the southern most chain of islands in the Bahamas for 10 days of island hopping. While we would have a couple of boats at our disposal for fishing and touring, I knew I wanted to have my own personal mode of transportation for exploring and fitness. I miss being on my paddleboard in the “off-season” and love having the independence to go on my own adventure and explore when visiting new areas. Traveling with a traditional fiberglass paddleboard had never been an option for me before due to their size, weigh, and fragility. In this scenario I knew that an inflatable SUP would be my best option. After this trip, the inflatable family of SUPs has a new place in my heart and SUP quiver! Advantages of the Inflatable SUP: - Compact: The SUP rolled up and fit in my personal luggage - Lightweight: At 22 lbs in weight, I didn’t have to pay a checked luggage oversize charge - Pumps come in a variety of sizes including light compact sizes* - A three or four section breakdown SUP paddle can fit in your luggage as well - PVC construction makes them durable and worry free when landing on a beach or in transit on a moving boat - Removable fins make transporting SUPs less hazardous on moving vessels - Light colored SUPs are non-marking on fiberglass vessels - SUPs can be a versatile boat tender or personal fishing craft - Variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate all size paddlers and purposes *Please note most inflatable SUPs come packaged with a travel bag and pump included and don’t have to be purchased separately. After using my inflatable SUP as my personal boat tender and tool for exploration, I am convinced that this is a valuable piece of equipment for travelers. I can’t wait to take my inflatable SUP on my next adventure! Come by this summer and check out our line-up of Inflatable SUPs from a variety of manufactures such as Tahoe SUP, Hobie, NRS and more!