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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 RentalsKayak 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!

  • 22 Aug 2014

    How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in North Lake Tahoe

    By Leilani Marie Labong on August 14, 2014 4:45 PM Read more here >> Tahoe practically begs for a Choose Your Own Adventure approach. For our token spin around the Lake, we decided to rent paddle boards from Tahoe City Kayak in the early morning hours, before the speed boats could wreak havoc and turn a gentle paddle into a surf expedition. Besides the frigid temperature of the water, there’s no reason to fear falling in. As someone once told me years ago, “If you fall in, don’t worry—just stand up.” (The water level is low due to last winter's disappointing snow fall.) The two decidedly un-wimpy hikes we did, Five Lakes in Alpine Valley and Shirley Canyon in Squaw, were mere minutes away by car from the resort. Word to the wise: Shirley Canyon isn’t as much a hike as it is a 3.5-mile vertical scramble up the side of a mountain, but if your knees are decent and you’re intrepid enough to brave a not-so-well-marked trail, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic valley vistas at your final destination, High Camp, located more than 1,300 feet above your starting point (never fear, you get to take the gondola down for free). And when your badonk looks amazing in your jeans the next day, you’ll be doubly glad you took on the challenge. Read more >> 
  • 22 Aug 2014

    How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in North Lake Tahoe

    By Leilani Marie Labong on August 14, 2014 4:45 PM Read more here >> Tahoe practically begs for a Choose Your Own Adventure approach. For our token spin around the Lake, we decided to rent paddle boards from Tahoe City Kayak in the early morning hours, before the speed boats could wreak havoc and turn a gentle paddle into a surf expedition. Besides the frigid temperature of the water, there’s no reason to fear falling in. As someone once told me years ago, “If you fall in, don’t worry—just stand up.” (The water level is low due to last winter's disappointing snow fall.) The two decidedly un-wimpy hikes we did, Five Lakes in Alpine Valley and Shirley Canyon in Squaw, were mere minutes away by car from the resort. Word to the wise: Shirley Canyon isn’t as much a hike as it is a 3.5-mile vertical scramble up the side of a mountain, but if your knees are decent and you’re intrepid enough to brave a not-so-well-marked trail, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic valley vistas at your final destination, High Camp, located more than 1,300 feet above your starting point (never fear, you get to take the gondola down for free). And when your badonk looks amazing in your jeans the next day, you’ll be doubly glad you took on the challenge. Read more >> 
  • 17 Dec 2014

    A QUICK GUIDE TO STAYING ON THE WATER YEAR ROUND.

    Original story by Tahoe Sup  

    A QUICK GUIDE TO STAYING ON THE WATER YEAR ROUND.

    As the old Scandinavian saying goes, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing.  And that is really the key to taking your love of SUP to a year round affair. Flatwater paddlers who see the change of seasons as solitude from summer crowds and the return of buttery, boat free glassy conditions, will tell you how they look forward to Labor Day and beyond. With all the new technical fabrics and paddling specific products on the market now, jumping on your paddle board on a sunny January day is as easy as going for a trail run. Of course, winter hits some parts of the world harder than others, so understanding and respecting the effects ofexposure to cold water and making decisions based on safety is an absolute must. The temptation for that snowscape SUP selfie is strong,  but the true enjoyment of year round paddling comes from being prepared with the knowledge and gear that keep you confident and WARM. With some advice from our EXPLORE Project team who has been on their boards in just about everything Mother Nature can deal out, we’ve compiled a few tips that will at least help extend your SUP season into the colors of Fall and get you on the water at the first hint of Spring.  

    CHECK THE FORECAST BEFORE YOU TRANSPORT THE BOARDS TO THE WATER

    Wind direction and speed matter exponentially when temps are tumbling and bikinis and boardshorts are way out of season. Excessive side and head wind increases the degree of difficulty because there is so much surface area when you are standing. A calm and sunny 48 degree day can have you shedding layers on a flatwater outing, but the wind chill from just single digit wind speed can make it feel like it’s in the 30’s and have you wishing you stayed in the car, heater blasting. Become familiar with how certain wind directions affect your favorite SUP spots and you will begin to make decisions based on how you would prefer the water conditions to play out for your session. Watching the water before heading out speaks volumes and helps make better decisions. Check out maps and forecasted wind directions and you will soon be discovering the stretches of water that are tucked out of the wind from any point on the compass. Paddling in choppy and windy conditions for any level of paddler in cold weather carries an increased risk of falling in. Safest decision is to always assume you will get wet and pick your attire accordingly. Continue the story on Tahoe SUP by clicking here >>