After that big wildflower hike through lupine, penstemon and mule ears, it’s time to get on the lake for a favorite summer pastime. A full moon kayak tour.
Watching the moon rise over Freel Peak, bright blue skies transform into alpenglow then moonlight, there isn’t a more spectacular time to be on Lake Tahoe.
Join Kayak Tahoe for a two hour casual paddle on July 30.
Indulge in a classic Tahoe tradition July 24 and 25 at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe during the antique wooden boat show. Along with the mixture of masterfully restored boats, you’ll also find live music, a beer tasting village and lots of food and family-friendly events.
This year’s theme, “50s & Fins”, will honor those boats built between 1950 and 1959.
Why would anyone scuba dive in Lake Tahoe?
There’s nothing to see – right?
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style especially during this favorite event where you can drool over 70 of the finest and rarest wooden boats in the world. Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, August 7 and 8, 2015.
The biggest paddle board festival on Lake Tahoe just got bigger.
The Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand-up Paddle Board Festival features two-days of races for paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels. Lakeside entertainment including food, luaus, live music and prizes will top off the races held at Kings Beach August 14 through 16th.
Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Paddling Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
You choose from an 8 mile or 4 mile round trip paddle that starts at Sand Harbor State Park, heads south to Chimney Beach past historic Thunderbird Lodge, and back. There’s also a 2-mile race for kids 12 years old and younger.
The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a 72-mile water route along the shoreline segmented into seven Day Trips, which includes public launch and landing sites, and information to help paddlers have a safe and fun adventure.
As the only paddling source for Lake Tahoe, visitors can find public launch/landing sites, planned paddle routes, shoreline businesses, cultural and natural attractions, navigation tools, and water safety and AIS prevention tips on the website, www.laketahoewatertrail.org, and the printed waterproof and tear restistant Water Trail Map & Guide, and Day Trip Maps. read more →
If you’re looking for a different kind of intense workout, check this out.
The Annual Donner Lake Memorial Weekend Stand-up/Prone Paddleboard Race takes place Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9am. It’s part of the O’Neil Tahoe Cup Paddle Board Race Series.
Be sure and clean, drain and dry your paddleboard before you jump in the lake, and become a Tahoe Keeper today.
Not always a vacation at Station Lake Tahoe
Call Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe “Station Vacation” and the 18-member crew will quickly tell you that it’s not all fun and games working on the largest alpine lake in North America. read more →
Ladies! If you’ve always wanted to learn to sail, here’s your chance to learn from the best.
The Lake Tahoe Windjammers will hold a Women’s Sailing Clinic in July. Contact the club for exact date.
The sailing women often beat the guys.
At an elevation of 6,223 feet, the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station has the distinction of being the highest-altitude Coast Guard station in the country.
Meet the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard at the Tahoe Maritime Museum on June 7, 2014 starting at 8:30am for its annual safe boaters course.
The course teaches the particulars of handling a motorboat or personal watercraft. This course will give people the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states.
Stream fishing in Alpine County is on.
Rainbows, browns, and brookies are abundant in Markleeville, Woodfords, Hope Valley and Bear Valley streams.
The South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club’s annual Summer Solstice Party will take place at the Tahoe Keys pool in South Shore on June 21, 2014.
Chartered in 1961 as the “Boat Club”, the name was changed to the “South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club” in 1978. Over 200 members enjoy summer boating activities including beach picnics, overnight shoreline campouts, and the annual boat parade and Summer Solstice Party.
Winter activities include skiing, a mystery trip, dinner dances, and a guest speaker at dinner meetings. Click here for more info.
Thank you Tahoe Keepers! Keeping it Blue, yeah!
According to watercraft inspection data and scientific reports, Lake Tahoe’s waters remain free of new invasive species introductions, which are major threats to the overall health of Lake Tahoe and surrounding water bodies. read more →
Hey rag people!
Mid-April is the annual Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club Ski Day at Heavenly. Contact the club for the exact date.
Sailing season already?
Tahoe sailors just can’t wait!
Don’t miss the legendary Tahoe Windjammers Clam Chowder Season kickoff party on Friday, March 28, 2014 starting at 6pm.
Of course. Leave it to a bunch of locals on this one.
To mark SnowFest! in true Tahoe fashion, local paddlers are holding a stand up paddle race on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Brave the cold, experience the magic.
To accommodate dual leisure athletes, the race is only a 2 mile sprint race starting at 11am. Perfect for warming up to go skiing in the afternoon.
The 49th running of the classic Trans Tahoe Regatta will take place the weekend of July 13, 14, and 15, 2012. There will be a warm-up race on Friday evening (first warning signal at 5pm), with a reception immediately following at the Tahoe Yacht Club clubhouse.
The formula is simple. Every sailor must ski and every skier must sail, and every sailor must party.
This classic North Lake Tahoe event celebrates a long tradition of Tahoe mountain culture. Combining two of our spring passions, the 18th Annual Ski/Sail National Championships will take place April 14 and 15, 2012.
Even if you don’t kayak, you should check out this book for the hand drawn illustrations and humor about life at Lake Tahoe from the water’s edge.
(Note: The Trolley does not allow kayaks. Doh!)
Get ready for an incredible kayak season with $5 drop-in kayak roll sessions at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Complex on Friday evenings at 6:30pm.
Sailing is an environmentally friendly form of recreation, harnessing the energy from the wind and water.
Capt. Jim Courcier & Capt. Mike Pavel, co-owners of Tahoe Sailing Charters, sail on a daily basis during the summer to share the beauty of Lake Tahoe with visitors, and to share their eco-sailing practices.
All boaters are encouraged to attend this presentation.
Cold Water Safety in Lake Tahoe will be presented by Jerry Gilmore from the USCG Auxiliary on Friday, June 5th at 5pm at the Tahoe Yacht Club.
The 2009 North Tahoe Rowing Regatta, sponsored by the Tahoe Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, June 13.
The Undersea Voyager Project will be at Lake Tahoe this May to conduct research and to train for its 4-year circumnavigation of the world’s oceans.
Volunteers are needed to be deck hands, assist with dives, provide boats and transportation, and to help with onshore and offshore tasks for this exciting mission.
It looks a little funny. Like hula dancing on a surfboard.
With Polynesian roots, the kings of Hawaii and early HI surfers would use the paddles from their outrigger canoes to catch waves.
Today, it’s the latest craze and it’s caught on in Tahoe.
Why? read more →
Tahoe’s stunning boating heritage will be captured on US Postal Service collector stamps.