Lake Tahoe Water Sports

mountain biking in Lake Tahoe

Summer in Lake Tahoe provides an endless list of water sports and activities. Choices include boating, fishing, parasailing, paddle-wheel dinner cruises, even scuba diving! The choices seem endless, just like the beautiful scenery.

Whether you're looking for a weekend trip or a week-long vacation, you’re sure to find an enjoyable and memorable trip at Lake Tahoe. Located on the border of California and Nevada, this breath-taking mountain lake offers something for everyone.

There are many operators around the lake, offering whatever equipment you need for your adventure, to buy or rent. Many also provide tours, training and tips on the best locations. Any equipment you’ll need is available, assuring you the best possible experience.

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With 16 boat ramps and marinas all around Lake Tahoe, there is never a shortage of places to launch your boat. And once you’re launched, you have 191 square miles of water and 71 miles of shoreline to explore. You can even rent a boat for the day to enjoy the lake at your own pace.

Water Skiiing

Imagine the exhilaration of skimming across beautiful Lake Tahoe on skis, a wake board, or knee board. If you are looking for some professional lessons there are many water ski schools around the lake to provide whatever you’re interested in. All the gear you’ll need is provided.


There is no better way to experience the spectacular vistas of the Sierras surrounding Lake Tahoe than parasailing. Enjoy this serene ride at 10 to 1200 feet above the Lake. There are six sports rental shops around the lake where you can arrange your unforgettable ride, and anyone can do it!

Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is popular and fun for all ages and experience levels. There are 11 rental shops along the shoreline where you can rent your jet skis, and get out on the water for fun and exhilaration.

Scuba Diving

If you want to see the lake from a different perspective, check out one of the diving centers in Lake Tahoe. Learn about high altitude diving, take a guided tour with a dive guide, or sign up for a special dive trip. Scuba diving is open year-round at Lake Tahoe.


Lake Tahoe is the perfect place for windsurfing. Glide across the beautiful lake, while taking in the magnificent mountain scenery. Lessons are available with all equipment provided for students, or the experienced surfer can enjoy the lake with his or her own equipment.


There are endless beaches and state parks to choose from to fulfill your swimming desires. Most feature restrooms, picnic areas, barbecue grills, and many also offer boat launch and even boat rentals, making it perfect for a day of swimming and sunning.


There are several fishing experts and charter companies near Lake Tahoe who will provide everything you need for the perfect fishing expedition. Equipment, boats, and gear to the best spots and fishing regulations, everything you need is provided.