Los Angeles Times features Tahoe Adventure Company

 Los Angeles Times features Tahoe Adventure Company
Lake Tahoe: New multi-day kayak tours
September 8, 2010

By Benoit Lebourgeois, Special to the Los Angeles Times

No bellman will ask whether you wish to valet-park your kayak, but other guests might throw you curious looks if you stand at the front desk, paddle in hand.

Unlike them, you would have traveled to your Lake Tahoe hotel over water as a participant in one of the Tahoe Adventure Co.'s new guided excursions around the west and north shore of the lake.

The Lodge to Lodge Kayaking tours, lasting two to four days, are energetic but not too demanding, thanks to fast, two-person sea kayaks, said company owner Kevin Hickey. Participants cover about seven to nine miles each day, traveling between Sunnyside Resort in Tahoe City, Calif.; Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista , Calif.; and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nev. They overnight at the resorts.

And there is no heavy luggage to haul.

"We shuttle the gear from hotel to hotel, so people paddle only with the stuff they need for the day," Hickey said.

The first trip is scheduled for Sept. 23. Later trips will be by request through early October. Prices vary by group size. Count on paying no more than $520 per person for two days/one night, $990 for three days/two nights and $1,290 for four days/three nights, including meals.

Info: Tahoe Adventure Co., (530) 913-9212.