Full Moon & Sunset Paddles

Full Moon & Sunset Paddles
Float in a kayak on the clear blue water while the sun sets the sky on fire, the full moon rises, and the stars twinkle! The water will be calm and quiet as the wind dies down and other boats button up for the night. Increase your knowledge of astronomy with jaw dropping views of Lake Tahoe illuminated by the light of the full moon. We paddle for about two hours before landing on the beach to cap it all off with hot drinks, snacks, and more stargazing on the beach.

When the moon isn't full, Sunset paddles are still offered.




Lessons and ToursTimeDifficultyCost
Full Moon Kayak ToursTimes vary, 3 hoursEasy - Moderate $75Book
Sunset Kayak TourTimes vary, 3 hoursEasy - Moderate $75Book


Full Moon Kayak Tours

Explore Lake Tahoe Under the Full Moon!

Float in a kayak on the clear blue water while the sun sets the sky on fire, the full moon rises, and the stars twinkle! The water will be calm and quiet as the wind dies down and other boats button up for the night. Increase your knowledge of astronomy with jaw dropping views of Lake Tahoe illuminated by the light of the full moon. We paddle for about two hours before landing on the beach to cap it all off with hot drinks, snacks, and more stargazing on the beach.

When the moon isn't Full, Sunset paddles are still offered.

Trips include kayak, paddle, life jacket, knowledgeable guides, instruction, natural and human history, astronomy discussions, permit fees. Some personal clothing required.

Not Included: Guide gratuities.

2022 Summer Dates:
Saturday, May 14th ~ Night Before the Full Flower Moon ~ 5:30pm-8:30pm
Sunday, May 15th ~ Full Flower Moon ~ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Monday June 13th ~ Night Before Full Strawberry Moon ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuesday June 14th ~ Full Strawberry Moon ~ 7:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday July 12th ~ Night Before Full Buck Moon ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
Wednesday July 13th ~ Full Buck Moon ~ 7:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday August 11th ~Full Sturgeon Moon ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
Friday, August 12th ~Night After Full Sturgeon Moon ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
Friday, September 9th ~Night Before Full Harvest Moon ~ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, September 10th ~ Full Harvest Moon ~ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, October 8th ~Night Before Full Hunter’s Moon ~ 5:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday, October 9th ~Full Hunter’s Moon ~ 5:00pm-8:00pm

This tour has a 4 person minimum to run. Single travelers are welcome to join existing groups!


Typical Distance and Time: 1-4 miles. Times vary, 3 hours.
Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.
Location: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.
Cost: $75 per person, 1 person minimum (4 per trip).







Sunset Kayak Tour

An evening of paddling and watching the night sky.

This kayak trip is a great way to wrap up your day in Tahoe. Offered every Friday as well as other days by reservation. We meet at sunset and get on the water to watch the colors change and the stars appear. We will cover natural and human history and tour the perfect distance before landing on the beach for post-trip snacks and enjoying a Tahoe evening.

Tour includes kayak, paddle, life jacket, knowledgeable guide, instruction, natural and human history discussions, permit fees, and snacks.

Please note, this tour has a 4 person minimum to run. Groups of less than 4 can we be combined with others. Please call if you have a party less than 4.

Summer 2022 Friday Sunset Dates:
June 3rd ~ 6:00-9:00pm
June 10th ~ 6:00-9:00pm
June 17th ~ 6:00-9:00pm
June 24th ~ 6:00-9:00pm
July 1st ~ 6:00-9:00pm
July 8th ~ 6:00-9:00pm
July 15th ~ 6:00-9:00pm
July 22nd ~ 6:00-9:00pm
July 29th ~ 5:30-8:30pm
August 5th ~ 5:30-8:30pm
August 12th ~ 5:30-8:30pm
August 19th ~ 5:30-8:30pm
August 26th ~ 5:00-8:00pm
September 2nd ~ 5:00-8:00pm
September 9th ~ 4:30-7:30pm
September 16th ~ 4:30-7:30pm
September 23th ~ 4:30-7:30pm


Typical Distance and Time: 1-3 miles . Times vary, 3 hours.
Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.
Location: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.
Cost: $75 per person, 4 person minimum.