Sand Harbor Kayak Tour

Sand Harbor Kayak Tour
Explore the only undeveloped side of Lake Tahoe - The East Shore! We start our kayak adventure at Sand Harbor on Tahoe's East Shore and first cover a comprehensive kayak lesson on the beach. Once on the water, we paddle along the coastline, soaking up the incredible Sierra views. Your guide will explain the geology, ecology, and natural and human history of the lake throughout your trip.

To re-energize, we will stop for lunch on the beach at mid-day. This trip provides great opportunities to paddle, swim, or just float. You MAY even get to paddle around the fascinating historic Thunderbird Lodge (conditions permitting). Your guide will discuss the many tales of George Whittell, the original owner, and Bill, his pet lion! This tour is suitable for those who have kayaked before and have a moderate level of fitness.

Please note that due to high water, and therefore smaller beaches, we are highly encouraging guests to travel in double kayaks to minimize our footprint and to maintain the best guest experience.

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

Please be advised, Sand Harbor Parking often fills up by 8:30, especially on weekends. Plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled tour time to allow for parking. Sand Harbor State Park entrance fee of $10.00 applies at Park.

Note note our meeting location at Sand Harbor is not the rental tent. We launch adjacent to the rental tent on the same side of boat launch. Directions can be found on our website and will be sent in a confirmation email.

Must know how to swim.

If you are one person, please call our office to join an existing group!

Sand Harbor is closed August 7th.


Typical Distance and Time: 3-6 miles. 9:30am-2:00pm.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate.
Location: Sand Harbor State Park.
Cost: $95.00 per person 2 person minimum.

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