Paddleboarding and kayaking are great way to get out on the lake, but sometimes you just want to feel the wind in your hair. Rent a boat for a casual cruise, or maybe even try your hand at wake surfing, for an unforgettable day on the lake.
- Surf Tahoe: Located on the water in Tahoe City, rent boats and jet skis, or take a lesson in water skiing, wakeboarding or wake surfing (120 Grove St., 530-583-9253, www.surftahoe.com)
- High Sierra Water Ski School: With locations at the Sunnyside and Homewood marinas, these guys will teach you to rip behind a boat. Added bonus: after you’re done on the water, pop over to the restaurant at Sunnyside for their famed fish tacos. (www.highsierrawaterskiing.com)