A quintessential Tahoe activity, you can’t possibly come here in the summer and not get out on a stand up paddleboard, or commonly known to locals as SUP. Glide over the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, and cruise above the giant boulders that lie just beneath the surface. The best way to see Lake Tahoe is not from the shore, it’s from right above.
West Shore SUP
Launch in Rubicon Bay for Caribbean-esque aqua waters, and take a paddling journey into Emerald Bay.
Rentals: West Shore Sports | 5395 W. Lake Blvd. | (530) 525-9920
North Shore Paddleboarding
Launch at Kings Beach State Recreation Area or Sand Harbor, and catch a glimpse of the rocky world beneath the waves.
Rentals: Adrift Tahoe | 8338 N. Lake Blvd. | 530-546-4112
Paddleboarding on Donner Lake
Paddlers (and sometimes their canine companions!) can be seen serenely stroking across the water any time of day.
Rentals: Donner Lake Water Sports (12593 Donner Pass Rd., 530-582-1999), Granite Chief (11368 Donner Pass Rd., 530-587-2809)