All of our guided tours are conducted in two-person touring kayaks (typically Necky Amaruks), and are booked by reservation no later than 48 hours in advance. There is currently a six-person minimum and eight-person maximum. Call (530) 544-2011 for more information and reservations. The minimum age for all tours is 12 years old.

Emerald Bay Tour

$80 – $105 / person

(6 person minimum, runs on Tuesdays and Fridays only)

A visit to Lake Tahoe isn’t complete until you have seen this truly gorgeous and unique glacial remnant. But don’t just look down at it from one of the crowded vista points–come experience it from lake level! Join us as we paddle at a leisurely pace exploring the shoreline and observing nesting osprey and soaring bald eagles.

We’ll circumnavigate the entire bay and land on Fannette Island, if the group is up for it. We are the only kayak outfitter with permission to conduct tours entirely within Emerald Bay. We offer two versions of this tour: the standard tour runs from 8:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. and costs $80; and the extended tour runs from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. and costs $105. The extended version is for those who might want more time to tour the Vikingsholm or just hang out on the beach for a leisurely lunch (not included). The price includes all paddling equipment, a kayaking skills briefing for novices, and a guide. Be sure to bring water, a snack, sunscreen, sunglasses, windbreaker, hat, and shoes that can get wet. There is a third-of-a-mile walk down a steep, sandy trail from the parking area to where the kayaks are kept. The actual paddling distance is 4.0 miles. The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Emerald Bay Kayak Tahoe location