Tahoe City vacation rentals offer visitors the opportunity to visit one of the most quaint and picturesque towns on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe City and the surrounding area offer a variety of outdoor activities and events for local residents and tourists alike. Two of the most popular activities are kayaking and rafting, and there are some great options for beginners and experts. When staying at Tahoe City vacation homes, be sure to try rafting and kayaking on Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe City Kayak
Tahoe City Kayak offers 8 different tours depending on skill. Day trips and multi-day trips are available. Take a half-day tour from beautiful King's Beach through fields of boulders, and stop for a swim in the clear, blue water before heading to Speedboat Beach for lunch. A similar tour leaves from Sand Harbor. The Emerald Bay tour paddles to Fannette Island, the only island on Lake Tahoe, beneath the spectacular Sierras. Watch breathtaking sunsets on a Sunset Tour.
Tahoe Adventure Company
The Tahoe Adventure Company offers kayaks that seat 1 or 2 passengers who want to explore the lake and its beautiful beaches on their own. The company also offers kayak tours. For beginners, a 2-hour Intro to Kayaking Tour is available. The Thunderbird Lodge Kayak Tour begins at Sand Harbor and paddles to the Thunderbird Lodge, built in 1939. A deli-style picnic lunch is served on the beach before the return trip.
The Historical West Shore Kayak Tour begins at Sugar Pine State Beach Park and paddles by one of the most beautiful natural areas of aspen, juniper and pine forests. Along the trip you'll see the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, built in 1903.
Tahoe Truckee River Rafting
Truckee River Rafting has self-guided raft trips. The tour leaves from Tahoe City, and it is a relaxed trip for 5 miles down the Truckee River to the River Ranch. View tranquil meadows and spectacular views of the mountains. The rafts can accommodate up to 10 people; however, smaller rafts are available. The trip usually takes between 2 and 4 hours, and a shuttle is available to transport rafters back to Tahoe City upon arriving at the ranch.
Mountain Air Sports Rafting
Mountain Air Sports offers rafting tours that are great for families. Rafts can accommodate 4, 6 or 8 people. You can bring your own inflatable water toys and get ready for a day of fun. Special rates are available for groups. If you arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., you can receive an early bird discount. The tour is great for all ages, and children between the ages of 2 and 5 can raft for $5 as of fall 2010. Souvenir pictures of your rafting experience are available and make great momentos. The River Grill owned by the company is the perfect spot for dinner after your rafting trip.
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