THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE

13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California 96161 USA
Phone:  +1 (530) 562-3000   •  Map & Directions
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Kayaking & SUP



Through our partnership with Tahoe Adventure Company, guests can experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe shoreline from the unique perspective of a Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board. Tahoe Adventure Company leads high quality adventure travel trips, instruction and tours with a focus on experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, trails and brilliant waters of Lake Tahoe.

FEATURED TOURS

Discover Kayaking or Paddleboarding
This tour is designed for the beginner who wants to discover kayaking or Stand Up Paddle-boarding. Tour includes all your gear, introductory lesson, professional guide, natural and human history discussions.

North Shore Kayak Tour
After an introductory lesson, you will head out on the water for a paddle. Your guide will point out ecology, geology and other natural and human history along the way. Paddle along the coast of King's Beach, among the boulders of Crystal Bay and along scenic coastline while getting a unique glimpse of some of Tahoe's most beautiful waterfront homes. Tour includes all gear, professional guide, natural and human history discussions, and a deli spread lunch.

Sand Harbor Kayak Tour
Explore the only undeveloped side of Lake Tahoe. Your adventure will begin at Sand Harbor on Tahoe's East Shore and first cover a comprehensive lesson on the beach. Once on the water, you will 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, you will land on a hidden beach for a deli spread lunch and cold beverages. This trip provides great opportunities to paddle, swim, or just float. You'll even get to paddle around the fascinating historic Thunderbird Lodge.

Thunderbird Lodge Kayak Tour
Explore the Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site and arrive by Kayak. You will start your adventure at the beautiful Sand Harbor State Beach on Lake Tahoe's magnificent East Shore. After getting outfitted and covering a comprehensive paddling lesson, you will begin your journey with an easy 1.5 mile paddle along pristine coastline to the beach at Thunderbird Lodge. After a rest and snacks, professional tour guides take visitors on an hour walk throughout the Whittell estate, including the Lighthouse Room, the Old Lodge, the maids' quarters and original kitchen, as well as a trip through the 600' underground tunnel leading to the infamous Card House and Boat House. In the Boat House you may find the fabulous yacht, Thunderbird, built for George Whittell in 1939. The yacht is a 55' long, John Hacker design with mahogany hull and dual aircraft engines and is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece built in a bygone era. The tour then follows the Dragon's Tail path, past the waterfall and fountain to the Cook and Butler's House. After your tour, a deli spread lunch will be served on the beach before our short paddle back to Sand Harbor.

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