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Sand Harbor Rentals

Sand Harbor Rentals

Sand Harbor Rentals offers rentals for single and tandem kayaks, paddleboards, & sailing kayaks. We also have guided kayak tours & paddleboard lessons.

Our Rental Season

We open in May on the weekend before Memorial Day. We close in the fall when the weather dictates, but will accept reservations for larger groups or tours after this date (weather permitting).

Come explore the wildest, most undeveloped shoreline that Lake Tahoe has to offer. With hidden beaches, secluded coves, white granite boulders, and warm sand, the East Shore is the place to get away from the roads and hotels. Most of the East Shore is public land, but inaccessible by car. Stop by Sand Harbor Rentals and find a little slice of Tahoe for yourself!

Sand Harbor State Park is very popular and has limited parking. They do not allow walk-ins or drop-offs, and there is no on-street parking outside the park gates. During peak weekends and holidays (mid-June through mid September) the parking lot often reaches max capacity within 1/2 an hour of when the park opens its gates at 8:am. Arriving at or before 8:am is always a good idea. Please note there are two entrances to Sand Harbor State Park; one for general and one for BOATS ONLY. Please go to the general parking to avoid being turned around by the parks service (unless you are also bringing your own boat). We recommend that our customers arrive no later than 8:am on summer weekends and holidays, and no later than 8:30 during midweek days in peak summer.

You may have noticed that Sand Harbor Rentals only takes 8:30am or 9am reservations during peak season. While we take walk-up customers all day, due to the high vehicle traffic at Sand Harbor State Park we cannot commit to reservation times that may be affected by parking misfortune. As mentioned in our PARKING WARNING Sand Harbor has very limited parking which often fills by 8:45am or earlier. Additionally, we always encourage having an early morning paddle on Lake Tahoe since there is a high likelihood of experiencing afternoon winds.

If you arrive to Sand Harbor and the parking lot is full the only other way to enter the park is via the East Shore Express Bus. The East Shore Express Bus Depot is located at 771 Southwood Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451

It Runs Every 20 Minutes
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Weekends: June 15-16 and June 22-23
Daily: June 29 – September 2
July 4: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
From Incline Village
Corner of Southwood & Hwy. 28 (Old Elementary School)
771 Southwood Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451
Service begins at 10:00 AM, then every 20 minutes until 6:20 PM.

If you miss your reservation because the parking lot is full you will be held to the charge. We try very hard to express the importance of early arrival to this particular location and therefore cannot reimburse for reservations missed for this reason. If you do not think that you’ll be able to pull off the 8AM call time please alert us within our 24hr cancellation policy and we will be happy to refund. If miss your reservation start time, but are able to get into the park later on the East Shore Express Bus, then you will be able to paddle for the remainder of the time you’ve booked. We won’t give your boat away.

If the day of your paddle we are experiencing inclement weather and are forced to shut down beach operations you will receive a full refund. However, if we continue to run rentals and tours on that day we will hold you to the reservation. Please check weather conditions so that you may plan accordingly.

We have this policy, and provide this information, in hopes of making your day smoother. Early arrival is wise for anyone going to this park. The popularity of Sand Harbor State Park is something beyond our control. While we highly recommend morning paddling, and also recommend reservations, if you’re not confident in your ability to arrive early, please see us as a walk-up customer (credit card sales only). We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you on the beach!

Reserve Your Kayak, SUP & Sail Boat Rentals Online


We are closed for the 2019 Summer Season, we’ll see you next year!


White tent by the boat ramp at Sand Harbor State Park ( 2005 Highway 28 Incline Village, NV )


Reservations a day or more in advance are highly recommended. We do not accept same-day phone reservations, but we will help walk-up customers. Parking is limited at Sand Harbor State Park, so reservations that begin in the morning (before 11:00am) are highly encouraged and sometimes required)

CANCELLATION POLICY:  We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.   If you cancel or no-show less than 24 hours from the day of your paddle, you are still financially committed to your reservation.


Sand Harbor Rentals - Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards & Sailboats Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards & Sailboats Rentals at Sand Harbor State Park LOCATION
Kayak & Sup Rentals – Enjoy the majesty of Lake Tahoe while kayaking in one of our high-end demo rentals. We have two on-water locations to serve you in Tahoe City California and Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe.  Kayak & SUP Lessons & Tours – We have many different Kayak Tours to offer, as well as Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons. Our tours leave from multiple locations around the lake including Sand Harbor. Our Location- You can find us under the white tent at Sand Harbor State Park’s Boat Ramp. Sand Harbor is located on Hwy 28. Use the main entrance to Sand Harbor State Park, not the boat entrance.