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Sand Harbor Tours

Sand Harbor Tours offers guided tours and paddleboard lessons. 

This fun and informative tour starts at 9:AM (10AM in the off-season) and finishes between 1PM to 2PM. You’ll paddle south out of Sand Harbor State Park, toward the historic Thunderbird Lodge and Chimney Beach, while learning about paddling, paddle technique and the East Shore’s of Lake Tahoe’s fascinating history.

This tour requires reservations at least a day or two in advance, as well as a fitness level that will enable you to paddle for 3 to 4 hours. Lunch is included on this tour.
$100 per person (2 person minimum)

PARKING WARNING: Arrive early!!  Sand Harbor State Park is very popular and has limited parking. The Park only allows walk-ins from the East Shore Trail or a Taxi Service drop off. The parking lot often reaches max capacity within 1/2 an hour after 7:am, when the park opens its gates.

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“Get Up Stand Up” Intro to Paddleboarding Clinic

The water is usually smooth and glassy early in the morning, and that’s the best time to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard). During this one hour session, you will receive some basic paddling instruction while enjoying the lake at its calmest and best. This lesson goes from 8:AM to 9:AM
$50 per person (2 person minimum)

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2022 Season

For the 2022 season there has been a change in our operating permit at the park.   We will be offering guided tours out of Sand Harbor with van shuttle options to help you gain access to the park when the parking lot reaches max capacity (which it does by 7:30am most mornings).    We will not, however, be offering rentals at our Sand Harbor Location.

We have a second location at Tahoe City’s “Commons Beach” that will be offering rentals, if you would prefer to rent instead of taking one of our Sand Harbor tours.    There is plentiful, free parking in Tahoe City, and no chance that you won’t be able to access the beach area (unlike Sand Harbor).   We will also offer Sunset Kayak tours, lessons, and several other paddling activities in the Tahoe City location.

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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.


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.

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