Kayak And Standup Paddleboard Rentals (click for location)

No experience necessary - Free instruction!

There is no better way to experience the incredible beauty of Lake Tahoe than from the lake itself. We provide open-deck and closed-deck kayaks from Ocean Kayak, Necky, and Perception. The open-deck (sit-on-top) kayaks are popular with beginners, but we also have "recreational" (sit-inside) kayaks suitable for novice paddlers.

Experienced paddlers have the option of renting traditional closed-deck touring kayaks, both singles and doubles, if you can convince us that you have had appropriate self-rescue and partner-rescue training (i.e., use of paddle float and T-rescue techniques). We also have an extensive selection of SUP standup paddleboards from Surftech, Bic, GLS, and Liquid Shredder, in a variety of lengths and styles.

Rental rates apply to all locations:
Timber Cove, Vikingsholm, Baldwin, Pope and Nevada beaches

  • Rates
  • 1 Hour
  • 2 Hours
  • Full Day
  • Single Kayak
  • $25.00
  • $35.00
  • $65.00
  • Double Kayak
  • $35.00
  • $55.00
  • $85.00
  • Paddleboard
  • $25.00
  • $35.00
  • $65.00

Rental Information:

  • Open-deck kayak rentals include life vests, paddles, backrests, and basic instruction. Closed-deck touring kayak rentals also include spray skirts, bilge pumps, and paddle floats. Wet suits and dry bags are also available at an extra charge.

  • Cash and Credit Cards (No AMEX) accepted at all locations. Please bring an ID with you when you come to rent.

  • Come to our Timber Cove shop if you want to car-top your rental to another location in the Lake Tahoe area. We can provide cam straps and padding for securing kayaks or boards to the roof of your vehicle (but we won't do it for you). There is a $10 charge for take-aways. Please note that take-away rentals must be returned by 4:30 PM! With prior arrangement, you can keep the kayak or board overnight for an extra $15, but it must be back at the shop at 10 AM opening time.

  • There is a 2-hour minimum and $5 accessory charge for touring kayak rentals.

  • Our Club B.O.B. members enjoy a season pass for all of our rental equipment. Give us a call for details!

  • Early Bird Special at Timber Cove: rent a kayak or SUP at opening time to enjoy the morning calm, return by 11 A.M., and receive 20% off the rental price

  • Call us at (530) 544-2011 for information on group discounts and multi-day rentals. We specialize in groups and customized activities!


  • MINIMUM age for participants is 4 years old and the participant must weigh over 30 lbs.

  • Minors ages 13 to 17 MUST be watched at all times by a parent/guardian 18 years of age or older. The parent/guardian MUST always stay within earshot of the minor(s).

  • Minors 12 and under MUST be accompanied on the water by a parent/guardian 18 years of age or older. This can be on single kayaks, paddleboards or double kayaks. The minor and parent/guardian can be on a paddleboard together if the minor is under 90 lbs. Two participants on the same paddleboard will NOT be allowed to paddle to Fannette Island (Emerald Bay).

  • Participant MUST be over the age of 15 to take their own vessel (kayak or paddleboard) to Fannette Island (Emerald Bay).

Attention Group Leaders:

  • Print out a copy of our Rental Contract and Liability Release. Print one copy of the Rental Contract (this is usually filled out by the credit card holder), and then as many Liability Releases as you need for your group (there is room for four people per page). Staple them together for us and you will be on the water faster!