In case you didn’t know, there’s a lake up here. A big lake. And Lake Tahoe water sports are the thing to do.
We know—how unexpected. A beautiful, clear lake that you can splash around into your heart’s content, along with plenty of other activities.
Lake Tahoe water sports include water skiing, and perhaps reenacting the infamous Fonzie-jumping-the-shark episode of Happy Days. Or you can be a little more X-Games-y and try wakeboarding. Maybe take a standup paddleboarding lesson and glide across the lake’s surface with dignity.
Or take the opportunity to play that “I’m on a Boat” song and climb aboard a kayak, sailboat, or historic paddle wheeler for a sunset cruise. If that sounds utterly sleep-inducing, may we suggest hopping on a speed boat at Zephyr Cove? You’re guaranteed to terrify and delight any small children aboard as you go fast enough to make your lips flap in the breeze.
If these water sports are not predatory enough, you can go fishing! With visibility to 75 feet below its surface, Lake Tahoe fishing is a favorite of both locals and visitors and Lake Tahoe is home to more fish than you can shake a pole at. Just be on the lookout for Tahoe Tessie—the dragon-dinosaur that is rumored to swim in Tahoe’s depths. ‘Cause if you see her, you’ll have one awesome “one that got away” story.
Whatever kind of Lake Tahoe water sports you embark on, finish up with a South Lake Tahoe tradition: tacos at Regan beach. If anyone looks at you funny when you’re stuffing tacos in your mouth, just nod your head sagely and tell them “it’s restorative.”