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Lake Tahoe’s impossibly blue waters beckon with an endless array of activities. Whether it’s playing on the water, in the water, or above it, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy Lake Tahoe first-hand.  

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Endless variety, infinite fun

One of the best ways to enjoy Lake Tahoe is to get on it (or in it, depending on your sense of adventure). A boat cruise on a paddle wheeler to Emerald Bay. Try your luck at catching a fish – or Tahoe Tessie – on a fishing charter. Get out under your own steam on a kayak or paddleboard. Or find yourself a front-row seat at one of the beaches between Emerald Bay and Zephyr Cove. Check out all the water sports you can enjoy here.

Lake Tahoe would restore an Egyptian mummy to his pristine vigor.

Mark Twain

It’s a sunny spring day.
The temperature is 39°F.
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Water Sports in South Lake Tahoe

If your idea of fun includes getting wet, you’re in the right place. Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot for everything from paddleboarding to water skiing. Discover the thrill of throttling a jet-ski with Mt. Tallac behind you. Catch air (literally) on a parasail boat and see Lake Tahoe from a different vantage point. Or gear up for a fishing adventure on a sport fishing cruise!


Keeping Lake Tahoe Blue

Tahoe’s famous clarity isn’t just a happy accident. It’s an ongoing effort that requires everyone’s help – including yours. Local organizations like Tahoe Regional Protection Agency and Keep Tahoe Blue play a role, but you can do your part to ensure Tahoe stays blue, clear, and beautiful! Clean, drain and dry your watercraft equipment to keep aquatic invasive species out of the lake, take your trash with you (and make sure it doesn’t blow out of your boat), and drink Tahoe tap water. 

Parasailing on Lake Tahoe

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Getting above it all on a parasail is a thrilling way to see Lake Tahoe from a different perspective. See why it should be on your vacation bucket list.

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Swing with the Stars

American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

Rub shoulders with celebrities and sip martinis on the green. The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship brings the biggest names in sports and Hollywood to the shores of Lake Tahoe every summer for a charitable golf competition. Post up by the 17th hole for the best stargazing and banter. A Lake Tahoe summer isn’t complete without this famous golf tournament.

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Williams at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

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