THE JEWEL OF LAKE TAHOE WITHOUT THE DISPLAY CASE
SNAPSHOT
Day Safari
START TIME | 7AM
FINISH TIME | 12PM
LOCATION | EMERALD BAY
ACTIVITY LEVEL | STRENUOUS
DURATION | 5 HOURS
MIN AGE | 12 YRS
PRICE | $145 USD
TRIP OVERVIEW

Enjoy kayaking Lake Tahoe as we take a peaceful journey along the scenic shoreline and through the mouth of Emerald Bay.  Experience glacier carved granite peaks, towering forests, abundant wildlife and the historical Vikingsholm castle. We’ll kayak over to Fannette Island (Lake Tahoe’s only island) where we will beach our kayaks and explore the jewel of Lake Tahoe.

Take a short paddle across the bay, enjoy the beach, have a snack and if you feel so inclined snorkel through Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters before making our way back.  Throughout our travels we’ll discuss Lake Tahoe’s natural history and the significance of the heritage gained by its human counterparts.  This is one of our favorite Lake Tahoe kayaking tours.

HIGHLIGHTS
Onsite Training
Before we hit the water our kayak guides will walk you through all the proper kayak & paddle techniques to ensure you have a fun safe adventure. As always we’ll be with you the whole way.
Island Getaway
Beach the kayaks on Lake Tahoe’s only island. Explore the area, enjoy your surroundings and take a short hike to discover a piece of Lake Tahoe’s heritage.
Vikingsholm Castle
Journey to the past and visit Vikingsholm Castle. Built in the early 20th Century we’ll discuss its history and significance to Lake Tahoe’s preservation.
Breathtaking Scenery
We are Lake Tahoe’s only outfitter that offers the option to snorkel. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on an opportunity to explore Tahoe’s world renowned crystal clear waters. Snorkeling is completely optional.
Beach Layover
Paddle across the bay and Beach the kayaks for some fun in the sun. Whether you’re seeking to lay out, have a swim or snorkel through Lake Tahoe’s waters; we’ll make sure you get a taste of the beach life.
All Gear Included
We provide kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices, dry bags for your cameras and snorkels. Along with professional, fully trained CPR certified guides.
FINE PRINT

Location

* Drive time from South Lake Tahoe is 15 minutes.  Detailed directions to each adventure location are provided via email upon booking confirmation to ensure all participants have a hard copy.  As with all of Tahoe Jack’s Adventures it is the participants responsibility to arrive at the designated start point on time for all of our excursions.

DETAILS
Duration & Fitness Levels
Duration | 7AM-12PM
Availability | DAILY
Distance | 8-10 MILES
Expected Fitness Level | MODERATE
Difficulty | STRENUOUS
What we Provide
Kayaks
Paddles
PFD
Dry Bags
Snorkels
Hands on Instruction
CPR Certified Tahoe Guide
What to Bring
Water
High Energy Snacks
Sunscreen
Sandals or Soft Shoes
Sunglasses
Personal Medication (If Needed)
* Full List emailed upon checkout
Adventure Restrictions
Children Must be accompanied by an adult kayak Tahoe.
Expecting Mothers are prohibited
MAX Weight – 250lbs
Guests must be fully mobile & in good physical condition for our kayaking tours
OTHER KAYAK ADVENTURES YOU MAY LIKE
FREQUENT QUESTIONS
  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  • Dry Bags (For cameras & personal belongings)
  • Snorkel Gear (If you choose to snorkel)
  • A Knowledgeable, Experienced Guide
  • A Genuine Tahoe Adventure
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sandals or Soft Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • High Energy Snacks
  • Water
  • Personal Medication (If Needed)

Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority has various launch locations depending on the Kayak tour you choose. Drive times from South Lake Tahoe are typically 15 minutes.

The following adventures have shuttle service provided to enable guests to enter the beaches we utilize.

Dawn Patrol
Gin & Tonic
Alpine Liquidity
Jack’s Treasure Run
Nova Rova

Detailed directions to each adventure location and/or shuttle departure location are provided via email upon booking confirmation to ensure all participants have a hard copy.  As with all of Tahoe Jack’s Adventures it is the participants responsibility to arrive at the designated start point on time for all of our excursions.

Our paddle times vary on the Kayak Adventure you choose. Listed below are our daily kayak tours and their corresponding schedules.

Dawn Patrol – 8:00AM
Gin & Tonic – 10:30AM
Alpine Liquidity – 1:00PM
Jack’s Treasure Run – 7:00PM
Nova Rova – 9:00PM
Howl at the Moon – 9:00PM

Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority offers a broad array of Kayak Adventures of varying difficulty levels. Our adventures can range from easy to strenuous. It is very important that you choose an adventure within your own personal fitness and comfort levels. While our Kayaking tours in general are not overly exhaustive, our longer kayak tours may prove difficult for some. Please see our paddle difficulty ratings and the paddle distance information in their corresponding individual kayak tour sections to find a suitable tour that meets your fitness levels and capabilities.

Lake Tahoe’s weather patterns vary day to day. However, in the summer months, wind can be a factor during the afternoons. Therefore, you will find that most of our kayaking adventures are held either in the mornings or evenings. This ensures our paddlers the best paddling times when Lake Tahoe’s waters are calmer and offer for excellent photo opportunities and brilliant wildlife observing.

Our guides are experienced, professional, CPR certified and personable. They have extensive training and experience with kayaking, Lake Tahoe’s waters, outdoor preparedness and safety procedures. We understand that our guides have an extensive impact on both your safety and overall experience with us. It is for this reason that Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority strives diligently to bring you some of Lake Tahoe’s finest kayak guides.

Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority has an extensive fleet of kayaks that are suitable for all experience levels. Our kayaks are stable, user friendly and safe. Our guides will brief you in the water of proper kayak techniques, paddle strokes, best practices and safety precautions before we set out on our journey. As always our guide will be with you the whole way.

We welcome all kayak skill levels and offer instruction once in the water. If this is your first time kayaking we would recommend one of our shorter, less vigorous adventures. However, it is not a requirement, as many first time paddlers are comfortable and acclimate very well to kayaking immediately. As always, please know your fitness levels and athletic abilities when choosing a tour.

Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority recommends the following kayak attire.

  • Soft Shoes or Sandals
  • Synthetic Clothing (as it drys much faster than cotton)

Shorts & T shirts are usually fine during the summer months, however it is recommended that you bring warmer attire with you should the wind pick up or you have booked an early morning/evening adventure. Once again we suggest non cotton clothing. Always better to be prepared than end up being uncomfortable.

We also recommend that you bring a spare change of clothes for when your kayak adventure has ended. It is not uncommon, being out on a lake, that you may get a bit wet.

Please Note: Be sure to bring sunscreen as you will be in the sun during our tours. It is also recommended to bring a lightweight long sleeve that breathes well to avoid prolonged sun exposure to your arms as you paddle.

The age requirement for any kayak adventure is dependent on the tour you choose. Please review the age requirements in the snapshot section of each adventure.  All those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Cancellations made more than 48 hours in advance will receive full credit towards a future adventure tour with Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to departure will receive no credit. Trips cannot be cancelled due to weather conditions, unless such cancellations are made by Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority. In the event a trip is cancelled by Tahoe Jack’s Adventure Authority due to adverse weather conditions, a full credit refund will be provided. No refunds, discounts or reimbursements will be granted to no-show trip participants, late arrivals, dismissals or any customer that is deemed not suitable to participate due to ill health, medical conditions, intoxication or poor levels of fitness.

Questions regarding our Lake Tahoe kayak tours?

CALL AN ADVENTURE ADVISOR
TEL +1 (775) 901-3307