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Top Lake Tahoe Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters for 2021

Tahoe City, CA

5.0 (58)


4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

Incline Village, NV

5.0 (1)


2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Glenbrook, NV

0.0 (0)

2021 Manitou Pontoon Boat 23'

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers

Tahoe City, CA

0.0 (0)

2016 Malibu 23 LSV Wakesetter

6 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

South Lake Tahoe, CA

0.0 (0)

Amazing 2021 Regal LS2 Surf (2 days minimum)

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers

Tahoe City, CA

0.0 (0)

24' Fun and Relaxing Pontoon Bennington- TC

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 11 passengers

South Lake Tahoe, CA

4.9 (11)

Relaxing Cruiser Or Water Sporting Fun!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers

Tahoe City, CA

5.0 (2)

23' Cobalt Power boat with wakeboard tower

8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

Tahoe City, CA

5.0 (5)

Family Pontoon Boat! Get out on North Lake Tahoe!

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Tahoe City, CA

5.0 (2)

23' Pontoon Boat--Get out on the Lake!

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Tahoe City, CA

0.0 (0)

Wakeboard / ski boat 2020 year for up to 7

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 7 passengers

Tahoe City, CA

0.0 (0)

Bennington 24' FUN Pontoon- Tahoe City

6 hours No captain
Up to 11 passengers
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Lake Tahoe’s Most Popular Experiences

A Lake Tahoe boat rental is a perfect way to spend the day. There are so many great things to do while you are on a Lake Tahoe boat rental. While Lake Tahoe can get a little chilly at times, there are still many ways to enjoy all of the lake’s activities. Read on below for some of the most highly recommended ways to enjoy your Lake Tahoe boat rental.

Fishing in the Lake Tahoe Water Trail
The Tahoe Water Trail offers a public launch area, several landing sites, planned kayaking, paddleboarding routes, and plenty of fantastic waterfront scenery. It is more than 72 miles long, so you will be sure to find some attractive fishing spots along the way. For the perfect day trip, fish directly from your Lake Tahoe boat rental for rainbow trout, mackinaw, and Kokanee salmon.

Check Out the Taylor Creek Visitor Center
This visitor center is a perfect place to rest after a long day on the water. It has walking paths and a nature walk, which provides an excellent learning experience for children. Sometimes you might see beaver dams or ducks in the creek, and you might be lucky enough to glimpse some eagles or black bears.

Visit the Lower Eagle Falls
These falls are spectacular, with rushing waters coming from snowpacks from the high elevation peaks above, making the water cold. If you go after winter, the falls will be flowing at their peak, and you can enjoy the misted water flowing from the rocky area below the falls.

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Visit Zephyr Cove

Use your Lake Tahoe boat rental to explore Zephyr Cove Beach and Resort. There is a comfortable lodge for you and all your friends to enjoy. Have a meal at the Zephyr Cove Restaurant and visit the M.S. Dixie paddle wheeler and the quaint general store.

Vikingsholm Castle

Tour the nearby Vikingsholm Castle. Built in a fjord-like setting at Emerald Bay State Park, this is one of the best examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere. The house is open for tours from April to September.

Enjoy the Beaches

Sail your Lake Tahoe boat rental to Round Hill Pines Beach and dock at their marina. Visit Pope Beach, the longest beach in Tahoe, and anchor your Lake Tahoe boat rental early to enjoy the picnic tables and public restrooms. At lunch, several food trucks offer soft drinks, nachos, hot dogs, or hamburgers.


Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

How much is it to rent a boat in Lake Tahoe?

The cost to rent a boat at Lake Tahoe for a half-day starts at $160. For a full day on the water prices on average range from $320 and $4,300.

Can you swim in Lake Tahoe?

Swimming in Lake Tahoe is an exhilarating experience. But wait! The water never really gets hot. Depending on the depth of the water and the type of lake you're swimming in, warm shallow bays and gentle sloping shorelines will warm fastest.

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer boat rental. We know choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

How to rent a boat on Boatsetter?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today. -First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent. -Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on. -Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner. That's it! You're officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on boat rental largely depends on the boat's size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on the boat's size and the amount of time you'll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our yacht specialists for a custom quote by visiting:

How old do you have to be to rent a boat?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht on Lake Tahoe for the day?

Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day yacht rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here:

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

Booking a month-long yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of yacht charter specialists. We tailor each yacht charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting

How to rent a private yacht?

Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private yacht rentals experience please visit

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat ?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you're wanting to charter the yacht overnight.

How does the boat insurance work?

Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need boat insurance when renting with Boatsetter. Coverage is provided under the Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy, which is underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. The policy was written from the ground up as a stand-alone recreational boat rental insurance policy covering the period of time that the boat is being rented and is available for all non-commercially insured boats.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains and favorite captains in your area that you would like to operate your boat.

How much does it cost to rent a boat?

The cost to rent a boat depends on whether you are renting for a half-day or a full day, the boat features and the boat size can impact your boat rental price. Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000 plus depending on the boat rental itself and the length of time of the rental.

Top boat rental reviews in Lake Tahoe

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  • 5/5 stars

    We absolutely love using John's boat! It's in great shape, fit our party perfectly, and we had a blast on the lake....


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Spotless boat, super nice guy, easy to drive, easy communication, and very accommodating. We had a great time and...


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Shawn was so great and so much fun! We would definitely use him again! My husband, my three teenage boys, and myself...


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a fantastic time on Rafid’s boat! The boat was great and Rafid gave us nice recommendations on where to go. We...


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Rafid was great and very communicative. He was thorough and went over all aspects of the boat. Mechanically the boat...


    Jul 2021

  • Rafid was great. Very easy to communicate with, explained all the specifics of the boat well, and was ready to assist...


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Terrific Day! We rented from John during the busy July 4th holiday weekend. The boat was absolutely beautiful and...


    Jul 2021

  • What a fun day and all thanks to Rafid. We rented the Cobalt, which Rafid took the time to cover all details. The...


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We rented the pontoon boat on an incredibly busy July 4th weekend on Lake Tahoe, John had everything ready and dialed...


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    John was great to work with. Boat was super clean and fun. We ran late getting to the boat he was super flexible, I...


    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    John’s customer service sets the gold standard. The communication was great from the very beginning when I reached...


    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Boat was great! Rafid was communicative, kind, and made this process super smooth. Would rent from Rafid again,...


    Jun 2021

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