Do you need to be experienced?
Whether you have zero experience of captaining a boat, or know just what you are doing, it doesn’t matter. All of our recommended pontoon boat rentals in or near Lake Tahoe are from safe and trusted hire companies – the online reviews speak for themselves.
You will be given full training and safety briefings, and help is always on hand should you ever need it.
South Lake Tahoe pontoon boat rental deals
Currently we are offering deals for those wanting to get out on the water in South Lake Tahoe.
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About Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Lying at 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it straddles the state line between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. As the largest alpine lake in North America it trails only the five Great Lakes as the largest by volume in the United States. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake in Oregon.
It’s a huge tourist attraction for both Nevada and California, with millions of people visiting each and every year.
Whether you want winter sports or some time on the water, it’s the ideal resort.
Best fishing spots
Many people who charter or hire a pontoon boat will want to take advantage of the superb fishing opportunities on offer.
With a wide variety of fish including Lake (Mackinaw), Brown and Rainbow trout plus Kokanee salmon, you won’t be stuck for a catch!
- Truckee River – West Shore Lake Tahoe
- East & West Carson Rivers – Markleeville, CA
- Boca & Stampede Reservoirs – North Lake Tahoe
- Caples Lake – South Lake Tahoe
- Taylor Creek – South Lake Tahoe
- Fallen Leaf Lake – South Lake Tahoe
- Lake Tahoe… Itself! Middle of the Lake
- Donner Lake – North Lake Tahoe
- Upper Truckee River – South Lake Tahoe
- Echo Lakes – Meyers, South Lake Tahoe
Fishing in Lake Tahoe can require some specialist gear, as a lot of the water where the best catches to be found are, is very deep. For example, the Mackinaw and Kokanee are usually found at depths of 80 foot, sometimes as deep as 200 foot.
Your pontoon rental company will be able to supply you with all the best fishing accessories for an additional fee. Or you can bring along your own gear in most cases.
When you rent a pontoon boat on Lake Tahoe, we don’t recommend that you beach up and fish from the shore. The lakes are surrounded by private property, and most fish aren’t in those locations anyway.
For the best fishing results, sign up to a Lake Tahoe pontoon boat rental, get yourself into the zone, and make the most of your day’s fishing.
And in fact, some of the pontoon boats even come with an on-board grill set-up meaning you can eat some of the freshest fish anywhere on the planet.
For more information on these Lake Tahoe fishing spots and how to access them, please visit the official Lake Tahoe website.
When you hire a pontoon boat rental in Lake Tahoe, something we always recommend you consider is water sports.
Pontoon boats can pull inflatable tubes, with some more powerful boats being able to pull water skiers and wake boards.
Talk to your rental company about what they offer as you might be able to get the equipment thrown in as part of the deal.
Before you take part in any water sports though, please make sure that you have had a full safety briefing and instructions on how to use your pontoon boat in this way.
There are safety guides available on Pontoonopedia, but your pontoon hire company will also give you a full safety briefing if this is something you want to consider.
Renting a pontoon boat at Lake Tahoe is one of life’s pleasures for sure. With great weather, scenery and miles of water, you will never be stuck for something to do.
But what about the local area when you’re back on land?
Here are the top 10 local attractions on Lake Tahoe according to the reviews left on TripAdvisor.
- Emerald Bay State Park
- Mount Tallac Trail
- Tallac Historical Site
- Inspiration Point Vista
- Van Sickle Bi-State Park
- Lower Eagle Falls
- Taylor Creek Visitor Center
- Eage Falls Trail
- Donner Memorial State Park