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Address: 900 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number:
+1 530-544-0200
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

The best way to get to experience Lake Tahoe is from the water. It is easy...

The best way to get to experience Lake Tahoe is from the water. It is easy and surprisingly inexpensive to rent a Powerboat, Pontoon Boat, Wake Board/Water Ski Boat or Sailboat for as little as One Hour or for Multiple Days. The Ski Run Boat Company has the Largest and Safest fleet of boats on Lake Tahoe. This gives you and your party the chance to see destinations like Emerald Bay, Ski Beach, Sand Harbor and the Rubicon cliffs on your own schedule. You can bring a picnic lunch or stop by one of the many Restaurants around the Lake. All Boats come fully fueled and equipped with a VHF Radio and Coast Guard approved safety equipment and Life Vests. The Ski Run Boat Company also rents all the accessories you would need to make a great day of boating even better. Choose from Single or Double Tubes, Wakeboards Water Skis and More.

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Boats should be better maintained for this price, but we still had fun.

There is just not enough competition, when any at all, for boatrental in South Lake Tahoe. That is why the prices are too high. But that is the situation, take it or leave it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Rimsting, Germany
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Lakewood, Washington
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The staff/management were EXTREMELY rude and unprofessional. The JET SKI TOUR is a MAJOR rip-off, as you can drive to the castle for FREE! The ride straight there and back was white knuckled as there was white-caps on Lake Tahoe. VERY scary and dangerous! Pay particular attention to the detailed contract they have you sign, cause they charged us additional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My husband rented a boat for 2 hours on my birthday. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They walked us through every possible scenario and gave us tips on where to go and what to see. We really enjoyed our time on the lake! We rented the smallest boat they had and that was enough for the two of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Traveled to South Lake Tahoe in September and planned to rent 2 jet skis, but the weather was un-seasonably cold. Really wanted to see the beautiful water of Lake Tahoe, so discovered for just a little more money , with a coupon from one of the hotels, we could rent a boat for an hour. Hubby grew up driving boats,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went parasailing with Ski Run this past weekend and it was a fantastic experience! The trip to Lake Tahoe was to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday and the top activity on her list was to parasail. Captain Chris and First Mate Robbie made the ride so much MORE enjoyable with their enthusiasm, great music and overall fun attitude. I... More 

Thank Milaka F
Rimsting, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

There is just not enough competition, when any at all, for boatrental in South Lake Tahoe. That is why the prices are too high. But that is the situation, take it or leave it. However, when a price as high as this is paid, you could expect to geg a de ently maintained boat. We had the cheapest A class... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I if I could put less than 1 star, I would. This is the most unprofessional excursion company I have ever dealt with. It was my wife's birthday and I purchased parasailing vouchers through an excursion company. When we showed up, the lady was immediately snotty to us, stating that we weren't guaranteed anything. When we finally went on to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Wonderful staff! Very friendly and helpful.. They give you suggestions of places to go, tips on how to navigate the waters, places to eat, "taxi" service on the water (in case you want to get off and eat without returning your boat yet), and very detailed maps. They also have the cheapest gas prices along the Lake. That's REALLY helpful.... More 

Thank Michelle G
Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Having read all the reviews about alleged overcharging for jetskis and boats I was surprised that our experience with parasailing was pretty good. We went aboard the Shark 2 - our teenage kids parasailed and we went along for the ride. This was a great experience for the kids and better value as a passenger than the extortionate charges for... More 

Thank n1968ick
Trumbull, CT
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Most of the other reviews go into great detail on the specifics of a half day or full day boat rental so I will summarize: 4 hours of zipping around, floating, chilling = over $600 all up for a 20-foot, 15-year old runabout. That's 2 months of payments on a new boat. So yeah, I didn't feel the value was... More 

Thank jraygolf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We rented a boat and had a great time. The boat was far from new but the service for checking in and out, and offering all type of help to make your experience delightful was clearly outstanding. A must do if you come to Lake Tahoe in the summer.

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