Explore the shores of stunning Lake Tahoe in our unique transparent kayaks!
Set sail on the north side of Lake Tahoe and wander freely with a self-guided transparent kayak rental. We provide the safety equipment needed for you and your tribe to float the lake safely, storage to keep your personal belongings nice and dry, as well as, some fun toys (like snorkel gear, wireless speakers and selfie sticks) to make your experience even better.
PLEASE NOTE -
All kayaks are double kayaks, but can easily be used as a single.
When renting our Crystal Kayaks you must adhere to our rules, guidelines, and restrictions. These rules and restrictions are in place for your safety, the safety of our staff, and the longevity of our equipment:
At this time, due to safety concerns brought on by the heavy winter and extremely cool waters, age limit is 5 years or older (unless previously arranged and approved by owner) and children must be accompanied by an adult in the kayak at ALL TIMES. Minors aged 14 or older do not need adult accompaniment.
*There are some exceptions to this rule (school trips, kids’ camps, etc) and other written permissions apply.
Weight Capacity per kayak is 425 lbs.
We do not allow participants to transport our kayaks. We will deliver them to our permitted locations (occasional circumstances, we may launch in requested locations for an additional charge) and pick back up at the launch location.
You may not rent our equipment at a group rate and swap more people on and off at our rates. We do not sublease our equipment. If you are looking to do a group event, you must discuss it with the owners or management first.
We love our furry friends, but they will have to stay home for this adventure. No pets allowed.
Participants must arrive on time for rental and return. We cannot adjust rental times when arriving late and for those who return the kayaks later than the scheduled return time; will be charged our hourly rate ($45/hr.) for the additional rental time. We have lots of adventurers looking forward to sharing this experience, so please respect their time when thinking of extending your journey without prior arrangements with our staff and arrive back at our launch zone when scheduled.
You must cancel your kayak reservation 24 hours in advance of your scheduled kayak trip to receive a full refund, minus tax and transaction fees. If you have a group (more than two kayaks) you must cancel at least 48 hours in advance. For those that do not abide by this rule will only receive a 50% refund. No shows will not be refunded. If there is a weather-related issue on the day of your trip that causes us to be closed, we can reschedule your event or issue a refund.
Most importantly if you feel like your age, physical health, or mental condition may cause any harm to yourself or our staff please do not rent from us. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Also, if for any reason we feel that your age, physical, mental condition or behavior and attitude may put yourself, your group, other people, our equipment, property or staff in jeopardy, we will not rent to you.
We have also teamed up with a premiere driving service and can set up transportation for before and after your journey. Additional transportation fee will be added and determined by your location..
For special requests or to discuss any of the above, please let us know in the 'Comments' section when booking or contacting us.
For more information about our Crystal Kayak Experience; see our FAQs page.
Download and sign the Kayak Rental Equipment Agreement, Waiver and Release of Liability