Group Boat Rental Planning Tips Lake Tahoe
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✔ Group Boat Rental Planning Tips for Lake Tahoe
If you’re responsible for planning a Lake Tahoe boating family reunion, girlfriend getaway, group of college friends, bachelor / bachelorette party or office party consider the following tips to insure a fantastic experience for all your participants.
- Not all boat rental locations on Lake Tahoe are equal, why?
- Drive by car to the best boating location on Lake Tahoe, spend your boat rental time enjoying the best boating location on Tahoe rather than just boating to it (and back)
- Prioritize choosing a gorgeous place to begin and end your day that’s optimal for relaxing boating, away from the big crowds and sheltered from the daily big wind and waves.
- Choose a place to begin and end your day that’s beautiful, peaceful and fun (not a busy, uncomfortable marina).. your participants will appreciate your forethought and keen planning abilities!
- Choose a captained service like TahoeJetBoats and enjoy yourself safely, while seeing the most beautiful parts of the lake from a boat
- If you choose a drive it yourself rental boat and plan to booze cruise, law enforcement will arrest you
- Understand that legally you may not be able to have your whole group on the boat at the same time. The only company on Lake Tahoe (not TahoeJetBoats) that has a vessel large enough to host more than 6 passengers plus crew (legally) at one time is for sightseeing only. They do not offer water sports. and they charge $1800/hour.
- Learning to waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf can be very time consuming compared to waketubing. If you have a large group, focusing on waketubing is a great way to make sure everyone has plenty of time on the water
✔ Big group? (7+) US Coast Guard Regulation (US federal law):
- All boat rental companies on Lake Tahoe must operate in compliance with US Coast Guard regulations (US federal law)
- On Lake Tahoe, US Coast Guard regulation requires commercial vessels less than 100 gross tons limit capacity to 6 passengers plus crew
- Don’t risk having your boat rental cut short and a US Coast Guard fine for overcrowding, or worse, swamping/sinking your rental boat
- FYI: The only company on Lake Tahoe (not TahoeJetBoats) that has a vessel large enough to host more than 6 passengers plus crew (legally) at one time is for sightseeing only. They do not offer water sports. and they charge $1800/hour.
Most of our clients have more than six people in their group:
- Shelby W’s group had 16 and everyone had a ‘great experience!’ Her review on Trip Advisor
- We’ll operate legally from a pristine, sheltered, warm water beach with 6 participants at a time
- Our No Propeller 24 foot Yamaha Jet Boats require just 18 inches enabling us to pick up and drop off on the beach
- Big Groups love enjoying our Paddleboards at one of Tahoe’s most beautiful warm water beaches, it’s amazing!
- Grab the cooler and one of our paddleboards, our Tahoe beach is world class!
- Bachelor (ette), Anniversary, Birthday? Ask us about the ‘Tahoe Party Boat Solution’ that won’t sink your budget
- TIP: If your group is larger than 10 participants plan for a full day rental so everyone get’s plenty of time for watersports
- FYI: Drive it yourself boat rentals on Tahoe are base model old motorboats most often seen being towed back to shore. They’re also more expensive than the top of the line TahoeJetBoat fleet.
Your safety is our priority:
- Crowding a boat to the manufacturer’s passenger capacity to “fit my entire group,” is not safe or legal
- The Tahoe wind arrives almost every day around 2pm creating waves which can swamp, disable and sink over-crowded boats
- Please read our Lake Tahoe Boaters Weather Safety Briefing
- Please read our Best Location for a Lake Tahoe Boat Rental
- How Tahoe Jet Boats Keeps You Safer
- Reduces the vessel’s handling and safety characteristics in Lake Tahoe’s big wind and large waves
- Reduces the vessel’s performance
- Reduces comfort for passengers
If you want an absolutely terrific, completely enjoyable, memorable, stress-free day (or half day) on Lake Tahoe, then Tahoe Jet Boats is the best way to go. We researched all the boat rental shops and prices on Yelp, but we think TJB offers the most exceptional value. TJB provides: An expert captain who knows all the sweet spots you might never find yourself; free use of water toys including water skis, a 3-person towable tube, wakeboard, floaty noodles, wetsuits, life vests, goggles, fins, snorkels; a fast-as-lightening jet boat with both sunny and shaded seating areas; photographs and video of your trip…the list goes on and on. The skipper, Dave, is also the owner, and he went out of his way to ensure we had a good time…and we sure did. Dave picked us up on the west side of the lake, about a 30-minute drive north of South Lake Tahoe, so there was no pick-up fee. We booked a half-day in the morning then enjoyed the rest of a day on the gorgeous West Shore. Thanks, Dave, for helping to make our vacation so much fun! –John H
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