Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Cancellation Policy?

We take a 50% deposit (payment) at the time of booking your boat rental. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel 96 hrs (4 days) or more from the date & time of your booking. If you cancel within 96 hrs (4 days) of your booking you will forfeit the entire amount of your deposit. You must call us at 775 400-6677 to cancel. Emailed cancellations will not be honored.

Is Fuel Included in the Rate?

Yes, fuel is included in the rate.

Where Do We Park & Check-In?

You park & check-in directly across the street from the West Shore Café at the Homewood Ski Area parking lot, 4145 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141. Follow SWA Watersports signage to our office.

At What Time Should We Arrive For Our Boat Rental?

Your boat rental starts at the time of your reservation, so please arrive at LEAST 30 minutes early to check-in and receive your boat safety / operation orientation.

Can We Pickup Part of Our Group at Another Location?

No, your entire group must come to and board the boat at our location. We do not allow docking or beaching our rental boats. The only exception here is for multi-day boat rentals.

What Is The Best Time To Rent A Boat?

The best time to rent a boat is from the morning into the early afternoon. Lake Tahoe can get very windy later in the day.

What are the time frames for a 4 hr rental?

Morning rentals start between 8:00 – 10:30 am
Afternoon rentals start between 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Are Dogs Allowed on the Boats?

It depends on the quantity, size, and breed of the dog. In other words approval will be needed from management. If allowed, an additional $75 will be charged to the rental.

Do The Boats Have Ice Chests Onboard?

Our boats do not have ice chests onboard. If you have one please bring it. If not, you can rent an ice chest with ice for $20.

Can We Go to a Lakefront Restaurant by Boat?

Only if you use the restaurant boat valet service. You are not allowed to pull up or tie off to any piers.

Can we Beach or Dock the Boat?

No, you may not beach or dock the boat. Please stay off shore out of the shallow rocky water. This is where all the boat damage occurs (boat vs rocks)! We have anchors on our boats so if you need to get to shore please anchor and swim in.

Do the Boats have Bimini or Shade Tops?

Yes, all our boats have these tops.


Be sure to book your next Lake Tahoe adventure soon as reservations for the summer boating season fill up fast!

RESERVATIONS 775.400.6677