2018 Thunderbird Lodge Kayak Tour

Explore the Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site and arrive by Kayak!
  • Instant Book
  • 05:00:00
  • 48-hour return policy

We start our adventure at the beautiful Sand Harbor State Beach on Lake Tahoe's magnificent East Shore.  After getting outfitted and covering a comprehensive paddling lesson, we begin our journey with an easy 1.5 mile paddle along pristine coastline to the beach at Thunderbird Lodge.  After a rest and snacks, professional tour guides take visitors on an hour walk throughout the Whittell estate, including the Lighthouse Room, the Old Lodge, the maids' quarters and original kitchen, as well as a trip through the 600' underground tunnel leading to the infamous Card House and Boat House.  In the Boat House you may find the fabulous yacht, Thunderbird, built for George Whittell in 1939.  The yacht is a 55' long, John Hacker design with mahogany hull and dual aircraft engines and is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece built in a bygone era.  The tour then follows the Dragon's Tail path, past the waterfall and fountain to the Cook and Butler's House.  After our tour, a delicious deli spread lunch will be served on the beach before our short paddle back to Sand Harbor.  Trip includes all gear, natural and human history discussions, and a full deli spread lunch.  Typical Distance and Time: 3 miles, 9am to 2pm.  Level of Difficulty: Easy.  2 person minimum.  A $45 donation per person will be made to the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.  $12 parking fee applies at Sand Harbor.



A full refund, minus a $50 processing fee, is available up to one month (30 days) before trip.  A partial refund of 50% of the total cost of trip is available from 29 to 2 days prior to the trip.  No refund will be granted for cancellation within 48 hours of the trip or program or for no shows.

Offered By: Tahoe Adventure Company

Categories: tours, water


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