SunnySide Marina & Resort – Lake Tahoe's Premier Marina

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1835 West Lake Blvd. Tahoe City.CA 96145

1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City CA 96145


“You Say Day-O!”: A Day on a Boat at Lake Tahoe

“You Say Day-O!”: A Day on a Boat at Lake Tahoe

In order to properly celebrate the Tahoe summer lifestyle, one must accurately prepare for a boating day on the shores of the Lake. For your Lake Tahoe boat rental, we’ve included everything from the items needed in your boat bag to where you can purchase a dry rose and charcuterie. The locals say the “West Shore is the Best Shore” for a reason. Departing on a boat from the idyllic Sunnyside Marina will be sure to permeate a memory in the minds of you and your schooner passengers for years to come.

Before arriving to town, book a place to rest your heads the night before and the night after your day on the lake. The Sunnyside Lodge is a great place to anchor up for the weekend. If you would like to be closer to Tahoe City and walking distance to a variety of bars and restaurants, try the Peppertree Inn. Ask for a room on the top floor for a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Big Blue and Tahoe City. West Lake Properties offers a variety of rentals if your boating group is looking for accommodations together.

You will certainly want to show your love, and shop local” for everything you forgot to pack: a swim suit, sunglasses, sunscreen, a boat bag to tote everything including those Solo cups. Your first stop should be none other than Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards. There are two shops that sit on the corner in Tahoe City, the ski shop and the board shop. Be sure to hit up both stores as both have great brands like Tahoe Made, Roxy, Oakley, etc. You might just appear like a Tahoe mountain local after completing your purchases. Pineapple in the Bavarian-esque Cobblestone Center in Tahoe City, offers great boat bags and also charming Tahoe souvenirs.

{Daylight come and me wan’ go home} Fuel up for breakfast with either a quick grab ‘n go breakfast sandwich, bakery case donut or purchase boat groceries and beverages at the WestShore Market {a beautiful bunch o’ ripe banana}. The market is located right next door to the Sunnyside Water Sports & Marina boat launch. To fill your belly with a sit down meal, breakfast or lunch is served all day at the Fire Sign Café, also right across the street from the launch and market. The bar at Rosie’s in Tahoe City is the local’s choice for a breakfast bite at the bar: coffee, mimosas and their famous Ramos Fizz, a remarkable hangover cure.

Visitors can either rent their own easy to operate Cobalt boat from Sunnyside Water Sports or have one of our licensed Coast Guard captains take your group on a Lake Tahoe boat charter around the lake’s hidden gems. {Me say day-O}

Don’t forget to make a play list of your favorite boat songs like the Beetlejuice song, “Day-O” (The Banana Boat Song), by Harry Belafonte or “On the Pontoon”, by Little Big Town for a pontoon rental. It’s always nostalgic to cruise by the Fleur de Lac estate, where the Godfather II was filmed, playing the Godfather theme song.

No visit on a boat to the West Shore on Tahoe is complete without a visit to Chamber’s Landing for a Chamber’s Punch {Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch…}. Be sure to plan enough time for all the sights you plan to see on the lake for the day. There is only so much time. Emerald Bayis a good 2-hour cruise from Sunnyside. Jump in the refreshing Lake Tahoe water that is so blue. Try swimming safely near the popular shorelines of Sugar Pine Point State Park and Meeks Bay. {Come, mister tally man, tally me banana}

As you end your day, plan time and proper attire for a little taste of “aloha” at the Sunnyside Restaurant, a long-time Tahoe “social institution”, an experience not to be missed. Watch the sunset with panoramic views of the lake and mountain-grill dining with Zucchini Sticks and a Mai Tai…What a day-O!

Check out our Sunnyside Water Sports Lake Tahoe boat day packing list essentials:

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