North Tahoe water shuttle launches Thursday

Staff report
This 30-foot custom craft was designed specifically for the North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle will return to the cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe this week with extended hours.

The 30-foot Centurion boat, with room for up to 12 passengers and eight bikes, operates daily starting at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Tahoe City Marina, making scheduled stops at four other docking stations from Homewood to Tahoe Vista.

The shuttle, in its second year of service, will transport passengers past 8 p.m. this summer, a suggestion from riders last year, mainly for dinner trips.

Below are some of the new evening hours, based on service route. These hours will not be operated after Labor Day, but the water shuttle will run through Sept. 22.

Tahoe City Marina, 700 North Lake Blvd., westbound route: 9:30 p.m., 11:37 p.m.

Tahoe City Marina eastbound route: 10:38 p.m.

West Shore Cafe, 5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood: 9:59 p.m.

Obexer’s Marina, 5355 West Lake Blvd., Homewood: 10:09 p.m.

Captain Jon’s Restaurant, 7220 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista: 8:52 p.m., 11:06 p.m.

Gar Woods, 5000 North Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay: 9:07 p.m., 11:21 p.m.

Cost for a one-way trip is $10/adult and $7/child under 10, with round trip rates of $20 and $14, respectively.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 530-581-8707 or sending an email to

To view the shuttle’s complete schedule and to learn more, visit

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