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Cruising Lake Tahoe with Action Water Sports of Incline Village, Nevada, USA

AWS Incline - Edward F. Nesta and Debra C. Argen - photo by Luxury Experience
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A beautiful blue-sky summer day cruising on pristine Lake Tahoe with Action Water Sports of Incline Village (AWSIncline) located in Incline Village, Nevada on their 55-foot catamaran, Sierra Cloud, was the perfect adventure for the "Adventure KidsTM" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F.Nesta. For two glorious hours we soaked up the stunning scenery of the snow-capped mountains, the lake, and the lushness of the coastline.


Adenture Kids on
Action Water Sports of Incline

During our stay at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, we wanted to experience the area’s water activities, and on Sunday, July 28, 2019, we drove to Incline Village for an afternoon of cruising Lake Tahoe with Action Water Sports of Incline Village. Located less than a 1-hour drive from Reno, the drive was breathtakingly beautiful as the highway winded its way up to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, the closest ski resort to Reno, with a base elevation of around 8,200 feet , then making its descent towards Incline Village with an elevation of 6,350 feet. Along the way there were scenic lookout points and we stopped at many of them to gaze at the mountains, some of which still had a bit of snow at their peaks, even in late July, as well as admire the stunning views of Lake Tahoe.

Edward F. Nesta - Lake Tahoe measuring Snow fall - photo by Luxury Experience
Measuring the height of snowfall in mountains to Lake Tahoe

Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe sits at an elevation of 6,225 feet, and has the distinction of being located partly in California and partly in Nevada, with California owning the greater share ofthe freshwater lake. It measures 22 miles long, is 12 miles wide, and has an average depth of 1,000 feet/300 meters and a maximum depth of 1,644 feet/501 meters. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States, (Crater Lake in Oregon is deeper with a depth of 1,949 feet/594 meters), and it is the 16th deepest lake in the world.

Lake Tahoe glider plane - photo by Luxury Experience
Glider Plane

As would befit such a deep body of water, where its sheer depth has prohibited extensive exploration, Lake Tahoe is shrouded in mystery and legend as to what lurks at the bottom of the lake. Since the mid-1800s, there have been people who have claimed to have seen a large creature or monster breaking the surface of the lake, which they have playfully named, "Tessie."

Mansions along Lake Tahoe - photo by Luxury Experience
Spectacular homes lining the Lake Tahoe Shore

During our 2-hour cruise, there were not any sightings of "Tessie" although we did see spectacular multi-million-dollar homes dotting the coastline, a glider plane, a parasailing boat, kayakers, boaters, jet skiers, and people on SUPs, all out enjoying the beauty of a perfect summer afternoon on the lake.

AWS Incline - Captain Rusty - photo by Luxury Experience
Captain Rusty

Rusty, the personable and knowledgeable AWS Incline captain provided an interesting narrative during the cruise pointing out several highlights as well as fun facts and amusing legends, while the attentive and professional crew brought around a selection of complimentary beverages of wine, beer, soda, juice, or water, as well as light snacks of fresh fruit and berries, and a selection of cheese and crackers.

Snow covered mountains - Lake Tahoe - photo by Luxury Experience
Snow covered mountains

As the Sierra Cloud made its way back to shore, we took one last look around to imprint an amazing day on the water in our memories, one that will linger for many months especially when the weather turns colder and a day spent out on the lake will be only a beautiful memory.

parasailing - Lake Tahoe - photo by Luxury Experience

AWS Incline is in North Lake Tahoe directly across from the Hyatt Regency at Incline and is 22 miles from Reno. Daily cruises depart at 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 5:00 pm. All sailing cruises include assorted beverages and light hors d’oeuvres.

AWS Incline - Sierra Cloud Boat - photo by Luxury Experience
Come Aboard the Sierra Cloud

In addition to the Sierra Cloud Catamaran, they also have Boat and Jet Ski Rentals, Lake Tahoe Parasailing, SUPs,and Formula Yacht Charters.

AWS Incline - Lake Tahoe - photo by Luxury Experience

Action Water Sports of Incline Village (AWS Incline)
995 Lakeshore Blvd.
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
United States
Telephone: +1-775-831-4386
Website: www.awsincline.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awsincline/
Twitter: @awsincline
Instagram: @awsincline

Read more about the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in the Hotels and Resorts, Restaurants, Chefs’ Recipes, and Spas sections.

Read more about Reno and Tahoe in the Destinations, Arts, Adventures, and Performances sections.

Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta - Lake Tahoe - Photo by Luxury Experience
See You at Lake Tahoe

Important Travel Information:

When is the best time to visit Reno and Tahoe? Anytime! There is always something exciting happening throughout the year! From special events and festivals or just taking it easy, the area offers a rich diversity of possibilities.

A Few Festival Ideas for Inspiration – Month-By-Month


Reno Latin Dance Fest




Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry


Reno Jazz Festival


Reno River Festival


Reno Rodeo



July – August

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival


Hot August Nights


The Great Reno Balloon Race


Lake Tahoe Marathon


Reno Pop Culture Con


Northern Lights Festival

Need more inspirationto plan your trip to Reno, Nevada, visit the website: https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/plan-your-trip/special-events/

Flight Information

Reno, Neva is accessible with non-stop flights from many US cities making it an easy destination for visitors.

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For more information on direct flights to Reno, please visit thewebsite: https://www.atlantiscasino.com/activities/direct-flights-to-reno/

For more information on the Reno and Lake Tahoe area please visit thewebsite: www.VisitRenoTahoe.com

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