About Us

Tahoe Captain was founded to provide outstanding captain and mixology services to Lake Tahoe boaters.

We beleive that your day on the water should be stress free.  Thats why we teamed up with Tahoe’s best captains and mixologists to create a unique experience for your day of boating on Lake Tahoe.

Custom boat Experiences

Create your perfect day on Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Captain is here to facilitate your boating needs.  Hire our staff to make your day incredible.  Book our captains based on your schedule, your time with your captain is whatever your want to do.  If you desire to learn a new water sport, or visit private beaches we drive your vessel and assist in any way possible.  Captains charge $100 per hour, with discounts for all-day and packages with mixologists.

professional captains

Our captains are USCG licensed with thousands of hours at the helm.  They have experience on boats of all sizes and feel confident driving your boat.  Read below to disover which captain best fits your day of boating.

michelle shea stohlgren

Michelle learned to drive a boat while teaching wake boarding and water ski classes at San Diego State. She has manned vessels throughout California while teaching everyone from young kids to grandmas to particpate in water sports. She works at the Truckee Tavern in the wintertime where she learned the art of craft mixology.

“My favorite place to go on Lake Tahoe is the east shore in the morning.  The water color is mesmerizing!  I can’t resist, I always jump in and go for a swim.”

Michelle Shea Stohlgren

Tahoe Captain and Mixologist


erin leline

Hailing from lake-filled Wisconsin, Erin has captained commercial boats throughout the US and Puerto Rico.  When Erin is not out on the water, she’s mixing up phenomenal cocktails at Truckee’s infamous Truckee Tavern.  Her specialties include sailing, wake boarding, group tours, and whiskey sours.


we captain your adventure

Lake Tours

Visit world-famous Emerald Bay, discover hidden beaches with crystal clear water, visit historic mansions and cottages, learn local history, access pristine state parks, on a personalized tour of Big Blue.


Lessons for water sports, new boat drivers, and boaters unfamiliar with Lake Tahoe.  Let our captains take you out for a day to improve your skills.  Learn to wake surf from our expert teachers, or gain confidence when operating your vessel.

DUI Prevention

Avoid getting a BUI – Boating Under the Influence – which counts as a DUI on your driving record!  Don’t risk it!  Hiring a designated driver can save you from a costly DUI.  Keep your crew safe.  Hire a captain!

Personal Mixologist

Bring a professional mixologist aboard your vessel.  Avoid crowded bars and experience exclusive libations artfully crafted by speak-easy style bartenders.

Exclusive Offer

Get 15% Off Your First Trip

New clients who sign up for captain services in June get 15% off their first trip with Tahoe Captain.