Master your vessel

are our unfamiliar with lake tahoe? A new boat owner? or looking to finally try wake surfing?

if yes, you’re at the right place! tahoe captain has the tools you need to master your vessel and excel at water sports.

Our Specialties

New  boater instruction
Water sports Lessons
Perfect Pulls
tahoe tours
Ladies Driving Lessons


Best boat rental

Captain Michelle has been captaining vessels and instructing new drivers for over 10 years!  She specializes in wake surfing with thousands of hours of board sports instruction. Bring her aboard your boat, or if you need to rent a boat with a captain visit www.tahoethrottle.com.

expert lessons

Rates & Packages

Our services are $100 per hour and include private instruction from a experienced Coast Guard Licensed captain.  Each lesson is personalized and we have several specialty packages listed below for those who want specific instruction.

Become a confident boater while familiarizing yourself with the dangers of Lake Tahoe.  We recommend anyone who is unfamiliar with boating basics such as docking, navigation and hazardous weather invest in private boating lessons with Tahoe Captain.

Hourly Captain

Book your captain for lessons, activities and tours. Minimum 2 hours are required, additional hours can be added when registering with our online booking form.  Contact us for special requests.

Minimum 2 hours

Driving Lessons

A.K.A. “The Marriage Saver”!  Professional boat operating and driving instructions with an emphasis on docking, fueling, marina navigation, and water sports pulls, if desired.  This package is ideal for women who want to learn to drive from a female captain.  Gain confidence, while receiving patient, constructive feedback.

Suggested 3 hours

Watersports Lessons

Perfect for those interested in learning a new water sport, receiving a perfect pull, or brushing up on skills.  Get your wake dialed and learn to wake surf, or learn how to drive waterskiers.  Captains instruct, demonstrate and provide perfect pulls.  Specially tailored instruction for individuals of all ages and abilities. Book in the AM for the best water!

Suggested 4 hours

New Boater Lessons

The complete overview of how to safely operate your vessel on Lake Tahoe.  Including docking, marinas, fueling, anchoring, boater etiquette, lake dangers, buoy use, safety equipment, and general maintenance. Plus, we will show you some great beaches, bars and restaurants while teaching you how to safely navigate heavily trafficked areas.

Suggested 4 hours

Lake Tahoe Tours

Ideal for boaters intersted in learning more about Lake Tahoe’s history, iconic properties, and hidden beaches.  Learn how to safely navigate dangerous passageways, find the best places to anchor, and learn where to go when the winds pick up.  This package is ideal for those new to Lake Tahoe and intersted in receiving local insight.  Can include water sports and new driver lessons.

5 hours

All-Day On Call Captain

Your very own captain for the entire day to do whatever you want.  Tours, lessons, designated driver, schoufer, you choose how long you want to spend on the water.  No time restraints, you have all day to do whatever you want.  Best for groups, parties, and those who desire flexibility.  Water ski in the morning, visit private beaches in the afternoon, grab happy hour in the evening, your captain is at your beckon call from sunrise to sunset.

Sunrise – sunset


Female instruction for female drivers

If you’re a woman looking to gain confidence behind the wheel this summer, hire a female captains to take you out in your boat for driving lessons.  Learn to pull water sports, work on docking, and discover Tahoe’s hidden dangers.  Receive patient feedback while improving your boat handling skills.

designated driver

Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

Did you know that boating under the influence is illegal and counts as a DUI on your permanent driving record in California and Nevada!? In recent years law enforcement has ramped up efforts to pull over suspicious boaters and issue BUI’s.  Don’t risk losing your driver’s license, let our captains be your designated driver.  We operate your vessel, so you can enjoy a worry-free day!