The North Tahoe Water Shuttle has begun summer service with improvements for 2013. The service will take you to shopping, restaurants, parks, museums and bike trails with one additional stop and longer service hours than last year.
The Water Shuttle is a semi enclosed, 30 foot boat manufactured by Fine Line Industries (Centurion Boats). It can carry up to 12 passengers and 8 bicycles. The price is $10 dollars one way for adults and $7 dollars one way for children up to 12 years old. Reservations are recommended but not required this year.
The North Lake Water Shuttle was launched last summer by the Tahoe Transportation District as a pilot study. Last summer the shuttle service generated $11,000 dollars in revenues, at a true cost of $183,000 dollars. The true cost for each passenger trip was about $150 dollars.
Hopefully the additional stop in Homewood and the expanded hours will decrease the revenue loss. Funding is provided through Placer County transient occupancy tax, North Lake Tahoe Chamber, Central Violations Bureau, and the Resort Association.
2013 Shuttle stops:
Tahoe City Marina
West Shore Cafe: Homewood
Obexer’s Marina: Homewood
Captain Jon’s: Tahoe Vista
Gar Woods: Carnelian Bay
Water service is available 7 days a week through Labor Day, September 22, 2013. For schedule and reservations, see the North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle website. Phone number: 530-581-8707