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Renting a boat on Lake Travis
Lake Travis is the place to be during the summer months in Austin, and on a boat rental is the ideal way to experience this massive lake. It’s a haven for water recreation, boating, water sports, and swimming. There are endless options for boat rentals and charters on Lake Travis, so be sure to do some research to pick the best one. You can choose from a day boat rental, a week rental, and even boats that you can rent to sleep on board overnight.
For large groups visiting Lake Travis, a pontoon or houseboat rental is perfect. You’ll have plenty of deck space to sit and relax, enjoy a picnic onboard, and cruise in the sunshine. Some houseboat rentals on Lake Travis even come equipped with a waterslide for maximum fun!
Teenagers and young adults visiting Lake Travis may want to take advantage of the watersports culture that is prevalent on the lake. Rent a wake boat with equipment for tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other fun water sports to enjoy on Lake Travis. Bowrider boats, deck boats, and other types of motor yachts are great to rent if you want to enjoy water sports in addition to cruising around. You can even try flyboarding on Lake Travis - an unforgettable experience that will have you literally flying over the waves.
If you want to rent a boat on Lake Travis but are lacking boating experience - do not worry! There are plenty of powerboats of all different styles available to rent with a captain to drive the boat. You can sit back and relax on deck, soaking up the sun while your captain navigates around Lake Travis
Don’t want to rent a motorized boat? Rent a sailboat on Lake Travis instead! Sailing on Lake Travis is a relaxing and wonderful way to explore and experience the reservoir. If you don’t have sailing experience, you can book a charter with a Lake Travis skipper to take you around.
When arranging your boat rental on Lake Travis, there are some key details you should inquire about with the owner or marina. Ask about the final price and if fuel is included in the cost of the rental, or if you’re expected to top up the tank before you return it. Make sure the boat you’re renting on Lake Travis can accommodate your group size, and ask about any regulations or rules you should know about. Even if you have boating experience, you can ask the owner to show you how to operate the watercraft with a brief demo.
If you’re booking a captained charter on Lake Travis, make sure you determine if gratuity is included in the cost of your rental, and see if special extras like an iced-down cooler, waters, drinks, or anything else will come with the cost of the boat. Make sure you communicate expectations and ask if the captain can take you to any special spots within Lake Travis if you’re looking for that. You can arrange details for a special event like a bachelor or bachelorette party, family gathering, or other celebration with a captain to help you make it unforgettable. There are lots of party barges available to rent on Lake Travis for these types of occasions.
Top things to do with your boat rental on Lake Travis
Lake Travis is a huge, expansive lake with many entry points and small cities scattered around the perimeter. Choosing your entry point to the lake with your boat rental will depend on where you’re staying and coming from, so be sure to check out a map.
With crystal clear waters, Lake Travis is a favorite swimming spot, and you’ll definitely want to jump overboard during your boat cruise to cool off. Make sure your boat rental includes a swim ladder so you can easily get back on board.
If you want to dock your boat rental and go ashore during your vacation on Lake Travis, there is endless waterfront entertainment to enjoy. Shopping, restaurants, bars, live music venues, and more places to see and experience are easy to find. You can also stay at lakefront resorts and hotels overnight if you’re staying on Lake Travis for multiple days.
If you’re visiting Lake Travis but don’t have a lot of time, consider booking a brief boat tour or a sunset cruise. You’ll still get a taste of the fun of renting a boat on the lake, while not committing to a huge day out boating on the lake. Sunset cruises on Lake Travis are an excellent option when it’s extremely hot out during the day time and you’d prefer to go boating once it’s started to cool down for the day.
Lake Travis as a boating destination
As a destination for boating and water recreation, it doesn’t get much better than Lake Travis. About a 30-minute drive from Austin, it’s a freshwater haven in the middle of Texas with clean, clear water and tons of availability for boat rentals and water experiences. There are lots of towns around the lake with stores for you to stock up on provisions for your boat rental. Head to SLR Grocery & Center in Lago Vista or Randall’s at Quinlan Crossing to get all the essentials like drinks and snacks. There are also restaurants right on the water to stop at for a meal.
The weather in the spring, summer, and early autumn months on Lake Travis is perfect for boating. With hot temperatures and lots of sunshine, you’ll want to remember to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, and expect to jump overboard at least once for a swim. Check the weather before you head out on the water, as it can change frequently in this region of Texas.
Staying on Lake Travis for multiple days? There are lots of accommodation options located around the lake. From fancy resorts to budget hotels and motels. Some have dock slips you can book to park your boat rental if you’re renting it for several days.
Marinas on Lake Travis for boat rental needs
There are over 20 marinas located on Lake Travis that can provide you with anything you need for your boat rental. From slips to fueling stations, a few of the top marinas to stop at for your boating needs include VIP Marina Lake Travis, Emerald Point Marina, Hurst Harbor and Platinum Marine.
Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Lake Travis.
Had a Wonderful Morning on the Lake ! Captain Austin was Incredible, very knowledgeable person and professional about water safety and speed and explained everything. I had a wonderful time out with my friends. Highly recommended. Thanks Austin.
We had an awesome time on a family boat trip. The boat was very clean and comfortable. We loved Austin. He was very flexible and just a wonderful tour guide.! We all give him the highest rating.
Definitely a great time!! I looked at atleast 15 other boat companies and other personal drivers and he was one of the best rates and his communication was on point. So glad we went with him. He was on time, very accommodating and super friendly. Pick him, I promise you won’t regret it!!
Highly recommend Austin and his boat. He made booking a breeze by responding right away to our questions and agreeing to meet at a mutually convenient location on the lake. He arrived prior to the departure time so we could get our on the lake right away. The boat was nice and clean and he brought along a lily pad and a cooler with ice and water already in it. We were able to hook up our phones to play music we liked. Austin figured out where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do (and offered suggestions) when we arrived so the day went smoothly (rode around, went to some coves to swim, stopped by a store on the water since we wanted ice cream). Great experience!
Austin was awesome!!!! He was very responsive to all of our questions and concerns. We had initially planned for 11 people and had 2 more join and Austin was super accommodating. Def would recommend him on your next trip out on lake Travis!
You can’t go wrong booking with Austin! He never misses a text message and responds in minutes no matter what time of the day or night! As many questions as I asked, he had an answer and strives to make it your best experience ever... and he succeeded at that hands down! He went above and beyond to accommodate (albeit last minute even!) our group of big teenage boys on a boat that could pull them! His #1 priority was getting us all out in the water and ensuring we had the best experience without having to make any sacrifices for a super fun afternoon! Glen was our captain that Austin picked for us and he was amazing! He has literally ALL kinds of music and totally open to listen to whatever the guests want! They provided the huge HUGE cooler with ice and bottled water, took us to all the great areas to hang with in the water and to tube without having to dodge other other boats or choppy water. Honestly can’t say enough amazing things about these two! We shopoed around and this was the hands down best deal we found for your money. These guys grew up on the local lakes in Austin and have so much to offer ! Best lake hosts ever; very polite and real! No BS from them! Book with them! You won’t regret it one bit! The kids are ready to back out and only want to go with them!