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Best Boat Rentals in Austin to Beat the Texas Heat

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If you’re not on the lake all summer in Texas, then are you really beating the Texas heat?! With gorgeous Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake running through our city, there’s more than enough opportunity to get on the water, or in the water for that fact! Check the myriad of opportunities for boat rentals in Austin with this helpful summer guide!

Boat Rentals In Austin

Just For Fun: Pontoons & Party Barges

Located on the best part of the lake, Just For Fun Pontoons & Party Barges is one of the best boat rentals in Austin. Providing options like boat rentals, party barges with slides, and pontoons, Just For Fun is a great option for families or groups of friends for a weekend getaway. The original party barge can fit up to 50 people, so they’re perfect for celebrating!

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Captain Experiences

Ever wanted to cast a line out in the water and see what happens? Now you can be an expert fisher with Captain Experiences Fishing Trips. They specialize in various types of fishing trips like trout fishing, carp fishing, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass. You get plenty of time, the gear, a guide, and an unforgettable experience catching wild fish in all of our freshwaters.

Open 24/7

📍Austin, TX

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Keep Austin Wet

One of our favorite boat rentals in Austin Keep Austin Wet is a boat rental resource serving Lake Travis and Lake Austin with watercraft rentals! You can rent pontoon boats with floating lily pads which are fun for relaxing. The double-decker party barge is perfect for large party group outings with a max capacity of up to 22 people. Lastly, you can rent wake and surf boats for getting action on the water!

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Float On

Create summer memories you’ll never forget when you get on the water with Float On boat rentals. This popular boat rental offers various sizes of watercraft rentals so you can take small groups or large parties. Check out a 12-person triton with a Float On captain for Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Or go larger with a 13-person, or 16-person luxury tritoon complete with a captain to steer your way to summertime enjoyment.

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Tide Up

Get your party on with Tide Up watercraft rentals! You can book various boat sizes like a standard pontoon for Lake Austin or Lake Travis, a Cheetah Print Party Boat, and BACH party upgrade for bachelor/bachelorette celebrations. There’s even an option for Lake Travis barge crawl: a bar-hopping tour by boat. Tickets are $100 per person and include a boat tour and a stop at Shack 512 and Beachside Billy’s for drinks and food!

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ATX Wake Adventures

Take the need for speed to the water with ATX Wake Adventures. One of the most popular boat rentals in Austin, ATX Wake Adventures has a variety of boat charter options. Book party pontoons, family-sized pontoons, surf, and wakeboard charters as well. You can also book private lessons for wakeboarding and captain services. Find pickup and drop-off locations near you!

MON-SUN | 7AM-9PM

📍For pickup locations click here.

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Capital Cruises

Known for the infamous bat bridge cruise under the Congress Bridge, Capital Cruises offers a variety of public river tours and special event booking options. For the perfect Austin date night, you can book a dinner or lunch cruise and check out a combination of menus for groups or small parties.

MON-FRI | 10AM-9PM
SAT-SUN | 9AM-9PM

📍208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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Get My Boat

Connect with boat owners anywhere with this innovative boat rental called Get My Boat! You can find reliable owners and boat captains and easily rent their watercraft with this easy-to-use rental outlet. It’s kind of like the Uber for boats. You can find listings near you, connect with the owner and set up a time to meet and rent by the hour.

📍 Search for boats near you.

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Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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