The Best Boat Rentals On Canyon Lake

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Nestled between Austin and San Antonio on the Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake is a popular spot – and it’s actually known as the Water Recreation Capital of Texas and the “jewel of hill country.” With 80 miles of clear, gentle waters, it’s easy to see why. Plan a day to fish for striped bass or rainbow trout, or perhaps you just want to spend the day swimming, hiking around the lake, or tubing. Water sports and activities are naturally the mainstay of the area but there are other things to do and discover in and around Canyon Lake.

Canyon Lake Boat Rentals & Water Activities

You don’t have to own a boat to enjoy this fantastic lake. All types of watercraft are available to rent, from top of the line wakeboarding and water-skiing boats to single-person kayaks. If fishing is your thing, you can catch catfish or several kinds of bass aboard shaded fishing boats. Jet skis and waverunners are great for thrill seekers. Houseboats, canoes, inner tubes – you name it, you can find it at Canyon Lake.

Other Things to Do Near Canyon Lake

The floods of 2002 carved out the Canyon Lake Gorge below the lake’s spillway. You can witness waterfalls, marine fossils, beautiful geologic formations, and 110 million-year-old dinosaur tracks. Take a tour of the Canyon Lake Gorge – just know that it takes a little bit of forethought since only guided tours are available. The hike is three hours long and a bit strenuous, so shouldn’t be attempted if you have a health condition. It is also only open to children seven years and older. Plan your trip and book your tour here.

This Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country is just a few minutes from lakeside, and it’s a fantastic excursion that isn’t quite as physically intensive as the gorge tour. Sitting on almost 25 acres, the museum features over 200 dinosaur tracks on 28 different trackways. Well-versed docents lead tours throughout the day. There are also local history exhibits and plenty of fossils to see. Don’t miss the gorgeous nature trail that highlights native plants. The open-air picnic area is a great place to enjoy your lunch.

Whether you are interested in Canyon Lake boat rentals, Guadalupe River tubing, ancient geologic history or dinosaurs, the Canyon Lake area is an awesome destination. Pack your sunscreen and water gear, and be prepared to make life-long memories.

Canyon Lake Boat Rental FAQs

How much is it to rent a boat in Canyon Lake?

Boat rental prices on Canyon Lake start at $125/hour for a pontoon rental and can go up to $250/hour for a powerboat rental. There are many reasonably priced pontoon rentals available on Canyon Lake.

When is the best time to visit Canyon Lake?

The best time of year to visit Canyon Lake in Texas is during the early summer or autumn months. April through June and September and October can be really pleasant with sunny days and warm weather. July and August can be unbearably hot, even if you’re renting a boat and going swimming.

What is the water temperature in Canyon Lake?

The water temperature of Canyon Lake stays around 60-70℉ year-round. It is warmer in the summer months of June, July, and August, and the coldest in January and February.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Canyon Lake?

You must be at least 18 years old to rent a boat in Texas, but operators can be as young as 13 years old if they have the proper safety education and certifications. A boating safety course is recommended before renting a boat in Texas.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Canyon Lake.

  1. MM
    Marlen
    2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake

    WHAT a great Captain, Professional, and Person! Overall, the experience with Brandon was as an escape combined with an adventure. During these times of social distancing he made sure to prep the boat and allow us to ensure its cleanliness. Our trip included three generations of travelers all of which were treated to their own personal itinerary. Brandon ensured our comfort and embraced our craving to breakout of isolation. If you choose Brandon's boat for your next piloted trip you will not be disappointed. And remember to seek out the thrill of a DONUT on the tube. Great Memories, THANK YOU BRANDON.

  2. EG
    Elvyn
    2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake

    My family and I had a blast and there were def enough water toys and life vests for the whole family (we had 11 people). Communication with Brandon was great! We ended up having AJ, his Godson, as our Captain and he was great!! He was very accommodating and def made sure we all had fun! Def one of the highlights of our fam vacation! Next time we are back at Canyon Lake, I will def use them!

  3. JF
    Jennifer
    2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake

    Highly highly recommend anyone looking to rent a boat on Canyon Lake. The lake is gorgeous, the boat was incredible. Our captain AJ was phenomenal. We enjoyed every minute of the experience. Kids and adults had a blast! We are already thinking about planning an adult trip.

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    Steven
    2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake

    Brandon provided us with an amazing experience on Canyon Lake...He gave us a mini tour with history of the lake, then took the two 11 year old girls tubing...we then parked and swam in a cove...great music, great experience and he has all the water toys...we can’t wait to book with him again

  5. LA
    LAWRENCE
    Rent the 2019 Malibu 24MXZ on Canyon Lake!

    These guys are the best. Amazing boat. Captain and his wife are very personable. All gear in great shape. Truly get what you pay for. I highly recommend Chris for any boating experience.

  6. MP
    Meggan
    2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake

    We rented with Brandon for a birthday celebration of 11 people. It was an absolute blast! Brandon was so accommodating and informative. We drove around the lake, partied in the cove and did the towable tube. It was so much fun, we will definitely be booking with him again!