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A number of boat choices are available from Sandy and Scott. w We chose the runabout this time. Plenty of power as well as the ability to go slow with ease. I think 8 people would be a bit tight with bags, coolers, fishing rods, etc. Great for 5 or 6!
Had an amazing and relaxing time celebrating a surprise birthday. Sandy was fast in responses pre-arrival to make our day perfect. Captain John was attentive and took care of our group while we were in the water.
Pat was a great person with us! I highly recommend booking his boat! We had a great time at the lake and vessel waS exActly what we needed to relax and have fun!
You found your captain. Pat is very knowledgeable of Canyon Lake and was a joy to be around. He did exactly what we wanted. A++
Beautiful boat! The owner did a great job at communicating information on waivers and what to expect before boarding. There were dock hands helping us load and unload from the car. We lost an anchor because the water was so choppy on our trip. They were understanding and we were able to pay them to replace it. Highly recommend for your trip on Canyon Lake!
Absolute great experience. The boat drop off and pick up was right on time and we did not waste any time waiting for the owner. The boat was in great shape and came with all the toys needed for a great day on the lake. Sandy was awesome at constant communication and left no questions unanswered. Definitely recommend!
Nestled between Austin and San Antonio on the Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake is a popular boating 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.
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. Rent a pontoon with your family on Canyon Lake for a casual day of cruising. Jet skis and wave runners are great for thrill-seekers. Houseboats, canoes, inner tubes – you name it, you can find it at 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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