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

    Beautiful boat and beautiful lake! Captain AJ was awesome, and we had a blast! AJ was friendly and helpful. He also helped this infrequent lake family with a great plan for our time on the boat! Great communication before, during, and after the trip. Highly recommend this booking! You won’t be disappointed.

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

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the boat! AJ was so great and knew all the nice areas to go to on the lake. Tubing was a blast, such a smooth ride. We even ended the day with a pretty sunset swim! We will definitely be renting again!

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

    This was by far the best experiences we had on any lake! Brandon's boat was beautiful and large enough for 9 of us and himself. Brandon brought all his "water toys" and we all had a blast! I can not tell you how great it was to have someone who knows the lake very well to take us to all the cool spots. He was very informative and we were able to knee board, use the pull behind boat, relax with his floaties in a cove and go jump off cliffs. We paid for 6 hours on the lake and we had the best time ever! Thank you Brandon! We will be booking again!

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

    We had a really good time swimming (2x) in the coves and had a blast being pulled around on the tube float.. We had some kids being pulled around for their first time ever and AJ explained the signs and after their first spill they were ready to let it rip even more!! Equipment was exactly what was advertised and the boat was clean and well maintained.. Definitely will do again with Brandon and AJ!!

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    Sharon
    Rent the 2019 Malibu 24MXZ on Canyon Lake!

    Best boat trip ever on so many levels -- Chris was super professional and friendly before, during and after -- The boat is top of the line, gorgeous, tricked out, comfortable, and safe -- We had grandparents, parents, teens and kids on the boat, and all of us loved it!

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

    It was a wonderful trip, AJ was great. To quote my granddaughter “it was super nice, super fun and I love tubing”. Brandon & AJ were great communicating with me. Highly recommend and would love to do again.