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Brent was so professional and the whole experience was perfect for our family. The boat is flawless and there was many options for the kids to learn and choose in regards to water sports. This was a stellar value- we tubed, we anchored and swam in the cove, and the kids had a blast! Thank you brent! You were the best host, captain, and DJ! We will be back!
Sam and Captain Brian were great. We were on a girls weekend and we all hated to get back to the dock. Brian ensured our music was right. Sam checked in with us and ensured we were having a great time. We will definitely book with Sam again.
Super professional, super cautious! Which is what I love and needed! I went with my 4 kids ages 2-14 so I definitely wanted all of us to have fun but also be careful. He definitely knows the lake and made it such an awesome experience! We can’t wait to go back 2hrs was not enough!
I highly recommend Paul for your jet ski adventure. He was very responsive to my questions and scheduling changes for a group of 6. The two jet skis he provided, (3-person crafts), were top notch, in great shape, easy to handle and maneuver, and fast. He was very patient with us as we went to the wrong boat ramp to pick them up and was thorough in explaining the rules of the water and safety information. On time for drop off and pick up. Great price and value for our time (4 hrs.)
Book with Brent!! You will not be disappointed. He was so friendly & helpful in teaching us how to wake surf, knee board, & wake board. We had the best time & are already planning our trip for next year.
Mr James really took care of us, he explained really well how to use the js and when coming back we got lost and he was really nice helping us how to get back. We felt really comfortable with him and definitely coming back!!! Thank you Mr James for the amazing experience!!!
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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