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. SS
    MasterCraft X45 on Canyon Lake

    If you are looking for a great day on the water, then Brent is the one you are looking to book! Brent helped our oldest daughter (16), who had previously surfed before, increase her abilities, and gain confidence on the board. He then assisted one of our other daughters (14), who hadn't surfed before, get up and riding in no time. He was even able to use his knowledge to get our youngest daughter (12) behind the boat in a different manner on the surfboard with a smile from ear to ear. If your hesitant about having somebody else (captain) on the boat or driving it yourself, please don't. Having a captain allowed us not to worry about the lake, boat, hazards, or anything else. We were able to focus on quality family time and not miss a moment of it! I can't recommend Brent enough for family or friends no matter the age!

  2. MW
    22' Berkshire Tri-toon Rental in Canyon Lake

    We had a great time and made so many amazing memories on the boat! Scott and Sandra were very informative, excellent hosts and answered all questions promptly. The boat was ready when we arrived, was very spacious for our party of 8 and in excellent condition. The water skiis and tube were a plus and was our kids favorite part of the boat ride (the adults had a blast with them too)! I don't leave reviews often but I highly recommend Scott and Sandra's boat rental and we will definitely be renting again the next time we are in Canyon Lake!

  3. RQ
    18' Sun Tracker Party Barge Rental in Canyon Lake, Texas

    We had a wonderful day on Canyon Lake in this boat! It was as pictured, in great condition. The booking process was very easy. Tim is an easygoing, all-around lovely person and I will definitely book with him again.

  4. EE
    2020 Misty Harbor Party Pontoon at Canyon Lake

    Amazing Experience...again! We booked a trip on Saturday and it could not have went better, so of course we couldn’t help ourselves and booked again for the next day!! The set up is amazing, comfortable, great speakers, and a smooth ride. Felipe was quick to respond and I never had to wait on anything, we were off on time or earlier on both trips. Can’t wait to go again!

  5. DP
    **2020 Super Owner** 2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake (FUEL INCLUDED)

    We had a fantastic time!! My family can't stop talking about the Experience. Great music, safety and cleanness, and we had a blasted!!! Todd, when you come to Gtown, we better get a call so we can come to meet and have dinner.

  6. TW
    **2020 Super Owner** 2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake (FUEL INCLUDED)

    AJ was awesome!! We were a group of 7 Moms of college boys and AJ was fun, accommodating, safe and punctual. The boat looked brand new, had a large Yeti cooler and a brand new 2 person tube. This is the way to go folks - renting a beautiful boat with a captain! We didn’t have to worry about a thing!! Only regret was that we didn’t rent it longer! Will definitely be renting again in the future!