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    Rent a Boat or Yacht on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas

    Average of 2,368 reviews in this area.
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    Custom Harris Tritoon on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas! We Have A Fleet!
    hour$179
    Super Owner14 guests

    Custom Harris Tritoon on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas! We Have A Fleet!

    25’ Bentley Pontoon - Lake Travis
    hour$125
    Super Owner14 guests

    25’ Bentley Pontoon - Lake Travis

    Spacious 25' Bentley Encore on Lake Travis!
    hour$110
    Super Owner12 guests

    Spacious 25' Bentley Encore on Lake Travis!

    Spacious 25' Suncatcher on Lake Travis!
    hour$110
    Super Owner12 guests

    Spacious 25' Suncatcher on Lake Travis!

    38 Foot Yacht Charter in Austin, Texas on Lake Travis
    hour$350
    Super Owner20 guests

    38 Foot Yacht Charter in Austin, Texas on Lake Travis

    21ft Cobalt with toys and awesome stereo. Have a BLAST on the Lake!!!
    hour$110
    Super Owner8 guests

    21ft Cobalt with toys and awesome stereo. Have a BLAST on the Lake!!!

    FIVE STAR** Chaparral 196 Sport On Lake AUSTIN or TRAVIS
    hour$90
    Super Owner8 guests

    FIVE STAR** Chaparral 196 Sport On Lake AUSTIN or TRAVIS

    FIVE STAR**  Sea Ray 185 Bowrider on Lake TRAVIS or Lake AUSTIN
    hour$85
    Super Owner6 guests

    FIVE STAR** Sea Ray 185 Bowrider on Lake TRAVIS or Lake AUSTIN

    30’ Premier Pontoon - Lake Travis
    hour$150
    Super Owner16 guests

    30’ Premier Pontoon - Lake Travis

    Double Decker Pontoon Boat with Slide on Lake Travis
    hour$200
    Super Owner13 guests

    Double Decker Pontoon Boat with Slide on Lake Travis

    2022 BRAND NEW Suntracker Pontoon for rent on Lake Travis ATX
    hour$110
    Super Owner12 guests

    2022 BRAND NEW Suntracker Pontoon for rent on Lake Travis ATX

    Surf and Wakeboard on Lake Travis! We Have a Fleet of Boats!
    hour$260
    Super Owner10 guests

    Surf and Wakeboard on Lake Travis! We Have a Fleet of Boats!

    Centurion Enzo SV 240 - Lake Travis
    hour$150
    Super Owner10 guests

    Centurion Enzo SV 240 - Lake Travis

    19 ft Sea Ray with toys and awesome stereo. Have a BLAST on the Lake!!
    hour$100
    Super Owner6 guests

    19 ft Sea Ray with toys and awesome stereo. Have a BLAST on the Lake!!

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    Boating Guide - Lake Travis

    Lake Travis Boat Rentals

    Lake Travis is the place to be during the summer months in Austin, and on a boat rental is the ideal way to experience this massive lake. It’s a haven for water recreation, boating, water sports, and swimming. There are endless options for boat rentals and charters on Lake Travis, so be sure to do some research to pick the best one. You can choose from a day boat rental, a week rental, and even boats that you can rent to sleep on board overnight. Visiting Austin for a bachelorette party? A boat day on Lake Travis is a great option. Read our bachelorette boat party guide for Lake Travis!

    For large groups visiting Lake Travis, a pontoon rental or houseboat rental is perfect. You’ll have plenty of deck space to sit and relax, enjoy a picnic onboard, and cruise in the sunshine. Some houseboat rentals on Lake Travis even come equipped with a waterslide for maximum fun!

    Teenagers and young adults visiting Lake Travis may want to take advantage of the watersports culture that is prevalent on the lake. Rent a wake boat with equipment for tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other fun water sports to enjoy on Lake Travis. Bowrider boats, deck boats, and other types of motor yachts are great to rent if you want to enjoy water sports in addition to cruising around. You can even try flyboarding on Lake Travis - an unforgettable experience that will have you literally flying over the waves.

    If you want to rent a boat on Lake Travis but are lacking boating experience - do not worry! There are plenty of powerboats of all different styles available to rent with a captain to drive the boat. You can sit back and relax on deck, soaking up the sun while your captain navigates around Lake Travis

    Don’t want to rent a motorized boat? Rent a sailboat on Lake Travis instead! Sailing on Lake Travis is a relaxing and wonderful way to explore and experience the reservoir. If you don’t have sailing experience, you can book a charter with a Lake Travis skipper to take you around.

    When arranging your boat rental on Lake Travis, there are some key details you should inquire about with the owner or marina. Ask about the final price and if fuel is included in the cost of the rental, or if you’re expected to top up the tank before you return it. Make sure the boat you’re renting on Lake Travis can accommodate your group size, and ask about any regulations or rules you should know about. Even if you have boating experience, you can ask the owner to show you how to operate the watercraft with a brief demo.

    If you’re booking a captained charter on Lake Travis, make sure you determine if gratuity is included in the cost of your rental, and see if special extras like an iced-down cooler, waters, drinks, or anything else will come with the cost of the boat. Make sure you communicate expectations and ask if the captain can take you to any special spots within Lake Travis if you’re looking for that. You can arrange details for a special event like a bachelor or bachelorette party, family gathering, or other celebration with a captain to help you make it unforgettable. There are lots of party barges available to rent on Lake Travis for these types of occasions.

    Top things to do with your boat rental on Lake Travis

    Lake Travis is a huge, expansive lake with many entry points and small cities scattered around the perimeter. Choosing your entry point to the lake with your boat rental will depend on where you’re staying and coming from, so be sure to check out a map.

    With crystal clear waters, Lake Travis is a favorite swimming spot, and you’ll definitely want to jump overboard during your boat cruise to cool off. Make sure your boat rental includes a swim ladder so you can easily get back on board.

    If you want to dock your boat rental and go ashore during your vacation on Lake Travis, there is endless waterfront entertainment to enjoy. Shopping, restaurants, bars, live music venues, and more places to see and experience are easy to find. You can also stay at lakefront resorts and hotels overnight if you’re staying on Lake Travis for multiple days.

    If you’re visiting Lake Travis but don’t have a lot of time, consider booking a brief boat tour or a sunset cruise. You’ll still get a taste of the fun of renting a boat on the lake, while not committing to a huge day out boating on the lake. Sunset cruises on Lake Travis are an excellent option when it’s extremely hot out during the day time and you’d prefer to go boating once it’s started to cool down for the day.

    Lake Travis as a boating destination

    As a destination for boating and water recreation, it doesn’t get much better than Lake Travis. About a 30-minute drive from Austin, it’s a freshwater haven in the middle of Texas with clean, clear water and tons of availability for boat rentals and water experiences. There are lots of towns around the lake with stores for you to stock up on provisions for your boat rental. Head to SLR Grocery & Center in Lago Vista or Randall’s at Quinlan Crossing to get all the essentials like drinks and snacks. There are also restaurants right on the water to stop at for a meal.

    The weather in the spring, summer, and early autumn months on Lake Travis is perfect for boating. With hot temperatures and lots of sunshine, you’ll want to remember to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, and expect to jump overboard at least once for a swim. Check the weather before you head out on the water, as it can change frequently in this region of Texas.

    Staying on Lake Travis for multiple days? There are lots of accommodation options located around the lake. From fancy resorts to budget hotels and motels. Some have dock slips you can book to park your boat rental if you’re renting it for several days.

    Marinas on Lake Travis for boat rental needs

    There are over 20 marinas located on Lake Travis that can provide you with anything you need for your boat rental. From slips to fueling stations, a few of the top marinas to stop at for your boating needs include VIP Marina Lake Travis, Emerald Point Marina, Hurst Harbor and Platinum Marine.

    Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat

    Experiencing the lake life of Lake Travis has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each rental transaction.

    Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

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    Lake Travis Boat Rental FAQs

    Can you rent a boat on Lake Travis?

    Yes, you can rent a boat on Lake Travis. Lake Travis is a great boat rental destination, particularly for pontoons, powerboats, and boats for water sports.

    How much does it cost to rent a boat on Lake Travis?

    Renting a boat on Lake Travis starts at $65 an hour for a small ski boat and goes up to $450 an hour for a luxury motor yacht.

    Is Lake Austin the same as Lake Travis?

    No, Lake Austin is not the same as Lake Travis. Lake Travis is a much larger lake that measures roughly 60 miles with lots of coves and great places to anchor and relax. While Lake Austin is a constant level lake or more of a river that is fed from the flow of Lake Travis.

    Do you need a boat license to rent a boat on Lake Travis?

    No, you do not need a license to rent a boat on Lake Travis. With GetMyBoat you can rent a boat that includes a licensed captain so that you can enjoy your time on the lake with no worries. If you want to drive the boat yourself then you may need to take a Boater Education course, depending on your age.

    What is the water temperature of Lake Travis?

    The water temperature of Lake Travis varies but is usually between 40-55 F in the winter months (Nov-March) and 70-85 F in the summer months (April-October).

    What are the best places to visit on Lake Travis?

    Devils Cove is the best place for boat parties. Pace Bend Park is great for stopping for a swim, as there are miles of shoreline to explore and even cliffs to enjoy cliff jumping.

    When is the best time to visit Lake Travis?

    Boating season on Lake Travis starts mid-March depending on the weather and can run all the way through October.

    Are captains included with the boat rental?

    Boats listed on GetMyBoat on Lake Travis offer boat rentals with or without a captain. You can always communicate with the boat owner through GetMyBoat before confirming your booking to ensure your captain and crew needs are met.

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    GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Lake Travis.

    1. KA
      Krista
      25’ Bentley Pontoon - Lake Travis

      Awesome boat with an awesome captain! Charlotte was great and ready to pick us up when we got there! Our group was definitely more into relaxing and catching up and it was perfect! There was a speaker with an aux cord to play music and a cooler with ice! Would highly recommend renting for a great day! :)

    2. Skyler
      Skyler
      Spacious 25' Bentley Encore on Lake Travis!

      Austin was nice and friendly! Communication was easy. We booked 3 and a half hour and he took us to 2 swimming spots. The boat was in good condition, plenty of floaties, he provided a cooler with 2 small bags of ice and water. Overall it was a great experience! Highly recommended 👌

    3. Fernanda
      Fernanda
      Double Decker Pontoon Boat with Slide on Lake Travis

      This was the best boat trip I’ve been on! Andrew was an amazing host and for sure will be returning ! He went above and beyond for my party and I was very grateful!!! As well as Garett for being the best and awesome captain ! Really recommend!!!!

    4. KM
      Kevin
      July 4th 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm Available! Best of 2020 Award Winner 2017 - Harris 23.5' Double Bimini Tritoon on Lake Travis $180 per hour

      We enjoyed our time on Lake Travis with Frank. We felt very safe with his boating skills and his lily pad to use in the water was an asset except for the floating sisters who don't need a flotation device lol. He was fun to talk to and fit right in with our group. His directions to get to the boat were easy to follow. I definitely would book with him again!!

    5. Cari
      Cari
      Double Decker Pontoon Boat with Slide on Lake Travis

      We had such a great time on Andrew's boat! We rented this as a birthday party for our 13yo daughter and four of her friends. They had SUCH a blast with the slide, lily pad and noodles. My husband and I enjoyed watching the sunset while the girls goofed around in the water. The boat is really lovely, it seems brand new. And our captain, Hannah, was just a dream! She took us to a great spot, played our favorite radio station, and was super professional while being very warm and friendly. We just had a great time, so thankful!

    6. Courtney
      Courtney
      NEW 2022 Tige ATX 24’ Stereo, Surf, Wakeboard, Lilly Pad, Tube, Party Cruise & More!

      Our bachelorette trip was impressed with the professionalism and easy going nature of our driver. Having Bluetooth for music, a cooler with ice, and water is a game changer. The boat was spacious and was fun to be on

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