We compiled a list of the best local boat rental companies for a day out on Lake Travis or Lake Austin! Save this post for your next bach party or summer soiree out on the water in Austin!
Updated June 2021
Lone Star Party Boats
Lone Star Party Boats offers a variety of different style boats, including double-decker pontoons with water slides, that are sure to fit your needs! All boats come with top of the line Bluetooth sound systems that are sure to make your favorite songs feel like you're at a music festival, Lily Pads so you can hang out in the water, coolers that hold all of your drinks, and fun and friendly captains. The booking process is a breeze and they have real people to answer any customer service needs 7 days a week. All of the boats are professionally cleaned, and Lone Star Party Boats has well over one hundred reviews with a 5-star average rating!
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Float On is the highest rated boat rental company in Austin and they offer boat rentals and BYOB small group sunset tours on Lake Austin and Lake Travis! Early birds can hop on the small group rise and shine boat tours too. Their tritoons have a 12 person capacity and a 16 person Luxury pontoon! Local Austinites, first responders, teachers, healthcare professionals, service industry, and military all receive $100 off 3 hour rentals and a free $50 Yeti package!
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ATX Party Boats
They offer party boats and party barge rentals with a 3-4 hour minimum from $175-300 an hour. Pricing depends on day of the week and size of boat, so inquire online through their booking calendar or give them a call! Their team will work with you to find the perfect boat!
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Keep Austin Wet
KAW offers cruise, ski, wake, and surf boats and they even have a “wetbus” that transfers from Downtown to Paradise Cove. Pontoons can accommodate up to 14 guests plus a captain and lily pads and stand up paddle boards are included with rentals! They’ve even got double decker party barges for up to 22 people, it’s the perfect choice for larger groups looking for a two story party barge with slides! Coupon codes GetWet100 and GetWet50 can be used for $100 off 4 hour pontoon and barge rentals or $50 off 4 hour rentals!
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ATX Boat Rentals
They offer private boat charters and wakeboard and wakesurf lessons! Boats and pontoons are available 7 days a week with 3-4 hour minimums starting at $150! Boats come with bluetooth audio, speakers, ice chests, wakeboards, anchors, surfboards, GPS systems, swim ladders, inner tubes, and USB ports! They have locations in Lake Austin and Lake Travis.
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Retro Boat Rentals ATX
RBR offers electric powered restored and rare classic fiberglass boats from 1958-1963! No experience is necessary to rent the boats! The max speed is 4.5 MPH on the water and all boats are equipped with life jackets, anchors, paddles, and blow horns. Their fleet includes classics of all colors, but our fav is the baby pink retro! This is the perfect way to spend some time out in the water for all ages! Anyone 21+ with a valid photo ID can rent a classic for 90 minutes at $150!
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Big Tex Boat Rentals
Founded in 2020 and named one of the best boat rentals in Austin, Big Tex Boat Rentals offers luxury boating at your fingertips! Choose from pontoon boats, wake and ski boats, and yachts. Pets are allowed on board and Yeti coolers pre-filled with ice are provided! All Big Tex captains drive and operate the boats while you sit back and enjoy a day out on the lake. Rentals come complete with an experienced captain, a premium Bluetooth sound system, a large floating mat, safety floaties, and more, simply bring yourself, the good vibes, and the mixed drinks for a good time.
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Lone Star Boat Rentals
Lone Star Boat Rentals offers boating on Lake Travis and Austin with pickup spots at Mansfield Dam, Pace Bend Park, Hula Hut/Abels off Lake Austin, and Loop 360 Boat Ramp! Select boats can accommodate 14-15 passengers! 65 quart Yeti coolers and lily pads are available and dogs are more than welcome! Wakesetters, tritoons, and double decker tritoons are available for rental.
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ATX Boat Tours
This company has 13 passenger pontoon charters and is currently offering a summer kickoff 15% off discount! Rentals are $150 per hour on weekends and $135 on weekdays. Pickup is at Mansfield Dam park 25 minutes from downtown or from any lakefront property. All captains are certified and qualified having spent hundreds of hours driving boats out on the lake. ATX Boat Tours offers free amenities including a floating lily pad, bluetooth sound systems, layout tanning beds, tables, water and ice, floating saddles, and life jackets!
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Austin Party Boat Rental
27 foot tritoons are available for groups of 14 with Austin Party Boat Rental! Charters can be reserved on Lake Travis and Lake Austin. Three hour charters are $375 and four hour charters are $500. Each reservation includes a captain, fuel, a cooler, Shotgun Seltzer, and an aqua pad! It’s perfect for team outings, corporate events, and family fun.
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Good Time Tours
This company offers luxury boat touring services on Lake Travis. If you’re looking for a lake day for birthdays, bachelors, and bachelorettes, look to GTT for your boating needs. Boats for 17 people run from $700-1300, bookings for 10 people start at $550-900, and two hour 10 person sunset tours are $350 for two hours!
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Premier Party Cruises
Operating since 2009, Premier Party Cruises serves the ATX area with 3 party boats for groups of 14-50! All captains are licenced and boats come with bluetooth speakers, coolers, shade, life jackets, lily pads, restrooms, and gas grills! Packages for professional photographers, paddleboards, fresh fruit and mimosa bars, bbq, or a dj are available!
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Longhorn Leisure offers private charters for family events, company retreats, lake tours, and all day lake fun! Rentals are $99 an hour during the week and $130 an hour on weekends! Boats are US Coast Guard certified and fit up to 15 passengers. They even offer sunset cruises illuminated by LED swim lights from 7 to 9 pm on summer evenings. Floating foam pads, cover shades, bluetooth stereos, life vests, fuel, a first aid kit, and a certified captain are all included in the rental. For an additional $20 ice, bottled water, and a cooler are available!
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Austin Rental Boats
If you need a pontoon, ski boat, or party boat rental, look no further than Austin Rental Boats. Tours come fully equipped with aqua lily pads, foam pong tables, and XL cooler with ice, water bottles, life vests, captains, and fuel! They accommodate groups up to 32 people and have locations near the water and 15 minutes from downtown! Pickups can be arranged as well for your convenience. Sunset cruises are only $60 for adults and $40 for children!
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VIP Marina Lake Travis
For boat rentals 4 hours or more and boat slip docks, look into VIP Marina! They offer party barges like the 70 person Island Time, a Jamacian themed island hopping double decker barge that comes complete with a 6 foot swim platform and slide! Several other barges are available like Big Tex, Tequila Sunrise, and the 4th of July friendly Stars and Stripes. Jet skis and tritoons are available as well, inquire online!
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Texas Sailing (for sailboat rentals!)
Not into the part boat scene? Check out Texas Sailing for luxury yachts, sailboat rentals, sailboat lessons, and captained chartered sails! Their location off of Lakeway is central to all the on-the-water fun. They offer three different types of captained sails and several other experiences such as the sunset sail, amore sail, chill-n-grill, sailing dinner cruise, and bachelorette events! Call to reserve boats and experiences!
photo courtesy of Texas Sailing