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Boat Rentals on Lake Travis

June 9, 2021 - 5:53 PM

Why Lake Travis is a top choice for a boat rental when visiting Austin.

For both in and out of towners

Are you thinking about heading to Lake Travis for some fun on the water? Lake Travis is the perfect destination for Austinites and visitors looking to escape the city and enjoy the sun and water. There are few better ways to enjoy Lake Travis than with a boat rental. The beautiful thing about a boat rental is you get all of the benefits of having a boat for the day without all of the hassle and cost of actually owning a boat.

What do You Know about Lake Travis?

Lake Travis is one of Texas' most visited lakes. The crystal blue water and laid-back attitude make it the destination of choice for Austinites of all ages. If the breathtaking natural setting wasn't enough, you'll have countless water activities to enjoy, from fishing, jet skiing, boating, and even scuba diving. Oh, there are also live music venues to enjoy on Lake Travis.

Live Music and Good Eats

If you're not packing your own lunch, you can drop by one of the many Lake Travis restaurants and enjoy a burger, sandwich, smoked barbecue, or refreshing craft brew. Live music venues, barbecue joints, and lakeside cafes are easy to find along the shoreline.

Did you know Lake Travis is Not a Lake?

Lake Travis is technically not a lake; it's a reservoir. The reservoir was created when the Lower Colorado River Authority constructed the Mansfield Dam. The massive dam is 26 stories high and 7,000 feet long. Lake Travis became official in 1942. Today, Lake Travis is a part of the Highland Lakes Region, which is comprised of five other lakes.

Size Matters

When you want to get away, you're looking for space, and Lake Travis has it. Lake Travis is about 64 miles long and 5 miles wide. It encompasses 271 miles of shoreline and nearly 19,000 acres.

Lake Travis Water Temperature

The water temperature at Lake Travis couldn't get more comfortable. Sorry, you'll have to leave your thermal wetsuit at home. The average water temperature in May is 70F. In the peak of the summer months from June - September, water temps average in the low 80s. In August, the water temp peaks at 86F.

Pontoon Boat Rentals on Lake Travis

There are a lot of things to do on Lake Travis, but one of the most popular things to do is rent a pontoon boat. These big boats are easy to operate and come packed with fun for all ages. They're big enough for the whole family and then some. 

  • The perfect boat for parties
  • Water slides - yeah, double-decker pontoon boats have water slides
  • Versatility - perfect for fishing, swimming, relaxing, and tubing
  • Shade - not gonna lie - it gets hot on the lake sometimes, and a pontoon boat gives you the overhead shade you'll want

Ready to Reserve Your Lake Travis Boat Rental?

Keep Austin Wet has three different types of rental boat options on Lake Travis (four if you include party barges). Which type of boat you choose depends on how big your party is and what you want to do. If you are unsure, feel free to give us a call anytime, and we will help you pick out the right boat for your upcoming trip!

Pontoons and Party Barges
Best for larger groups who like relaxing in the water. Equipped with stand up paddleboard and aqua lily pad.

Ski Boats
For the smaller and more adventurous groups. Waterskiing lessons, tubing, cruising, and much more.

Wake & Surf Boat
Best for small groups and water sport enthusiasts. Learn to surf on our "Blue Dream."


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June 9, 2021 - 5:53 PM

Why Lake Travis is a top choice for a boat rental when visiting Austin.

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