Safe and Sound: Keep Austin Wet’s Top Tips for a Secure Boating Experience

At Keep Austin Wet, safety is paramount in our mission to provide a secure and enjoyable experience on Lake Travis. Here are some key tips and practices we follow to ensure your safety and well-being:

  1. Listen to Your Captain: Our experienced captains are dedicated to your safety. They provide guidance and instructions to ensure a smooth and secure voyage on all our double-decker party boats, pontoon boats, and our surf wake boat.
  2. Motor Safety: Before jumping in the water, always wait for the Captain’s okay. The motor must be off, and the boat safely anchored before anyone can enter the water. This precaution helps prevent accidents and ensures a safe environment for everyone. While in the water, always be aware of your surroundings and what other boats are doing.
  3. Life Jackets Save Lives: For non-swimmers or those seeking extra security, wearing a life jacket is recommended. This is particularly important on Lake Travis, even with the low lake levels, Devil’s Cove (the most popular spot to anchor) is over 30ft deep. Children 12 and under must wear a life jacket at all times.
  4. Know Your Limits: While enjoying your time on our boats, it’s important to be mindful of your alcohol intake, especially under the sun in the Texas heat. Arrive with a full stomach and/or bring food to keep the party going and make wise decisions.
  5. Stay Seated when the Boat is Moving: To prevent accidents, always remain seated while the boat is in motion. This simple rule can significantly reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
  6. Water Slides: All our double-decker party boats have water slides on them, making chillin’ in Devil’s Cove an unforgettable experience. When using our water slides, remember to go feet first and one at a time to ensure the safety of everyone.
  7. Regular Maintenance: Our boats undergo regular maintenance to prevent breakdowns and ensure they are in top condition for your enjoyment.
  8. Weather Awareness: Weather conditions on Lake Travis can change rapidly. Our team is continuously monitoring the radars to stay informed and be prepared for any changes while on the water.
  9.  Experienced Captains: Our captains are seasoned professionals who have honed their skills through our own specialized training program. This program is designed to provide them with the knowledge and expertise needed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests. In addition to completing the Texas Boater Education Course, our captains hold CPR and first aid certifications, further demonstrating their commitment to safety. With their extensive experience and training, our captains are well-equipped to handle any situation that may arise, providing you with peace of mind so you can sit back and relax as you enjoy your time on the water.

By following these safety tips and guidelines, you can enjoy a safe and memorable experience on Lake Travis, including our double-decker party boats, pontoon boats and wake surf boat. Your safety is our priority, and we are committed to providing you with a secure environment to create lasting memories on the water.

For more information to keep yourself safe while boating, check out Texas Parks and Wildlife Webpage. 

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