If you’re looking for fun on an Austin lake here are a couple of ideas:
Capital CruisesHyatt Regency Boat Dock 208 Barton Springs Road 512-480-9264 www.capitalcruises.com
Just add water! Capital Cruises offers a variety of options for those who would like to cruise around Town Lake. Public and private dinner cruises sightseeing cruises and bat watching excursions are among the services offered in addition to canoe kayak and electric paddle-boats. The owners of Capital Cruises also pride themselves on their all-electric boat fleet to minimize impact on the environment of Town Lake as well as their involvement in the Austin community through their donation of time and services to many area youth and nonprofit organizations.
Just For FunEmerald Point Marina 5973 Hiline Rd. 512-266-9710 www.jff.net
Since 1987 Austinites have logged more than one-half million boating hours on Central Texas lakes thanks to Just For Fun the watercraft rental company. Fun in the sun and enjoying the day on an Austin lake may be yours for a few hours or a getaway weekend on one of the rental boats offered by Just For Fun. From late model Waverunners ski boats pontoon boats and even party barges for up to 70 people Just For Fun has been helping to keep things cool in the summertime. Just For Fun also specializes in weekend houseboat rentals from their original location at Emerald Point Marina and features the largest selection of luxury houseboats on Lake Travis. Most Just For Fun houseboats come equipped with waterslides hot tubs and queen sized beds. Another Just For Fun location is set to open in the near future at the Lake Travis Marina.
Lake Travis and Lakeway Marina103A Lakeway Dr. 512-261-7511 www.lakewaymarina.com
The largest and longest lake in the Highland Lakes chain Lake Travis is popular with boating and fishing enthusiasts. Of special note is Lakeway Marina one of the larger marinas on the lake which offers permanent or daily slips and has a full service repair facility. Don’t own a boat but want to enjoy a day on an Austin lake? They also offer boat and wave-runner rentals fishing guides and sunset cruises as well as private charter boats for entertaining corporate outings and other events.
LBJ Yacht Club & Marina200 S. Wirtz Dam Road Marble Falls (Located off FM 2147 next to Horseshoe Bay) 830-693-9172 www.lakelbjmarina.com
Making that getaway to the lake that much easier the LBJ Yacht Club and Marina on the Highland Lakes is only 40 minutes away from Austin proper and a world away from your everyday routine. Located next to the famous Horseshoe Bay Resort and only five minutes from historic Marble Falls the LBJ Yacht Club is considered one of the prettiest marinas around and offers a host of activities perfect for a family weekend. Beach swimming jet ski rentals a water park and water slides keep things cool while boating enthusiasts will enjoy LBJ Yacht Club’s full service facility that includes amenities such as a public boat ramp boat rental service and shore power among others.
Shore Club Volente Beach Waterpark16107 FM 2769 Volente 512-258-5110 www.shoreclubtx.com
Shore Club Volente Beach is located on the shores of Lake Travis. With 12 great water attractions a sandy beach for volleyball covered picnic areas several dining options and a swim-up Tiki bar the Shore Club Volente Beach Waterpark is a great getaway for children and adults alike. Boat and wave runner rentals are also available and now guests can even stay at the waterpark! Waterfront lakehouses provide a great escape from the hot Central Texas summer. Visit their website for schedule and hours.
VIP Marina16107 FM 2769 Volente 512-331-5375 www.viplaketravis.com
VIP Marina is located on beautiful Lake Travis and offers jet skis ski and pontoon boats chartered dinner cruises and 110 foot houseboats for rent as well as a vacation villa for rent located about the ship store. In addition to the above listed lake activities VIP Marina is also a full functioning marina with a store gas and deli.
Volente Boat Club16107-C FM 2769 Volente TX 78641 512-257-BOAT (2628) www.volenteboatclub.com Open 10am – 5pm daily (Closed Monday)
Why worry about the upkeep and expense of owning a boat? Volente Boat Club gives members all the benefits of boat ownership – and none of the hassle! With service plans for just about every level of interest there’s truly something for everyone. You’ll enjoy boating on your schedule – whether you’re an after-work or weekend boater – plus guaranteed reservations more than 25 new boats to choose from and full coverage insurance. They take care of everything – all you do is show up and have fun! Visit www.volenteboatclub.com for more information. Ahoy!
Windsurfing at Windy PointBob Wentz Park 512-340-2833 www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks
On any sunny day you’ll find the windsurfers at Windy Point in Bob Wentz Park at Lake Travis. In fact Windy Point’s popularity with windsurfers is the reason it has become the adopted home to the Austin Windsurfer Club.