Lake Travis is without a doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. With tons of activities to take part in, the lake is one of the best places to rent a boat in the country. With natural springs, and a huge lake surface, Lake Travis offers everything you need, whether you want to have an adrenaline-pumping day out on a boat, or relax on a hot summer day.
The weather in Texas can get quite hot and humid in summer. Even if temperatures vary throughout the year, the best time to visit lake Travis is during the early stages of spring. We suggest renting a boat on the lake in late March or the beginning of April, these months have good weather, warm temperature and the climate is not too hot yet like it can be in summer.
The high season in Texas is actually quite different from most states, with peak tourism being in March and October.
Boat rental prices can vary depending on the type as well as the size of the boat that you intend to hire. Some boat renters will offer discounts for longer rentals so remember that you can get a relatively low price if you decide to rent for a longer period of time.
If you plan on renting a boat in the high season in Texas (early spring or fall), make sure you book a reservation in advance as the prices increase with more people visiting the lake district.
The laws and regulations for boat rentals in lake Travis are crystal clear. It is not mandatory to have a boating licence if you were born before September 1st 1993. If the operator is born after this date, the person will need to have a boating card or certificate.
If you want to charter a yacht but you don’t have the required licence, make sure you check all the boat availability, as a lot of renters offer the possibility to rent a boat with a skipper. A skipper will drive your boat and show you the hotspots of lake Travis.
If you want to have an exciting day, the lake hosts many adrenaline-pumping activities. Around lake Travis, you’ll be able to go on ziplines and water parks to have some fun or even water skiing or tubing that you can try behind a boat.