Austin: Lake Austin Guided Boat Tour


Experience the beauty of Lake Austin on a public, partially guided pontoon boat tour where a captain serves as your tour guide. Enjoy a comfortable cruise thanks to full sun shading on the boat.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2 hour


  • Highlights
    • Feel the breeze as you cruise around the incredible scenery of Lake Austin
    • Take a photo with the iconic Pennybacker Bridge as your backdrop
    • Learn about the history of the Tom Miller Dam from your captain/guide
    • Get an up-close view of Austin Country Club's legendary golf course
    • Marvel at the cliffs of Mount Bonnell that sit 800 feet above Lake Austin
  • Full description
    Admire the incredible natural beauty of Lake Austin on a guided cruise. Enjoy an affordable way to experience the lake with other passengers, without renting an entire boat.

    As you cruise around the 22-mile shoreline of the lake, you'll see elaborate privately-owned waterfront and cliffside homes, and popular shoreside restaurants.
    Take social media-worthy pictures of Lake Austin's unique clear, constant-level water and its beautiful scenery, like the iconic Pennybacker Bridge and Little Italy.
    You may even catch sight of Austin's own professional wake-surfing celebrities, Ashley Kidd and Raleigh Hager! This activity is ideal for individual travelers, couples, and small groups or families.
  • Includes
    • Boat tour
      Services of a captain/guide
      Use of life vests
      Foldable dual boat canopy for optional full/partial sun shading
  • Exclude
    • Park entrance fee (paid locally in cash only, $5 per person, $3 for ages 62+, no fee for children 12 years of age and under)
      Hotel pickup and drop-off
      Tips for the captain/guide