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Boating Adventures for Everyone

Boating is booming in the Texas Hill Country, and for good reason. It’s a fun and fulfilling way to get out into the fresh air, experience nature, and connect with those you care about over a relaxing activity. Whether you’re looking for engaging family fun, a romantic moment, a posh party, or just want to spend time fishing, we’ve gathered our favorite premium private tours of beautiful Lake Austin and Lake Travis to enhance your Hill Country stay.

Party on the Water
Grab your friends or your colleagues and set out on the lake for a day filled with fun, sun, and beautiful views. It’s the perfect pick for a bachelor or bachelorette party or an adventurous team-building event. Kick back and enjoy as you cruise to “Party Cove” on Lake Austin or the infamous “Devil’s Cove” on Lake Travis, then dive right into the refreshing waters and catch some rays on the lily pad float. A delicious lunch and optional cocktails round out this perfect day in the Hill Country. After your cruise, continue your revelry with cocktails by the saltwater pool, in our elegant bar, or on our patio overlooking hundreds of acres of wilderness.

Romance Your Loved One
Treat your special someone to a private cruise for two on Lake Travis or Lake Austin. Watch the colors spread across the sky and gentle waves with a romantic sunset cruise, or opt for an afternoon tour and soak in the sun – an oversize lily pad float adds to the enjoyment.

Snack on nibbles from the gourmet charcuterie board, which pairs beautifully with the wine, bubbly, beer, or craft cocktails option. After a lovely cruise, head back to your hilltop boutique hotel to recharge in elegance.

Take a Fishing Adventure
Hit the waters early! Great for a guy’s getaway or fun with the family, this active and adventurous cruise will take you to the hottest fishing spots in Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Bait your hook, toss out a line and see what you catch - largemouth bass, striped bass, bluegill, and redbreast are all very good possibilities. Sit back with a fresh, hot coffee just the way you like it, a delicious bacon and egg sandwich, and enjoy the experience of fishing with your favorite people on this private cruise. Afterwards, return to your luxury hotel, sit by the outdoor fireplace with a freshly made cocktail, and tell tall tales about the one that got away.

Perfect Family Time
Treat your loved ones to this fun-filled way to see Austin, while creating the family vacation memories that will last a lifetime with a private cruise on Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Enjoy a scenic tour, then stop for a dip. Jump right into the refreshing water, and splash, swim, and race out to the lily pad float. A kid-friendly delicious lunch keeps you all fueled up for the fun. At the end of this smile-filled excursion, head back to your boutique hotel for some poolside gelato for them, and a cocktail for you.

To assist you in enlivening your visit to the Hill Country, we’re happy to extend to you an exclusive offer with our boating partner for an incredible private cruise of shimmering Lake Austin or Lake Travis.

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