The Best Boat Rentals On Canyon Lake

Average of 148 reviews in this area.
18 listings
22' Berkshire Tri-toon Rental in Canyon Lake
hourCA$126
Canyon Lake
11 guests

22' Berkshire Tri-toon Rental in Canyon Lake

MasterCraft X45 on Canyon Lake
hourCA$222
Canyon LakeBowrider
8 guests

MasterCraft X45 on Canyon Lake

2020 Yamaha EX Sport in Canyon Lake
dayCA$571
Canyon LakeJet Ski
6 guests

2020 Yamaha EX Sport in Canyon Lake

14 passenger Tritoon!
hourCA$159
Canyon LakePontoon
14 guests

14 passenger Tritoon!

Nestled between Austin and San Antonio on the Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake is a popular spot – and it’s actually known as the Water Recreation Capital of Texas and the “jewel of hill country.” With 80 miles of clear, gentle waters, it’s easy to see why. Plan a day to fish for striped bass or rainbow trout, or perhaps you just want to spend the day swimming, hiking around the lake, or tubing. Water sports and activities are naturally the mainstay of the area but there are other things to do and discover in and around Canyon Lake.

Canyon Lake Boat Rentals & Water Activities

You don’t have to own a boat to enjoy this fantastic lake. All types of watercraft are available to rent, from top of the line wakeboarding and water-skiing boats to single-person kayaks. If fishing is your thing, you can catch catfish or several kinds of bass aboard shaded fishing boats. Jet skis and waverunners are great for thrill seekers. Houseboats, canoes, inner tubes – you name it, you can find it at Canyon Lake.

Other Things to Do Near Canyon Lake

The floods of 2002 carved out the Canyon Lake Gorge below the lake’s spillway. You can witness waterfalls, marine fossils, beautiful geologic formations, and 110 million-year-old dinosaur tracks. Take a tour of the Canyon Lake Gorge – just know that it takes a little bit of forethought since only guided tours are available. The hike is three hours long and a bit strenuous, so shouldn’t be attempted if you have a health condition. It is also only open to children seven years and older. Plan your trip and book your tour here.

This Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country is just a few minutes from lakeside, and it’s a fantastic excursion that isn’t quite as physically intensive as the gorge tour. Sitting on almost 25 acres, the museum features over 200 dinosaur tracks on 28 different trackways. Well-versed docents lead tours throughout the day. There are also local history exhibits and plenty of fossils to see. Don’t miss the gorgeous nature trail that highlights native plants. The open-air picnic area is a great place to enjoy your lunch.

Whether you are interested in Canyon Lake boat rentals, Guadalupe River tubing, ancient geologic history or dinosaurs, the Canyon Lake area is an awesome destination. Pack your sunscreen and water gear, and be prepared to make life-long memories.

Canyon Lake Boat Rental FAQs

How much is it to rent a boat in Canyon Lake?

Boat rental prices on Canyon Lake start at $125/hour for a pontoon rental and can go up to $250/hour for a powerboat rental. There are many reasonably priced pontoon rentals available on Canyon Lake.

When is the best time to visit Canyon Lake?

The best time of year to visit Canyon Lake in Texas is during the early summer or autumn months. April through June and September and October can be really pleasant with sunny days and warm weather. July and August can be unbearably hot, even if you’re renting a boat and going swimming.

What is the water temperature in Canyon Lake?

The water temperature of Canyon Lake stays around 60-70℉ year-round. It is warmer in the summer months of June, July, and August, and the coldest in January and February.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Canyon Lake?

You must be at least 18 years old to rent a boat in Texas, but operators can be as young as 13 years old if they have the proper safety education and certifications. A boating safety course is recommended before renting a boat in Texas.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Canyon Lake.

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    Enrique
    22' Berkshire Tri-toon Rental in Canyon Lake

    This boating experience was so great for our family. I highly recommend using Sandra & Scott as your Captain. The boat is great and plenty of room for our family of 7. We did some fishing with the kids. Lots of great memories.

  2. JS
    Julian
    20' Sun Tracker Party Barge Rental in Canyon Lake, Texas

    Boat was in perfect condition and easy to drive. Meeting with the owner was seamless. We’re in the boat and on our way 5 minutes after arrival. Definitely recommend this one!

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    Carole
    2020 Misty Harbor Party Pontoon at Canyon Lake

    Beautiful boat! Vanessa made everything so easy for us - the boat was ready at the dock 15 minutes in advance of our reservation, and she was available to help us dock whenever we wanted to return. The sound system was great and we loved all the table space! Life jackets and safety equipment was all included.

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    Gordon
    **2020 Best of Get My Boat** also newly awards 2020 Super Owner - 2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon 26’ Foot Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake (FUEL INCLUDED)

    Brandon's boat was awesome ! ..very comfortable and just perfect for our family cruise with two grandparents, two adult children and three grandkids. Captain AJ did a great job taking us all over Canyon Lake and was very knowledgeable about all the points of interest. The grandkids loved Capt AJ for showing them the boat controls, stopping to let them swim, and chasing schools of feeding fish jumping. Capt AJ played our favorite Trop Rock music on the awesome sound system throughout the cruise.... We will definitely book Brandon's Tritoon again next time we're at Canyon Lake.

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    Tracey
    **2020 Best of Get My Boat** also newly awards 2020 Super Owner - 2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon 26’ Foot Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake (FUEL INCLUDED)

    AJ was awesome!! We were a group of 7 Moms of college boys and AJ was fun, accommodating, safe and punctual. The boat looked brand new, had a large Yeti cooler and a brand new 2 person tube. This is the way to go folks - renting a beautiful boat with a captain! We didn’t have to worry about a thing!! Only regret was that we didn’t rent it longer! Will definitely be renting again in the future!

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    Rebecca
    **2020 Best of Get My Boat** also newly awards 2020 Super Owner - 2020 Luxury Tritoon Pontoon 26’ Foot Party Barge - Great for Parties or Family Days on Canyon Lake (FUEL INCLUDED)

    This boat was awesome! Brand new and so nice, especially compared to other rental options in the area. A group of 12 of us fit nicely and had a great time exploring the lake and swimming. Our boat captain was easy to communicate with and made sure we had a wonderful time out on the water! Would definitely book this boat again in the future!