Looking to Celebrate on the Lake?

Choose a Party Boat from Party Boat Austin

Ideal for everything from family gatherings to lively party cruises, our premium pontoons and party boats guarantee comfort and lasting memories.

Party Boats and Pontoons for Every Celebration


Imagine a party boat or pontoon that’s like your favorite summer jam: vibrant, exciting, and irresistibly fun. That’s our collection! Step aboard the ‘JC Tritoon 306’ in its dazzling Red, Grey, or Black variants, or choose the lively ‘JC 266′ in Blue for a splash of color. These vessels, along with our double-decker pontoons like the ’25′ Avalon Funship’, ’28’ Avalon Windjammer’, ’28′ Premier Boundary’, and the ’30′ Premier Sunsation’, offer the ideal backdrop for any celebration. From laid-back lounging to exhilarating slides from the top deck, our fleet is more than just a means of transport – they’re floating festivals ready to create unforgettable moments.


Experience top-notch pontoon enjoyment with our select fleet at Big Tex Boat Rentals, featuring the high-performing JC Tritoon 306 in three sleek colors and the vibrant JC 266 in Blue. The JC Tritoon 306 exemplifies stability and excellence in pontoon design, while the JC 266 offers a unique swim platform for lively, unforgettable water celebrations. Choose us for a premium pontoon adventure in Austin, TX.

Starts at $175 / Hour


Transform your group outings with our collection of double-decker pontoons at Big Tex Boat Rentals, featuring the 25′ Avalon Funship, 26ft Premier Sunsation, 28′ Avalon Windjammer, 28′ Premier Boundary, and the 30′ Premier Sunsation. These party boats, ideal for up to 16 passengers, offer a unique blend of leisure and excitement with a slide from the top deck, redefining lakefront fun.

Starts at $200 / Hour


Discover unparalleled partying at Devils Cove with the 34′ x 12′ Double Decker Party Barge Pontoon, the largest in our fleet at Big Tex Boat Rentals. Perfect for up to 25 guests plus a captain, it’s ideal for big groups or those desiring more space. This party barge features a top-notch sound system, lily pad, large cooler, paddleboard, and more, offering a spacious platform for dancing and fun.

Starts at $250 / Hour


La Barge, a contemporary and high-end party barge, is designed for superior entertainment with over 300 square feet of deck space. It comfortably hosts over 25 guests, offering ample room for any essentials you bring onboard. Equipped for a fantastic time, it includes a bar area with stools, a stereo with auxiliary connection, and bench seating suitable for all ages. Just remember your sunscreen or tanning oil for an enjoyable day on Lake Austin.

Starts at $250 / Hour

SolidCraft Party Barge

Introducing our impressive 30-foot Solid Craft party barge, a spacious and sturdy vessel designed for unforgettable moments on the water. This remarkable barge boasts a generous 10-foot width, providing ample space for you and up to 22 guests to spread out and enjoy the festivities. Whether you’re lounging in the sun, mingling with friends, or dancing the day away, this party barge offers the perfect setting for all your aquatic adventures.

Starts at $200 / Hour

Hear From Our Guests

Customer Stories & Experiences

Charlie Wood
Charlie Wood
We had Corbin take us out for a private charter and made sure everything was perfect for us. I’ll be using Big Tex every time I need to rent
Philip Dudley
Philip Dudley
Best boats and best captains on Lake Travis!
William Tatem
William Tatem
Had a great time for a friends Birthday. Pickup was easy and Colin was a fantastic captain. Can’t wait for our next day out on the lake!
Karla Sanchez
Karla Sanchez
Soooo funnnn we loved our captain!
Ralph Apolinario
Ralph Apolinario
Fantastic experience. Corbin did a great job captaining the pontoon. Worth every penny. Will definitely be booking again.
Rafael Otero
Rafael Otero
Corbin was a great boat captain! We really enjoyed our time spent on the boat with him.
sophie miller
sophie miller
Best customer experience I’ve had in Austin, so much fun!
Lindsey Jones
Lindsey Jones
Cole was a great captain and very kind/accommodating to taking pictures for us! Would book again with him no question!

Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions

Boat Operation and Experience
How much should I tip the captain?

A typical tip is 20%. For water sports or groups over 10, a 20% gratuity is automatically added.

Can I drive the boat? Are the captains experienced?

Only our captains, who are licensed and extensively trained, can operate the boats for safety and insurance reasons.

Can I bring my pet?

Yes, but please inform us beforehand. Ensure your pet has a life jacket.

Can I bring some festive decorations for my boat trip?

Absolutely! We want your time on the water to be as celebratory as possible. Balloons and other decorations are a-ok, so go ahead and deck out the boat to match your lakeside fun.

Just a heads-up: While we love a little sparkle, glitter can be messy and stick around long after the party’s over. So, we kindly ask that you leave the glitter at home for the sake of keeping our boats looking their best!

Boat Rental Information
Where do we meet for the boat?
What’s included in the boat rental?

Each rental features a skilled captain, fuel, a top-tier sound system, floating mat, floaties, safety gear, a filled cooler with ice (for $20 Addl.), and more!

Rental Inclusions and Costs
Do I need to bring a cooler?

No need, we provide a large cooler with ice free of charge.

Do we pay for gas?

Fuel is included in the hourly rate. Additional fees apply for over 20-mile journeys or if we bring boats to different lakes.

What are the COVID-19 precautions?

Boats are sanitized before each rental. If anyone in your party has COVID-19 symptoms or a recent positive test, please avoid joining the rental.

Transportation and Arrival
What’s the best way to get there?

Rideshare is recommended. We offer a 25% discount with Fetii using code “BIGTEX25” for 15-passenger vans, not just to the lake but around Austin too!

What should I bring?

Bring ice, towels, sunscreen, cups, sunglasses, food, drinks, $5 cash per person, and plenty of water.

What should I not bring?

Avoid red wine, glitter, messy food, glass beer bottles, and negative vibes!

Can we bring alcohol?

Certainly, but no red wine or glass beer bottles. Cans and plastic are preferred.

Where can I park my car for my Lake Travis adventure?

We’ve got two pick-up locations to make your trip a breeze! Our main spot is at Paradise Cove Marina (17141 Rocky Ridge rd., Austin, TX 78734). They have plenty of parking and charge a fee of $5 per person to enter the marina, plus $20 per vehicle for parking (your awesome crew included!).

Our other option is Mansfield Dam. This is a cash-only location with a $5 per person entrance fee to the park itself. Keep in mind that we only have one boat picking up from Mansfield Dam at this time, so be sure to confirm your pick-up spot when you book your unforgettable Big Tex experience!

Weather and Cancellation Policy
What if it rains?
What is the cancellation policy?