Yachts for Every Occasion

Explore Our Fleet of Luxury Yachts

Imagine a yacht that’s like your favorite cocktail: smooth, sophisticated, and a little bit sassy. That’s our fleet! Board the ‘Good Vibes’ for a luxurious escape, sail away on ‘Encima’ for elegance on the waves, experience the chic charm of ‘Three Hour Tour,’ or revel in the exclusive ambience of ‘Lovin’ it.’

Luxury 52ft Searay Sundancer

The Good Vibes

Starts at $450 / Hour

22ft Searay Sundancer

Lovin' it

Starts at $450 / Hour

34ft Searay Sundancer

Three Hour Tour

Starts at $450 / 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?