Austin Boat Rentals and Lake Travis Boat Rentals

Welcome to Piranha Boat Rentals! Your Austin Boat Rental Location for Lake Travis and surrounding areas. Located on Lake Travis. Piranha Austin Boat Rentals is your place to be this summer! We have a plethora of rental boats for you ranging from pontoon boats and luxury cruiser yachts. Whether you're looking for an easy day out on the lake or a luxurious weekend trip, Piranha Austin Boat Rentals can accommodate all! We also would love to help plan your next bachelor or bachelorette party! Company outings are also our specialty so if you have a large party you need to splurge on this year, give Piranha Austin Boat Rentals a call! 

Lake Travis is the second lake in the famous Highland Lakes, which is a chain of 7 lakes that stair-step up the Colorado River from Austin. The other Lakes are Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, Inks Lake, and Lake Buchanan. Lake Travis is the largest of the Highland Lake with over 18,929 acres and 270 miles of shoreline. It is 63 miles long and has a maximum width of 4.5 miles.

Lake Travis is a Texas Outside Favorite lake because it has some excellent restaurants and fun bars, a great party cove, lots of coves for boarding/skiing/tubing, good fishing, boat rentals, lake rental property, and much more. Read Texas Outside's Review of Lake Travis to learn more about the lake and what to see and do.

Lake Travis Guide

Lake Travis located in Austin Texas has many amazing things to experience. We've created a listed below of some of the attractions, outings, events, and restaurants located on Lake Travis for you to experience. During your checkout process if you choose to book with us you'll be able to choose a few different places you would like to visit during your boat rental outing. Your captain will be able to go over your destinations with you and let you know which ones will fit within your rental time frame. For immediate assistance just call in and a friendly representative will help you choose the best package for needs! 


Gnarly Gar - 

Stop by The Gar Ship Store for everything you’ll need for a fun day out on the lake! For your convenience…in addition to our easily accessible fuel dock and plenty of boat slips, we offer a wide variety of boat supplies, sundries, beverages, and snacks. We also offer an ATM machine and to-go beer and wine. For a souvenier…we offer Gnarly Gar shirts, caps, koozies, key fobs, and much more!

The Gnarly Gar’s focus is to provide everyone, young and old, with a fun, family-friendly, great experience. We offer a wide variety of live music shows on weekends, great service, large-screen televisions, a fun happy hour, and a great menu which includes more homemade items such as sauces, dressings, salsa and specials… amazing specials!

For fun…we have video games and a stuffed animal crane. Don’t leave without feeding the fish! The Gar Ship Store is where you’ll also find the catfish food. If you have any questions call us at 512-267-1845. 

Frogs on the Pond - 

Frogs at The Pond lakeside on Lake Travis is open Thurs thru Sun. with karaoke on Thur and live music Fri, Sat and Sun. Palapa Bar and great entertainment overlooking Lake Travis. Also on the location will be Kool Fish a food truck featuring fish tacos, ceviche and more. Right across from Devil's Cove makes this a great place to unwind after a fun day out on the boat. 

Cafe Blue - 

At Café Blue, we offer contemporary coastal cuisine in a modern West Indies setting. Aquatic blue lighting and large aquariums give the feeling of being in a tropical paradise. Our menu is a celebration of coastal cuisine from around the world. Cafe Blue, perched on the shore of scenic Lake Travis, offers contemporary lakeside cuisine in a relaxed, beautiful Hill Country setting. A casual, outdoor venue, Cafe Blue offers spectacular panoramic views of Lake Travis and the Hill Country. Accessible by land or by lake, we welcome boaters, and have ample public boat parking next to the Sandy Creek Yacht Club. Located in rustic Volente, Cafe Blue is just a short, scenic Hill Country drive outside of Austin.

The Oasis - 

The OASIS started as an idea Beau Theriot had for a great restaurant on a hill.  Back in 1979, Beau decided to buy a beautiful 500 acre plot of land, which contained only a ranch house on it, along the shoreline of Lake Travis.  He envisioned a wonderfully successful and unique restaurant perched on top of one of the bluffs on this property.  By 1982 he had made some small renovations to the ranch house and opened it as The OASIS Restaurant and Cantina Del Lago.  By 2005, The OASIS had grown to be one of the largest restaurant in the world and the biggest in Texas, seating 2800 people.  Most of the seating was outdoors with an outdoor entertainment venue.  On June 1st, 2005, the restaurant was devastated by a fire.  The OASIS remained open during the two years that followed, using only the remaining outdoor entertainment venue and served food out of a trailer.  Mr. Theriot had a vision, and created a four story dream facility.  Each room would have a different ambiance and theme to satisfy the tastes of every desire.  The OASIS today, seats close to 2500, has a indoor entertainment facility with retractable roof panels on our third floor, and has several different banquet rooms to select from for your private event.

Shore Club Volente Beach - 

Shore Club Volente Beach or SCVB for short is located on the shores of Lake Travis and is the perfect getaway for children and adults alike on a hot summer day. We have pools for children and a pool with a swim up tiki bar. We have our own sandy beachfront and 3 volleyball courts (2 lighted and 1 in the water). Although SCVB offers an upscale casual restaurant specializing in hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood and a beach bar & grill with the best burgers on the lake, picnics are permitted, so load up the cooler and come on out. We have plenty of options for the kids as well, including pizza and ice cream. Boat and wave runner rentals are also available. This location is also a great getaway after a day out on the Lake. Sit back and relax and have a nice Margarita before bringing your boat back in.


Coves and Party Spots


Devil's Cove - 

Devil's Cove is the biggest party cove and meeting place for boaters on Lake Travis in Austin Texas. Every year thousands of people pile on hundreds of boat in THE hot spot for Memorial day, summer, 4th of July, and the rest of the amazing summer events going on around Austin, TX. This is the most popular spot for Piranha Austin Boat Renters. We highly recommend drinking heavily a few weeks prior taking a boat out here to prepare your liver for the onslaught of beer, liquor, and scantily clad women who frequent these waters.

Hippie Hollow - 

Hippie Hollow Park lies in the basin area of Lake Travis in the Hill Country of central Texas, approximately one-half hour's drive from downtown Austin. The Park features a steep, rocky shoreline and provides some spectacular views of Lake Travis. This heavily-used park, the only clothing optional public park in Texas, is popular for sunbathing and swimming.


  • clothing optional
  • designated swimming area
  • nature/hiking trails
  • paved ADA accessible trail
  • restrooms
  • drinking water

Special Notes

There are no lifeguards on duty.

Hippie Hollow Park has a long tradition as the only clothing-optional public park in Texas. Entry to the park is restricted to those people 18 years and older. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and ask permission before taking photographs. Remember that nudity is acceptable, lewd behavior is not.

Hippie Hollow Park includes habitat for species protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act, including the Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Black-capped Vireo. As a result, certain areas of the park are off-limits to park visitors. 

Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the park and may not be left in unattended vehicles. Ground fires are prohibited in all day use parks. Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited in all Travis County parks. Public display of consumption of alcohol is prohibited.

Hatter Cove - 

Hatter Cove is a great area if you're looking to get away from the crowds and want to boat somewhere on Lake Travis in relative privacy. While not normally crowded, boats here have less of a party attitude and are more apt to just sunbathing and keeping to their own. 

Other Amazing Rental Companies

Check out our friends at Float on Boat Rentals for some additional rental boat options and more fun in the sun! 

Also check out VIP Marina for some additional rental boat options if we cannot accommodate your booking. Visit Inflatable Kayaker for all your kayaking needs!