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Lake Austin Boat Cruise provided by Wake Riderz

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Lake Austin Boat Cruise

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US$140.00
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Lake Austin Boat Cruise
We are constantly sanitizing all safety equipment including boat seats, boat carpet and power washing all boats with antibacterial soap.
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Come experience the beauty of Lake Austin on a public, partially guided boat tour! Located in the heart of the City and just minutes from Downtown, Lake Austin offers 22 miles of great sightseeing views, including privately-owned waterfront and cliffside homes & communities, popular shoreside restaurants featuring local flavors and many public parks. Unique to Lake Austin is its clear, constant-level water and intimate setting, making for the most beautiful scenery for pictures. You may even catch sight of Austin's own professional wake surfing phenoms Ashley Kidd and Raleigh Hager!
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You'll start at
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746, USATour departs & returns at the Loop 360 Boat Ramp located under the south end of the Pennybacker Bridge. Parking underneath the bridge is free. $5 entry fee per person collected by & paid to Travis County Parks. Cash or check only.
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    Lake Austin
    Stop: 2 hours -
    This beautiful & scenic 22-mile public lake known for its clear, constant-level water features privately owned waterfront and cliffside homes, several shoreside restaurants, is home to world champion wake surfers Ashley Kidd and Raleigh Hager & just a 20 minute drive from downtown Austin.
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    Pass by Pennybacker Bridge
    Pass by Emma Long Metropolitan Park
    Pass by Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife
    Pass by Austin Country Club
    Pass by Tom Miller Dam
    Pass by Mount Bonnell
You'll end at
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746, USATour departs & returns at the Loop 360 Boat Ramp located under the south end of the Pennybacker Bridge. Parking underneath the bridge is free. $5 entry fee per person collected by & paid to Travis County Parks. Cash or check only.
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Important Information
Departure Point
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Boat Tour
  • Boat Captain
  • Use of life vests (Guests under 13 must wear at all times)
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Fuel
Exclusions
  • $5 park entrance fee per person
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
13Reviews
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Melissa M wrote a review Feb 2020
Jacksonville, Florida23 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I loved this tour. Captain Jim was amazing! It was nice just looking at all the houses and animals along Lake Austin. Captain Jim also took us through some of the canals. Sodas and water were provided as advertised. Definitely check this tour out, it won't
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Response from wakeriderz, Public Relations Manager at Lake Austin Boat Cruise
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for booking with us! We are glad you enjoyed your time on the water & appreciate your feedback about both the tour & Captain Jim!
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Morticia007 wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas2 contributions
This was the coolest experience I’ve had since moving to Austin! I can’t recommend Captian Jim enough! He made it so fun! Wether you live here or are just visiting this is something you have to do!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from wakeriderz, Public Relations Manager at Lake Austin Boat Cruise
Responded 3 Mar 2020
We are glad you had a great time! Come back and see us!
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rappy42 wrote a review Dec 2019
Mexico City, Mexico27 contributions20 helpful votes
We booked this for the last day of our trip, but it was cancelled by email the night before! Good job we had a wifi connection! We got our money back, but it cost us because of the exchange rate movement and 2 lots of foreign transaction charges for the payment, then the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from wakeriderz, Owner at Lake Austin Boat Cruise
Responded 17 Dec 2019
Linda, we are truly sorry your Trip Advisor booking had to be cancelled. As noted during the booking process, our public boat cruise/tour experience does require a minimum number of travelers. If canceled because the minimum isn’t met, travelers are offered a different date/experience or a full refund. We did receive your booking at 4pm on November 4th for a 1:30pm tour on November 5th. Unfortunately, we did have to cancel for the reason noted above and did so promptly, advising Viator of other options, including an alternate booking date and our private tour offering. Viator confirmed that your booking was paid for in USD and that a full refund was processed with no fees, so we aren't able to speak to the matter with regards to your refund & foreign exchange rates. We always strive to provide our customers the best boat cruise/tour experiences through Trip Advisor. The next time you come to Austin, we hope you'll consider booking with us again. Happy Holidays and have a great day!
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Andres Ruiz Sors wrote a review Oct 2019
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Our experience with Wake Riderz was absolutely phenomenal. We could not have asked for better service or a better day out on the water! Our captain Connor was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and committed to our experience. I highly recommend him and this tour!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from wakeriderz, General Manager at Lake Austin Boat Cruise
Responded 12 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for reviewing us! We are happy to serve you & hope to see you again!
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Melissa L wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Overall I enjoyed my time with my family on the Boat! I got to see more of lake Austin, the nice houses & other people on boats. The only downfall was I had a hard time looking for the boat at the departure but I called to know where the boat was. Sometimes it's not all about
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from wakeriderz, Director of Sales at Lake Austin Boat Cruise
Responded 2 Oct 2019
Melissa thank you so much for your review we will make sure to make finding the boat easier next time. However we are glad you and your family had a great time. Come back and see us.
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A must!!
It was absolutely great! My family and I enjoyed our time on the boat. This is a must if you’re visiting Austin. I
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Too much fun!
I recently did a tour with Lake Austin Friends and it was so cool. Our captain was Ronaldo, great guy. He share i
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Excellent Service!!!
Me and my friends really enjoyed our boat adventure on Lake Austin. Our boat driver was very friendly and showed us
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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