There are lots of boat rental opportunities on Lake Austin. It’s one of the best summertime stay cool spots in Austin. With 5 lakeside dining options, easy access from downtown, and miles of river from town back to Mansfield Dam, it’s no wonder Lake Austin is plenty busy on summer weekends.

But Lake Austin only offers up a few real “party barges”. Full-on fun themed floating party machines that can accommodate your entire crew. Here’s our look at the Best Lake Austin Party Barges…..

Miss High Life Party Cruises

The Tropical themed Miss High life on her way to Hula Hut for a party pickup.

She’s a legend. Plying the waters of Lake Austin since the 1980’s, Miss High Life has served up thousands of Central Texans with unforgettable experiences. Whether you come to party or just relax and soak up the Texas sun, Miss High Life party barge delivers. She’s a 38 foot tropical themed boat with a 15 foot beam and can hold 25 of your closest friends. Day or night Miss High Life is prepared for any Lake Austin cruise.

Where: 1600 Scenic Drive
Phone: (512) 574-9119
Web: Miss High Life

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Kontiki Fun Boat

Kontiki Fun Boat - Lake Austin Party Barge
Photo: Courtesy of Kontiki Fun Boat

She’s named after the Inca god Viracocha and she brings a Polynesian South Pacific vibe to Lake Austin. Thor Heyerdahl may not be your boat captain, but Kontiki is one of Austin’s best on-water floating venues. She comfortably holds up to 30 people and has hookups for iPods and generators for blenders and other small electronics. Guests can swim in the water, tan on the deck, or relax in the shade under the roof.

Where: 1600 Scenic Drive
Phone: (512) 550-2458
Web: Kontiki Fun Boat

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Austin Party Cruises

Austin Party Cruise - Lake Austin Party Boats
Photo: Courtesy of Austin Party Cruises

Sometimes you gotta go big or go home. Austin Party Cruises is not your typical boat rental or party barge outfit. This fleet has 3 big double decker cruisers (Celebration 2, Festival and Jubilee) that hold…wait for it…up to 140 passengers. These beauties are air-conditioned, clean and comfortable. Cruise popular Lake Austin sights and landmarks like Mount Bonnell, the 360 bridge, Majestic Lake Estates, the Austin Country Club, City Park, and Oyster Landing’s Hula Hut, Abel’s on the Lake and Mozart’s Coffee.

Where: 1600 Scenic Drive
Phone: (512) 328-9887
Web: Austin Party Cruises

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Lake Austin Parties' Myacht unloads after a festive Saturday on Lake Austin.
Photo: Courtesy of Lake Austin Parties

Lake Austin Parties’ Myacht is powerful and industrial. She means business. If you want to be first to Lake Austin’s party cove, her twin Mercury outboards will get you there. Myacht will accommodate 25 revelers and has a full length bar and a sleek and clean brushed aluminum head. She’s set up with a bluetooth sound system, 43″ 4K Smart TV, XL ice chest and a generator for all your own electronics. Rentals come with an experienced captain and a complimentary giant Lily Pad for lounging in the water.

Where: 1600 Scenic Drive
Phone: (817) 714-4550

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