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Austin: Lake Austin Guided Boat Tour

Austin: Lake Austin Guided Boat Tour

Admire the natural beauty of Lake Austin on a relaxing, narrated tour. Enjoy a fun and affordable way to experience the lake with other passengers without renting an entire boat. This popular and scenic 22-mile public lake known for its clear, constant-level water is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Austin. As you cruise around the lake, you'll see privately-owned luxury waterfront and cliffside homes, and popular shoreside restaurants. The tour itinerary also includes other main highlights: The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria This Italian-style lakeside villa built in 1916 was home to Clara Driscoll, a philanthropist who was instrumental in the preservation of the Alamo. Today the 14 acre site is home to The Contemporary Austin and is comprised of an outdoor sculpture park, the Laguna Gloria art museum and an art school. Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife This 35-acre wildlife preserve located on Lake Austin's waterfront is a refuge for rare, endangered or threatened species and is open to the public through guided tours. While out on the water, you may even catch sight of Austin's own world champion wake surfers, Ashley Kidd and Raleigh Hager. This activity is ideal for individual travelers, couples, and small groups or families! Bottled water is provided.

Austin: Highlights Tour with Texas Capitol and Food Stop

Austin: Highlights Tour with Texas Capitol and Food Stop

Welcome to our exclusive Best of Austin Tour with See Sight Tours, where you can experience the vibrant culture and breathtaking views of this amazing city. Our knowledgeable and friendly local guides will take you on a small group tour (max. 7 guests) in the comfort and style of one of our air-conditioned Mercedes Metris vans, ensuring that you get the best out of your Austin adventure. Meet your guide at your downtown Austin hotel and begin your fully guided tour in the comfort and style of a Mercedes Metris van. Your tour begins with a visit to the Texas Capitol - the seat of government for the state of Texas. This iconic Italian Renaissance Revival style building was constructed between 1882 and 1888 and is the sixth-tallest state capitol. Our guide will take you on a guided tour around the grounds, where you can admire the Heroes of Alamo, the Confederate Soldiers Monument, and the Volunteer Firemen Monument, among other notable monuments and statues. Next, we'll take you to see some of the famous murals in Austin, including the "I love you so much" mural and the "Greetings from Austin" mural. These vibrant and colorful murals are an Instagrammer's paradise and have become iconic symbols of the city. Afterwards, we'll head to Barton Springs, a natural spring-fed pool in the heart of the city, where you can take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a relaxing walk around the area. We'll then make a surprise food stop, where you can indulge in some delicious local cuisine and treats. Next up, we'll take you to Mount Bonnell, one of the highest points in Austin, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city skyline. The view from the top is simply breathtaking, and you won't want to miss it. Finally, we'll adventure around the Pennybacker Bridge, also known as the "360 Bridge," which spans across Lake Austin and offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and water. Throughout the tour, our guide will provide you with informative commentary and local insights, giving you a true taste of Austin's unique culture and history. At the end of your tour, we'll take you back to your Downtown Austin hotel, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your Austin adventure At the end of your tour, head back to your downtown Austin hotel.

Austin: Lake Austin Private Boat Cruise - Full Sun Shading

Austin: Lake Austin Private Boat Cruise - Full Sun Shading

Come experience the beauty of Lake Austin on a private, partially guided pontoon boat cruise that departs from Loop 360 Boat Ramp located below the southern end of the iconic Pennybacker Bridge. Our friendly boat captain will pick you up at the docks. Just a short drive from Downtown, Lake Austin is home to 22 miles of natural beauty and several great sightseeing views, including privately-owned waterfront and cliffside homes and popular shoreside restaurants. Unique to Lake Austin is its clear, constant-level water and intimate setting, making for the most capture-worthy pictures to cherish and share. Reserve the boat for up to 13 people for 2 hours & enjoy a memorable time on the lake. Whether you’re looking to celebrate an upcoming wedding, graduation, birthday or just want some quality family time - this is a perfect option. Included is the boat rental, a Wake Riderz boat captain and use of an Aqua Lily Pad should you wish to stop and take a dip. All boats are equipped with a foldable dual canopy for front-to-back overhead sun shading, a Bluetooth enabled stereo system, a charging port for cell phones and an Aqua Lily Pad. Return to Loop 360 Boat Ramp after a fun-filled time on the water. While you're out, you may even catch sight of Austin's own professional wakesurfers, Ashley Kidd and Raleigh Hager!

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(11 reviews)

Our guide , Captain Spencer, was very personable and knowledgeable about the area. He answered all questions and was most accommodating to people’s needs. A very positive experience. He gives all kinds of personalized tours and I would recommend him highly as a Captain and guide.

The tour started with a tour of the State Capital building—much like the US capital building in dc. We then toured some new parts of Austin sehad not seen and wen5 8nto th3 hills to the north.

outstanding tour. Hit all the spots we wanted to see and then some.

We had a great guide who gave us lots of background information.

Leo was very informative and personable! Great captain