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Shannon Whelan
Shannon Whelan
19:22 25 Sep 19
We had Brandon as our captain and had the best day of our trip! We were on a boat with 8 girls for a bachelorette party and honestly had the best time. It was our first time doing something like this and are already planning another trip to Austin just to do this again! Brandon was great at pointing spots out as we went along and then took us to where other parties hangout. We had the perfect amount of coolers and ice on board to keep our drinks cold! 10/10 would recommend this company! Thank you for providing an excellent service and an extremely fun day!read more
Daniel Abrams
Daniel Abrams
03:34 18 Sep 19
It was a great boat with a great captain, Jim kept the party going for as long as we wanted. Took good pictures/videos as more
Jesus Nunez
Jesus Nunez
13:09 17 Jun 19
Great time with Anchor Down! The boat was more than spacious enough for our entire group, and the lily pad was great for the little ones to chill on. We'll definitely be coming back, and exclusively with Anchor Down, hands down, awesome!read more
Danielle Dailey
Danielle Dailey
16:50 04 Jun 19
It was our daughters graduation so we had family in town and this was such a perfect addition to the wonderful weekend!! Simon is amazing. He is the perfect balance of professional and friendly. We look so forward to going out again with him. Highly recommendread more
tracie narvais
tracie narvais
19:46 02 Jun 19
Had a awesome experience ! Captain was very respectful and keeps his boat VERY CLEAN. Everything went smoothly from scheduling and coordinating to pick up and drop off. Awesome time with anchor down atx !read more
Lindsay Predmore
Lindsay Predmore
14:55 20 May 19
Simon is seriously the most accommodating captain ever! He went out of his way to pick up our group even though it was super last minute. His boat is beautiful and super roomy too with lots of storage. I would 100% recommend him to anyone!read more
Tanya Gomez
Tanya Gomez
21:37 13 May 19
Anchor Down ATX showed us the best time for Mother’s Day. Simon was very accommodating and responsive to our needs. He took us to the best spots on Lake Travis. I would recommend this company for anybody looking to have a blast on the lake!read more
Madison Buckner
Madison Buckner
19:45 29 Apr 19
Best person to take you on your first lake outing. Personable and knows the best places to take you based on what you would like to see. Simon will not disappoint when it comes to entertaining and enjoyable boat days! Would recommend to everyone i more
Nikki Lougee
Nikki Lougee
02:20 26 Apr 19
Not only are these boats big/nice enough to host all of your friends out on the lake, Simon is the absolute BEST captain!! He makes you feel like your at home and safe while having a blast in the water!! 10/10 recommend ANCHOR DOWN!!read more
Nick Evans
Nick Evans
18:27 24 Apr 19
I’ve actually went out on his boat a few times and have had a great experience every time. Now that I’m thinking about it, I had some unforgettable experiences on his boat. He’s a great captain, and thinks of everything. There isn’t a better boat rental company for the price. It’s like he knows every other boat on the water, we are always tie up with some awesome more
Alexandra Samaripa
Alexandra Samaripa
21:51 23 Apr 19
My family rented a boat with Anchor Down ATX on Lake Travis and it was really great. We had Simon as our captain and he knew the best spots to go on the lake, also the boat was very spacious and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend to more
Veronica Samaripa
Veronica Samaripa
19:53 23 Apr 19
We had a 4 hour birthday party on Lake Travis and rented a pontoon boat with Anchor Down ATX. It was an absolute blast! Captain Simon had everything we needed and made sure we had a good time. There was plenty of room for 12 of us with enough storage for food and drinks. Definitely a 5 star day and we are already planning our next outing. Highly recommend!read more
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Where do I pick-up my boat?

For Lake Travis the pick up Location will be at the Mansfield Dam. There is a $15 entrance fee per car. For Lake Austin it will be the 360 Bridge Boat Ramp. There is a $10 entrance fee per car or $3 per person if the walk in. Click here for more info.

Am I responsible for finding someone to drive the boat?

No, an experienced Captain will be provided with our services to drive you around the lake.

Will I need to pay for fuel for the boat?

No, a full tank of gas is included with your reservation. You will not need to re-fuel unless this is an extended booking.

What are the requirements to rent a boat?

You must be 21 years old or older to rent a boat in Austin, book on our website

Can we bring food and drinks?

Yes. You can bring bring food and drinks.  We just ask that you do not bring red wine, glass, or styrofoam. These items will not be permitted on any of our boat rentals.

Do you require a Captain?

Yes, we want everyone on the charter to have the most fun without the responsibility of driving a boat.  Let us take care of that for you! An experienced Captain will be included with all rentals.

Will you provide coolers and ice?

We’ll help you prepare for your day on the lake by providing 2 coolers and 1-20lb bag of ice with your rental.

Do you allow pets on the boat?

Of course! Austin is pet friendly and so are we!  As long are they are well behaved and wont damage the boat, we welcome all. *Please note: no pet life vests will be provided.*

Can we get picked up at a private dock?

Yes, but depending on the location there may be an additional travel fee. Please make this request at the time of your booking to secure these details and confirm our availability and rates meet your needs.

How much should I tip my Captain?

The average tip for our Captains is 20%.  Tips are preferred to be received in cash but credit cards are accepted.

Are there life vests on the boat?

Yes, each boat has life vests available for all of our guests. Children 13 and under are required to wear a life vest at all times.  Please bring your own life vest for any children under 2 years old.

Are there any other additional fees?

There may be additional fees associated with the location of your pick-up. Please refer to the Locations page here for these details. Another cost could include a tip for your Captain! *Please note: You will be responsible for any damages to the boat caused by your party.*