There are plenty of places to spend a weekend by the water in the Austin area. There’s paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake or grilling near Lake Marble Falls. But when it comes to having a real party, there’s nowhere better than Lake Travis. And when it comes to party coves on Lake Travis, there is nowhere better than Devil’s Cove in Austin, TX.
But any local will tell you that you haven’t experienced the water-party capital of the Lone Star State if you haven’t experienced it on a party boat. That’s why ATX Party Boats is proud to offer Devil’s Cove, Lake Travis boat rentals and the insider scoop on how to make the most of your time there.
History of Devil’s Cove
As long as people have been able to go boating on Lake Travis, people have been looking for every nook and cranny where they could have a good time. Back in the day, there were a few different places to do it. Starnes Island and Rough Hollow were hot spots on the cove then—along with Devil’s Cove.
But the wild party days of the ‘80s and ‘90s were cut short by development of the area. However, neither the development nor local ordinances could put a stop to the party scene at Devil’s Cove. Perhaps it’s because the wide waters make it ideal for party boats or because of its reputation, but it remains one of the best places for a boat party in the country.
Best Times To Go to Devil’s Cove
When you should throw your Devil’s Cove boat party depends on the experience you want. Weekends and summer holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the 4th of July are definitely the most popular. If you want the high-energy environment of huge crowds, those are perfect days.
Of course, some of us like to keep things a little lower key. In that case, take the day off work midweek, get the gang together, and order a Lake Travis Devil’s Cove boat rental for a more exclusive party.
Rules To Know Before You Go
Like we said, going to Devil’s Cove isn’t the free-for-all it was in years gone by. There are some rules you must pay attention to, so you can make sure everyone has a good time. A few to keep in mind include the following:
- Get permission before taking your party boat onto the lake
- Don’t tie more than five boats together
- Don’t tie your boat to private property
- Anchor at least 100 feet away from private property
There are other “rules” that are unofficial but still a good idea. For example, make sure you have a designated captain to pilot your Devil’s Cove party boat.
Renting at Devil’s Cove
Ready to live it up at Devil’s Cove? ATX Party Boats is your go-to destination for Devil’s Cove Lake Travis boat rentals. Rent just the boat itself or bring one of our experienced pilots along for the ride, so you can kick back and enjoy the water.