Maybe Texas is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of exploring the water, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great spot to unwind on a Dallas boat rental with the Texas sun on your back. Here is our insider’s guide to enjoying the freshwater life in Dallas–no experience necessary! Check out a list of upcoming events in and around the Dallas area.
Boating and Lakefront Dining at Lake Ray Hubbard
Your Dallas boat rental can be on board a powerboat, a speed boat, or a catamaran along Lake Ray Hubbard, one of the largest lakes in north Texas spanning over 20,000 acres. This recreational lake is also great for fishing, water skiing, and recreational boating.
Lake Ray Hubbard is home to Rockwall Harbor, a waterfront entertainment center with excellent dining, shopping, and live music, as well as various beaches and hiking trails. The Harbor offers great views of the lake throughout its various walking paths, shops and restaurant patios.
Fishing on Lake Ray Hubbard is equally popular. The lake offers abundant opportunities for fishing hybrid striped bass and blue catfish, as well as white bass, channel catfish and white crappie.
Dallas boat rental will get you out fishing at Lake Grapevine
Lake Grapevine is an 8,000 acre lake located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Home to some of the most enjoyable outdoor activities, including fishing, recreational boating, camping, and hiking. Rent a boat or a personal watercraft to tour the lake, or follow these fishing tips to catch big bass on Lake Grapevine.
Grapevine is also home to the largest wine festival in the Southwest, which is held annually in September. Plan a day-trip around Grapevine's Urban Wine Trail and stock up on wine for your next boat party.
Exploring The River at The Trinity Audubon Center
The Trinity River Audubon Center houses a 6,000-acre urban forest, the largest in the United States. Visitors can float down the river and explore miles of trails featuring local wildlife and vegetation, including pecan, black willow, and cottonwood trees.
Children won’t want to miss the Children's Discovery Garden, where they can learn about conservation and gardening. The center also offers guided tours down the Trinity River, the perfect excursion for a summer day.
Dallas boat rental near Joe Pool Lake
Whether you prefer spending time on your boat, fishing, jet skiing, or barbecuing, Joe Pool Lake is the local favorite for a reason. A variety of rentals are available, including pontoon boats and ski boats, or you can simply kick back and enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the lake.
Scour the marina for all of your water sport needs, including swimsuits (because you can never have too many bikinis!), life jackets, and summer toys for the kids. Going fishing? Stock up on live bait and additional rods at the 24-hour marina store.
Waterside dining is also available at various restaurants along the lake, featuring stunning views and live music on weekends all summer long. Looking for something more low key? Pack your cooler and arrive early. Tables near the water at Lynn Creek Park fill up quickly, but are worth the early wake-up call. Grills are available at every table, so all you need to bring are the burgers.
Lake Lewisville offers excellent shoreline camping and boating, as well as good places to water ski. It can get crowded in the summer and the extra boat traffic creates rougher waters, but the sights are beautiful (with stunning houses along the coast). Don’t miss the fun by staying out of the water—whether you rent a boat or go swimming in the coves, you’ll definitely want to explore the lake.
If you’re looking to try paddle boarding or water skiing, you’ll want to look for smoother waters in the northern coves, along the dam, or on the western side of the lake.
If you’re looking for the party, Party Cove is where it’s at. This is typically where people spend their weekend swimming, boating, and having fun on the lake.
Reserve your Dallas boat rental today!
Boatsetter has a fleet of private boats and sailing options ready to help you embark on your summer escape. Whether you’re looking for recreational boating, powerboating, or a quiet sunset tour, Boatsetter has you a perfect option. Reserve today, then pack your swimsuit and get ready for an unforgettable boating experience!