Highly Skilled

Boat Rental Captains

Certifications

Our Skilled Captains!

Our Rental Boats are all operated by our highly rated and seasoned Captains. Our Captains will keep you safe and let you relax while you enjoy a day out on the Lake.

All of our Captains meet the USCG requirements and are certified with a TPWD Boaters safety course.  However, most have advanced boating licenses, CPR certifications, Search and Rescue First Responders and more.  This makes our Captains the most professional and qualified boat rental Captains in Austin.  Reserve your boat today with the best Captains in Austin. 

Safety is our #1 Priority

Miguel Mercado

Master Captain

“Safety First”

25 Ton and Retired USCG Captain – 6 Pack License – *Most Reviewed Captain on Lake Austin*

– Over 50 – 5 Star Reviews –

  • Miguel was awesome & we had a great time on Paloma the boat! - Monica L. - 8/14/2021 

  • Captain miguel is awesome!! Very pleasant.Takes great pride in his job and very knowledgeable. - Angelica A. - 8/14/2021 

  • Great time with Captain Miguel! - Sierra G. - 8/07/2021 

  • Captain Miguel with an all star performance. Guaranteed I will be requesting him as captain for future bookings.... read more - Robert H. - 8/07/2021 

Shawn Smith

Old School Capt

Capt. Smith is an avid outdoorsman and grew up on the water.  I have over 20 years boating experience.  I have sailed from Corpus to the southern tip of Florida and back. I have been an avid boater all my life and Safety is always #1.

  • Shawn was amazing! So informative and just an all around chill person. I will definitely be back and... read more - LaRhonda M. - 8/22/2021 

  • Such a fun day, I’m so glad we had Shawn as our captain! He made sure everyone was... read more - Brianna B. - 8/22/2021 

  • Shawn was extremely knowledgeable and a great time on our trip - Tim K. - 8/22/2021 

  • Shawn is the BEST! Bachelorette party win! Thank you! - Boen F. - 6/30/2021 

Captain Luke

6 Pack Captain

25 years in the marina/resort industry. 
Owned jetski rental/parasail/boat business 20+ years. Driven boats ranging from personal watercraft (jetskis) to 85ft luxury yachts. 

6 pack License

  • Brandon with an E outstanding driver. Felt safe and had a blast 10/10 would boat again! - Chris S. - 8/28/2021 

  • Brandon E was the best. One of the bros. Great time on the water! - Chris R. - 8/28/2021 

  • Brandon G took us out for a bachelorette party and was efficient, communicative and professional. We had an... read more - Stoni J. - 8/14/2021 

  • Brandon E. Was absolutely great!! We loved him and his service -Super knowledgeable of the Lake Austin area. - Sarah F. - 8/07/2021 

Captain Seabass

6 Pack Licensed Boat Captain

Capt Seabass has been operating boats and skis his whole life.  He grew up in Florida but now lives in ATX.  He knows the lake better than anyone and will keep you safe on the water.

Jacob Roby

Boat Captain

Jacob Roby just moved to Austin and has been operating boats his whole life.  He is a favorite among the bachelorettes, especially the ones who are single.  He’ll take care of y’all and keep you safe on the water.

Capt Oakley

Boat Captain

Oakley is a Lake Firefighter and has been operating boats for 10+ years.

Captain Jake

Boat Captain

Being a captain for ARB on lake Austin has been a great experience for me. It’s enabled me to have countless conversations with interesting people all while catching some rays. Every time I go out I know there’s going to be good vibes and it’s an honor to be able to contribute.

Captain Connor

Boat Captain

Connor has been boating in the Austin area his whole life, and began captaining over 8 years ago! His knowledge of the Austin area lakes will ensure that anyone he is captain of will have some AWESOME, (SAFE), FUN memories to look back on! Ask for captain Connor for a perfect time on the water!

Captain Spencer

Boat Captain

They call me captain Spencer. I am a local UT graduate that grew up on lake Travis. Just a lake rat that loves the water.  I’ll make your Lake day the best ever!

 

Captain Kevin

250 Ton Boat Captain

TexStar – Search and Rescue

Capt. Kevin has his 250 Captains License.  He’s very qualified and will keep you safe when out on the Lake.

Jay "BBQ" Tinney

Boat Captain

I’ll cater the boat if you want a Captain that can cook! I treat corporate groups, large parties and more. I have been catering and cooking Barbecue for over 20 years. I have been driving on Lake Austin all my life too.

Lake Austin Captain

Sam Sawhook

Boat Captain

Sam is a Air Force cadet who was also the president of the UT Austin Ski Team.  He knows his boats and is a favorite among the Bachelorettes.  Request him for a great day on the water.

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