Winter Lodge Boat Shuttle

Winter Lodge Boat Shuttle

Lake Austin

Join us for another Lake Austin adventure with the Winter Lodge Boat Shuttle.  Upon boarding you’ll enjoy a 15 minute cruise to the Winter Lodge at the infamous Ski Shores Cafe.  During your cruise enjoy FREE Hot Cocoa, Merino Wool Blankets to use, Hot Hand warmers and scenic sunset views of Lake Austin.    Reservation required for the Boat Shuttle prior to arrival. The boat shuttle will drop you off at the Winter Lodge at Ski Shores Cafe and returns every hour to bring people to/from Ski Shores and  the Loop 360 Bridge.  While at Ski Shores you can enjoy dinner, Holiday Drinks and Happy Hour everyday from 4:00 – 6:00pm.  When you are ready to leave, just hop on the next boat shuttle time.  The shuttle picks up every hour. 

During Happy Hour you get HALF OFF Burgers (HH$7), Wings (HH$1 each) and Holiday Drinks (HH$7-$8)!!  HH drinks include: Spiked Hot Chocolate, Old Fashioned, etc

Happy Hour: 4pm – 6pm – Wednesday – Sunday

Pickup/Parking

Loop 360 Boat Ramp
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, Tx 78741

-Free Parking-

 

Departure Times

(Reservations/Tickets Required Prior to arrival)

– 3:00 pm

– 4:00 pm

– 5:00 pm

– 6:00 pm

$30 per Person

 

Tickets are $30 per person including children.

 

Temperature

Average Temperatures in Austin:

December: 63 High / 43 Low
January: 61 High / 41 Low

Whats Included

  • Boat Shuttle to/from Ski Shores Winter Lodge on Lake Austin. (Must purchase tickets in advance)
  • Free Hot hand warmers
  • Merino Wool Blankets to use
  •  Round Trip Boat Shuttle

Winter Lodge Menu

Open: Wednesday – Sunday
All Day Menu

Happy Hour – 4pm – 6pm
Happy Hour Menu

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Frequently Asked . Questions

FAQ's

Winter Lodge

Enjoy a 20 minute cruise from the Loop 360 Boat Ramp to the Winter Lodge at the infamous Ski Shores Cafe (Price includes round trip). The boat shuttle runs once an hour to/from Ski Shores and Loop 360 Bridge. (3 - 8pm Wed - Sun) While at the Winter Lodge at Ski Shores Cafe you can enjoy dinner, holiday drinks and Happy Hour from 4:00 - 6:00pm.
When you are ready to leave, just hop on the next boat shuttle departure time from SS Winter Lodge. The shuttle picks up every hour until the Winter Lodge closes at 8:00. (15-20 min Cruise each way)
FYI: SKI SHORES/WINTER LODGE DOES NOT ACCEPT DINNER RESERVATIONS. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SEATING ONLY

Boat Shuttle Runs Wednesday - Sunday

(TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE)


Parking/Departure:
Loop 360 Boat Ramp

Loop 360 Departure Times:
3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00

Boat Cruise to the Winter Lodge at Ski Shores

Ski Shores Departure Return Times:

3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8pm

What's included?
- Fully Captained round trip boat shuttle from the Loop 360 Boat Ramp to the Winter Lodge on the Lake presented by Ski Shores Cafe. (Total Boat Cruising time is 30 min round trip, 15 min each way)
- Merino Wool Blankets to use for the cruise
- Cushioned Leather Seats and Drink Holders
- FREE: Hot Hand Warmers, Water Bottles
- Unlimited Hot Cocoa
- Scenic views of beautiful Lake Austin at night
When you are ready to leave, just hop on the next boat shuttle departure time from SS Winter Lodge. The shuttle picks up every hour until the Winter Lodge closes at 8:30-9pm. (15-20 min Cruise each way)
FYI: SKI SHORES/WINTER LODGE DOES NOT ACCEPT DINNER RESERVATIONS. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SEATING ONLY

Parking/Departure: Loop 360 Boat Ramp

Departure Times: 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm

Parking
Loop 360 Boat Ramp
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
*FREE parking

Boat Shuttle Pickup
The Docks at the Loop 360 bridge
$5 Cash only per person park entrance fee - Free after 6pm.

Things to Remember:
- We are KID Friendly!
- NO Outside Food and/or Alcohol is allowed at Ski Shores Winter Lodge
- Wear Warm Clothes – FYI: You can bring Blankets, we have some as well!
- Water bottles are included in every rental (no ice)
- Please use the restroom before your rental (No bathrooms on the boat)
- There are restrooms at Loop 360 Boat Ramp just in case!
- Parking will be limited so please arrive early.

Parking/Departure: Loop 360 Boat Ramp

-Departure Times:

3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm

Parking
Loop 360 Boat Ramp
5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
*FREE parking

Boat Pickup
The Docks at the Loop 360 bridge
$5 Cash only per person park entrance fee - Free after 6pm.

The Ski Shores Boat Shuttle is a per person shuttle with availability up to 20 people at one time.  If you would like to book a private shuttle to and from the Winter Lodge please call our main line at (512) 957 1444

Yes all children are counted towards the total passenger count on the boat.  Each child will need a ticket.

Here are the Average Temperatures:

November: 71 High / 50 Low
December: 63 High / 43 Low
January: 61 High / 41 Low

Loop 360 boat ramp is no ADA accessible and so we do not recommend people with ADA or mobility issues to come onboard. Please call us for further questions and concerns.

While at the Winter Lodge at Ski Shores Cafe you can enjoy dinner, holiday drinks and Happy Hour from 4:00 - 6:00pm.
When you are ready to leave, just hop on the next boat shuttle departure time from SS Winter Lodge. The shuttle picks up every hour until the Winter Lodge closes at 8:30-9pm. (15-20 min Cruise each way)
**FYI: SKI SHORES/WINTER LODGE DOES NOT ACCEPT DINNER RESERVATIONS. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SEATING ONLY!
Happy Hour at the Winter Lodge (4-6pm, Wed - Sun)
Happy Hour you get HALF OFF Burgers (HH$7), Wings (HH$1 each) and Holiday Drinks (HH$7-$8)!! Drinks include: Spiked Hot Chocolate, Old Fashioned, Frozen Boozy Egg Nog, etc.

All Day Menu
Happy Hour Menu 

Happy Hour at the Winter Lodge (4-6pm, Wed - Sun)

Happy Hour you get HALF OFF Burgers (HH$7), Wings (HH$1 each) and Holiday Drinks (HH$7-$8)!! Drinks include: Spiked Hot Chocolate, Old Fashioned, Frozen Boozy Egg Nog, etc.

Wednesday thru Sunday

3:00pm to 8:30pm 

Happy Hour - 4 - 6pm everyday

Additional Boat Rental FAQ's

Unfortunately not.  There is one located at Walsh Boat Landing that you can use before and after the rental.  

We are not allowing dogs on the boat unless you are booking the entire boat with the 15, 22 or 44 package options where the whole boat is your private boat. Some people have allergies to pets.  Service Animals are welcome!

All of our boats are equipped with after market sound systems in them.  Unfortunately we won't be allowing the personal use of them other than what the captain plays. 

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