Wedding FAQ

Most questions you have will be answered in the Wedding Planner you will receive when you book your wedding cruise. However below are some answers to basic questions you may have.

General Questions

How much does a cruise cost?
Please contact our Wedding Sales Consultant to create a customized wedding package.

How do I reserve a yacht?
Our cruise consultants will provide you with a Charter Agreement. As soon as that is returned to us with a deposit, the date is reserved for you!

How much is the deposit?
25% of the proposal amount is due to reserve the date. If your event is less then 90 days away, 50% will be required to hold the date.

When is the final payment due?
The final payment is due 14 days prior to the cruise.

Can I hold the yacht for a few days until I decide to book it?
Yes, your salesperson can put a “Right of First Refusal” (RFR) on the yacht for a few days. HOWEVER, if another party is ready to book the yacht, you will have 24 hours to either put up a deposit and sign a Charter Agreement or release the date. The salesperson will try to reach you however if they are unsuccessful, the date will be released to the other party.

What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel your cruise or change the date or time of your cruise the following amount will be retained by Lake Travis Yachts as liquidated damages: 0 to 30 days prior to cruise—75% of Guaranteed Total (Proposal Amount, if no guarantee was given)
31 to 90 days prior to cruise—50% of Proposal Amount
Over 90 days prior to cruise—25% of Proposal Amount

When can we board the yacht?
Guests may board the yacht thirty minutes prior to departure or the start of the ceremony. The yacht returns fifteen minutes prior to the end of the cruise to allow for disembarkation of the guests. An overtime charge will be assessed if passengers have not departed in the allotted time.

Can we decorate the yacht?
Yes. The yacht will be available to decorate one hour prior to the guests arriving. No sticky tape, confetti, thumb tacks or other items that damage the yacht finish or require extra clean up. You are responsible for the set-up and clean-up of any decorations. Clean-up of decorations must be completed within ½ hour after the end of the cruise. A “set up and/or clean up fee” will be assessed if the crew’s assistance is required. Lake Travis Yachts must approve of any decorations you have planned for your event.

Where does the yacht leave from?
The yachts depart from Lake Travis Yachts’ Marina. Boarding at other docks in on Lake Travis requires an additional dockage fee.

Where does the yacht cruise?
The yacht typically goes up Lake Travis for a perfect sunset cruise.

What If It Rains?
As much as we wish we could, we can’t control the weather. But we’ve done the next best thing. Our yacht is climate controlled.

What if the weather is too bad to cruise?
There are only a few days a year when it might be unsafe to leave the dock due to high winds. In that case, the vessel would remain dockside yet the party would continue as normal. Usually however it is just a cold front passing through and the Captain might wait 15-30 minutes to let it pass before leaving the dock.

Wedding Questions

Where does the Bride get ready?
In the lower deck there is a master stateroom and a lounge.

Where do the Groom and the Groomsmen wait prior to the ceremony?
On the yacht.

What does the Wedding Coordinator do?
The Wedding Coordinator will make sure that the yacht is set up properly for your wedding and that the wedding and reception go according to plan. She is also responsible for coordinating the rehearsal (if one is requested). The Wedding Coordinator is there to serve as the liaison between you and the Cruise Director and the rest of the crew. If you want her to keep you on schedule, let her know. If you decide to relax and skip a few activities, let her know that as well. It is your special day, please communicate your desires.

When do I get my Wedding Planner?
Once you book a cruise with Lake Travis Yachts, your salesperson will email your Wedding Planner.

When do I send Lake Travis Yachts my completed Wedding Planner?
Please fax or email the required pages of your Wedding Planner three weeks prior to your wedding. Your Salesperson and Wedding Coordinator will review your Planner and call with any questions.

Do I get a wedding rehearsal?
Yes. Please contact your salesperson to schedule one. The rehearsal will need to be scheduled when the yacht is available.

What is not included in the Wedding Packages?
The biggest item we do not offer is stationary items. Invitations, place cards, programs, and menus are the most popular items brides book outside of our services.

Where is the ceremony held?
The ceremony is held on the yacht at your desired locatoin.

What should we throw for the “going away line”?
Bubbles, rose petals, and birdseeds are our recommended items. We can provide any of those items.

Lake Travis Luxury Yacht Holiday Parties

When looking at reception halls in Austin, Tx, you’ll quickly learn it won’t get any more unique than booking a private yacht for your occasion, reception or holiday party. From larger parties to an intimate gathering, from casual to elegant, our knowledgeable event planners work with the area’s vendors and will ensure that everything runs smoothly. Make your occasion even more unique and amazing by hosting it aboard a luxury yacht with an ever changing backdrop.

Relax in a climate controlled lower deck or feel the fresh Lake Travis breezes on a open upper deck with amazing views of Lake Travis, the lovely scenery along the Colorado River or the exciting skyline of Austin area.

Lake Travis Yachts plays host to a variety of events and parties on Lake Travis  – and we’ll help you create, envision and execute the perfect:

  • Holiday Party
  • Wedding Reception
  • Wedding Proposal
  • Anniversary Party
  • Reunion
  • And more…

Austin / Lake Travis Luxury Yacht Birthday Party Boat Rental

Lake Travis Birthday Cruises

What’s it going to be this year? Sweet 16? The Big 5-0? Rgardless, a cruise around Lake Travis is a unique way to celebrate your. From party with friends to a private event celebrating a milestone, Lake Travis Yachts has several affordable options to party in style. So come aboard our luxury yacht and share a toast, blow out some candles and take in the amazing Lake Travis views.

Dinner Birthday Celebration

Planning an unforgettable birthday party is simple. Celebrate your special day aboard our yacht for a Dinner Cruise

Birthday Brunch Celebration

A Birthday Brunch aboard a luxury yacht transforms the typical party into an extraordinary celebration. Celebrate your special day in style.

Austin / Lake Travis Luxury Yacht Bachelor Party Boat Rental

Life is all about enjoying the little things. So when something big happens, like a wedding, it’s the details that make it an experience you’ll never forget.

Take the bachelor party, for instance. You could do something lame like sit around the best man’s apartment drinking beer or going out bar hopping. There may even be a cheap stripper. Congrats on having the same bachelor party as thousands of other guys. Or you can have a bachelor party onboard a luxury yacht, and end up with a bachelor party that goes down in history.

Just imagine you and up to 19 of your buddies cruising off the coast of Lake Travis for a day. You leave the marina with the wind in your hair, ready to celebrate everything it means to be a single man with few responsibilities for one last day. Our Luxury Yacht welcomes you, all 46 feet of her. The captain and first mate are already on board, and you ship out to sea. Now this is a real man’s bachelor party.

You plug your iPod into the onboard sound system, crank up your favorite music, and soak in the sun. The tropical air is crisp and clean. It smells like freedom. But you don’t just lie around on the boat all day. That blue water is calling to you, so you hop out and float in the refreshing Lake Travis waters. After all, there’s plenty of fuel, and it’s included in the cost of the yacht. Perhaps you get to swim with fellow party goers in Devils cove. The float mat and swim gear ensure that everyone has fun.

Now it’s time to cool off in the spacious interior, or under the covered flybridge, and enjoy a relaxing drink. Now since it’s a bachelor party, you probably didn’t want to have to prepare your own meals, so you hired out a caterer. Good food, good drink, good friends, and good fun. What more could you ask for?

As the sun starts to sink on the horizon, a cool breeze welcomes you to back to the marina or we can drop you off along the lake where you can continue on into the night. But really, how can anything compare to the day you just enjoyed. So what are you waiting for? Rent our luxury yacht and enjoy the mother of all bachelor parties.

Bachelorette Party – Austin / Lake Travis Yacht Boat Rental

Lake Travis Yacht Rental: The Perfect Idea for a Bachelorette Party!

Bachelorette-partyAustin is an awesome party venue in its own right, but even all the nightlife can get boring, be tiring and make you want to try something different and new. Instead of just trying to book an expensive private room at a club where you are forced to order bottle service, why not try a bachelorette party in a more “fun in the sun” setting like a Lake Travis private yacht rental?

Choosing a Lake Travis Yacht Rental to celebrate a bachelorette party is perfect, for a lot of reasons:

  • You can rent out the whole boat and invite whomever you would like.
  • You have your own private party, take over the yacht with only people you know. No dealing with others in a bar or restaurant.
  • You get to make a day of it, and rent our yacht for as long as you want.
  • You can enjoy drinks, music and food all over Lake Travis without ever having to pack up or worry about transportation.
  • You can opt for a many different of packages that let you experience anything you can think of, from relaxing on an island to just cruising the water.

bachelorette-party-cruise-Lake-TravisIt’s easy to get a yacht rental set up for your bachelorette party.  It’s all about planning ahead. First you should think about how many people you are looking to invite; our maximum for bachelorette parties is 20 .

You should also set up travel. If you are already from the Austin area, that makes things a lot simpler. But if you plan on traveling from out of state, you should get your rental settled for within the week you plan to be in Austin, as well as inform your girl friends that they’ll need to make travel plans.

Once you’ve decided on a day, you’ll want to consider other options. Do you want to kick back and just enjoy some lounging in your bathing suits and taking in the sun? Or do you want an array of food and some great music to dance on deck to? Maybe checking in with your girls would be a great way to get an overall idea of what everyone would like out of their yacht rental.

The awesome thing about Lake Travis Yachts rentals is that you don’t have to stay in one place. You can head out on Lake Travis or you can cruise over to a destination and get some beach or club time. If you plan on an evening rental, it might be smart to cruise to a restaurant along the waterway and grab some dinner or finish up the party there.

With so many options, why would you have just a boring bachelorette party at a crowded bar or mediocre club? Having your own space on the gorgeous Lake Travis is as unique an experience that everyone will remember. It’s all about celebrating getting married as well as your last moments single, so why not make it a boat party?

If you would like more information on an Ultimate Bachelorette Party on a Private Yacht Rental in Austin for up to 20 guests, please inquire at:

Lake Travis Yacht Anniversary Dates Boat Rental

When looking at anniversary venues in Austin, Tx, you’ll quickly realize that it won’t get any more special than booking a private luxury boat for your special occasion, reception or holiday party. From large affairs to an intimate gathering, from casual to elegant, our knowledgeable event planners work with the area’s vendors and will ensure that everything runs smoothly. Make your special occasion even more amazing by hosting it aboard a 2 bedroom luxury boat with an ever changing backdrop.

Relax in a climate controlled lower cabin and lounge or feel the fresh Lake Travis breezes on a open upper deck with spectacular views of Lake Travis, the lovely homes along the Colorado River or the exciting skyline of Highland Lakes area.

Lake Travis Yachts plays host to a variety of events on Lake Travis – even including wedding proposals – and we’ll help you create, envision and execute the perfect:

  • Anniversary Party
  • Wedding Reception
  • Holiday Party
  • Reunion
  • And more…

.. Yacht Charters

Yacht Charters

If you want to enjoy a day, a weekend, a week, or even longer on wonderful Lake Travis but do not want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a great boat then you are in luck! We offer Lake Travis and Austin area one of the best rental yachts in the entire region and we would love for you to be our guest on a wonderful yacht. It does not matter if you are hosting a party or just looking for a way to unwind with family and friends, we have just the yacht for you. Our yacht comes with everything, including:

  • Safety gear –
  • A friendly staff –
  • Class – Our yacht is not some rundown aged boat, nor is she an abused party barge.

Whether you want to have a relaxing sunset cruise or a day partying on the lake, cruise Lake Travis in style. This coat includes a Captain and accommodates up to 25 people.

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Lake Travis Luxury Yacht Reunion Party Boat Rental

Most families find themselves rushing between work, school, various lessons, sports programs, orthodontist appointments and a myriad of other activities that make it difficult for extended family to connect and spend “quality” time together.

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A typical family reunion involves so much work – cooking, cleaning up, planning activities, making sleeping arrangements – that, at times, it can distract from the family fun.

The solution is a FAMILY REUNION in the blue waters of Lake Travis!

A crewed charter is the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones.

If you are looking for a family get-together that is fun and exciting, (but will not break your budget), then let Lake Travis Yachts arrange the best family reunion ever!

These charters have some of the best crews in Austin! Their gourmet meals are especially designed around your tastes, without the hassle of shopping, cooking and cleaning. Enjoy all of the water activities that your crew has to offer.

A family reunion at sea is the perfect way for family members to relax and enjoy their time together, especially if you have a crewed yacht charter!

Since you are on a charter, it is neutral territory. Family members will not feel like they are imposing or inconveniencing someone who is hosting a reunion at their home.

A crewed yacht charter is affordable and flexible. You will know your costs before you ever step aboard. All meals, snacks and activities are included in the price.

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{image} Spacious staterooms, main salons, private heads and showers, as well as roomy cockpits and open deck spaces assure you that your reunion can be as big or as small as you wish.

With a crewed charter, your attentive captain and chef will look after your each and every need.

There is just not an easier way to host a reunion! There is absolutely nothing to worry about, except having fun! You never have to think about chores and preparing large meals! Your crew is always there making sure everything is ship-shape and prepared for you and your family.

The best part of a Lake Travis family reunion is the activities. A reunion on the lake offers something for everyone, regardless of age.

The variety of activities onboard and in the water, is perfect for families that want to do activities together or by themselves.

Spend time talking, laughing or playing games with family members in the roomy salons or cockpits, or just relax onboard while sunbathing.

Children and grandparents alike will enjoy the interactions with relatives that come from a Lake Travis Yacht charter!

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Your family will be brought even closer together from the results of creating these family memories that will last a lifetime!

So gather up your family and get ready for the family get-together of your dreams!