Whether you're a sailor, fisher, or just a pleasure-cruiser, Beach Front Boat Rentals in Leander has many vessels for rent that are sure to float your boat.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this center has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this center — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Suited for all kinds of aquatic explorers, the enormous fleet of watercraft curated by Austin Boat Rentals ranges from long houseboats to three-person WaveRunners and boats to pull water-skiers. But not only do they rent out boats, they plan parties, offer access to the Volente Beach Water Park, wakeboarding lessons, and even limo service to the downtown area.
The watercraft experts of Go Paddle Down help guests launch into the secluded, cool waters of Lake Marble Falls for hours of exploration away from the bustle of Austin. They'll also deliver up to four boards to the customer's location for a special event, enabling half or whole days of aqueous entertainment. Newcomers to paddelboarding receive additional instruction from expert paddlers, while the more experienced are free to adventure on their own.
The Expedition School aims to give clients and students lessons on traversing waters, hiking trails, and maintaining outdoor safety—educating and expanding the horizons of clients and students. Proud to serve the community, it sponsors classes on paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking. The staff then leads expeditions to exciting destinations, as well as custom tailored teambuilding events for schools, non-profit, and corporate groups. The Expedition School's first-aid, water rescue, lifeguard, safety for swim coaches, and CPR courses will mitigate any potential disasters, though medical support is also available to accompany groups on adventures.
The Expedition School's commitment to the community is shown in myriad ways. They happily work with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and proudly keep 100% of their profits invested in Austin and the neighborhood. They offers group team-building programs, an off-campus physical education credit course for students, and youth summer camp. They even partner with Keep Austin Beautiful to help take care of their hometown. Because the staff believes that everyone deserves the chance to play in the great outdoors while gaining practical skills and confidence, they also offer programs for the visually and hearing impaired.
A humble personal blog can start a movement.
Take Kash Shaikh's blog, for example. When he started it, he was a business executive traveling around the world. He poured his passion for writing into a travel blog that he dubbed #Besomebody. Not only did people read it—they began sharing tales about their own passions on Twitter, under the #Besomebody hashtag.
Today, Shaikh is the CEO of the #Besomebody movement, headquartered in Austin. His team's mission? To encourage people to pursue what they love, whether they're artists, athletes, or adventurers. Shaikh and his associates go about this in numerous ways, sometimes with gorgeous graffiti murals in locales from Dallas to Amsterdam, and sometimes with epic events. Their weekend-long 2014 conference features inspirational speakers such as an Olympic gold medalist and an ultra runner, both of whom followed their dreams without getting lost in the Nether, the land where nightmares are born.
In 1969, Howard Barnett drove past Town Lake and immediately became enamored with its idyllic, tree-lined banks. With the image of the lake’s picturesque scenery still in his mind, the avid outdoorsman decided to open a nearby canoe-rental shop, finding a spot hidden from the road and only steps away from a creek that fed into the lake. With full support from his family, Howard manned the shop in between his shifts for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Today, the Barnetts continue to run Zilker Park Boat Rentals, and Town Lake has since been renamed Lady Bird Lake. The shop now harbors more than 100 rental canoes and kayaks, as well as Ocean Kayak standup paddleboards. While renters embark on outings, their vessels glide them under pendulant branches, the bridge at Barton Springs Road, and past turtles racing to beat their best time for the 100-meter dash.