EXPLORE AUSTIN ABOARD THE PADDLE PUB

How It Works

LOCATION

Where will you ride?

Paddle Pub only exists in awesome places. Pick yours to get started.

DATE

Select activity & date

Want the whole enchilada for yourself? Book the whole boat for a private tour! Or make new friends by buying individual seats - we call them mixer tickets because, you know, the mixing and stuff.

FRIENDS

Your favorite drinks and best friends

Choose who’s coming along, grab some drinks, and get ready to have a great time. Be sure everyone signs the pre-tour waiver before your trip.

MEET UP

Meet at the tour starting location

Meet at the starting location 15 minutes ahead of your tour time. Our driver will load up your drinks, walk through safety protocol, and prepare your crew for an amazing time.

PEDAL!

Have a great time

Fire up your favorite playlist, crack a beverage, and have fun! Suggest stops or have your driver take you to the best spots in town.

LOCATION

WHERE WILL YOU RIDE?

Paddle Pub only exists in awesome places. Pick yours to get started.

DATE

SELECT ACTIVITY & DATE

Want the whole enchilada for yourself? Book the whole boat for a private tour! Or make new friends by buying individual seats - we call them mixer tickets because, you know, the mixing and stuff.

FRIENDS

YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS AND BEST FRIENDS

Choose who’s coming along, grab some drinks, and get ready to have a great time. Be sure everyone signs the pre-tour waiver before your trip.

MEET UP

MEET AT THE TOUR STARTING LOCATION

Meet at the starting location 15 minutes ahead of your tour time. Our driver will load up your drinks, walk through safety protocol, and prepare your crew for an amazing time.

PEDAL!

HAVE A GREAT TIME

Fire up your favorite playlist, crack a beverage, and have fun! Suggest stops or have your driver take you to the best spots in town.

WHO WE ARE

CYCLE BOAT TOURS

Paddle Pub is a fun cycle & party boat. Like a booze cruise, but more fun. Join this journey of unlimited fun with friends, family, or co-workers!!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

LOOKING FOR THINGS TO
DO FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?

Paddle Pub is the legendary way of celebrating birthdays nationwide. Grab your friends, a cooler, and get ready to create paddle-powered memories you’ll remember for years to come.

BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTIES

BACHELOR PARTIES ON OUR BIKE BAR ARE A HUGE HIT

The best bachelorette party in the country Ladies, we want to let you in on a secret. There’s a reason that a large percentage of our tours host bachelorette parties. The Paddle Pub (or Cycle Boat) can fit you and all the wedding party Your cute outfits and decorations will be on parade through the city. Let’s be honest: it’s perfect for creating the perfect moment for pictures to share on Instagram. You get to hit all the fun spots in one tour.

TEAM BUILDING

Looking for the perfect team-building activity?

Looking for the perfect corporate team building activity for your next company event in?  Paddle Pub is the best way to break the ice between colleagues and entertain out-of-town clients.

LADIES NIGHTS

THE BOYS ARE AT HOME.  WHAT’S A GAL TO DO?

The Paddle Pub of course!  Pack a cooler with your favorite beer, wine, and spiked sparkling beverages and hit the water… It’s the perfect way to bond with your friends. Let’s be honest: it’s perfect for creating the perfect moment for pictures to share on Instagram.

 

 

Valerie Manghir

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

I’m honestly speechless. This company was amazing from start to finish. Customer service was so responsive in helping me with all of my questions. They made the whole process seamless. I had a party of 24 people for the paddle boat and the crew was phenomenal! Ryan was our party host who went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. The other crew members did an amazing job as well and the captain was great! Nothing short of a good time and nothing but absolutely amazing things to say about this company and its hard workers. Book this boat. You will NOT regret it! Thank you for making my birthday one for the books!!

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Valerie Manghir

Allison Moroney

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

Had a great time with friends on the boat! A group of us went for our friend’s birthday and ended up having the whole boat to ourselves. Cal and Chris made our experience so much more fun! Definitely would come back on next time we’re down here.

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Allison Moroney

Jaynene Owens

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

Had a great time on the boat for my daughter’s Bachelorette party! 13 party girls and Captain Steve handled it like a champ! He played great music for us. Being on the boat was a fun and different experience. Vicky also was very friendly, customer-friendly, and answered all questions we had. Overall very fun time made some good memories 💃🏼

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Jaynene Owens

Rachel Aubrey

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

WooooWe! Did the Paddle Pub for my birthday and boy was it fun!! Bring your drinks and some good tunes to the plugin, and get ready for a wild ride 🤪 Remy and Kody were fabulous hosts and got some nice group pics of us. Recommend for birthdays, anniversaries, or just a random good time. Thanks for an awesome bday, guys!

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Rachel Aubrey

 

 

FAQ

What is the Paddle Pub?

It’s a 26 person pedal-powered pontoon boat. Perfect for birthday celebrations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, company outings, sightseeing, themed nights out- the possibilities are endless!

What all is included in the price?

The price includes the rental for the Paddle Pub for the duration of our tour along with a licensed captain, first mate, life vests, fuel, use of the sound system, built in ice chests, and floatation devices for swimming. (Ice is not included)

IMPORTANT REMINDER: An entry fee of $5 per person is required to gain access to the 360 Bridge Boat Ramp per The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Cash only, no cards. Unfortunately this is not included in the price and is a policy instated by the TPWD.

How much does a Paddle Pub cost?

A 2 hour private tour has a flat rate of $575 and a 3 hour tour is $750. Mixer tickets, where you can buy individual seats, are $42.95/person. Make sure you book your tour well in advance, as we are often sold out on popular time-slots up to a month prior!

Can we rent the Paddle Pub for longer than 2 hours?

Most definitely! We currently offer a 3 hour rental as well on our site, but if you’d like to rent it for longer, give us a call!

Is there a bathroom onboard?

No, at this time there is no bathroom. Please plan ahead! 

Where is the pickup location?

All tours begin and end at the Pennybacker Bridge Boat Ramps in Austin, Texas. The exact address is: 5019 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: An entry fee of $5 per person is required to gain access to the 360 Bridge Boat Ramp per The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Cash only, no cards.

Is there parking available at the boat ramps?

There is parking available onsite, but it can quickly fill up on the weekends. We encourage all guests to utilize one of the many rideshare services available in the City. It’s a bout a 15-20 minute Uber ride from downtown.

Can we drink on board?

Yes! All tours are BYOB. We have built in coolers on board for your use, however, we cannot provide ice at this time. Please, no glass or styrofoam contains are permitted on Lake Austin per Texas law.


Can we get out and swim?

Yes, only private tours will have the opportunity to swim. 


Isn’t it hard to pedal?

Not at all! In fact, the light exercise helps make the experience. We have had groups of all 70+ seniors pedal just fine. If they can do it, so can you!!! Plus, we have a motor just in case.


What if it rains?

Paddle Pub operates rain or shine! If it’s going to rain, we recommend bringing rain jackets and/or ponchos. It’s still a lot of fun- think of it as an adventure. We only cancel tours if there are unsafe conditions, in which case you will receive a credit or refund.


Do we need our own cooler?

Nope! We have coolers built into the boat for your use. Though if you’d prefer to bring your own, we can fit approximately 3 full-sized coolers on board.

How much should we tip?

20% is customary, but whatever you feel is appropriate is greatly appreciated.


Can more than 16 people fit on the Paddle Pub?

Yes,  There are 26 available seats, including pedaling and non-pedaling ones. 

Are children allowed?

Children are permitted on private tours only.  Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Children ages 13 and under must wear a life jacket at all times. All riders on public mixer tours must be 21+.

Is there a weight limit for riders?

Yes.  Unfortunately, due to the weight capacity of our vessel, customers over 300 pounds will not be able to ride the Paddle Pub.

I bought mixer tickets and got an email saying my trip hasn’t been accepted. What does that mean?

The minimum amount of people needed to run a mixer tour is 8 people. A mixer tour is not confirmed until 8 seats have been sold for that tour. As soon as that minimum has been met, you will receive a new email confirming your trip. If your chosen time still hasn’t met the minimum requirement 24 hours before your departure time, the trip will be cancelled and you will be refunded in full.

How do I reschedule/cancel my tour?

Send us an email with the date change request or give us a call before your scheduled tour and we will gladly reschedule you. All sales are final and non-refundable without trip insurance.

What’s trip insurance?

Paddle Pub now offers trip insurance, which will allow you to cancel your upcoming tour for any reason up to 24 hours before the tour for a full refund. All sales are final and non-refundable without trip insurance.

No Shows

Any group that is 30 minutes late to their start time without any communication are considered no shows. All no shows will be charged in full and do not qualify for refunds.

IMPORTANT RULES:
  • Groups that arrive intoxicated, belligerent, or are being uncooperative may be denied service resulting in the cancellation of your tour at the discretion of our staff. This is for the safety of your party and our staff. Groups that are denied service for these reasons will not be refunded.
  • No glass or styrofoam is allowed on board at any time. It’s the law.
  • Do not hang off of the canopy.
  • Do not lean your full weight on the side railings.
  • Do not stand on the benches.
  • If anyone ends up in the water without permission, the captain will perform a man-overboard procedure and your tour will end.
  • If anyone throws up from drunkenness, your tour will end.
  • Obey the captain’s instructions at all times. Failure to do so will result in the conclusion of your tour. Our captains have the final say in all manners of events.
  • Your party will be held financially responsible for all damages to Paddle Pub property that occur from noncompliance.
  • FAILURE TO OBEY THE RULES WILL RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF YOUR TOUR.

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