Devils Cove The Best Party Cove on Lake Travis in Austin Tx

If you are looking to party on Lake Travis then Devils Cove is where you want to go!

Devils Cove on Lake Travis in Austin Tx is one of the most infamous party coves in Texas. Every weekend during the spring and summer you will find dozens of boats tied up side by side and people hopping from boat to boat drinking, dancing, swimming, and having a great time together. It’s a must place to visit on your next trip to Austin and the best way to experience Devils Cove is on a party boat. Good Time Tours is the perfect boat rental company to help you do that!

What Do People do in the Cove?

Typically there will be lots of boats tied up together, people hopping from boat to boat to visit with each other, loud music blaring, lots of drinking, people jumping off the double decker pontoons, people swimming or hanging out on lily pads, girls in tiny bikinis, 100’s of boats driving around, etc.

Where is Devils Cove Located?

Devils Cove is located on Lake Travis in Austin, Tx east of Marshall’s Point and west of the Northshore Marina. You can only get there by boat.

When is the Best Time to Go to Devils Cove?

If you are looking for the best party experience with the most people then you want to go during the busiest times which are weekend spring and summer months and holidays such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.

If you are looking for a more laid back atmosphere then consider going during the weekday.

Rules to Follow While in Devils Cove

If you have never driven a boat to Devils Cove you need to be careful as there are rules and laws you must follow. Also, if you are not comfortable weaving in and out of 100’s of boats then you should stay away or hire an experienced boat captain to drive you. It can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. If you are drinking be sure to have a designated driver. You don’t want to get caught drinking and driving. There are a lot of police boat and jet ski patrols that ensure the safety of others and will do random drive sobriety checks. If you get caught you will be arrested.

All the party boats you see at Devils Cove have experienced captains that drive them. They only let other party boats tie up to them one because of their size, and 2 they don’t want to deal with inexperienced boaters trying to tie up on them. It’s too dangerous and they are responsible to ensure the safety of their passengers.

Can I Swim in Devils Cove?

Yes. At it’s deepest the cove is almost 60 feet deep so jumping off the double decker pontoon boats or sliding on the slides is not a problem.

Should I Drive My Own Boat To Devils Cove?

Devils Cove has a ton of traffic on weekends. People swimming, boats tied up, and boats driving around. If you don’t know what you are doing it’s best you hire someone. Ask yourself the following questions before venturing out:

  1. Do I know how to tied up with other boats?
  2. Do I know how to anchor?
  3. Do I know the right spots to drop an anchor without getting stuck?
  4. Do I feel comfortable driving a boat amongst hundreds of other boats close together?

Why You Should Rent a Party Boat To Hang in Devils Cove

There are several party boat rental companies such as Good Time Tours that take people out that are celebrating an event such as a bachelorette party, bachelor party, birthday party, or just want to party with a group of friends or family on Lake Travis.

The party parts are all captained. When you rent a party boat the captains take care of everything! You don’t have to worry about driving, anchoring, or anything. All you have to do is just focus on having a great time.

Party boat rentals typically include:

  • A professional captain that will drive the boat, take you to the best locations including Devils Cove, ensure your safety, and make sure you have a great time on Lake Travis.
  • Clean double decker pontoon boats for shade if you need it and platforms for jumping
  • Amazing sound systems with bluetooth so you can play your own lists of music
  • Life vests
  • Ice chests
  • Lily pads
  • Boat slides
  • Recommendations to the best restaurants and other outdoor activities

Remember, when renting party boats the captains do all the work. They drive, take you to the best locations, drop the anchors, ensure you are safe. All you have to do party and have fun with your friends and family.

Things You Should Bring to Devils Cove

Be sure to bring food, snacks, ice, drinks, towels, sun screen, sun glasses, water shoes or sandals, floaties if you have them, music play list, and a change of clothes. Depending on the time of year it can sometimes get chilly in the evening ride back so bring a light jacket or pullover.