These five questions are the most common questions we get about Lake Travis. We sell out every Saturday from late March to late September and yes, February is too early to go out there if you’re looking for a party scene.
Saturdays do sell out 8-12 weeks in advance so don’t wait until February to book an April party!
The peak time on the lake on a Saturday or Sunday is anytime between Noon and 8pm. Yes 8pm since it doesn’t get dark until then. We had a ton of parties go out last Summer around 4pm or 5pm and have a blast since it’s hard for locals to go out the night before, logistically get everyone 45 minutes outside of downtown, AND actually have food and drinks in hand before 3pm. Plus, people are the most drunk in the late afternoon/early evening so any hour from Noon to 8pm will have crowds.
Lake Austin is more like a river (the Texas-Colorado river in fact) and is more for jetskis and wakeboards. Lake Austin IS NOT the party lake where it’s like Lake Havasu – it is more for water sports so if you choose Lake Austin, you will miss out on the big party in Devil’s Cove on Lake Travis.
The main difference between the double decker with the slide and the yacht is that it is all outdoors and has a slide. The yacht has an indoor portion with a bedroom, nicer bathroom, living room, and mini kitchen (and no slide).
The only real difference between Standard Double Deck boats and Upgraded ones is that the Upgraded ones are about 5 years newer than the Standard ones. Once you get to Devil’s Cove and it’s a loud party, the boat you’re on doesn’t matter. We recommend booking the Standard ones if it’s available at your desired time slot OR paying $340 extra if the Upgraded ones are available earlier in the day and that’s better for your schedule. Thanks
Book online by clicking Activities > Boat Parties
Please contact these restaurants directly for reservations for your Austin bachelor party dinner:
Trendy/tapas – Swift’s Attic
Sushi – Uchi (pricey) http://uchiaustin.com/
Steak – Perry’s http://www.perryssteakhouse.com/locations/austin/downtown
Tex Mex – Benji’s http://benjiscantina.com/
Interior Mexican – La Condesa
BBQ – Lamberts http://www.lambertsaustin.com/
Brunch – Tacos and Tequila (TNT) http://tacos-and-tequila.com/
People are super friendly during tailgating so we recommend all parties start at http://www.scholzgarten.net/directions.htm, which is the epicenter of tailgating, and then meander from there. Here’s a great rundown of good tailgates: http://do512.com/p/texas-tailgating
Never heard of a dadchelor party? It’s basically a bachelor party but when your first kid is on the way. Definitely a great opportunity to hit Lake Travis to party or do some ziplining or ATVing before you’re tied down for a while. Book online or contact us today to plan that dadchelor party!
A couple weeks ago, the New York Times wrote an article on vacation rentals in Austin. One of the underlined URLs in the article told us something we already knew: we are the original and #1 bachelor party planning service in Austin!
The URL “popular bachelor party destination” in the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/your-money/new-worry-for-home-buyers-a-party-house-next-door.html?_r=0 links to sparkparties.com! The author didn’t link anywhere else because he probably knew other operations weren’t legit or had limited activities/knowledge that they offer.
We couldn’t be more proud of the quality work we do in planning the best bachelor party for each group – this is proven by the latest reviews on Yelp: http://yelp.com/biz/spark-bachelor-parties-austin. We now have another review mentioning the “best weekend of my life”.
To the next 5 years and beyond!
Email on April 18, 2015: “Just want to tell you that the boat trip was a huge success. Weather turned out to be better than predicted and overall it was a great experience for everyone. The captain and the bartender were great people and super accommodating. Thanks for the recommendations and for planning the event the way you did.” – Diego from DC
Here’s just one of the glowing reviews for Spark and its bachelor party planning in Austin Texas:
“I’d like to say I’m an Austin Native, but I’ve been living in San Diego for the last 2 years and had lost touch with the ever evolving Austin. I was tasked to aid the best man on planning the bachelor party because of my history in the ATX, but I quickly realized that all the places I remember were either gone, worn down, or not the place to be anymore. Spark was there to mind that gap for us. Nick and his team created an itinerary catered to our wishes, and did not let us down! The Bachelor was ecstatic and I quote, he proclaimed, “THIS IS THE BEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE!”
Need I say more, if you’re looking for an honest event planning company, your search is over, they are dependable and don’t play any games to squeeze that extra bit of cash out of you, it is completely utilized to make sure your event is the best it can be!
Thanks Nick and the team!”
– Neill from San Diego
There are 150+ bars in a 1-2 mile radius in downtown Austin Texas! We don’t recommend bottle service anywhere since there are so many choices, none charge cover so you don’t have to get locked in, and none have guy/girl quotas. Here’s a quick rundown:
WEST SIXTH – Not the historical “Dirty Sixth” but the area between Guadalupe and Lamar on West Sixth Street. Mid 20s to 30s crowd with the best looking girls and plays Top 40 music. We recommend http://brewexchangeaustin.com/ or http://www.thedogwoodaustin.com/. http://rio-austin.com/ is more Miami/Vegas like…
RAINEY STREET – The NEW “West Sixth” or just SE of Cesar Chavez aka First Street and Red River. Mid 20s to 30s crowd with the best looking girls and plays all types of music. We recommend http://clivebar.com/ or http://bangersaustin.com/
DIRTY SIXTH – Where it all started and helped make Austin famous! The area between Congress and Red River on Sixth Street. Early 20s to 30s crowd with the cheap drinks and genuine fun. We recommend http://www.maggiemaesaustin.com/
EAST SIXTH – Hipster area with cheap drinks. We recommend http://shangrilaaustin.com/
RED RIVER – Live music mecca!