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Sails, Sunsets and Stars on Travis!

boat ride

Sails, Sunsets and Stars on Travis!

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Sails, Sunsets and Stars on Travis!

boat ride

Sails, Sunsets and Stars on Travis!

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will be sailing Lake Travis on my Pearson 30, named Old School. She is a fine example of a classic sailboat. We will see the sunset and spend time sailing at night, stargazing. I'm also bringing wine, rum and some delicious boat food! After getting your items stowed away and a safety briefing, we will spend 5 minutes motoring into the body of the lake. Once in open water, we will hoist a sail or two and go as fast or slow as the wind allows. If there is no wind, we will go for a leisurely boat ride. Coming back, we will follow the main channel of the lake, guided by the lighted buoys and local knowledge. Trust me, there is nothing like the sound of a sailboat at night. It can be peaceful or more lively- but either way it is a special experience. And we can’t forget the moon and stars. The lake is far enough from the bright lights of Austin to get a much better view of the heavens. With a smartphone, we are all astronomers! With a full moon, the light is amazing on deck. To keep this intimate and comfortable, I am limiting to 4 guests by default. However, I reserve the right to take 5 or 6 and will be inclined to do so if its from one or two groups.

Your host

Learn more about David

David

I have sailed Lake Travis for 15 years and my sailing experience includes bareboat charters in Croatia, British Virgin Islands and St. Martin. I learned to sail on this boat and have done all the maintenance since I bought her. For years, my family and friends have enjoyed sunsets and night sailing on Lake Travis. Lake Travis fluctuates dramatically in depth, with flood and drought, so you want to do this with someone who knows the lake very well.

What's included

Food
Fresh fruit, charcuterie, cheese, crackers and things like that. Boat bites that stand the test of time.
Drinks
Water, soft drinks, white wine and rum for cocktails.
Equipment
30’ boat & safety equipment. Cooler, ice, coolies. Noodles for floating when its warm.

Where you'll be

We will be sailing on beautiful Lake Travis, in the vicinity of Starnes Island, Windy Point and Mansfield Dam.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

If you have a favorite drink or snack, feel free to bring it. No red wine.

More tips

We will sail unless we have a rare event where it is not safe or pouring rain. Respect fellow guests and plan to arrive a few minutes early. I may take up to 6. Message me.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

David
Sails, Sunsets and Stars on Travis!
New experience
$168/person
New experience
$168/person