Lakeside Attractions - 2015 Guide


Completed in 1973, Lake Conroe was constructed by the San Jacinto River Authority as a water supply reservoir. Today Lake Conroe offers a wide variety of entertainment, recreation, rental and lodging options for residents and visitors.



Entertainment
and recreation






Dryft Cycleboats


This recreation provider offers group and individual boat rides for those looking to tour Lake Conroe. Powered by riders themselves, who sit around a center table on bicycle-like seats and paddle to power the rear paddle wheel, the boat’s destination and the tour’s activities are determined by the paddlers. Boats can also be booked for all-day events.


Cost: $330 per boat, $35 per person


Waterpoint Marina
15264 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery
1-800-835-0495
www.dryftcycleboats.com


Hydro-Rockets


Thrill-seekers can take flight on jet packs with equipment from Hydro-Rockets. Renters can choose from the Flyboard, Hoverboard, Jetovator or Jetblade options, which allow riders to fly over the lake. The Jetovator and Jetblade also allow their riders to dive underwater.


Cost: $125 (30 minutes on the Hoverboard or Jetovator), $99 (30 minutes on the Flyboard or JetBlade)


15264 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery
832-202-3612
www.hydrorockets.com


Lake Conroe cruises and tours


Visitors can tour Lake Conroe aboard a 26-foot pontoon boat run by the Lake Conroe Sightseeing Tours company. Customers can bring their own drinks.


Cost: Prices vary


Seven Coves Marina and Resort
7021 Kingston Cove Lane, Willis
936-788-4413
www.lakeconroefishing.com


Lake Conroe Park


The lake’s largest public park features fishing piers, two swimming areas, a children’s playground, picnic tables and grills, volleyball courts and a pavilion. It is open 9:30 a.m.-dusk and is closed Mondays.


Cost: $2 (age 6 and older), free (age 5 and younger)


14968 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery
936-788-8302
www.lakeconroe.com


Southern Empress Cruises


Riverboat cruises through Southern Empress Cruises allow customers to dine and enjoy entertainment while floating on a Victorian-style boat on the lake. Cocktail, lunch and dinner cruises are available on the triple-decker vessel as well as options for private or corporate events.


Cost: $69.95 for dinner, $49.95 for lunch, $29.95 for cocktail


7035 Kingston Cove Lane, Willis 
936-588-3000
www.dinnercruisehouston.com


Waterpoint Premier Lakeside Venue


Customers can host weddings, receptions, large family parties or corporate events in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces at Waterpoint. The venue also offers dinner cruises and yacht and party barge rentals as well as nightly houseboat rentals.


Cost: Prices vary


Waterpoint Marina
15264 Hwy.105 W., Montgomery
936-597-7700
www.lakesidevenue.com


Boat rentals and lodging






Einstein’s Ship Store


In addition to the supplies sold in the shop’s convenience store, Einstein’s offers two ski boats and six 20-foot pontoon boats for rent. Fuel and life jackets are included with each rental. Discounts are available if reservations are made or if the boats are rented Monday-Thursday. A two hour rental minimum is required.


Cost: Prices vary


12050 Melville Drive, Montgomery
888-878-1399
www.einsteinsshipstore.com


La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa


This lakeside resort offers a wide array of amenities. Among the park’s attractions is AquaPark, an aquatic park featuring multiple swimming pools. La Torretta also offers a spa, which provides massages, facials and haircuts, as well as nine dining options, ranging from traditional restaurant and bar to a sushi bar to in-room dining. The resort also features a private stretch of beach.


Cost: Prices vary


600 La Torretta Blvd., Montgomery
936-448-4400
www.latorrettalakeresort.com


Nauti-Dayz


Water lovers who do not own boating equipment can rent anything from a WaveRunner to a party barge at Nauti-Dayz. The smaller equipment, including personal watercrafts and ski boats, can be rented in one-, four- or eight-hour increments, but the party barge must be rented for at least three hours. Each rental pays for fuel and life jackets for each person at no extra charge. A two-hour minimum is required for ski or pontoon boat rentals on the weekend. Customers operating the rentals must be older than 18 with a valid driver’s license.


Cost: Prices vary


17100 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery
832-523-4008
www.nautidays.com


Resort Attractions


Lake Conroe visitors can rent lake front condos, personal watercrafts, ski boats and pontoon boats from Resort Attractions, which is headquartered at Seven Coves Resort and Marina. The pontoon boats can seat as many as 14 people while the ski boats hold up to eight. The business also offers one- and two-bedroom condo rental models. Resort Attractions offers package deals for customers interested in multiple services.


Cost: Prices vary


Seven Coves Marina and Resort
7021 Kingston Cove Lane, Willis
936-856-3010
www.resort-attractions.com






Lake Conroe Reservoir rules and regulations


The San Jacinto River Authority is amending its rules and regulations for Lake Conroe use. The agency expects to approve the new rules May 28. For more information or to read the rules,
visit www.sanjacintoriverauthority.com.