Hours & Rates
Our doors are open EVERYDAY !
9:00 a.m. Weekdays and 8:30 a.m. Weekends
Last boats launch at 6:15 and gates close at 7:30 p.m.
Rate is by the Hour: single kayak $10 and 2-person kayak $15 Half-day kayak $25 (4 hours)
Standup Paddleboards $20
SUP guests min. age is 16 if alone, otherwise 12 yrs min. if accompanied by parent. One guest per board.
Pet policy: Dogs are welcomed in our kayaks but not on our boards.
A renter's valid drivers license is required for all rentals.
Plenty of boats, so no need for a reservation - come on down!
Indoor restroom facilities are available in the Boathouse.
Full Moon Bat Tour Sat. August 9: Celebrate the full moon and the bats, 7:30 p.m. in our 2-person kayaks. $35 per boat, reservations available from our home page under "how to rent".
Save the Date: Sat. Morning Oct. 25 is Texas Book Festival "Authors' Paddle". Coffee and a kayak with authors, editors, and book fans. Reservations Open Soon!
Birding Tours and History Tours by kayak. Fall schedule to be posted here or write us for a custom tour for your group - we love to guide them!
Parking: Downtown parking is available on-street, with Sunday parking meters free. More spacious public parking is 1block east at 600 River Street, next to the Mexican American Cultural Center. MACC Directions: on Cesar Chavez/1st St. stay on the southbound I-35 access road, pass the IHOP, bear right to River Street stop sign, turning right onto River Street and heading to the MACC's white peaked-roof directly ahead, enter and aim right to park. At the far end, walk the trail across Waller Creek, through the plywood construction tunnel of the Waller Creek Tunnel project.
Be a Frequent Paddler - Want to paddle often? Get a price break with our paddle cards at extreme savings:
Kayak Card = $85 for eleven one-hour kayak outings SUP Card = $125 for eleven one-hour SUP outings
SUP/Kayak Card = $279 for six months of one-hour outings everyday.
Rentals include a life vest and paddle and boats are equipped with seatbacks for your comfort. A renter's valid drivers license is required for rental. Cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) happily accepted.
Batty about our Congress Avenue Bat Tours? Guided Tours can be reserved in advance with our easy online reservations from our home page top menu. Tours fill up quickly and are Thursday-Friday-or Saturday at 7:15 p.m., boating from our 2-person kayaks. Fee is $35 per boat. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Kayak Desk at 512/809-8916.