Hours & Rates

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Spring Season Hours are:

 10:00 a.m.  Weekdays       9:00 a.m. Weekends

A City of Austin ban on watercraft due to floodwaters will keep us closed until noon WEDNESDAY MAY 27. Please call us at 512-809-8916 to inquire about the reopening, thank you.

By the Hour:  single kayak $10   and  2-person kayak  $15    Half-day kayak $25 (4 hours) rental before 2 p.m.

 Standup Paddleboard $20 

Minimum age:  no minimum for kayaks when accompanied by an adult, otherwise 16 years if unaccompanied.  SUP guests min. age is 16 if alone and 13 yrs min. if accompanied by parent.  One guest per board.

 Here is our Pet policy: Dogs are welcomed in our kayaks but not on our boards.

A renter's valid drivers license is required for each kayak or SUP rental.

Our weekend afternoons are busy - we will do our best to boat guests and recommend morning or early afternoon arrival, thank you. 

Indoor restroom facilities are available in the Boathouse.

Guided Tours of Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake.  Discover an Austin that few people get to see - from the lake!  Friday morning guided Downtown Tour time is 9:30 a.m. Reservations are accepted in advance by writing "info@congresskayaks.com".  Tour fee is $15 per person and the tour time is 90 minutes. 

Guided Evening Bat Tours are Here!  Our popular Friday and Saturday Guided Bat Tours can be reserved, $35 per kayak.  Visit our home page top link to reserve a kayak.

Summer Mini-Camps Registration is open!  June 15-16, June 22-23 Monday and Tuesday mornings, and July 13-14, 20-21.  Registration is due by May 31 - find our form on the home page.

Parking:    Downtown parking is available on-street, with Sunday parking meters free. More spacious metered public parking is 1 block east at 600 River Street,  at the Mexican American Cultural Center.  MACC Directions:  on Cesar Chavez/1st St. stay southbound on I-35 access road, pass the IHOP, bear right to River Street stop sign, turn right onto River Street and head into the MACC directly ahead, aim right to park.  You will see a black iron gate to the trail which croses Waller Creek.

Our 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 each boat rented.  Cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) happily accepted.