Hours & Rates

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Our doors are open EVERYDAY, YEAR ROUND !

 9:30 a.m.  Weekdays       9:00 a.m. Weekends

Last boats launch at 5:30 and our gates close at 6:30 p.m.

By the Hour:  single kayak $10   and  2-person kayak  $15    Half-day kayak $25 (4 hours) rental before 1 p.m.

 Standup Paddleboard $20 

SUP guests min. age is 16 if alone, otherwise 12 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.

Plenty of boats, so no need for a reservation - come on down!

Indoor restroom facilities are available in the Boathouse.

Guided Tours of Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake.  You're invited to join us Friday and Saturday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m. where our guide will show you the highlights and history of downtown Austin from the water.  Discover an Austin that few people get to see - from the lake!  To select your date and reserve your seat, visit our home page under "Here's How to Rent".  Per person rate is $30 with payment through PayPal.  

Paddle with the Authors - is fully booked, thank you for your responses to the Sat. Morning Oct. 25  Texas Book Festival guided "Authors' Paddle", back for its second year.  

We would be happy to design a custom tour for your group - we love to guide them!  Write us at "info@congresskayaks.com".

Kayak Club - paddling with others is more fun in our paddling club,  and receive special benefits, discounts, and a monthly social. Next social Sun. Oct. 26. Write us at "info@congresskayaks" and we'll tell you more.

Student Sundays! - $5 discount for university students, with i.d., Sundays after 3 p.m.

Parking:    Downtown parking is available on-street, with Sunday parking meters free. More spacious 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.  At the far end, walk past the black gate to the trail across Waller Creek, through the plywood construction tunnel of the Waller Creek Tunnel project.  Got all of that?  We will be ecstatic when construction is complete soon.

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.