Hours & Rates

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   Open at 9:30 a.m. - Gates Close at 5:00 p.m. 

 It's Winter and our Last boats of the day launch at 4:15 p.m. 

For weather-related changes, please visit our News on our home page.

Kayaks and SUPs By the Hour:   single kayak $10   2-person kayak  $15     Standup Paddleboard  $20 

Half-day kayak rental is $25 (4 hrs.), offered until Noon.

Each kayak or SUP rented requires the renter's driver's license for the paddling duration.

Cash and Major Credit Cards happily accepted.

We boat all guests as you walk-up, so no reservations are needed. Meet your friends at our shaded picnic tables or enjoy a beverage upstairs at Alta's Cafe .


Here is our current Pet Policy:  Dogs are welcome, one per kayak , one per board.

 February Guided Tours

Guided Downtown Tour of Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake.     Our popular Downtown Tour is accepting reservations on Friday morning and special mornings during holiday weeks, where you can discover five Austin landmarks that few people get to see -  Congress Avenue Bridge towering overhead as you cross under, for one!   Led by our informed guides and over 30 years of experience on Lady Bird/Town Lake, our tour is Friday from 10:00  to 11:15 a.m.  In January, our Bird Tour begins on Saturday at reserved times 10:00-11:15 a.m.   Reserve a tour kayak at "Book It" on our home page.  Tour fee is $20 per person and includes outfitting. 

Our popular evening guided Bat Tours will resume in April.

 Group Rates are offered with advance reservations, whether for corporate team-building or just plain paddling fun.  Write us at info@congresskayaks.com to get on our calendar and let us make suggestions to fit your group!

Parking:    Guests can find parking options below.  Sunday parking is free at metered spaces.

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.