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Hours & Rates


 9:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Weekdays

9:00 - 7:00 p.m. Weekends 

Our last boats of the day leave the dock 75-minutes prior to closing.   Gates close promptly at 7:00 p.m.

(For any weather-related changes to our schedule, please check our home page.)

Rate is by the Hour:  $10 single kayak   $15  2-person kayak   Half-day $25 (4 hours)

Fabulous SUPs - Standup Paddleboards $20 for 1 hour

SUP guests must be 16 or above if alone, otherwise 12 yrs min. if accompanied by parent.   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.

Parking:  Guest parking is not provided at the Boathouse.  Downtown parking is tight, with some available on-street (Sunday parking meters free,  Saturday free til 11:00 a.m.) or lots more at the spacious public parking one block east at 600 River Street,  next to the Mexican American Cultural Center.  Directions to the MACC:  on Cesar Chavez/1st St.  go to Red River Street, turn south toward the lake, quick left, then quick right onto Rainey.  The MACC is a large white peaked-roof structure.  Park at the far end of the lot, take the short trail walk across Waller Creek, through the protected plywood construction tunnel of the Waller Creek Tunnel project.  We will be over the moon when the Waller Creek Tunnel construction is done in 2014!

Boat Fleet:   sit-on-top singles 11' Wilderness Systems and Malibu Kayaks 2-person, sit-inside W.S. singles, and more.  Paddleboards are easy-to-paddle Surftechs and SUPCos.

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 our 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?   Tours start May 8, 2014, with easy online reservations from our home page menu now.  Tours are from our 2-person kayaks and the fee is $35.  Write us at info@congresskayaks.com or call the Kayak Desk at 512/809-8916.