Hours & Rates

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 Open Daily 9:00 a.m.      

Last Boats Launched at 5:30 p.m.   Gates Close at 7:00 p.m.

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

Half-day kayak is $25 (4 hrs.) when rented by 2 p.m.

Each boat rented requires the renter's driver's license for the paddling duration.

Age Minimum?  no minimum for kayak paddlers 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.

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 .

Labor Day Weekend!   Groupons honored Saturday & Sunday but not Monday Sept. 7


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

Indoor restroom facilities are available upstairs next to Alta's Cafe in the Boathouse.

 August and September Guided Tours Calendar

Guided Tours of Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake.   Every Friday morning, discover  five Austin landmarks that few people get to see - from the lake!   Perfect tour for newcomers, as lead by our informed guides and over 30 years of experience on Lady Bird/Town Lake. Friday morning's Guided Downtown Tour time is 9:30-11:00 a.m. and continues into November.  Reserve a tour kayak at "Book It" on our home page.  Tour fee is $15 per person. 

Guided Evening Bat Tours .    Bat Tours are full - thank you.   Tours return next spring, see you then!

Yes, we offer Group Rates 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:    Metered parking is 1 block east, at 600 River Street,  at the Mexican American Cultural Center.  MACC Directions:  from Cesar Chavez/1st St. proceed to southbound 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.   A black iron gate to the trail points to crossing Waller Creek and towards the boathouse, about a 3 minute walk.  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.  Cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) happily accepted.