Hours & Rates
Our doors are open EVERYDAY ! Including Labor Day
9:00 a.m. Weekdays 8:30 a.m. Weekends
Last boats launch at 6:00 and our gates close at 7:30 p.m.
By the Hour: single kayak $10 and 2-person kayak $15 Half-day kayak $25 (4 hours)
Standup Paddleboard $20
SUP guests min. age is 16 if alone, otherwise 12 yrs min. if accompanied by parent. One guest per board.
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.
Full Moon Bat Tour Sat. September 6: Celebrate the (almost) full moon and the bats, 6:30 p.m. in our guided tour. $35 per 2-person boat, advance reservations on our home page under "how to rent". Last Full Moon Tour of 2014!
Save the Date: Sat. Morning Oct. 25 is Texas Book Festival guided "Authors' Paddle". Coffee and a kayak with authors, editors, and book fans. Reservations Open Soon!
Guided Birding Tours and History Tours by kayak. Fall schedule to be posted here or write us for a custom tour for your group - we love to guide them!
Kayak Club - paddling with others is more fun in our paddling club, and receive special benefits, discounts, and a monthly social. 1st social Sun. Aug. 24. 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. Starts Sept. 6th!
Parking: Downtown parking is available on-street, with Sunday parking meters free. More spacious public parking is 1block 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.
Batty about our guided Congress Avenue Bat Tours? Guided Tours can be reserved in advance with online reservations from our home page top menu. Tours fill up quickly, on Thursday-Friday-or Saturday at 7:00 p.m., boating from our 2-person kayaks. Fee is $35 per boat. Write us at email@example.com. Ending soon for 2014.