Hours & Rates
OPEN DURING SXSW AND SPRING BREAK!
Everyday 10:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Our last boats of the day leave the dock 75-minutes prior to closing which is 4:15 p.m. due to South by Southwest Festival over the next 10 days. Gates close promptly at 5:30 p.m.
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 but is available on-street (Sunday parking meters free, Saturday free til 11:00 a.m.) or at the spacious public parking lot one block east at 600 River Street, next to the Mexican American Cultural Center EXCEPT DURING MARCH 11-14. 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 near the lot's western end and take the short trail walk, through the protected plywood construction tunnel of the Waller Creek Tunnel project, west to the Boathouse. 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., 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.
Next Birding Tour? March 22 at 9:00 a.m. Nothing like seeing birds from the water! Register by writing "email@example.com". Tour fee is $10. Seats are limited, so sign up soon.
Batty about our Congress Avenue Bat Tours? Tours start May 2014, with easy online reservations from our home page menu now. Questions? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Kayak Desk at 512/809-8916.