Here's how to rent

Find SUPs, kayaks, and friendly staff downstairs at the new Waller Creek Boathouse, located below the Four Seasons Hotel in fabulous Downtown Austin, at  74 Trinity Street, Austin 78701.  Please watch your step around the construction.  We're that new!

Never paddled before? We help you launch from our docks.  For your convenience, spacious indoor restroom facilities are located upstairs along with Alta's Cafe on the patio.

Seeking Tour Information?  Our fall Guided Downtown Tours (Friday & Saturday mornings) start September 19. Reservations can be placed on our home page, under "How to Rent".  For Guided Bat Tours, our season has ended, to resume in May 2015 when the bats are back.   For more information please write us at "".

Parking:  Hotel guests downtown are within strolling distance to the Boathouse.  We recommend nearby public parking at 600 River Street, 78701 (Mexican American Cultural Center), 1 block East of the Boathouse.  From Cesar Chavez /1st Street, take the southbound IH-35 access road past IHOP, bear right to stop sign at River Street.  The MACC is a white-peaked structure. Proceed to the parking lot's western end, walking around black iron gate to the trail across Waller Creek, through the plywood construction tunnel to the boathouse.  We will be over the moon when construction is complete soon.

What to bring?  the renter's valid drivers license is needed for each boat rented, cash or credit card to rent, maybe a hat and water bottle. Valuables are best left at home or in vehicle locked trunks.  Small items such as keys can be stored at our desk.


From I-35We are two blocks West of Interstate 35.  Southbound?  take exit # 234A  (northbound, take #234B) and proceed west on 1st Street/Cesar Chavez to downtown Austin. Proceed to the signal light a Red River Street, to the next signal light at Trinity Street.  Turn left onto Trinity where you will see the cul de sac boathouse entrance.  Currently, only pedestrian traffic has access to the boathouse.  See parking options above.

From MoPac/Loop 1:  Take the 1st Street/Cesar Chavez exit and proceed east towards downtown Austin,  east through the Congress Avenue intersection, turn right onto Trinity at the third signal light.  74 Trinity is the boathouse street address.  Follow our trail signs or call our desk 809-8916 if we can help with directions.  

Consent Form Here: Please download the Congress Avenue Kayaks' Waiver, fill it out and bring with you at the time of rental.