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 on the north shore trail at Lady Bird Lake,  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, the Boathouse has spacious indoor restroom facilities located upstairs on the deck.

Seeking Bat Tour Information?  Evening Bat Tour seats can be reserved from our home page top menu. For more niformation write us at "info@congresskayaks.com".

Parking:  Hotel guests downtown are within strolling distance to the Boathouse.  Parking is tight in downtown Austin. Nearby public parking is at 600 River Street, 78701 (Mexican American Cultural Center), 1 block East of the Boathouse. Metered-spaces are free until 11 a.m Saturday, free all day Sunday.   Follow at Cesar Chavez /1st Street  to Red River, turn south on Red River, jog left and then right onto Rainey Street, towards the white-peaked structure that is the MACC. From the lot's western end, it's a short trail walk across Waller Creek, through the plywood construction tunnel to the boathouse. Parking is also available two blocks away at the Austin Convention Center Parking Garage, Caesar Chavez/1st St. and Brazos.  Biking down on the trail is a breeze.

What to bring?  the renter's valid drivers license, cash or credit card to rent, maybe a hat and water bottle. Valuables are best left at home or in vehicle locked trunks.

Directions:  

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, through the signal light at 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.