Here's how to rent

Find SUPs, kayaks, and friendly staff downstairs in 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.  Spring and Summer are our busy times so we suggest early arrival if possible.

See it Here - The Video - How to get in a kayak

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

What to bring?  a renter's valid drivers license is needed for each boat rented, cash or credit card to rent, a hat, and water bottle. Valuables that do not float are best left in vehicle locked trunks.  You may get splashed, so bring or wear water-friendly clothing. We have life vests and pint-sized paddles for kiddos if you think they would like to paddle with you in a kayak.

Seeking our Tours?  Our Friday Guided Downtown Tour can be booked in advance by writing "info@congresskayaks.com" with a tour fee of $15 per person.  Our popular Evening Bat Tour season starts May 15 - reserve a guided tour at our home page top link.

Recommended Parking?  600 River Street is the parking lot of the Mexican American Cultural Center, located one block east of the boathouse.  Park at the west side of the lot, to the black iron gate, following the sign to cross Waller Creek and through the temporary construction tunnel.  Sunday metered parking in downtown is free.

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, past 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.  Very limited parking and a construction driveway for another few months. 

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.