Here's how to rent
Find boats and friendly staff at the new Waller Creek Boathouse, located below the Four Seasons Hotel 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. Can youngsters kayak? You bet they can, if adults think they'll like it. For your convenience, the Boathouse has indoor restroom facilities.
Parking Update March 2013: Hotel guests downtown are within strolling distance to the Boathouse. Public parking is nearby in the lot at 600 River Street (Mexican American Cultural Center), east of the Boathouse. At 1st St./Cesar Chavez and Red River, turn south onto Red River, jog left and then right onto Rainey Street, towards the white-peaked structure that is the MACC. The Boathouse will be towards the western end of the parking lot. 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? a hat and water bottle. Consider leaving valuables at home or in vehicle locked trunks.
From I-35: We 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.
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.