Plenty of kayaks and standup paddleboards ready for you!
Downtown Austin’s best rental spot!
All ages and skill levels welcome!
The Waller Creek Boathouse is located at 74 Trinity Street, the most southern end of Trinity Street on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail.
No Public Parking Available at the Waller Creek Boathouse
Recommended Parking Options:
Downtown Area Metered Street Parking (Pay to Park)
600 River Street/Mexican American Cultural Center (Pay to Park)
201 East 2nd Street/Austin Convention Center Parking Garage (Pay to Park)
City of Austin parking meters are not enforced on Sundays and select holidays. Always check signage!
HOURLY RENTAL RATES
No Reservation Needed
Driver's License/Passport Required Per Watercraft
Triple kayaks hold one adult and 2 children. For SUPs, one guest per board.
Age Minimum: no child age minimum for kayaking with parents, 10 yrs. minimum for SUP with parents, 16 yrs minimum for unaccompanied guests with ID.
Half-Day Rentals for Single/Double Kayaks: $25
(launch before 1 p.m . for 4 hours)
Back to School Discount
Local area college students with a valid student ID get 50% off their kayak rental on Thursdays.
Must also present driver’s license or passport for rental. All riders receiving discount must be college students.
Members Frequent Paddlers Punchcard
$139 for 10 one-hour outings in a kayak or standup paddleboard, our best reward card for paddlers
Simply put our mission is to provide guests with fun and positive outdoor recreational experiences with our boats, for fitness and relaxation. Darla McDonnell and staff are excited to be part of the Boathouse. We hope guests embrace kayaking and paddleboarding as lifelong activities. Let us show you Downtown Austin from Lady Bird Lake!
We support the following Austin area organizations who are special to us throughout the year:
Big Brothers Big Sisters
City of Austin Parks Dept. Rec Centers' Summer Camps
Keep Austin Beautiful
Special Olympics Texas
The Trail Foundation