Hours & Rates
Hours: Open 8:30 a.m. - Gates Close 7:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. is our final rental, with boats returned to us at 7:30 p.m. at closing time
Kayaks and SUPs By the Hour: single kayak $10 2-person kayak $15 Standup Paddleboard $20 or two-hours for $35
Half-day kayak rental is $25 (4 hrs.), offered until 1 p.m. Late Return Fee is $10+ per boat.
Tip: Early arrival gets you boated faster, ahead of our busier weekend afternoons.
Tuesday July 4 Independence Day - Open regular hours!
Groupons will not be honored on Tuesday July 4
A driver's license is required for each boat rented, for the paddling duration.
Cash and Major Credit Cards happily accepted. The state/local sales tax of 8.25% is applicable to rental fees and goods purchased.
Two Guided Tours: Downtown Austin Tour and Bat Tour for 2017
It's a treat to see downtown from Lady Bird Lake, from the bridges to the wildlife to Barton Springs. Book a Downtown Tour for Friday and Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. ($20 per person). Our popular sunset Guided Bat Tours can be reserved Wednesday through Sunday nights. Limited seats are available in our popular July 4th Fireworks Float, now open for booking. How to reserve? visit our home page and select "Book It".
Frequent Paddle Cards: our best rate discount comes in the form of a Frequent Paddle Punch Card. Get 11 one-hour outings in our Kayak Card for $85, the SUP Card for $125.
Need a Map? Parking: See our map below to view parking options near the Boathouse. Our favorite parking is at the Mexican American Cultural Center just off Rainey Street (address 600 River St.). Consider parking near Austin's excellent hike and bike trail such as near I-35, ride Capital Metro's convenient downtown routes, or try ride-hailing services to avoid parking altogether.
Our rentals include a life vest and paddle and boats are equipped with seatbacks for your comfort. A renter's valid drivers license is required for each boat rented.