Hours & Rates
Fall Hours: Open 9:00 a.m. - Gates Close 5:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. is our final rental, with boats returned to us at 5:00 p.m. at closing time.
Kayaks and SUPs By the Hour: single kayak $10 2-person kayak $15 3-person kayak $25 Standup Paddleboard $20 or two-hours for $35
Late Return Fee is $10+ per boat.
HOLIDAY HOURS BEGIN DEC. 18 - find our Link to special hours on our Home Page
For Weather Updates that may affect hours, please see our home page "News".
A driver's license or passport 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.
Guided Tours and Classes: Downtown Austin Tour
It's a treat to see downtown from Lady Bird Lake, from the bridges to the wildlife to Barton Creek. Book a Downtown Tour for Friday or Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. ($20 per person) through December. Our popular sunset Guided Bat Tours return March 2018 - advance bookings start soon using our home page "Book It". 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 for parking options and rates near the Boathouse. Be prepared to search for downtown parking. Most onstreet parking is metered except Sundays. Closest metered parking is at the Mexican American Cultural Center just off Rainey Street (address 600 River St.). Pay station kiosks accept credit card and some accept cash. 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.