Contact Us

Come paddle with us, no reservations needed! We do require a drivers license for each boat rented, so you know before arriving.

Find us year-round at

74 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701

We are located in Waller Creek Boathouse, downstairs. Best parking is at 600 River Street, one block east of the boathouse, off Rainey Street at the Mexican American Cultural Center.  Follow their parking lot towards the rear which leads to a black fence and the trail crosses Waller Creek. Public Parking garages are closeby, at Brazos and Cesar Chavez. 

Call or write us below:

Map to the boathouse

Desk Phone: 512-809-8916   Email your questions for a reply at

Congress Avenue Kayaks begins its sixth year as a partner in the Austin Parks and Recreation Department's  Waller Creek Boathouse, along with other partners Alta's Cafe upstairs, the Austin Rowing Club, and Ro Fitness.

Mission of Congress Avenue Kayaks

 Simply put, our mission is to provide guests with fun and positive outdoor recreational experiences in our kayaks or paddleboards whether for fitness or for relaxation goals.  We hope guests will embrace kayaking and paddleboarding as lifelong activities.

Darla McDonnell and staff are very excited to be part of the new boathouse – let us show you Downtown Austin from Lady Bird Lake!

Photo Credits: CAvK staff, Kathryn Ross