Austin Canoe Rental Faq
Do I Need a Reservation to Rent a Canoe?
Nope. There’s a first come, first served policy at Rowing Dock. Typically, there isn’t much of a wait, but if there is you can always explore Austin’s famous Zilker Park while we get your canoe ready.
Are Canoes Safe for Beginners?
Canoeing in Austin is safe for experienced paddlers as well as beginners. It doesn’t take long to get the hang of making turns and maneuvering a canoe. We use high quality equipment that’s well maintained for enhanced comfort and safety while you’re out on Town Lake Austin.
Can Kids Rent Their Own Canoe?
Yes, under most circumstances kids can rent their own canoe as long as a guardian signs the rental waiver. However, kids under 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent while on the water
What Should I Bring While Canoeing in Austin?
At Rowing Dock we provide lifejackets and paddles, but there are a few things we highly recommend taking on your canoeing trip on Lady Bird Lake. While we sell sunscreen, water, and hats at the dock, you are welcome to bring your own as they are the top three additional items you'll want on the water. Canoeing down Lady Bird Lake provides a lot of opportunities for amazing pictures of the Austin skyline, Barton Springs, Congress Bridge and much more. If you need, we have dry bags at the dock to keep your cameras and smartphones protected.
For more answers and information about our canoe rentals on Lady Bird Lake visit the FAQ section.