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. If you have a group of 25+ people or want to have a private party we can make arrangements ahead of time to accommodate your needs.
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 you bring for your canoe trip on Lady Bird Lake. Sunscreen and water are the top two essentials. 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.