We can’t think of a more relaxing way to spend the day than being out on Lady Bird Lake in a kayak fishing. Our new fishing kayak rentals are perfectly outfitted to help you haul in a big catch!

Fishing Kayak Fishing Kayak Rentals1/2 Day (4hrs)Full Day (8hrs)
Reservation Request $50 $75
We provide the fishing kayak on Lady Bird Lake, and all you’ll have to do is bring your fishing pole and bait. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Frequent Paddler Special

Kayak Fishing for Less!

Austin kayak fishing is more affordable when you launch from Rowing Dock. We have the best fishing kayaks in town and offer special discounted rates when you buy 10 hours at a time. Call today or swing by our dock in Zilker Park for more information.

3 Easy Steps to Renting a Fishing Kayak From Rowing Dock

Rowing Dock is the only rental service offering fishing kayaks on Lady Bird Lake. We make kayak fishing easy and affordable with a simple reservation process.


  • Call ahead to reserve a fishing kayak. Rowing Dock has a first come, first served policy in most cases, but our fishing kayak can be reserved in advance. You can still come by our dock in Zilker Park whenever you like, however there may be a wait during busy hours if you don’t have a reservation.
  • Bring a valid photo ID and complete the fishing kayak rental waiver.
  • Pick your fishing kayak, grab a lifejacket and hit the water. Our watercraft specialist can even help you pick the best fishing kayak.


Call 512.459.0999 Today to Reserve a Fishing Kayak in Austin

Fishing Kayak FAQ

How is a Fishing Kayak Different Than a Regular Kayak Rental?

A fishing kayak has a few additional features you won’t find in a standard kayak. From top to bottom they’re made with fishermen in mind. Fishing kayaks feature built-in rod holders, track systems for accessories, recessed tackle box storage and more. Fishing kayaks are also designed to be extremely balanced and stable while you’re reeling in fish on Town Lake Austin.

What’s the Best Fishing Kayak?

There are a number of high quality brands, including the Perception Pescador Pro 12 model we have here at Rowing Dock. It has an anchor, stadium style seating with upright and recline positions, rod holders, recessed tackle box storage and a center console for rigging fish finder electronics.

What Should I Take on an Austin Kayak Fishing Trip?

We provide the fishing kayak with an adjustable stadium-style seat, paddle and lifejacket, but you’ll need to bring along your own fishing pole, bait, lures and a cooler. The Perception Pescador Pro 12 fishing kayak is also designed to work with a variety of rigging systems. We also highly recommend that you bring sunscreen, water and snacks to make your Lady Bird Lake fishing trip more comfortable.

For more answers and information on renting a fishing kayak in Austin visit the FAQ section.