Looking for an affordable Austin kayak rental? At Rowing Dock we offer great rates on Lady Bird Lake kayak rentals for people of all ages and skill levels.

Kayak RentalsM-Th F-Sun & HolidaysMax
Single $10/hr $15/hr $35
Double $15/hr $20/hr $45
Our rentals are the easiest way to kayak Lady Bird Lake. Kayak on your own or with a friend in one of our two-person kayaks.

Frequent Paddler Special

Get a Kayak Rental in Austin for Less!

Rowing Dock encourages everyone to get out on Town Lake Austin for fun physical activity that keeps our environment clean. We’re offering special discounted rates when you buy 10 hours at a time. Call or ask a dock attendant for details.

Group Discount Also Available for Parties of 12+ People!

3 Easy Steps to Getting an Austin Kayak Rental From Rowing Dock

Rowing Dock makes getting out on Lady Bird Lake simple and fun. We’re open 7 days a week, making it easy for everyone to enjoy kayaking in Austin on their own schedule. All you have to do is:


  • Stop by our dock in Zilker Park. (We highly recommend calling ahead if you want to kayak at a specific time, reserve a fishing kayak, have a large group or want to kayak on the weekend.)
  • Bring a valid photo ID and fill out a rental waiver at the dock.
  • Pick your kayak, put on a lifejacket and hit the water!


Call 512.459.0999 Today to Learn More About Getting a Kayak Rental in Austin

Kayak Rental FAQ

Are Kayaks Safe?

Kayaking in Austin is safe for people of all skill levels, including beginners. We use high quality equipment that’s well maintained, and our rowing experts can help you select the kayak that’s best suited for your adventure on Lady Bird Lake.

Do I Need to Wear a Lifejacket While Kayaking in Austin?

Anyone under 13 years old will be required to wear a lifejacket, and it’s highly recommended for everyone else. But don’t worry, we have lifejackets in all sizes that are free to use with your rental.

Can Kids or Dogs Ride in an Austin Kayak Rental?

They sure can! We also have specialty paddle boards for people who bring their pooches.

Do I Need to Make a Reservation for Kayak Rentals?

Nope. We mainly operate on a first come, first served basis. On the weekends during the middle of the day there may be a short wait, but you can always enjoy beautiful Zilker Park while we get your kayak ready.

For more answers and information on getting a kayak rental in Austin, visit the FAQ section.