Planning your team outing and lost on what to do? Bring your clients or colleagues down to Rowing Dock and we’ll handle the rest. Choose from three packages outlined below or reach out to us if you’d like us to put together a custom package. No experience is necessary. Please inquire a minimum of one week prior to your desired experience.
Guaranteed reservation and equipment
Expedited check-in process
Dedicated dock attendant and guides throughout experience
Free splash bag rentals
Exclusive use of our picnic area
20% off merch
Complimentary water or Gatorade per person
Professional photography and videography packages to capture your experience
Off-site meeting spaces
Private event buy out
1hr and 2hr reservations available
Kayaks (Singles & Doubles)
Stand Up Paddleboards
Private Guided Tours
2.5+ - 3 hour experience
Journey to the Springs
At 3 miles round trip, this urban guided historical and eco tour is the perfect way to get to know Austin from all perspectives. As we paddle East toward Downtown Austin, you’ll learn about the last 400 years of history on this stretch of the Colorado River. On our return journey, we'll explore the clear waters of Barton Creek, highlighting an abundance of plants, wildlife and fish that reside in the fourth largest concentration of natural springs in Texas. Weather and time permitting: an optional dip in Barton Springs (the 68-degree water that Austin is so famous for)!
Sunset Guided Bat Tour
On our incredibly popular seasonal tour, you’ll paddle two miles to the famous Congress Avenue Bridge and get a picture-perfect view of over 1.5 million bats flying overhead. The 4-mile round-trip paddle is accompanied by one of our excellent guides who will teach you about the history and migration of the Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. You’ll also get to learn more about Austin’s prominent architecture across the skyline, the Austin power plant, Auditorium Shores, the history of Congress Avenue Bridge and more. The tour is approximately three hours but please allow for some wiggle room as the bats dictate our timing!
'Round Red Bud Isle Tour
This 3-mile hyper-natural tour heads west, away from the city, and around Austin’s Red Bud Isle and back. The scenery features limestone bluffs, greenery and wildlife everywhere you look! We’ll take you to the city's magical Secret Spring, where you’ll discover a natural spring and oasis that is relatively undiscovered, even by many locals. Your guide will share a historical perspective on the greater Colorado River and the immense watershed that Lady Bird Lake is a part of. They’ll also touch on the Highland Lakes Chain, and how this series of dams and reservoirs has changed and revolutionized the region.
Teambuilding & Games
2.5 hour experience
Stand Up Paddleboards
At this time, this experience is not available. In coming weeks, you will have the option to automatically book the teambuilding experience that best meets your needs!
What to bring
We require each of these before you hit the water, no exceptions – but keep in mind our dock doesn’t have secured storage for additional items.
Matching Credit Card
(provided at dock)
RULES & GUIDELINES FOR SMOOTH SAILING
Rule number one, obviously, is to have fun.
Alas, there are a few more things to know before you paddle.
Corporate Experiences FAQs
Can my group show up without a reservation if we have 10 people or less?
If I book a group reservation, what is included?
How many people can you accommodate at Rowing Dock?
If I book a reservation, guided paddle or teambuilding experience, is a deposit required?
How long can we use the picnic area and how many people do the tables hold?
Can I reschedule my group reservation if something comes up?
What happens if people in my party are running late?
What happens if the weather looks bad for my upcoming reservation or the experience is cancelled due to weather?
Do you have a photographer or videographer if we want to capture our outing?
How long is the average experience?
Can we bring food on-site?
For teambuilding and games, can you customize the content and activities based on the industry of focus?
Can we bring alcohol?
Can you arrange for transportation to and from our location?
How large is your parking lot?
Can we do a private event?