SEE A NEW SIDE OF AUSTIN AT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
From weekly deals for pet owners and students to local tours and sightseeing full of fun facts, there’s always something amazing happening at Rowing Dock!
Saturday, September 10th
full moon paddle
Come see Lady Bird Lake in a whole new light! Moon gaze under the stars as you head upstream towards Red Bud Isle or point your boat east towards downtown and see the Austin skyline all lit up. Please note that our Full Moon Paddles are ticketed, reservation-only events. Friday is the second day of the Full Moon phase- we expect greater visibility and luminosity of the moon.Learn More
Saturday, June 3 - First Come, First Serve
Full Moon Paddle
Come see Lady Bird Lake in a whole new light! Moon gaze under the stars as you head upstream towards Red Bud Isle or point your boat east towards downtown and see the Austin skyline all lit up. Come see Lady Bird Lake in a whole new light!learn more
Monday, October 10 - All Day
mental health awareness day
Studies have shown that spending time outside, and incorporating nature into your daily life, can greatly benefit your mental and physical wellbeing. In support of “World Mental Health Day: make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority,” on Monday, October 10, you’re invited to Rowing Dock for a day of FREE outdoor programming designed to give you the opportunity to connect, reflect, and reset.Learn More
Roll Colorado Roll
Join Javier Wallace from Black Austin Tours for this limited edition guided kayak tour, hosted at Rowing Dock. Guests will discover the Colorado River's centrality in the development of Austin and the surrounding region. We will do this by centering African Americans' history and experiences related to the vital waterway.learn more
Saturday, August 26
LIMITED EDITION GUIDED TOUR: BAT FEST
Did you know Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in the world? Get a front row seat to Austin’s most popular bat sighting of the year, and join Rowing Dock for its limited-edition guided bat tour on Saturday, August 26th, during Austin’s annual Bat Fest! Beat the crowds on land and watch from the comfort of your own kayak as over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under Congress Avenue Bridge to their nightly feeding, while listening to the live music from Bat Fest.Learn More
friday, september 29
Kick off your weekend with Rowing Dock for a full moon paddle on Friday, September 29. Join us all evening long for hourly rentals and watch the sunset and the moon rise overhead (cloud cover dependent). This event is first come, first serve, but you must be on the water by 8:45pm. All boats must return by 10:00pm.learn more
Both ACL Weekends
Reserve Your Boats During ACL
No tickets? No problem! Reserve your boats ahead of time and listen to the music from the water. Choose from one hour, two hours or the all day rate.
Sat, July 22 7:45am - 9:15am
TRUFUSION X ROWING DOCK SUMMER SWEAT SERIES
Join us for a morning of Pilates Fusion on the dock, followed by an hour long Stand Up Paddle on Lady Bird Lake to cool down.Stay after for coffee and donuts provided by Drumroll, and a refreshing prebiotic soda by Mayawell.Purchase Tickets
Tues, September 12
new moon soundbath
Join ATX Yoga Girl at Rowing Dock surrounded by serene water views as we welcome in this Virgo New Moon. Set intentions and be guided through a sound journey using the wind gong, Quartz bowls + chimes to deepen relaxation as you experience this full body listening. Bathe in the vibrations and take a #COSMICNAP No experience necessary.sign up
sunday, September 17
As a thank you to the Austin community, join Rowing Dock for our free-to-the-public Paddlepalooza. From open to close, Rowing Dock will provide one hour of FREE kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding to community members on a first come, first serve basis (no advance registration required).learn more
Saturday, October 21
ATX PADDLE DASH
Join in on Austin's newest tradition – The ATX Paddle Dash, a first-of-its-kind kayak race on Lady Bird Lake that benefits Explore Austin. Whether you're new to paddling or you're a racing pro, we've got an option for all. Food and drinks will be provided post race, as well as an option for general admission, which will grant you one hour of paddling at your leisure.learn more
Every Day, before 11am
Early Bird Special: 50% Off
Earlybird gets the worm! Get 50% off your paddle EVERY DAY, Monday - Sunday, when you join us before 11am. Tap the link to learn more and for redemption details.learn more
Veterans Day Weekend (11/11 - 11/12)
FREE REntals for Veterans
Rowing Dock will be providing free rentals for veterans, active duty military and their families this Veterans Day Weekend. Bring any form of veteran identification to redeem.
seasonal only (june - september)
Sunset bat paddle
SPECIAL TOUR OFFERING ON SAT, AUG 26 FOR BAT FEST!On this spectacular tour, you’ll take a 2-mile paddle to the famous Congress Avenue Bridge where you’ll watch and listen to over 1.5 million bats flying overhead en route to their nightly feeding. The 4-mile round-trip is accompanied by one of our excellent guides who will also teach you about prominent architecture across the skyline, the Austin power plant, Auditorium Shores, and much more. The tour is approximately two hours but please allow three hours, as the bats dictate our timing.Learn More
monday, april 8
solar eclipse paddle
Rowing Dock is now offering pre-booked kayak, canoe, and stand up paddleboard rentals during the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Your rental will include VIP access to the best solar eclipse viewing spot and a pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses.The eclipse will be visible throughout the Hill Country from 1:32 pm - 1:41 pm CST on April 8, 2024. Austin locals and visitors will experience about 1 minute and 46 seconds of the total solar eclipse at 1:36 pm CST.Learn More
The eyes of Texas are upon college students on Wednesdays! Come on down to the Dock with a valid student ID and you’ll get 50% OFF any rental! This deal is good all day for regular rentals, but we do limit one vessel per college ID.Learn More
Check out our schedule via the link below
The Kayak Clean Up Crew
Help us clean up our lake! Volunteers will get a free two-hour boat rental, a trash bag, gloves, and grabbers (you must sign up via our meet-up group to attend as each meet up group does have limited capacity). Upon your return, a Rowing Dock team member will weigh your trash bag, snap a pic and add it to our roster. As a thank you for your contribution, we’ll give you an additional free one-hour rental pass for each full bag of trash you bring to use on any future occasion.Sign Up
We always welcome your fur babies! But Tuesday is truly a day for the dogs. We’ll give you a FREE hour rental after the purchase of one hour with a barker on board.Please note, given the history of poisonous toxins found in the blue-green algae in Lady Bird Lake, if you decide to bring your pet, you are doing so at your own risk.To learn more about the history of toxic algae in Lady Bird Lake, please visit: austintexas.gov/algaeLearn More
To celebrate our teachers who work tirelessly to support and educate their students, we are kicking off Teacher Tuesdays, beginning on Teacher Appreciation Day!! All teachers who bring their school identification will receive 50% off their rental every Tuesday!Learn More
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