Happening

Happenings

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! Check out our calendar for ways to get a new perspective on our wonderful city.

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JULY 5TH PADDLE CANCELLED (Due to Closure from COA)

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.

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Every Tuesday

Yappy Hour

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: Algae was a significant issue in Summer, 2019 and we anticipate it to come back this year. For the latest information and recommended protocol regarding algae, please visit the City of Austin website.

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Every Wednesday

College Day

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.

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seasonal offering

Bat Paddle

On this incredibly popular 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 Rowing Dock Guides who will also teach you about prominent architecture across the skyline, the Austin power plant, Auditorium Shores, and more. The tour is approximately two hours but please allow three hours, as the bats dictate our timing!

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By Reservation Only

Eco & Historical Tour

Our guided eco and historical paddle tour is an unmatched lesson on Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, Downtown, and Austin as a whole. It’s also a great way to learn about Texas wildlife that only the locals know. Plus (whether you like it or not), you’ll probably pick up a few new dad jokes along the way.

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By Reservation Only

After-Hours Moonlight Tour

Not afraid of the dark or getting a little wet? Join us for a guided, two-hour evening paddle highlighting the architecture of our gorgeous city with the lights of the skyline as the backdrop.

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Happenings FAQs

What is Yappy Hour and College Day?

Yappy Hour and College Day are specials we offer each week. Every Tuesday we offer a Yappy Hour Special all day long. Bring your pup out for a paddle and get your 2nd Hour of regular rentals free. Every Wednesday is College Day. Bring your college ID and get 50% off any regular rental.

Do you offer lake clean up days?

Yes, we actually have lake clean up days with free paddling through Keep Ausin Beautiful. You can go to their website for details on when these days might happen.

Are your events ticketed or first come, first serve?

Each event is different. Starting in 2020, our full moon paddles will be ticketed as well as specialty events like our Fireworks July 4th paddle and Paddle for Puppies are ticketed. Yappy Hour and College Day are first come first served.

Can I bring a pet that is not a dog and receive the yappy hour discount?

Yes! In the spirit of Keep Austin Weird, we welcome all pigs, lizards, birds, cats and pretty much whatever else you can think up.

Can I bring my cooler to ticketed events?

Sure thing, feel free to bring along whatever you like. Keep in mind there is limited space inside of boats, so small coolers generally work better. Please do not bring any glass.

Do I need to wear my life jacket during events?

While life jackets do not need to be worn during day-time events, we do require life jackets to be worn during after-hours events.

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