Rental Kayak

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Walk Up Any Day

We always offer walk-ups! If you can't decide which boat you want right now, just come on down to the dock and we'll get you paddling in no time!

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What to bring

We require each of these before you hit the water, no exceptions! We have cubbies on-site for items like shoes, clothes, and towels and offer a variety of water-resistant storage bags for rent and purchase. Please note, we don’t have secured storage for valuables.

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Photo ID

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Matching Credit Card

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Rental Waiver

(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.

Kayak FAQs

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 dock attenants can help you select the kayak that’s best suited for your adventure on Lady Bird Lake.

Do I need to wear a life jacket 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 life jackets in all sizes that are free to use with your rental.

Can kids or dogs ride in an Austin kayak rental?

They sure can.

Do I need to make a reservation to rent a kayak?

Nope. For our single and double kayaks, pedal kayaks, stand up paddleboards and canoes, we operate on a first come, first served basis all day, every day. On the weekends during the middle of the day there may be a short line for processing, but you can always enjoy the beautiful Zilker Park while we get your kayak ready.

What should I bring while kayaking in Austin?

At Rowing Dock we provide lifejackets and paddles, but there are a few things we highly recommend taking on your kayaking trip on Lady Bird Lake. While we sell sunscreen, water, and hats at the dock, you are welcome to bring your own. Kayaking down Lady Bird Lake provides a lot of opportunities for amazing pictures of the Austin skyline, Barton Springs, Congress Bridge and much more. If you need, we have dry bags at the dock to keep your cameras and smartphones protected.

Do you have one and two person kayaks for rent?

Yes, we have single kayaks and double kayaks for rent. A single is $15/hour and a double kayak is $20/hour. We also have pedal kayaks that seat one for $30/hour.

What types of kayaks do you have?

We have sit-inside kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, and pedal kayaks.

Do you offer fishing kayaks?

We rent fishing kits for $15/boat. Our kits include a crate for tackle and gear, an anchor and a rod holder attachment.