Load up a canoe for a day of fun out on Lady Bird Lake. Rowing Dock canoe rentals are perfect for individuals as well as small groups that want to travel together or bring their canine companions.
Canoe Rental FAQ
Nope. There’s a first come, first served policy at Rowing Dock. Typically, there isn’t much of a wait, but if there is you can always explore Austin’s famous Zilker Park while we get your canoe ready.
Canoeing in Austin is safe for experienced paddlers as well as beginners. It doesn’t take long to get the hang of making turns and maneuvering a canoe. We use high quality equipment that’s well maintained for enhanced comfort and safety while you’re out on Town Lake Austin.
Yes, under most circumstances kids can rent their own canoe as long as a guardian signs the rental waiver. However, kids under 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent while on the water.
At Rowing Dock we provide lifejackets and paddles, but there are a few things we highly recommend taking on your canoeing trip on Lady Bird Lake. While we sell sunscreen, water, and hats at the dock, you are welcome to bring your own as they are the top three additional items you’ll want on the water. Canoeing 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.
Instead of an All-Day rate, we offer a competitive MAX Rental Pricing. Structure. This offers you the flexibility to decide how long you want to paddle once you are on the water vs. having to decide up front.
Regular rental rates are by the hour. We collect payment for the first hour of rentals up front. If you stay out on the water longer than an hour, additional charges will accrue and are prorated by the half hour up to MAX Price per boat. For clarification, after you reach the MAX Price additional charges do NOT accrue. You will pay your remaining balance when you check your boats back in at the returns window.
For regular rental items, you are welcome to stay out on the water as long you prefer; however, you must return your boats BEFORE we close. Make sure to check our current hours of operation as they change throughout the year.
Regular Rentals are our top of the line Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand Up Paddleboards that are available to rent by the hour on a first come first served basis.
Specialty Rentals are reservation based premium rentals. These include but are not limited to our Pedal Kayaks that offer a hands-free kayaking experience and our Fishing Kayaks that are set up to accommodate you and your gear for a day of fishing on Lady Bird Lake.
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Get an Austin Canoe Rental From Rowing Dock in 3 Easy Steps
Rowing Dock is the premier spot for getting a canoe rental in Austin. We’re located in beautiful Zilker Park and open 7 days a week. We have everything you need to enjoy a day taking in the sights of Austin while floating down Lady Bird Lake. To start your canoeing adventure in Austin:
- Make the trip to our dock in Zilker Park. We operate on a first come, first served basis. (If you have a large group we highly recommend calling ahead to see if there’s a wait, especially on the weekend.)
- Bring a valid photo ID, credit card, and fill out a rental waiver.
- Pick your canoe, put on a life jacket, load up your vessel and hit the water!