Yes! We accept Visa, Mastercard & Discover. (No AMEX) We also like cash.

No. We have open cubbies to store your shoes, towel, and other items. We suggest keeping valuables at home or secured in your car OUT OF SIGHT. We will hold your keys at the rental hut. Small dry bags are available for rent to keep cameras or wallets dry and safe while on the water. 

Our kayaks are very stable boats and are easy to use for a wide range of ages and sizes. Fear not! Our knowledgeable dock attendants will help you choose the right boat.

All our boats require physical work, but participants do not have to regularly exercise to enjoy their experience. Renters of all sizes and ages generally enjoy their experience on Lady Bird Lake in our boats.

We provide paddles and life preservers for each renter. 

No. As long as parents are on the water with the children and feel comfortable taking them, we allow children of all ages. We do require children to wear life jackets and have sizes specifically for infants, youth, and children, in addition to adult life jackets. 

Minors 8-15 years of age may paddle board only if a parent is on the water and will be next to the minor for the duration of the rental. Minors 16 and older may paddle without a parent on the water with them, but are required to have their parent sign our rental waiver.

Dog are allowed to go out on kayaks, canoes, and Ruff SUPs. We do not allow dogs on our regular stand up paddle boards. As a courtesy to others, all dogs must remain on the leash and under owners control at all times.  We’d love to see you and your pooch for Yappy Hour every Tuesday! 

You might, but most paddle boarders do not. Don’t expect to fall in, but be prepared to fall in. Leave behind anything you don’t want to get wet. If you fall off your board, do not linger in the water. It is very easy to get back on the SUP boards from the water.

Yes, we do! We sell a Regulars Card for those who paddle frequently! Save money by purchasing 10 hourly rentals at a time. Ask at the Dock.

No. All rentals are first come, first served.

Not usually. On busy weekends, plan to come earlier in the day or later in the afternoon to avoid crowds. If you have to wait a while, it is very pleasant hanging out at the park in the shade chatting with friends.

No. Unfortunately, we do not have space available.

We encourage you to bring your own beverages in non-glass, reusable containers. If you forget, we sell cold bottled water for $1 and Gatorade for $2.

No. But there is a public dock located directly next to Rowing Dock where you can launch your own watercraft.

No. We do offer fishing kayak reservations, but we do not provide bait or fishing rods and reels.

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