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Congress Avenue Kayaks, Austin

4.6
#6 of 10 in Adventure in Austin
Congress Avenue Kayaks invites our downtown neighbors, workers, and visitors to Lady Bird Lake in fabulous downtown Austin to paddle a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak and see the super city skyline, the rowers gliding by, the swans, the fishing folks, and more. Open everyday, with last boats of the day launched one hour prior to closing. Located right on Lady Bird Lake in the city's new Waller Creek Boathouse next to Congress Avenue Bridge, we specialize in getting the first-time kayakers on the water, with easy to use stand-up paddleboards and kayaks for the novices and experienced kayakers.

Need a group reservation or want to join our Bat Tour? Call us today or reach out to us via email. Our last boats launch one hour before closing. The boathouse has indoor restrooms and refreshments in the upstairs Alta's Cafe. We are open every day, so let us help you get on the water. Parking is recommended at 600 River Street at the public lot next to the Mexican American Cultural Center, one block east of the boathouse.
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  • We had a great day kayaking up to Barton Springs. It took us about an hour to paddle up there. We hung out in the clear cold water for an hour and paddled back. Prices were very fair and the check-in ...  more »
  • If you enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding, then this is the place to go. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They have plenty of kayaks and paddle boards to go around. You are on the Colorado Rive...  more »
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  • Whether you're wanting to kayak or paddle board on the gorgeous Lady Bird Lake , this is THE place ! Not only that, there are multiple choices when it comes to tours 🤩 the downtown to Barton Springs tour & now that the bats have returned.. the famous bat tours are a MUST on your ATX bucket list 😎
  • Really enjoyable experience to kayak on the Colorado River/Lady Bird Lake. On a beautiful day, it's a really refreshing (potentially tiring based on pace) experience, and gives you a unique view of the city. Congress Ave Kayaks is a great company to go through, $15 dollars for a single kayak for an hour, $5 for every extra hour, but they have a great grace period before you get charged for it. Highly recommend

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