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Address: 74 Trinity St, Waller Creek Boathouse, Austin, TX 78701-4208
Phone Number:
+1 512-809-8916
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09:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Austin's newest kayak and standup paddleboard business in fabulous downtown...

Austin's newest kayak and standup paddleboard business in fabulous downtown Austin. Open year-round, we offer easy access to Lady Bird Lake whether paddling by the hour or taking one of our Downtown Tours or seasonal Bat Tours. Located in the city's new Waller Creek Boathouse, we invite first-timers and experienced paddlers to come visit!

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Beautiful day on the lake

This is my go to kayaking place. Easy to get there and the prices are very reasonable. Friendly staff too. I usually do an hour kayaking trip if I have my kiddo and two hours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
cbellhr
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my go to kayaking place. Easy to get there and the prices are very reasonable. Friendly staff too. I usually do an hour kayaking trip if I have my kiddo and two hours with friends.

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Thank cbellhr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No line and sooooo reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and helpful. 1 1/2 hrs was the perfect amount of time. Some of us doubled up and some rode single. The kayaks are in excellent condition and they have different styles for everyone.

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1 Thank JOVILLARREAL
Darla M, Owner at Congress Avenue Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out and letting us know how we're doing. Mother Nature has blessed us with beautiful weather these last two weeks! Hope you can come back. DM More 

College Station, Texas
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71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have rented kayaks here a couple of times when staying in downtown Austin. It is very convenient, and I usually go right when they open so there are less people kayaking at that time. It is pay by the hour, and they require a valid drivers license for all renters. I recommend using Congress Avenue Kayaks if you are... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Employees were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed kayaking the river and would recommend Congress Ave Kayaks. Thanks

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Thank SirlesT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great experience we rented a double kayak for an hour. Went under the bridge which end up being our favorite lay out spot and you could hear the bats there too. They sell water bottles too and don't forget to apply sunscreen. Can't remember the price exact but being from south padre island, where water sports are so over priced... More 

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Wylie, Texas
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Recommended for a family with young kids wanted to have an out door day with activities. The good destination after you rented a kayak is the other side of Barton Springs Pool, here you can swim in the crystal clear water.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great service and fun experience - highly recommend. They have double kayaks for those with kids and they sell water bottles and hats on site, which was very helpful. Friendly staff were very helpful!

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Monrovia, California, United States
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113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great to get on the river for some afternoon kayaking. Congress Avenue Kayaks provided us the opportunity. Fun and easy.

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Darla M, Owner at Congress Avenue Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you Brian for taking time to send your comments. We're happy you found it fun and easy out on the water. We hope you'll return at another time if you can and let us know how we're doing here in Downtown Austin. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Very easy to get to from downtown hotels. Rates are reasonable. Service was great. Provide cubbies for belongings and ziplock bags for phones. 👍

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Thank Jmst
Darla M, Owner at Congress Avenue Kayaks, responded to this review

And we still call it Town Lake as well, this Lady Bird Lake. Thank you for letting us know how we're doing and that it was easy to get to from the nearby hotel. Please return and let us know where we can make the paddle more enjoyable. Thanks again. More 

Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We had a blast. The prices for a two person kayak were $20 for 2 hours ($40 for 4 hours). The kayaks are the sit on top type though.

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Darla M, Owner at Congress Avenue Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you Desie for letting us know how your paddle outing went. We do have popular sit-inside doubles and singles should you make a return visit. Which we hope you do! More 

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