Q: What kind of boats do you rent? A: We rent both single and double kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards (SUP).



Q: What do you charge? A: Our rates are $18 per hour/$54 all day for each boat.

Q: Do you provide life jackets? A: We have life jackets for infants through adults which are included in the rental.

Q: Can we take our dog? A: Dogs are welcome, but we don’t provide life jackets for them.

Q: How do I find you? A: You have to first find Zilker Park.   You can type in 2101 Andrew Zilker Road, 78746, into Google Maps.  Directions to the rental are at: Find Us

Q: We would like to do a cleanup on Lady Bird Lake.  Can you provide boats for us?  We get so many of this type of request that we have decided that all of them should be under one umbrella organization, Keep Austin Beautiful.  They have one cleanup per month, and they are looking for volunteers:

Volunteer Coordinator

Keep Austin Beautiful

55 North I-35, #215

Austin, TX 78702

Ph 512-391-0617  ext. 702


Q: Can we bring a cooler? A: Coolers are welcome. Alcohol is not. Boating and intoxication are not a good mix.

Q: Why don’t you take reservations? A: Reservations are not necessary if you or your group comes at a non peak time. However, reservations made at our peak busy times create chaos. The lesson? Plan your outing either on a weekday or soon after our opening time on a weekend.

Q: But we think you should make an exception for us and take our reservation. And since we’re a large group coming at a peak time, would you give us a discount? A: No and No.

Q: No discounts at all? A: We reward those who come at non peak times with two-for-one deals. Details at Gifts and Discounts.

Q: Can we buy gift certificates? A: Gift certificates can be bought on line by visiting our “Gifts and Discounts” Page

Q: Why are you so rigid on your load limits?A: The load limits have nothing to do with weight. Our limit of two adults and two small children allows for one adult rescuer for each child in case of an accident. Our limit of three adults is based on our experience that the more persons shifting weight in the canoe, the greater the chance that the canoe will tip.