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If you are interested in paddle boarding in Austin, there are many wonderful places conveniently located to rent stand-up paddle boards so you can get out and enjoy the outdoors! And if you’re not a big fan of paddle boarding, but enjoy being on the water, these rental stores have plenty of other options. It’s the perfect way to enjoy Austin’s amazing skyline and weather. Check out our list of places that offer stand up paddle board rentals on Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis and find the place that’s right for you!

ATX Boat Rentals

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Boats with amenities

ATX Boat Rentals is known for their professionalism, experience, and superior customer service. They provide their customers with safe and affordable chartered boat rentals in the greater Austin area. Throw a private lake party, spend the day doing water sports or bring the family out for a day of fun all for an affordable price on the best lakes in Texas!

Austin Kayak Tours

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Kayaks and paddle boards

Enjoy the beauty of kayaking in Austin with Austin Kayak Tours & Rentals by getting off the beaten path! Austin Kayak Tours have been showing their guests the best way to experience the natural wonders around the Austin area using kayaks. The clear water and beautiful rivers surrounding Austin, make it for great bird watching, bat watching, and a truly unique kayaking experience! No matter if it’s your first time in a kayak or your hundred and first, their experienced guides provide expert instruction and interpretation, and they provide the best quality in kayaks and equipment. If you want a change of scenery while kayaking, they also have a location in San Marcos!

Austin Paddle Shack

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Kayaks and paddle boards

Austin Paddle Shack provides paddle boarding and kayaking rentals in Austin using Sup ATX paddleboards and a perception rambler sit-on-top tandem and single kayaks. All of their rental equipment is very stable, user-friendly and easy to use. Every rental comes with paddles, life vests, and friendly instruction. They also offer direct access to the water so that you don’t have to carry or haul the equipment! Austin Paddle Shack also provides free parking for customers! Make sure to bring a photo ID, your credit card and signed waiver before renting!

Capital Cruises

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Canoes, kayaks, swan pedal boats, and paddle boards

Skip the lines at other facilities on the lake and come down to Capital Cruises! Get right on the water, and paddle past Auditorium Shores, Barton Creek, Zilker Park, and the Congress Avenue Bridge with the panoramic backdrop of the dynamic Austin skyline and many great restaurants and bars a short walk from the dock. You can also rent super cute swan pedal boats and have a picnic for two, rent a canoe and go fishing or enjoy the Austin scenery on a kayak! Their friendly staff will give you a quick tutorial to make sure your experience is fantastic! Walk, cab, bus, or drive to paddle the best boards on the lake!

Congress Avenue Kayaks

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Kayaks and paddle boards

Congress Kayaks’ mission is to provide their guests with fun and positive outdoor recreational experiences with their kayaks and paddleboards, whether you’re trying to get a core workout in or relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and skyline. They hope that you will embrace kayaking and paddleboarding as lifelong activities. They also offer guided tours that give you the opportunity to see Austin in a whole new way from the Lake! Their tours are great for all ages, require no previous paddling experience and are available regularly throughout the week!


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Paddle boards and kayaks

Get ready for your best standup paddleboard and kayak experience ever. Situated on a tranquil and vast expanse of Lady Bird Lake, EpicSUP is near the board walk’s east end, with gorgeous views, a nearby island and cove, and low water traffic. EpicSUP has a large fleet of SUPs and Kayaks, so there’s rarely a wait; which means you can spend your time on the water and not on the dock! You can also have bachelorette and bachelor parties, corporate team building parties, birthday parties, reunions and more with their rentals! Let’s not forget to mention they have free parking too!

Keep Austin Wet

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Boat with paddle board

Do you ever want to do more than just paddle boarding in one day? Keep Austin Wet is the only Lake Austin boat rental company offering top of the line pontoon boats fully equipped with stand up paddle boards and aqua lily pads at no additional charge! They are located on Lake Austin close to some of Austin’s most amazing waterfront homes and restaurants including the Hula Hut, Abels on the Lake, and Ski Shores Cafe.

Lakeway Marina

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Paddle boards and kayaks

Lakeway Marina has been hosting generation after generation of families looking for lake fun in the pristine Texas Hill Country on the beautiful highland lakes. Everyone loved coming to the marina when they were children and now, bring their families to relive the legendary lake experience on Lake Travis. Lakeway Marina was there from the get-go and is there for your friends and family today. You can rent paddle boards and kayaks at the marina for $15 per hour. Enjoy the Texas Hill Country sights as you paddle along on Lake Travis. Be sure to ask them about their multiple hour discounts!

Live Love Paddle

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Kayaks, paddle boards, canoes and nucnaoes

Live Love Paddle offers kayaks in all shapes and sizes with a single and tandem rentals. You also rent canoes, nucnaoes, and paddle boards for all SUP enthusiasts! Renting a kayak or paddleboard in Austin is a fun, healthy, cool way to see the city from a unique perspective. There are great photo opportunities with the cities downtown skyline, and you can easily paddle to Barton Springs Pool. Drop by their storefront to pick up your rental and parking is free!

Lone Star Kayak Tours

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Kayaks and paddle boards

If you haven’t been kayaking in Austin, then you’re missing out on some beautiful crystal blue spring water and the largest bat colony in the USA! Lone Star Kayak Tours offers paddle boarding and kayak rentals and will be guided in a sit-on-top kayak for approximately 2 hours to one of their handpicked Austin tour locations on Lady Bird Lake or the San Marcos River! So go out and enjoy an active day of feeling good on the water!

Peace Paddling

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Paddle boards and kayaks

Peace Paddling is a local, mobile, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rental company serving Steiner Ranch and all other Lake Austin communities. They offer single and tandem kayaks that are very stable, easy to paddle, and very fun! They also have stand-up paddleboards that are a fun and unique way to paddle the lake and get a good exercise in! So come out and paddle Lake Austin and enjoy the paradise where Austinites live!

Rowing Dock

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Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards

Rowing Dock offers outdoor enthusiasts an unforgettable experience on Town Lake Austin. Their dock, located on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake, just west of Zilker Park, is the ideal location for kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding in Austin! Whether it’s SUP yoga classes or bat watching under the Congress Avenue Bridge, there’s always something going on at the dock in the heart of downtown Austin. You can also schedule a privately guided paddle or plan to explore Lady Bird Lake on your own! Let The Rowing Dock’s friendly staff help you pick the best kayak, canoe or paddleboard for your outdoor adventure!


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Paddle boards

SUP ATX is the #1 stand up paddle board maker in the world! As an Austin, Texas-based company, the SUP ATX mission is to spread the sport of stand up paddling from oceans to lakes and rivers around the world! You can rent their super cool paddle boards on Lady Bird Lake at the Texas Rowing Center on Stephen F. Austin Drive. SUP ATX is open for business all hours of daylight and every day of the week.


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Paddle boards

SUP DOG is a new local Austin Company that rents paddle boards to adventures and dogs! The awesome part is that you have the option to have your rented paddle board delivered to you, or you can go to their store! SUP DOG is perfect for those that want to get out on the water and enjoy the Austin scenery with friends for a couple of hours or more. Your rental includes a paddleboard, carbon fiber paddle, a leash, and a personal flotation device! So get your friends together and have a great time on the water!

Texas Rowing Center

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Rows, paddle boards, kayaks and canoes

For those who want affordable and fun access to the river, rent one of Texas Rowing Center’s kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddle boards. They have Texas’ largest fleet of kayaks, canoes, and SUPs for rent by the hour or by the day. Their friendly staff, affordable rates, convenient location and hours make Texas Rowing Center the most popular rowing and paddling operation in Texas, and one of the most frequented in the nation! Paddling is a fun and easy way for the whole family to enjoy Lady Bird Lake, and their kayaks are great for fishing on Lady Bird Lake!

The Mobile Kayak

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Kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats

The Mobile Kayak is a small, family-owned business that strives to create the most enjoyable experience possible. Their kayak and paddle board rental stand is located in Cedar Park on Brushy Creek Lake. Their paddle boards are made out of plastic instead of fiberglass making them more durable, and their double kayaks are an excellent option for families with small children! Brushy Creek is where you can enjoy fishing and wildlife observation, and the Mobile Kayak is a great experience for all ages and offers hourly kayak and other rentals!

Zilker Park Boat Rentals

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Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and boats

Zilker Park Boat Rentals was “Town Lake’s” first boat rental store located on the banks of a Barton Creek, just downstream from Barton Springs Swimming Pool. With over 160 canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards at reasonable prices, Zilker Park Boat Rentals is the perfect place to bring friends and family to enjoy a relaxing outing on the water. Sometimes it’s hard to see them from the road so be sure to look for the banner that says “Canoe Rental is Open” and follow the stairway down to the boats and SUPs!

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  • […] Austin summers may be hot, but generally we have pretty amazing weather! We are also fortunate to have Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis to enjoy and to help beat the heat! If you are into paddle boarding and kayaking and have wondered where you can rent these items for some summer fun, check out some of the spots below and a bigger list provided by our friends at You can check out the full list HERE. […]

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