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Rowing Dock

2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746-5725
+1 512-459-0999
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A must-do in Austin

Every time I visit Austin I go here! The rentals are reasonably priced and well stocked. The staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie G
via mobile
Good People

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Rowing Dock. The staff was very helpful and patient. I took 2... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wayne B
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Austin is known for its local gems, and we take great pride in making our own shine! Our beautiful boats and paddle boards complement the dock's stunning location, and is a place you can truly feel at ease. From SUP yoga classes, bat paddles, and full moon cruises to a relaxing day on the water for the experienced or beginning paddler, we offer an unforgettable experience for everyone. Rowing Dock is the best spot to access and enjoy Lady Bird Lake. From our dock, you can paddle west toward Red Bud Isle and the nature-filled scenery of the West End, or head east toward the glistening Barton Creek Inlet and dazzling Austin skyline. The choice is up to you, and we ensure each person is outfitted with the perfect boat for their adventure!
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“life vests” (4 reviews)
“double kayak” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746-5725
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+1 512-459-0999
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I visit Austin I go here! The rentals are reasonably priced and well stocked. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and they accommodate all levels. This is a great activity right outside of downtown Austin, whether you're looking for a workout or...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Rowing Dock. The staff was very helpful and patient. I took 2 boys who wanted kayaks, no - they wanted paddle boards, no- they wanted kayaks. The staff never complained and were very understanding. I did the stand-up paddle...More

Thank Wayne B
Rowing D, General Manager at Rowing Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Wayne. We are so glad you guys came out for a paddle and that you had a good experience. We love helping folks enjoy the water and know how hard it can be to pick between two super fun activities! Hope we see you...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a fairly quiet lake to enjoy a short evening paddle. I saw turtles coming out at dusk to snack surface bugs. The weather was perfect in April. Also, there weren't any bugs the evening I kayaked. The University of Texas crew team was...More

Thank L B
Rowing D, General Manager at Rowing Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

We couldn't agree more, LB! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with others. Hope to see you on the water again soon.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

On a sunny day, it is a perfect thing to do: paddling. The price for an hour is 25$, high but O.K. You can choose the direction: nature or city sideMore

Thank Daniel J
Rowing D, General Manager at Rowing Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for the review, Daniel! We are so glad you agree that paddling is the perfect activity on a sunny day in Austin. we couldn't agree more! For the other folks reading reviews, I wanted to clarify that we have different prices for different...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Easy parking lot, with easy access. This is the KEY! the only place that has a parking lot. There is a snowcone trailer in the parking lot in the summer time too. Great place to get your equipment and row down the beautiful lake to...More

Thank mylocofamily
Reviewed 13 January 2017

They have wide variety of kayaks, SUPs etc. I have only rented their kayaks and have been fully satisfied.

Thank Daria P
Rowing D, General Manager at Rowing Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you so much for the great review, Daria! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you on the water again soon! Regards, Lindsay Rohler General Manager

Reviewed 27 October 2016

$15 to take a double kayak onto the Colorado was really nice. Wind changed and we got the strong current in both directions but she had said stay close to shore if it got strong. I am a little sore today - but it was...More

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Rowing D, General Manager at Rowing Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you for the review, Foodiefive! We are so glad the tips we gave you helped and hope you treated yourself to a great meal after your paddle workout. Hope to see you on the water again soon! Sincerely, Lindsay Rohler General Manager

Reviewed 4 October 2016

At 70, with my 4 year old granddaughter in her life jacket "helping," it was at first a little stressful; but, when we completed the 1.5 hour trip, we all had fun. The 1st kayak we had started taking on water; but, we returned and...More

Thank David H
Rowing D, General Manager at Rowing Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Thank you for the review, David. We are so sorry for the inconvenience of having to switch boats and are glad you both had a good time on the water. We love little helpers and think it is great that you are teaching yours to...More

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

They have their own parking lot which was great. The lake there is open and close to the dam. There's a little island down that way which was cool to go to and enjoy the scenery. The cliffs along the side are breathtaking with caves...More

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Rowing D, General Manager at Rowing Dock, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you came out and had a wonderful time on the water.

Reviewed 28 July 2016

I've made my way around to all of the rental businesses on Lady Bird Lake, and in my opinion, The Rowing Dock is the best - here's why. 1) Location. There is another business nearby with a similar-enough location, but RD is just outside the...More

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