Water activity

Austin: Lady Bird Lake Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Rowing Dock
Water activity

Austin: Lady Bird Lake Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Rowing Dock

From US$ 45 per person

Paddle along two miles of abundant aquatic plants and wildlife, hosted by a backdrop of Austin, Texas. Engage with the natural history of Barton Springs – famous for its year-round 68-degree water.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Austin's iconic Barton Springs
  • Learn about the abundant fish and wildlife in and around Lady Bird Lake
  • Visit one of the top five largest concentrations of natural springs in Texas
Full description

Our friendly tour guides will greet you at Rowing Dock, and get you set up with everything needed on the water. The tour guide hosts a safety meeting and fits each guest for a life jacket. The Rowing Dock staff will help you into your boat and review basic paddling tips with you prior to departure.

Once on the water, your tour guide will lead you on a journey to the Springs. Along the way, there will be numerous opportunities to take photos with the downtown Austin City skyline in the background. This tour is approximately two miles round trip and lasts two hours.

Guests will be allowed to get out of their boats and take a dip in the cool spring water. The tour ends at Rowing Dock.

  • Premium kayak
  • Kayak paddles
  • Life jackets
  • Splash bag rentals
  • Tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Please check in at Rowing Dock. Guests must be checked in before the tour departs.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Glass objects
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Chelsea and Tristan are the best tour guides I’ve ever met!!! They are so nice and friendly, also knowledgeable about local history and fun things! Really cool experience!!! It’s a Must try experience in Austin!!

August 11, 2022

We had such a fun tour! It was easy enough for the ones that had never been kayaking. Mark shared interesting info about the lake and springs, but gave our group plenty of space to enjoy each other’s company along the way. We especially enjoyed the time to explore when we reached the cool springs. Would definitely return on our next visit!

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August 6, 2022

Our guide, Mark, was amazing! Very informative about the lake, gave great info, really kind, and made our first time kayaking experience an awesome one!

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 401571