Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Austin’s ONLY downtown kayak and standup paddleboard (SUP) rental spot!

(Formerly Congress Avenue Kayaks)

Open 7 days a week


Call (512) 809-8916 for more information

Give the Gift of Paddling

Give the gift that will make a splash this Holiday Season! These eGift Cards can be used to purchase a kayak or paddleboard rental anytime of the year.

Learn to Row

Try a Learn to Row class or private lessons to learn about this incredible sport or become a part of this great community!

Junior Competitive Program

Austin Rowing Club’s junior team has performed at the national level, attended races across the country, sent rowers on to top college programs, and sparked lifelong love of the sport.

Austin Rowing Club

Learn, Row, Race, Community

Guided Downtown to Barton Springs Tour

Formerly Congress Avenue Kayaks, the Austin Rowing Club now offers paddle board (SUP) and kayak rentals as well as a variety of incredible tours!

Join our guides for the ultimate way to experience Austin! Our Downtown Barton Springs Tour offers stunning views of the Downtown Austin Skyline, fun facts about the local bat colony, and a way to see the beautiful spring-fed waters of Barton Springs


Become a Member

Austin Rowing Club offers several programs for adult rowers at a variety of skill levels. From beginner up to racing at Masters National Championships.

Junior Competitive Program

Austin Rowing Club’s Junior Team is the longest running youth rowing program in Austin and one of the fastest teams in Texas. We offer two Junior Rowing programs: Competitive and Recreational. 

Visiting Crews

Austin Rowing Club has hosted junior, collegiate, and masters visiting crews for over twenty years.  If your team is looking for a high quality rowing venue with year-round water access, look no further than Austin Rowing Club. 

Paddle with the Austin Rowing Club

We had the best experience with our rentals. It was quick, easy and Aubrey was awesome. She gave us great food recommendations after our kayak rental and was extremely personable. Thanks so much for an awesome day Austin!

Aimee Guelda

Find Us

Parking Options:

    • There is no parking at the Austin Rowing Club
    • Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St)
    • Convention Center Parking Garage (201 East 2nd St – with entrances on Brazos St and San Jacinto)
    • Metered parking along downtown streets

Contact Us

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Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Austin Rowing Club provides services and offers membership to everyone. ARC does not discriminate against any person regarding application for membership, election to office with the Club or any activity under the control and/or sponsorship of the Club, on account of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.