Welcome to the Waller Creek Boathouse
The Waller Creek Boathouse is one of Austin's unique venues, offering a quiet oasis that is nestled against Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.
At the Boathouse you can rent kayaks and stand-up paddle-boards, learn how to row indoors in our rowing studio and out on the water in a rowing shell. Or take out an electric boat to see Austin from the water without breaking a sweat.
Looking to just sit back and relax? Grab a drink and snack from our Cafe, then find yourself a seat on the patio where you can soak in the views.
If you happen to fall in love with the place, consider hosting your next special event with us. We'd be delighted to have you!
What to do at the Boathouse
ARC Kayak & Paddleboard
(Formerly Congress Avenue Kayaks)
Hourly Rentals and Guided Tours are available every day from 8:00am-8:00pm. Last boat launches an hour before close. For general inquiries call 512-809-8916 or visit ARC Kayak & Paddleboard.
ALTA'S CAFÉ Open Daily, 7:00am - 5:00pm.
Love good coffee and healthy food? How about a glass of sustainable wine or a craft beer? Swing by Alta's - relax a bit.
Retro Boat Rentals ATX Open Daily, Hours Vary
A new addition to the boathouse, Retro Boat offers a fleet of meticulously maintained and rare classic fiberglass electric runabout boats from the jet-age era (1958-1963). For general inquiries call 512-663-5145 or visit Retro Boat Rentals ATX.
RŌ FITNESS Open Daily, Hours Vary
Low impact, Total body. Indoor rowing studio, the first week is free! Sign up at Rō Fitness.