Fusing two modes of transportation can result in more efficient travel as evidenced by water taxis, airbuses, and horse-drawn skateboards. Experience successful transport synthesis with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for a one-hour daytime water-bike rental for two, valid 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (a $44 value)
- $29 for a one-hour moonlight water-bike rental for two (a $60 value)
During daytime tours, beginner-friendly and stable water bikes let passengers of all ages explore the bridges, coastlines, and open waters of Lady Bird Lake. Alternatively, the moonlight rental—great for Valentine's Day or a date night—lets couples drift peacefully beneath a starry downtown sky. To augment the romantic atmosphere, guests can pack a cooler to provide themselves with snacks or drinks, or paddle their craft within earshot of outdoor concerts at Auditorium Shores. Reservations are required, and hours vary depending on the season; see the website for more details.
Austin Water Bikes
Austin Water Bikes fulfills amphibious fantasies with a fleet of hybrid bicycle-kayaks, called water bikes, that glide along liquid surfaces at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour. These beginner-friendly vessels are safe and almost impossible to capsize due to their kayak-catamaran design and unflinching optimism, making them ideal for aquanauts of all ages.
Set against the Austin skyline, Lady Bird Lake is the result of a beautification project led by former first lady Lady Bird Johnson. Its waters form a scenic setting for participants of water-bike rentals to watch bats take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge or sunsets paint their colors across the sky. Additionally, Austin Water Bikes' staff uses the lake to lead senior spin classes, team-building workshops, and motivational seminars for freshwater mermen.