The best part of kayaking is the exhilaration of exploration, until you realize the difficulty of paddling through pudding in your bathtub. Take to real ripples with today’s Groupon to Rowing Dock, which has teamed up with Austin Paddle Sports to offer paddleboard rentals in addition to kayak rentals. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get a punch card good for 3 hours of double-kayak rentals or 4.5 hours of single-kayak rentals (a $45 value).
- For $20, you get a punch card good for three hours of standup-paddleboard rentals (a $45 value).<p>
Punch cards enable customers to split their rental time across multiple one-hour visits.
The outdoorspeople at Rowing Dock nestle water riders atop easy-to-handle vessels so they can worrilessly explore the tranquil sights of Lady Bird Lake. Kayakers of any experience level can climb into single- or double-person boats to smoothly scoot through gentle currents and the mists caused by sneezing tadpoles. Paddleboarders prep for excursions by leashing an ankle to a soft-top plank and clenching bellybutton muscles while dipping an oversized spatula through the water’s glassy surface to propel boards forward. Regardless of their chosen vessel, lake-top explorers can savor the still-warm Texas autumn as they veer west toward Tom Miller Dam and Redbud Island or navigate east to soak in the glittering Austin skyline. Rowing Dock’s helpful staff and dedicated gravel parking lot ensure customers’ easy return to landlocked activities.
Stretching across more than 6 miles, Lady Bird Lake's tranquil waters reflect the Austin skyline, the cliffs at Red Bud Isle, and the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urban bat population in the world. For customers who feel comfortable with their paddling prowess, the staffers rent everything from canoes to kayaks to paddleboards. As these human-powered vessels float across the lake, passengers can view the area's many native birds or canoodle with their oars at sunset.