Impossible feats become possible when you're holding a paddle, from gliding on water to looking cool in a vest. Turn heads with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $12 for a two-hour weekday canoe, kayak, or standup-paddleboard rental for one (a $24 value)
- $12 for a weekend rental for one (a $24 value)
- $24 for a weekday rental for two (a $48 value)
- $24 for a weekend rental for two (a $48 value)
Dogs are welcome on canoeing, kayaking, and standup-paddleboard trips, though the shop only lends life jackets to humans.
Zilker Park Boat Rentals
In 1969, Howard Barnett drove past Town Lake and immediately became enamored with its idyllic, tree-lined banks. With the image of the lake’s picturesque scenery still in his mind, the avid outdoorsman decided to open a nearby canoe-rental shop, finding a spot hidden from the road and only steps away from a creek that fed into the lake. With full support from his family, Howard manned the shop in between his shifts for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Today, the Barnetts continue to run Zilker Park Boat Rentals, and Town Lake has since been renamed Lady Bird Lake. The shop now harbors more than 100 rental canoes and kayaks, as well as Ocean Kayak standup paddleboards. While renters embark on outings, their vessels glide them under pendulant branches, the bridge at Barton Springs Road, and past turtles racing to beat their best time for the 100-meter dash.