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Paddle Austin provides the best tours and rentals for all your paddle sports needs, including stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking Lady Bird Lake! We are located in Austin and are within driving distance to many smaller towns such as Bastrop, Del Valle, Lago Vista, Wimberley, and many more! Your adventure awaits! 

We use Sup ATX paddleboards and Perception Ramber sit-on-top tandem and single kayaks. All of our rental equipment is very stable, user-friendly and easy to use. Every rental comes with paddles, life vests, and friendly instruction. We offer direct access to the water so that you don’t have to carry or haul the equipment.  We also offer FREE parking to customers. Book with us today for the best paddling activities on Lady Bird Lake!

Float Through Our 5-Star Reviews

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From the second we arrived at the Austin Paddle Shack we felt at ease. David geared us up with brand new equipment and went to view over a million bats flying over our heads. It was a magical experience and the guides were the cherry on the top! Thanks so much for a great tour!

– J. Houston | Google Reviews
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Absolutely love renting from this place. Good prices, friendly staff, no waiting, and an easy launch. Customers also get 25% off at the Crab Shack (where you launch behind) which is pretty cool when you need a beer and some snacks post paddling. Two thumbs up!

– R. Halstat | Google Reviews
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My dad and I went on the Bat Tour leaving from the paddle shack. We had a really great time. I was amazed by the amount of bats that come out from under the bridge.

– C. Cassandra | Google Reviews
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Super easy place to rent from and a really good location to launch from. Shelby helped us out with a couple paddle boards and life vests for a great price. I will only rent paddle boards and kayaks from hear in the future. If you're a local, help out this small operation.

– E. Owens | Google Reviews
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Our guide provided a great narrative and facts about bats and the city. The skyline was spectacular. The Kayaking was a good workout but do-able for kids and oldies. Thanks for a fun time!

– S. Martinez | Google Reviews