Kayak, Paddleboard, Canoe Rentals and Lessons in Texas
Canoeing and kayaking in Texas is growing rapidly because Texas offers so many options for enjoying this fun sport, so what are you waiting for why not rent a kayak or canoe and give it a try. You can rent canoes and kayaks to try on over 120 Texas lakes; paddle down any of the popular rivers like the Trinity, Brazos, Guadalupe, or the Colorado river; or kayak in the bays, marshes, or even the Gulf of Mexico surf; or enjoy a paddle on the Texas Paddling Trails. You’ll find canoe or kayak rentals at resorts, Texas State Parks, private campgrounds, boat rental locations, river outfitters, and more.
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Central Texas Hill Country Kayak and Canoe Rentals
Son’s Island in Seguin not only has a kayak or stand up paddleboard to try but you can also enjoy all of the other amenities on this three and a half acre island with 4000 feet of waterfront of the lake: Hawaiian style cabanas, rope swings, hammocks, horseshoe and washer pits, lounge chairs, and a lot more for a fun day on the lake.
Paddle With Style in San Marcos and Luling is only a short drive from Austin and San Antonio, Paddle with Style offers canoe and kayak guided tours, instruction and rentals. Available for both group and private parties.
San Marcos River
Garner State Park in Concan is a great place to camp on the Frio River and visitors can rent paddle boats, kayaks and inner tubes, as well as tables and barbecue pits. The park’s concessionaire operates a tube shuttle.
San Marcos River
TG Canoes & Kayaks in San Marcos provides canoe or tandem kayaks and single kayaks for 2 to 7 hour trips.
San Marcos River
Outdoor Waco has double kayaks, canoes and SUP, life vests and accessories available for rental.
Waco Paddling Trails
Dallas, Ft Worth, & North Texas Kayak and Canoe Rentals and Lessons
Star Rentals is a family owned kayak and tube rental business located in beautiful and scenic Concan, Texas. They’ve been renting inner tubes and kayaks to vacationing guest of Leakey, Rio Frio and Concan for over twenty years. They have expanded to include seven RV spots and a new snack spot.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park is a 1,333-acre park and nature preserve is located at the mouth of the Colorado River on the Matagorda Bay peninsula. Visitors can enjoy miles of Gulf of Mexico beachfront, birdwatching in coastal marshes and paddling through wetlands or riverfront. Tent camping and RV amenities are available for overnight stays. There also is a gift shop with snacks and souvenirs and a rental facility available for up to 100 people.
Air Padre Kiteboarding on South Padre Island will rent you a kayak or Stand Up Paddle rental on Laguna Madre Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. If you feel you need a few pointers, take a kiteboard, kite land board, or kite buggy lesson.
Simon loves Texas and the Great Outdoors. From East Texas pines to West Texas mountains, he calls North Texas home but is always ready to float a river in Hill Country or go fishing on the Gulf Coast. Simon loves camping and road trips as well, whether it's cruising Highway 287, 82, 69 or 281, that's the true way to see what Texas is all about!