Water activity

Austin: Round Red Bud Isle Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Rowing Dock

Austin: Round Red Bud Isle Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Rowing Dock

From US$ 45 per person

Paddle to Austin’s scenic Red Bud Isle on this 3-mile round-trip guided kayaking tour. Stop at Red Bud Isle for a break to fully take in the scenery and enjoy time to eat.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Inspire your inner nature-loving side as you explore Austin’s natural beauty
  • Spend the day surrounded by limestone, greenery, water, and wildlife
  • Feel refreshed by the crystal-clear waters as you paddle down the river
  • Immerse yourself in the Austin’s lush greenery and the sounds of local wildlife
  • Enjoy a safe adventure with life jackets and top-notch kayaking gear
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on this guided kayaking trip to Red Bud Isle. This enjoyable, hyper-natural tour heads west, away from the city, and around Austin’s Red Bud Isle and back. Spot limestone bluffs, greenery, and wildlife everywhere you look.

After meeting your guide at Rowing Dock, start your adventure by gearing up with a life jacket and your own premium kayak and paddles. Follow alongside your guide to the city's secret spring, where you’ll witness a natural spring and oasis that is relatively undiscovered, even by many locals.

Your guide will share a historical perspective on the greater Colorado River and the immense watershed that Lady Bird Lake is a part of. They’ll also touch on the Highland Lakes Chain and how this series of dams and reservoirs has changed and revolutionized the region.

Before heading back to Rowing Dock, take a break at Red Bud Isle to rest and eat (food not included). 

  • Premium kayak and paddles
  • Life jackets
  • Splash bag rentals
  • Tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Please check in at Rowing Dock. Guests who are not checked in before the tour departs will not be allowed to join the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Glass objects
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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We had such a great time! David was our tour guide, he was wonderful… friendly and knowledgeable. We were inexperienced kayakers and rowers, but that didn’t matter. It was easy! The trip was not strenuous at all. It was very relaxing.

April 10, 2022

Great experience with Morgan!

June 28, 2022

Great Tour.

August 17, 2022


Product ID: 402037