Texas Kayak and Canoe Rentals and Lessons

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.

If you like kayaking and canoeing, you should also check out our Kayaking & Canoeing Page loaded with lots of great information on kayaking and canoeing in Texas.

Find a Nearby Texas Lake For Boating, Fishing, or Lodging

Siloam Springs

Abilene and the Panhandle Kayak and Canoe Rentals


Kayaks and SUPs for rental by the hour, half day, or full day

SUP Abilene

Lake Fort Phantom

Central Texas and The Hill Country Kayak and Canoe Rentals


Kayak rentals, shuttles, and guides available for the Lower Colorado River  

Rising Phoenix Adventures

Bastrop & Colorado River Paddling Trail



Not only can you rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard at Son's Island 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.

Lake Placid Kayak  rentals

Lake Placid


San Marcos & Luling

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.

Paddle with style

San Marcos River


Garner State Park


Garner State Park 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.


Garner State Park

San Marcos River

TG Canoes & Kayaks

San Marcos

They provide canoe or tandem kayaks and single kayaks for 2 to 7 hour trips.

TG Canoes & Kayaks

San Marcos River


Outdoor Waco


Double kayaks, canoes and SUP, life vests and accessories available for rental.

Outdoor Waco

Waco Paddling Trails

Dallas, Ft Worth, & North Texas Kayak and Canoe Rentals and Lessons


Located on the north east side of Lake Lewisville, DFW Surf rents kayaks (single and double), standup paddleboards, and bikes plus the offer lessons, classes, tours, and special events. They also haveBoy Scout/ Girl Scout paddle badges.

Kayaking at Sunset

Lake Lewisville


Meadowmere Park


The Vineyards Campground rents kayaks to guests only. Meadowmere Park has kayak and paddleboat rentals.


Meadowmere Park

Lake Grapevine


Canoe rentals or kayaks that are rigged for fishing

Kayak rental

Lake Texoma


Ft Worth

They rent SUP, kayaks, and canoes for individuals or groups of all sizes.

Backwoods Paddle Sports at Panther Island Rentals

Trinity River


Grand Prairie

Enjoy a half day or full day on one of their kayaks, canoes, or stand up paddle boards

Loyd Park

Joe Pool Lake


Rochelle's Canoe Rental


Rochelle's rents canoes, kayaks, and square-stern canoes. Shuttle service is available.

Rochelle's Canoe Rental

Upper Brazos



DFW Surf rents kayaks (single and double kayaks) and SUPS (standup paddleboards) plus they offer lessons (both kayaking and wake surfing lessons), classes, and tours including a Glow SUP to watch the fireworks,

DFW Surf Kayak Rentals

Lake Grapevine

North East Texas (Tyler Area)


This new RV Park has RV sites on the Neches River and they rent single, double, or triple sit-on-top kayaks. You can launch from the RV Park and paddle the 8 mile scenic Texas Parks and Wildlife Upper Neches River Paddling Trail. Read our review of Lake Palestine Gateway RV Park to learn more about the Park.

Lake Palestine Gateway RV Park Kayak Rentals

South East Texas Kayak & Canoe Rentals & Lessons

Latitude 29.2 Surf Shop

Crystal Beach

Paddle the surf on the Gulf of Mexico or the calm water of Galveston Bay in a single, double, Peekaboo, or fishing kayak

Kayaking at Crystal Beach

Galveston Bay & Gulf of Mexico


Canoes, solo and tandem kayaks, and tubes available on this light Class I river

Howell Canoe Livery

Colorado River


Single and tandem kayaks from 10' to 16' including Hobie Mirage fishing kayaks

Southwest Kayak Rentals

Clear Lake & Galveston Bay


Riva Row Boat House

The Woodlands

Single or tandem kayaks from 10 to 16 feet for rent

Riva Row Boat House

Lake Woodlands/Woodlands Waterway

South Texas Kayak & Canoe Rentals & Lessons

Star Rentals

This 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.  

Star Rentals


The water's calling. This 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.



Matagorda Bay Nature Park

Matagorda Bay


Corpus Christi

Single & tandem rentals on the beautiful bay

Yachting Center of Corpus Christi

On Corpus Christi Bay


Dolphin Connection Texas


Single & double kayaks in a perfect location most times of the year

Dolphin Connection Texas

Ingleside On Corpus Christi Bay


Air Padre Kiteboarding

South Padre Island

Air Padre Kiteboarding 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.

Air Padre Kiteboarding

Laguna Madre Bay


Texas Kayaking and Canoeing Resources

Texas Kayak Fishing Guides
You can't beat kayak fishing and landing a big fish and these Texas Kayak Fishing Guides know where to find them
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Lots of great information on Kayaking and Canoeing in Texas - rentals, lessons, trails, rivers to kayak, and lots more
Find a location to rent a SUP in Texas
Texas Paddling Trails A list of all of the Texas paddling trails


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