Rentals & Shuttles

You will find some rentals on our schedule tab. All other rentals & shuttles are by phone reservation only.  We do our best to get you in at the last minute but strongly suggest making your reservation at least 48 hours in advanced by phone 512-749-2350.

Price includes boat, paddle, life jacket , park entry and shuttle

We have a large selection of recreational canoes, kayaks and custom rigged racing canoes available to rent all year.

Requirements                                                                                                                                                              Minimum age is 720190824_083610_resized_1
No alcohol allowed
No littering                                                                                                                            No Unruly, vile, or any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated

Individual Rates – San Marcos River
Tandem Canoe: $75.00
Tandem Kayak: $75.00
Solo Kayak: $45.00

By reservation only: 512-749-2350

If you have a minimum of 10 boats under one reservation and payment, these discounts are for you! Don’t be shy if you have a super large group. We have a a lot of boats!

Group Rates – San Marcos River
Tandem Canoe: $65.00
Tandem Kayak: $65.00
Solo Kayak: $35.00

By reservation only: Some found on the schedule tab all others by phone 512-749-2350

Duration for all trips: Average time is 3-4 hours

Rental Trip Options:  

The Luling Paddling Trail *Currently closed 
Location:  Begin at the River Side Park off HWY 90 just out side of Luling, Texas. Paddle 6 miles down a scenic, well shaded section of the San Marcos River to the historical Zelder Mill off HWY 80 in Luling, Texas.

  • Video to be added in the future.

 Martindale – Staples  *required parking permit included with rental
Shuttle Time:  8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm &  2:00pm.
Location:  Begin near 1979 in Martindale. Paddle 5 miles down the San Marcos River to FM 1977. This course has a few class 1 rapids and a few strainers to keep you on your toes


San Marcos City Park – San Marcos River Retreat *required parking permit included with rental 

***May-August: only offered in the early morning, 7:30 & 8:00 am*** 
Begin at San Marcos City Park near the pristine head waters of the San Marcos River. Paddle 6 miles down stream to the San Marcos River Retreat. This location requires a few portages around old dams.

Most reservation are made by phone, but occasionally we do set up online reservations which can be found here:



The rates below are based off a three month rental period. Each additional month is $150.00 for solo/tandem, or $300.00 for multi man boats. All canoes are rigged with slider seats, foot braces, jug foam, and full spray cover.

Tandem Canoes Amount Deposit        Replacement
Aluminum Voyager $500.00 $500.00 $1800.00
USCA C2 (1) $575.00 $500.00 $3000.00
Solo Canoes
USCA C1 J190 $400.00 $500.00 $2000.00

Multi Man

New  5 man by Rainmaker                       $1500.00                      $1000.00                               $8500.00

New 3 man by Spencer’s                           $900.00                       $1000.00                              $4500.00
New 2 or 3 man Patriot                              $900.00                      $1000.00                               $4500.00

6 Man canoe by Ameen                             $1200.00                      $1000.00                            $4500.00

 Full Carbon ZRE Paddle                      $75.00 for the duration you have the canoe            $300.00


Deposit amount will depend on the race course and your prior experience.

SHUTTLES – For your personal canoe/kayak

San Marcos through Staples: $30.00 per boat
Call for pricing on other locations
Must RSVP, not always available.