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Riva Row Boathouse Kayaking in The Woodlands, TX

The Riva Row Boat House is located along The Woodlands Waterway across from Town Green Park. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are available.

Phone: 281-210-3965

Single kayaks: $15 for the first hour
Tandem kayaks: $20 for the first hour
$5 per additional hour
(Valid ID required for all rentals)
Boats are first come, first serve.
Life jackets are included in all kayak rentals.

Summer Hours: Every day 9am - 7pm, except Wednesday.
Non-Summer Hours: Every day from 9am - 6pm, except Tuesday and Wednesday.
Holiday schedule: Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The last boat out is 45 minutes before sunset.

Riva Row Boathouse Tips & Suggestions:

  • Be sure to bring plenty of water!
  • Come early if you'd like to bring a large group -- kayaks are first come, first serve. Alternatively, you can pre-reserve kayaks by calling ahead beforehand.
  • Leave your purse / wallets in the car, or bring a lock with you for the lockers on site.
  • Bring an extra large ziplock bag for your wallet, cellphones and cameras -- even a small amount of water can permanently damage your electronics!
  • Dress in cool clothing.
  • For extra protection, bring sun block, sunglasses and a hat
  • If you're new to kayaking and worried about blisters, bring an extra pair of workout gloves for your hands
  • Careful! You can bring food and drinks, but glass containers and alcohol are not allowed.

How old must you be to rent a Kayak?

Children under 9 years old must ride with someone 16 years old or older.

I've never been on a kayak before, can I still rent on on my own?

Yes! Most people get the hang of kayaking pretty quickly, and don't require previous experience or training.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! Dogs can ride in the kayaks. The Woodlands Dog Park Club has generously donated dog life vests for dogs of any size. There is no additional charge for furry friend kayakers.

Riva Row Boathouse Location & Amenities:

* Walking distance from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Market Street, Town Green Park, and a short trolley ride from any spot along The Woodlands Waterway.

* Light concessions and lockers available (bring your own lock!).

* Parking available along Riva Row and adjacent parking lots.

Parking is available along the street near the Riva Row Boathouse (see green areas on map below).

Map to the Riva Row Boathouse in The Woodlands:

2101 Riva Row
The Woodlands, TX 77380


posted Aug. 15th, 2015 - 10:11pm
Keith Ann Gearn says:
what a great group of people! All that helped us today were so kind a helpful. We loved this experience!

posted Aug. 20th, 2014 - 2:17pm
Karen M. says:
PLEASE update your website and fliers to indicate the Wednesday closing!!!
My son from MI had one day home with us and we loaded the family up and drove down to rent kayaks. Imagine our frustration upon finding out that it was all for not :(

posted Aug. 6th, 2014 - 12:24pm
Angel Johnson says:
The hours need to be changed on the web site. I am sitting here with my son ready to kayak and I see on the sign that they are actually closed on Wednesday. So much for my plans!

posted Jul. 28th, 2014 - 9:36am
eb says:
If I am 15 can I rent a kayak by myself or do I need an adult to come with me? I can use a drivers permit as my ID.

posted Jul. 19th, 2014 - 7:15pm
Cindy advises says:
We have been kayaking here the past 2 weekends and so different from when we did a year ago. A year ago the guy running it always made sure the kayaks were cleaned out before renting. Now the kayaks are filthy, spiders and water in them. They need to clean these kayaks out daily before they rent them out. It takes only a few minutes.

posted Jul. 13th, 2014 - 10:49am
Amanda Seach says:
My husband took me here for our anniversary.
It was amazing! They let me call ahead and make a reservation. So right when we got there, we jumped in the Tandem kayak. They have great prices and wonderful people working there! Very impressed! We decided to make this a tradition.
We are young couple (18 & 21)and I would recommend this to any young or old couple. (:

posted Jun. 1st, 2014 - 6:07pm
Salt, E. says:
Can I bring my own kayak?

posted Apr. 26th, 2014 - 6:43pm
Chip Brown says:
Staff is great! We\'ve done a group event and an outing with just family and it was a big hit with everybody! I highly recommend!!

posted Nov. 24th, 2013 - 2:40pm
woodlands hater says:
the video is awful, the points are not clearly stated

posted Apr. 25th, 2013 - 12:30pm
Michelle says:
Can two adults ride with a non paddling 7 year old in the middle?

posted Mar. 19th, 2013 - 3:45pm
B.A. says:
Can I bring my own kayak while my friend rents one from you?

posted Oct. 26th, 2012 - 3:08pm
Anonymous says:
it would be nice if woodlands residence got a discount.

posted Aug. 22nd, 2012 - 7:11am
kathryn says:
Wish the hours would be 7am(on weekends) - to 8pm in the summer for the cooler hours. On Towne Lake in Austin last week, the dock was full at 8. We got an early start and were on the water at 7. Get time to be kayaking!!

posted Mar. 11th, 2012 - 1:53pm
new visitor says:
If you are going to advertise the kayaking it truly needs to be better with less noise and longer for people to get the full affect.

posted Feb. 19th, 2012 - 7:49pm
Lisa says:
A fun place to bring my dog, Im in doggie heaven now.

posted Sep. 17th, 2011 - 2:29pm
Melody says:
So happy you are so close to home. I'm bringing the whole family. Agree with Polly though. That video is just sad.

posted Sep. 10th, 2011 - 2:20pm
Powwow says:
I am exciting My friend and I Will kiyak tomorrow See ya at Riva Row!!!:)

posted Oct. 24th, 2010 - 4:03pm
polly says:
need a better video but sounds fun!

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