First, check the weather before visiting either Boat House and be sure to bring what you will need; jacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc. The boat houses sell water and sports drinks only, so come prepared for your trip. Due to the nature of kayaking, you can expect to get wet and may want to bring a towel or extra change of clothes with you. Riva Row Boat House offers small lockers, but patrons must bring their own locks.
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Riva Row Boat House is located at 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands, TX 77380. It is located east of the Boardwalk Apartments and south across The Waterway Town Green Park.
Lakes Edge is located at 1970 Hughes Landing Blvd. The Woodlands, TX 77380. It is located next to the Lakes Edge Apartment Complex in Hughes Landing, just south of Restaurant Row.
Riva Row Boat House offers approximately 20 parallel parking spaces along Riva Row. Suggested parking for Lakes Edge Boat House is in the Whole Foods Parking Garage in Hughes Landing.
The Boat Houses operate on a seasonal schedule. Please call 281-210-2065 for current hours of operation. The last kayak is rented approximately one hour before sunset for a one-hour rental.
Payment, a signed waiver and a valid I.D. as a deposit.
No. If a single kayak is rented, the person who signed the waiver form is the only person that can use the kayak. If a double kayak is rented, then only the two people who signed the waiver form can use the kayak. Thus, there is no transferring of kayak or SUP rentals among people in a group. Please note: the Riva Row Boat House does offer group rates.
Yes. The boat houses do not rent or sell any fishing gear, so be sure to bring your own.
If thunder is heard or lightning is seen, then kayak operations will be closed until 30 minutes has passed with neither thunder nor lightning occurring. If you and your party are out on the lake, then go to Northshore, Southshore, The Cove, or Lakes Edge Boat House and find shelter until the weather passes.
Reservations can be made for both Boat Houses at www.rivarowboathouse.com.
Yes! Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are simple to operate and our friendly staff will go over proper paddling and steering techniques before you leave the dock.
Riva Row Boat House offers 30 tandem kayaks; some can hold up to 450 pounds and others can hold up to 950 pounds. Typically, this would be two adults and possibly a small child. There also are 26 single kayaks in various lengths and 10 SUPs, with a 350-pound weight capacity. Lakes Edge Boat House offers 6 tandems that will hold up to 500 lbs and 4 solo kayaks that will hold up to 325 lbs.
You are allowed anywhere on Lake Woodlands. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are not allowed in the upper Waterway. Public docks are located at Northshore and Southshore Parks, The Cove and in Hughes Landing.
No, the Boat House has life jackets for all sizes, including for your dog! If you have your own personal life jacket, it can be used provided it is U.S. Coast Guard approved. All people renting kayaks/SUPs from the Boat House must wear a life jacket at all times.
Most of the kayaks are large enough to hold small bags or coolers (no glass or alcohol, please). Riva Row Boat House offers small lockers for you to store items that you might not want to get wet. Please bring your own lock, as locks are not provided by the Riva Row Boat House. Riva Row Boat House is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The stand-up paddle boards have limited storage. We recommend leaving large bags, purses or valuables locked securely off-site. Lakes Edge Boat House does not offer personal storage or lockers but small items can be taken on the kayak.
Yes, dogs are allowed to ride in the kayaks.Dogs ride for no additional charge. A limited number of life jackets are available for dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the SUPs or swan boats.
No, the facility you rent from is the same facility you must return your equipment to (except during weather or medical emergencies). Remember, a photo ID or credit card is left as a deposit at the rental facility you visit and all equipment must be returned in order to pick up your ID.