Riva Row Boat House
Riva Row Boat House
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Riva Row Boat House is a beautiful amenity in The Woodlands that’s perfect for many occasions, including a family outing, a date or group games. Within walking distance from Market Street and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, it’s a great way to see The Woodlands Waterway from a kayak point of view. Hours of operation vary throughout the year based on the season, per the schedule listed below. January 1 - May 14: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 hour before sunset) | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays May 15 - August 13: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last Call: 7 p.m.) | Closed Wednesdays August 14 - December 31: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 hour before sunset) | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays Rental Pricing: - Single Kayak: $15 for the first hour. - Tandem Kayak: $20 for the first hour. - Paddle Boards: $20 for the first hour. - Swan Boats: $25 for the first hour. $5 per additional hour for single and tandem kayaks, paddle boards and swan boats. Valid ID is required for all rentals.
The Woodlands, Texas

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shetravels000
Houston, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was such a fun activity for our whole family! The staff is so friendly and does a great job making sure everyone feels comfortable. Lake Woodlands is beautiful with so much wildlife and amazing homes along the lake coast to enjoy. Pack a snack and lots of water!!!
Written August 4, 2023
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R9611ZAandreas
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Fun experience. Very relaxed.

Tip: take a backup pair of pants and underwear if you have plans immediately after this experience, in case the kayak has residual lake water from previous outings that can’t fully be shaken out of the kayak.
Written October 31, 2021
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patricia a
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
Booking our boats online was fairly easy. The online waivers were included with each craft selection. The staff were efficient and our group was in the water within minutes of arrival even though they were quite busy.
We selected kayaks, a pedal kayak, and a SUP for and hour excursion. It was fun to try the different water crafts. Great activity for a sunny afternoon!
Written September 27, 2021
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lquiroga74
Spring, TX55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
So for many that live in Texas or Houston you know that our weather changes every five minutes. But did not wanna take the chance with Valentine’s Day 2021. So last weekend the weather looked like it was not going to cooperate for Valentine’s Day. So my husband and I decided to go on an early Valentine’s Day Date. We reserved a one hour paddle boat ride at the boat house. We reserved and paid online for a white swan paddle boat. Paddle Boat was easy to maneuver, very reasonable price. It was A one hour paddle boat ride for two for $25 can’t beat. It took a little bit of leg muscle but the trip down part of the waterway and back was fun and relaxing. I found out that there are a lot of very nice and interesting looking restaurants down the Woodlands Waterway. Staff was friendly & they took Covid precautions very satisfied.
Written February 12, 2021
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mskapre
Houston, TX22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was a great experience. My husband and I chose the water bikes which were $25 for the first hour and $5 for each additional hour. Easy to rent, small storage on bike for purse/wallet.
Written November 16, 2020
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BigDaddyWied
Houston, TX272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We had a fun time of paddleboarding around Lake Woodlands in July. Complete your waiver online before your arrival to make the process as quick as possible. We rented three paddleboards for an hour; only one person needs to bring their ID that they will keep until you return. Relatively calm water for the 'inlet' to get to the lake with the trolley passing by, runners, walkers, bikers, and people were sitting on their patios at their homes. Once you get to the lake, you can determine which way to go. We paddled west and eventually arrived at a point where massive homes/ mansions were on the shoreline. The water was a little choppier in the middle of the lake, and whether that was due to the wind blowing, I am uncertain.
Be sure to be well hydrated or bring water and a method to secure on your floatation device.
We didn't receive any receipt for our transaction.
The individuals who helped us get the paddleboards and, when we returned, appeared to be bothered by doing so. Perhaps it was the real-feel of over 100 degrees.
Consider a method to secure your keys if you drove, and they have keyholding boards and small unlocked lockers.
Sweating with sunscreen on and getting into your eyes presents balance issues when standing to paddleboard!
Written July 3, 2020
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Kim T
Spring, TX21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
My son chose this activity and it was so much fun! It was only $10-$15 per person for the kayak. Great to enjoy the outdoors without driving far.
Written September 15, 2019
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Jade_Mont15
Shreveport, LA295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
I really enjoyed this activity. I rented the paddle boat and It was $25 an hour and 5 dollars for each additional hour. The paddle boat can hold 4 people. My family and I enjoyed the ride. It was so fun and relaxing. Please bring water, umbellas, and sun screen because it is really hot this summer. Overall great ride and the staff is very friendly.
Written June 8, 2019
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deestand
Evergreen Park, IL142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Visiting our Son. When he's at work, we're looking for things to do. Walked the waterway yesterday and saw the Riva Row Boat House and decided to give it a try the next day. So happy we did. We did tandem for $20, knowing we were going over. We did 1 3/4 hours for $25. We were able to do the entire area in that time at a leisurely pace. I recommend bringing a bottle of water. In the 90s with high humidity, so we needed it.
Written May 31, 2019
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Becky O
Owasso, OK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Great area to paddle an afternoon away. If you live local, bring your own life jacket, theirs are a little worn, but otherwise a fun activity with little ones or adults !
Written May 8, 2019
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