Swan Boat Rides at the Riva Row Boat House

Nothing says family fun like a Swan Boat ride along The Woodlands Waterway.

Riva Row Boat House

Explore The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands by renting from Riva Row.

Riva Row Boat House


Riva Row Boat House offers a variety of water recreation rentals for visitors to enjoy. Whether your looking to enjoy the water solo or planning a family or group outing, this boat house provides plenty of ways for you to enjoy nature in The Woodlands. Riva Row is located within walking distance of Market Street and The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. As an added bonus, the Boat House is also near a Trolley stop, making it an ideal option for visitors to enjoy the outdoors.


Rentals from Riva Row are available by walkup, but reservations are recommended to ensure availability. Each rental is charged on an hourly basis with a $5 fee for the second hour of rental. A life jacket is provided with all rentals.


  • Single: $20
  • Tandem: $25
  • Single Pedal: $30
  • Tandem Pedal: $35

Water Bike

  • Water Bike: $30

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP)

  • Stand-Up Paddle Board: $25
  • Elliptical Standup Paddle Board: $30

Swan Boat

  • Swan Boat: $30

Insider Tip: If you want to bring your furry friend along, dogs are allowed to ride in the kayaks for no additional fee; however, a limited number of life jackets for dogs are available. Dogs are not allowed on the paddle boards or swan boats. No monetary deposit is required. A valid photo ID is securely held at the time of rental, as a deposit.

Riva Row Boat House Hours

Due to the outdoor nature of these activities Riva Row Boat House operates on seasonal hours. Summer hours are from mid-May to mid-August. Fall, Winter & Spring hours are from mid-August through mid-May.

  • Open 9 am. to 8 p.m. 
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • Last boat out at 7 p.m.
  • Open 9 am. to Sunset
  • Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Last boat out one hour before Sunset

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Reservations are highly recommended for groups. Those wishing to reserve seven or more kayaks (single, tandem, or combination) can call ahead to make a reservation at 281-210-3965. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and full payment is required at the time of booking. Discounts of $5 per kayak are available to groups needing more than 10 boats at a time.