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EXPERIENCE THE LLANO RIVER!
Great flow on the Llano River! Comfortable sit-on and sit-in kayaks and tandem canoes available in a variety of sizes. Offering rentals, shuttles, guided trips and great advice for 15 years. We know kayaking and we know the river and the area. We work hard to fit your needs and schedule. Rentals include PFD (life jacket), paddle, and a small dry bag.
Book your Llano River adventure today.
512-496-2020 - tonyplutino@gmail.com
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Down by the riverside...
Kayak, swim, picnic, fish, skip rocks, birdwatch, chill out.
Spend day at one of Mason County's Llano River Crossings or rent a riverside accommodation (lodge, B&B, cabins, RV, camping). So much to do on the scenic Llano River. Only two hours from Austin & San Antonio.
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River Checklist

Make sure you come prepared for your adventure!

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and/or Sunglasses
  • River Shoes
  • Appetite for Adventure!

Pricing and Information

  • Kayaks- $40 day (includes PFD (life jacket), paddle, small dry bag)
  • Canoes- $60 day (includes PFD (life jacket), paddle, small dry bag, ropes, bailers)
  • Shuttle - Varies starting at $35
  • Guiding—Starts at $250 per day for two people. Includes basic lessons & natural and cultural interpretation. Discounts available for groups.

About the Llano River

The Llano River is a tributary of the Colorado River and runs about 105 miles. Two spring-fed tributaries, the North and South Llano, stretch across West Texas before merging just east of Junction, forming the head of the Llano River proper. It stretches through the Edwards Plateau and into the Llano Uplift, joining the Colorado as an arm of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. Because it is so remote, the Llano River is a peaceful and serene kayaking journey with amazing views of the natural geological formations. The Llano is also a wonderful fly fishing destination with Guadalupe bass and largemouth bass, as well as alligator gar and sunfish.

What Folks are Saying…

“We went with Tony to observe the Indian Pictographs near Paint Rock during the Winter Solstice. This was a fantastic trip with the Sun cooperating at just the right time. Truly a memorable adventure. Thanks Tony!”

5 stars

“Very knowledgable about the river, safety conscious, helpful in every way possible. My first time to do this activity and they gave superb guidance and institution. I will be back!”

5 stars

“If you love nature and the water then I highly recommend spending the day on a guided kayaking tour with Tony. The eagle viewing tour was excellent. Tony is extremely knowledgeable in not only kayaking safety & skills but also in all things Mason, Tx and history. I will go back for sure!!!”

5 stars

Contact Me

Please call Tony Plutino at 512.496.2020

About Your Guide

Whether it's exploring Hill Country geology, Native American Pictographs or going on a kayaking adventure down the Llano River, Tony Plutino is always happy to share his knowledge and passion about nature.

Hitting the Wildflowers in Mason County

If you think Texas is only cactus, mesquite trees and sagebrush, you haven’t visited the Hill Country in the springtime. The bluebonnets burst forth first, in late March and early April, followed by flowers of every hue; reds, whites, yellows, and pinks throughout April and May. And this winter, the Hill Country has been blessed with the plentiful rains that practically guarantee a Technicolor wildflower display. On the northernmost edge of the Hill Country, you’ll find Mason County. It’s not a big county geographically speaking, but our wildflowers put on a ‘Really Big Show’ and we invite you to attend a ‘viewing’. To help you enjoy this show at a slow country pace, the Mason County Chamber of Commerce offers “Mason Historic Country Lanes”, this is a selection of three different drives through the county on the back roads. #1 – James River Road, #2- Fredonia-Pontotoc Drive; and #3 – Hilda Drive is available from the Mason County Chamber of Commerce.

How to Find Us

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