Time to make a splash and head to Irving’s Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn for fun times and activities on the beautiful Lake Carolyn: 

Stand Up Paddle Board


Climb onto a paddleboard for a soothing paddle through the waterways of the Mandalay Canals, Irving’s little piece of Venice. Rent a paddleboard with Stand Up Paddle North Texas and paddle past upscale apartment buildings, Italian-style storefronts, and brick sidewalks. If you’re new to paddleboarding, join in on a class where you’ll quickly catch onto the basics, along with paddling, balancing, and advanced maneuvers like turning and reversing. Cruise on your own, or join the three-hour sunset tour.

Lake Carolyn Lear Boat Cruise

Soak in skyline views and reflections of Irving's Urban Center on the calm waters of Lake Carolyn. This guided tour drifts past local sights and the winding canals of Mandalay Canal. The 1-hour tour starts at the trendy Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas where you board a spacious, covered electric boat, then sail along the perimeter of Lake Carolyn and into the waterways of Mandalay Canal to see Texas’ slice of Old World Italy.

Gondola Cruise

Head out for an Italian-inspired adventure on the waters of Lake Carolyn or the Mandalay Canals with a gondola excursion. Gently cruise in a private gondola for a relaxing 1-hour journey past waterfall and private inlets. Extend the cruise to 90 minutes or indulge in desserts, appetizers, a basket lunch or dinner during one of their specialty cruises. If you want to bring the entire squad with you, arrange for a flotilla of several gondolas to cruise together. Reservations required.

Dessert Cruise

Explore a leisurely cruise past Las Colinas aboard a spacious electric boat. Spend the evening winding from Lake Carolyn through the Mandalay Canal, while you nibble on decadent desserts like creamy cheesecake and layered chocolate cake. Once in the Mandalay Canal, this cruise passes calmly past bubbling water features, underneath narrow foot bridges and past Irving’s piece of Old World Italy.