One of the best ways to take in some Irving sunshine is on the water. Whether you dine along Lake Carolyn, take a gondola down the Mandalay Canals or find a pool to lounge by, Irving, Texas, offers plenty of water activities to keep you busy and refreshed all year round. 


Grab A Gondola

Inspired by the canals of Venice, Irving’s Mandalay Canals are an iconic part of the Las Colinas Urban Center. Many of the canals are not viewable from public areas, so traveling by gondola is the best way to take in these breathtaking views. Gondola Adventures of Las Colinas offers a variety of cruises, including dinner cruises for those looking for a romantic evening. Classic cruises start at $155, while those with dinner included starting at $245.


Paddles and Pedals


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Sneak in an arm workout on the canals with a kayak excursion or a stand-up paddleboard lesson. Stand Up Paddle North Texas is the premier destination for all things paddle board. They offer hourly rentals, lessons and more. Check out their fitness classes with low impact, full body workouts or join a guided 3-hour sunset tour to the fountains and waterfalls. They offer popular Couples Retreat and Mom’s Day & Night Out packages. Large groups and special event scheduling is available.

Replace paddles with pedals for a unique way to see the sights of Lake Carolyn. Rent an aqua trike! These brightly colored trikes with giant wheels are easy to maneuver and perfect for the whole family. Kids over 12 can pedal their own trike, while parents can pair up with smaller children. Families can also rent pedal boats, in regular or swan shaped. The pedal boats can fit up to four people and are rented in 50-minute increments.



lounge chairs at Omni pool

Would you rather relax by the water?  Irving’s hotels and resorts – such as the beautiful Omni Las Colinas on the shores of Lake Carolyn - offer refreshing poolside cocktails and awesome poolside bars that will help you make the most out of your vacation.

Parents can take a break while the kids have fun in one of our two popular splash pads. Northwest & Southwest Spray Park are free and open to the public, 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Grills and picnic tables are available for use on a first-come-first-served basis.


Explore Nearby

If pools are what you’re looking for, Irving offers plenty of aquatic centers to explore. From indoor facilities to outdoor water playgrounds, Irving residents and visitors alike can find the perfect place to spend the day.

No matter what kind of water adventure you’re looking for, Irving has the perfect activity for you!