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You HAVE to do this tour. The tour guide was absolutely amazing. Got us in the water and let us... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Stephanie G
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1st time paddle boarders

This place is amazing. We will be coming back for sure. Gavin was great at showing us the ropes and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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Live Love Paddle offers nightly guided kayak tours to watch the Congress Ave Bridge Bats in Austin, Texas. Live Love Paddle also offers daily rentals of stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and canoes on Lady Bird Lake. The Urban Kayak Tour is a daytime tour offered year round! We have secure lockers, real restrooms, accept credit cards and have free parking on-site!
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1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
+1 512-804-2122

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

You HAVE to do this tour. The tour guide was absolutely amazing. Got us in the water and let us take our time getting up to the bridge, once there he told us all types of fun and truly interesting facts. Sat quietly and watched...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. We will be coming back for sure. Gavin was great at showing us the ropes and was a good sport when we asked him to be our photographer. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank vmansfield1
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is the second time my wife and I went to Austin and she really wanted to go kayaking for her birthday. When I looked online prior to our trip, I saw this place with an optional BAT tour. What!?! I love bats and never...More

Thank TravelingGrrl83
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We have watched this enormous bat colony emerge from beneath the Congress Ave Bridge while standing on the bridge, but being in the water, you see so much more! It was about a 30 min ride from the shop to the bridge-quite a bit of...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This place is very reasonably priced! It's great because it's another way to see the city. While kayaking you get amazing views of the city and it's a fun adventure. The customer service is fantastic and I would recommend this to a friend.

Thank Greer G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was a great way to see the bats if you enjoy getting exercise with your sightseeing. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank oliverioa5
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It was my teenage daughter's first trip to Austin. Seeing the bats and kayaking in lady bird lake were both on our list of things we'd like to do, so being able to combine them sounded great. I lived in Austin years ago, and I've...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I keep bringing more family members back to come Kayak and watch the bats come out form under the bridge. Lady Bird Lake smooth and clean. Guides are always friendly, helpful and go above and beyond. Live Love Paddle makes the whole experience easy, fun,...More

Thank Juliet B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Awesome Moonlight Kayak Trip! Kayak to an island, listen to awesome, very talented local live music called Jeremy Booth and the Wanderers, wonderful with a bluegrass/folk sound . Very fun making Smores at a campfire while meeting new interesting people. Owners of Live Love Paddle...More

Thank PITTparent
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I was in Austin for work, and a few of my colleagues decided to do the bat kayak tour. I was very glad that I decided to join them! It was really nice that they had free lockers to store our stuff while we were...More

Thank Hannah B
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29 November 2016|
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Response from kvu01 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have gift certificates but I would highly recommend at least 2 kayaks (it's harder to paddle and move around in a tandem) so even 3 would be a good idea. Call them when you get a moment and ask bc they... More
1 July 2016|
Response from LiveLovePaddle | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! We also have a 3 and 4 year old and what works best for us is to take 2 tandem kayaks. The adults sit in the backseat and the kids sit in the front seat. We do have a canoe that might work for all... More
11 June 2016|
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Response from LiveLovePaddle | Property representative |
I'm sorry I am only seeing this question now, but yes, you can bring your dog on the kayaks! We even have a few life-jackets for the doggies!