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Live Love Paddle

1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
+1 512-804-2122
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Austin water perspective.

What a fantastic way to see Austin. Great people and great service plus a wealth of knowledge... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Beth W
Lots of great info

My wife and I had a great time paddling on the river at night and had a wonderful view of the bats... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Daniel R
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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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“the congress” (54 reviews)
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1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
+1 512-804-2122

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

What a fantastic way to see Austin. Great people and great service plus a wealth of knowledge about the city, the river, and, of course the bats. We enjoyed the time that we spent on the water. Highly recommend the tour.

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a great time paddling on the river at night and had a wonderful view of the bats from under the bridge!

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

great tour guide enjoyable and educational never got wet at all and gave us free water on time and very clean

Thank Zipdoodah123
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
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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!