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Live Love Paddle

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“bat tour”(69 reviews)
“kayak trip”(22 reviews)
“the congress”(60 reviews)
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...more
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1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
+1 512-804-2122
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! We have visited Austin many times but wanted to do something different. This was the perfect outing. It started with the great customer service and follow up from the Live Love Paddle staff (with a cool name like that, you know it’s going...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank trinarUSA
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We paddled 1.5 miles from their shop to the bat bridge and the views of the city can't be beat along the way. Our guide was cool and very knowledgeable about the bats and their habitat under the bridge. We hung out until they began...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Nice way to end a day on the water paddling for a couple hours total and getting guided with all sorts of bat lore and urban myths. We had a small group of 8 which was very manageable size. Get single kayaks, much more fun...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We did the kayak tour of Lady Bird lake ending on congress bridge for the sunset bat observation - what a cool experience! Dan was an awesome guide and enlightened us with a plethora of bat facts. Seeing the bats from under the bridge is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emilia W
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fun time on the bat tour. Dan was our guide and was very upbeat and knowledgeable about fun facts of bats and Austin. We only saw a few bats (thanks to Dan) but the kayak tour was just right. Thanks

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kath714
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Husband and I did a city tour on a Sunday morning. It was HOT out, but great once we were on the water. The check in process was fast, and we were able to get a tandem kayak. There’s a lot of freedom on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I had some family friends in town and the three of us chose to do the bar tour which is absolutely incredible this time of year. The service from our two guides was incredible. I would highly recommend taking this if you are up for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kellydN1867WL
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

What a great way to celebrate our 49th Anniversary. The guides were totally upbeat, the kayak trip was not too strenuous, and the number of bats flying were amazing. I totally recommend Live Love and Paddle for an evening of excitement

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kay S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you are going to Austin in the summer, the bats at congress bridge are a must see. With Live Love Paddle we were able to knock out two of our "Things to do in Austin" in a single evening. Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank utopiansnatane
Reviewed 16 August 2018

There is a parking garage nearby with free parking and the walk is less than 3 mins away. Upon entering, you would need to sign a waiver and pick up your paddles. The shore is close by and the staff is informative and knowledgable about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sally M
13 August 2018|
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Response from debravicki | Reviewed this property |
The Mexican freetailbats only reside in the Austin Congress bridge while they are pregnant from March to November. They migrate to warmer climate in the winter. It also gets chilly on the river in December. It is an awesome... More
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
2 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