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SO MUCH FUN!

Our guide Tolly and his dog Oliver were fantastic! Service from all staff was great. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lauren W
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Alton, Illinois
Paddle to bats

Good welcome at the 'Live Love Paddle' shop where we were given lockers and access to change and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kdsandjms
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide Tolly and his dog Oliver were fantastic! Service from all staff was great. Our reservation time was updated to 15 minutes later and Casey made sure we got the message. The kayaks were easy to use with Tolly's detailed and amusing instructions. My...More

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good welcome at the 'Live Love Paddle' shop where we were given lockers and access to change and restroom facilities. Quick discussion on use of the paddle then we were off to get in the kayaks. We had thirteen on our tour, plus Dan ......More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! My son and I loved the Bat kayak! Dan was a terrific guide; we appreciated his infectious enthusiasm and great Austin stories. I've seen the bats from the bridge, and seeing them from the water is so much better. From that vantage point, you...More

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I visited Austin and booked the bat / kayak tour. The weather was perfect and we needed some physical activity in between all the eating. It takes about three hours total between instructions, kayaking to and from the bridge and the great...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This was genuinely one of the best highlights of our Texas trip! We did the bat watching tour with the guide Johnny, who was amazing. He was so knowledgeable about the bats, their habits, and their importance for our ecosystem. The bat tour is definitely...More

Thank Michaela C
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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casaireneyelapa
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
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idevicesapple
1 July 2016|
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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
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Hhggf
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!
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