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Address: 1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
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+1 512-804-2122
12:00 - 17:30
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Mon 10:00 - 17:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 17:30
Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:30

Live Love Paddle offers nightly guided kayak tours to watch the Congress...

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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Kayak Bat Tour

Best viewing of the bats coming out from Congress Bridge at dusk. Casey (our guide) was very entertaining and informative.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lori S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best viewing of the bats coming out from Congress Bridge at dusk. Casey (our guide) was very entertaining and informative.

Thank Lori S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had a great trip. I have never kayaked before and it was very easy and I felt stable and safe in the boat. Beautiful being out on the water as the sun sets.

Thank susanrx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I was with 6 other girls for a long weekend to celebrate a Bachelorette Party. We rent kayaks. Live Love Paddle employees were very friendly. They charge by rounding up to the 15 minute so you don't have to pay for another full hour like other companies in the area.

Thank Erica G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a great time on the Congress Ave Bat Tour with Live Love Paddle. Our guide gave us so much great information about the largest urban bat colony and we got amazing views of the sunset and Austin skyline.

Thank Jacqueline H
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had a great time for my first kayak ride on the awesome bat tour at Live, Love Paddle in Austin Texas. It was amazing. Tour guide Steven was patient, encouraging and very informative. Be sure to check this tour out and ask for Steven.

Thank Cheapskate57
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Best paddling outfitter around! A large fleet of good sit-on-top or sit-in kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Go solo or with a great guide (we had Casey who was super knowledgeable, friendly and fun to spend a few hours with! Casey and Beverly are fabulous business owner-operators and were easy to work with. Lockers on site (free) allow customers... More 

Thank CQBrownie
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful evening! Full moon, glassy smooth Lady Bird Lake, good friends for the kayak trip and a private island at the halfway point with live music provided by a local cool vibe band. We were encouraged to bring our own snacks and beverages and the kayak guides made a fire and supplied marshmallows for roasting.

Thank ginabutcher55
Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

While in Austin check out Live Love Paddle. They are super friendly, informative, and fun. We did the bat tour, and it was absolutely worth the paddle. If you haven't seen something like this, do yourself a favor and go.

Thank Zach Y
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I didn't even know about Austin's bats (even though I've been here on business before) but when I learned about it, I knew I had to fit it into my trip even if it was last minute. But when I saw the crowds of people standing on the bridge fighting for a good viewing spot, I knew there had to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

From the moment we arrived in the shop we felt at ease. After all-we are going to view over a million bats flying over our heads. Our guides made it a magical experience! Our guide provided really interesting facts about bats and the city architecture. We even got to see a little baby bat swim! The skyline in both day... More 

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