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Live Love Paddle

1602 East Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78741
512-804-2122
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Ranked #3 of 102 Activities in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Live Love Paddle offers nightly guided kayak tours to watch the Congress Ave Bridge Bats in Austin, Texas. Live Love Paddle also offers full-day river... more » Owner description: Live Love Paddle offers nightly guided kayak tours to watch the Congress Ave Bridge Bats in Austin, Texas. Live Love Paddle also offers full-day river kayaking trips on local rivers including the Guadelupe River, the Colorado River, and the San Marcos River. Live Love Paddle also offers overnight kayaking and camping trips and team building activities. All trips are guided to take the stress out of your adventure! « less
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The area is beautiful and the experience is great for people of all ages. We had a 60 y/o, 29 y/o, and a 9y/o in our party and everybody had a blast. The store front is set inside some nice apartments on Lady Bird Lake and parking was free and super close. As soon as we arrived Elizabeth and Jeremy... More

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The four of us rented two double kayaks at dusk to paddle up to the Congress Ave bridge to watch the bats come out at dusk. The paddle was a little farther than we expected, but we handled it. Our guide and business owner (can't remember his name) gave a really knowledgeable presentation about the bats and the city as... More

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Florida
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The trip down to Congress Bridge was amazing. My son and I split up the 2 grandkids, ages 9 and 11, and did 2 in each kayak. Great trip. Millions of bats of course. But beautiful view of the city as the sun sets. Time on the lake was a huge part of why I fell in love with the... More

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Ozona, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm already a lover of kayaking so my son and I could not think of a better way to see the bats. We were not wrong, Casey showed us a great time and was a excellent host! Loved the freedom to do our own thing on the water and learned more about bats then I ever thought I would!! Thanks... More

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Paris, France
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You are going to have the BEST experience here. There is no better way to see the bats. You'll see more bats, for longer, with more fun than standing on the bridge or going on one of the other boats. Don't be worried about kayaking, its super easy and the lake is really calm. The tour is fantastic and you'll... More

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went on the Congress Ave Bridge Bat tour in August and had a fabulous time. I booked the tour online and received a call from Casey a few days prior to push up the time as the bats were leaving a little earlier the past few nights and wanted to make sure we were there to see it all. The... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been in Austin for 15 years, have been down to see the bats from the shore and from the bridge, but this is the first time I have taken the Live Love Paddle tour. It really is the way to go.​ Casey, John and Bobby were great hosts, from the time we walked in the door until we headed... More

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DFW Texas
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

(WARNING: Long review ahead, so that you know what to expect) Of course, not everyone who takes the kayak bat tour from Live, Love, Paddle (LLP) will get the moonlight that we did -- you'll have to check your lunar calendar. And I have no idea how often you'll find a musician on a floating platform (built over several canoes)... More

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Frisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have three daugters (ages 9-11) and were looking for a fun excursion that wouldn't break the bank during our weekend getaway in Austin. We looked up activities on TripAdvisor and found the Congress Avenue Bat tours. Live Love Paddle had such excellent reviews, we figured it must be worth checking out and the reviews were spot on! What a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Casey the owner is very nice and funny! He does a great job of welcoming everyone, letting you know what to expect and how to kayak. His bat "spiel" is very informative and it's better than other tours that I've been on in the past, especially the part about the Frost Bank Tower. Their kayaks have back rests, which come... More

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