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Live Love Paddle

1602 East Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78741
512-804-2122
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Ranked #6 of 94 activities in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Took my teenage daughter and her friends kayaking yesterday. We all had a great time! The owner was very personable and helpful! Will definitely go again in the future! Would highly recommend to everyone!

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Berkeley
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Awesome kayak place! I live in the building above the shop and it's great to have such a nice, helpful, and awesome rental place just downstairs! Casey is rad and super accommodating. We had a great 1.5 hour kayak around the lake at dusk and Casey stayed open an extra hour so that we could stay out a bit longer.... More

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LiveLovePaddle, Owner at Live Love Paddle, responded to this review

Saying you'll recommend us to others is the ultimate compliment and I can't tell you how much that means. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself when you came in and that you found everyone helpful. I was more than happy to stay open late for you guys. Far be it from me to cut a great evening short. Plus, I... More

Wales, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We took our whole family of six - ages 49-19 on the Bats! Excursion. What a blast. I myself hadn't kayaked in about 25 years, but found this to be very do-able. Dan was our host for the evening and made the whole trip colorful and very fun and fact filled. Enjoyed the insights he had on Austin and bats!... More

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LiveLovePaddle, Owner at Live Love Paddle, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the good word about us, Dianne! It's awesome that we were able to be part of your family's trip to Austin and we're so glad you got to see the bats from the water with us - we definitely have the best views! Like you said, it's a truly amazing experience. I'll definitely pass along your compliments... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Due to unseasonably cold weather I wasn't able to participate in the Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Tours as I had planned on my recent trip to Austin. Hoping that it would warm up I cancelled last minute. The tour went on for braver folk then I! I did not expect a refund, but to my surprise they refunded the full... More

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LiveLovePaddle, Owner at Live Love Paddle, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Susan. It's important to us that people have fun when they come in -- the thought of someone being cold or not having a good time just doesn't rub us the right way. That being said, we were more than happy to give you a refund. Of course, we'd love for you to return the... More

Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Last October by wife and I went on one of Live Love Paddle's full day river trips down the San Marcos river. The San Marcos river is beautiful, with steep banks covered with heavy vegetation, and birds and turtles everywhere. The temperature started out pretty cool in the morning, but the water was fine, and the temperature ended up being... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We came down to Austin for ACL and were looking for some way to get out on the water while we were in town. Well after doing some digging, we stumbled upon Live, Love, Paddle, and their Bat Tour. We loved it. Casey was fantastic, very flexible with plans and he was very informative. I wouldn't say we are Bat... More

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LiveLovePaddle, Owner at Live Love Paddle, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a great review! I'm so glad that you found us and that you had fun seeing the bats — it's truly a remarkable experience! I'm sorry I'm only just getting back to you now; we are new to this whole online reviews thing. I agree with you though, Austin's bats are best seen from water level.... More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My Wife surprised me for my Birthday at the end of August by renting a two person kayak and paddling down to Congress Bridge *About 2 miles...1 hours) just before the daily exodus of over 2 MILLION bats! The sight as the sun begins to set is AMAZING. The smell, however...not so amazing. When you have 2 MILLION creatures flying... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

One of the highlights of our trip! We took the Congress Bridge Bat Tour and it was great. Being from Australia, Casey was amazing with the booking process and any queries I had were answered straight away, as well as being entertaining and informative during the tour. Would definitely recommend checking out while in Austin!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Visiting from England, we were very keen to see these famous bats up close. Rather than slumming it with the great unwashed hanging over the side of the bridge like idiots, we decided to give Live Love Paddle a try. And we were not disappointed. After a gentle kayak up the river at our own pace, we had the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

The owner Casey was very accommodating on our trip. We decided to book out trip in advance and because of the possibility of bad weather we were the only tour of the evening. He was a gracious host and made our trip very memorable. Thanks Casey

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LiveLovePaddle, Owner at Live Love Paddle, responded to this review

My pleasure, Michelle. We're in the business of helping people make lasting memories and it's why we love to do what we do! I know I am a little late to the party with my response but I wanted to take the time to thank you anyway. As a small, local shop we rely on reviews like these to help... More

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