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Live Love Paddle

1602 East Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78741
512-804-2122
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Ranked #4 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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Paris, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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West Texas
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The entire process, from reserving spots on the bat tour, check-in at the office, and the outing itself were handled perfectly. Dan, our guide, was great. He showed enthusiasm, knowledge, and patience that the whole group appreciated. We watched the bat "show" from the very best vantage point of all - just below the bridge and right on the water.... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I rode in a tandem kayak..........DO NOT do it.......unless you have a child. Our guide Dave was great in helping us figure out how not to go in circles and run into bushes, We finally found our stride and loved every minute of it! A great trip and a must do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Kayak Bat Tour! This was by far our favorite attraction in the city. I recommend it anybody visiting Austin. Very informative tour, fun kayak trip and beautiful views what more could you ask for?

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was in Austin for 3 weeks on business, and this was the highlight of my trip. I love to kayak, but being in the city alone I didn't really have the guts to just go out on my own. I had heard about the bats, and wanted to see them as well, so this was two birds with one... More

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