Austin Paddle Shack
Austin Paddle Shack
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Austin Paddle Shack offers Paddle Board Rentals, Kayak Rentals and fun on the water.
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Brenda T
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Paddling a kayak on Lady Bird Lake at sunset, and getting to see the 1.5 million Mexican free tail bats stream out from under the bridge was an amazing experience. Conner was an informative guide. He shared a lot of information about the skyline, the fun local places to visit along the way, and about the bats, once we arrived at the bridge.
Written August 10, 2022
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Elizabeth G
3 contributions
Couples
This tour was awesome! My husband and I were in town for our 2 year wedding anniversary and this was a great experience. However, we will never do tandem again.. The bats were so awesome and the cold water made the humidity bearable.
Written May 26, 2021
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lshaw9397
Lake Oswego, OR3 contributions
Business
So, so fun! Well organized and prompt. Gear was solid. Travis, our guide was knowledgeable, professional and personable. Plus we saw hundreds of thousands of bats! You’ll paddle and relax for about minutes to an hour before the first few bats make their appearance, then watch out! The view from the water is incredible. Maybe wear a hat, though.

This is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours and cool down out on the water. The Austin skyline was impressive and the river was just the right speed - mostly smooth but some current. Book your tour in advance before your next trip.
Written June 6, 2022
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Joan W
3 contributions
Couples
We had a great time on our afternoon paddle and tour of the Austin skyline. Our tour guide, Adam Lemel, was great…very informative, told great stories about Austin and very helpful. Highly recommend!
Written May 20, 2022
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Scott C
Newnan, GA39 contributions
Friends
Travis was fantastic! This was a guided tour but very flexible meaning if you needed help he was there to help you but if you were experienced you were able to explore around on your own to a certain degree without concern. The setting is ideal and the views of paddling such a serene waterway through such a gorgeous metropolitan area was really fascinating. Travis added to the experience with his knowledge of the surrounding areas and some terrific stories on the history of Austin and some of the structures that we saw. This is all capped off by the incredible experience of seeing thousands of bats flying from underneath Congress bridge at the dusk of evening.
Written March 8, 2022
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Stormy R
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We had a beautiful, afternoon float. It was easy to get our paddle boards and we had a little education before we were pushed out to the water. We didn't have to lift our paddle boards at all because the employees were super helpful and did all the work for us. The process to reserve and rent was really straightforward and simple. Such a fun way to spend the afternoon.
Written April 15, 2022
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MyChoiceUrChoice
San Francisco, CA10 contributions
Friends
Conner was an exceptionally amazing tour guide today. A group of friends and I completed the guided sunset bat kayak trip. The tour was fun, beautiful and like nothing I have ever experienced. Conner was fun, funny and very informative. I highly recommend taking this adventure!
Written October 9, 2021
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Spang68
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Friends
Great way to see Austin on the water, and learn about the city. Our guide was new to living in Austin, but very knowledgeable about the city! The weather was perfect as well. I did the afternoon tour but would love to do the evening one to watch the bats under Congress bridge.
Written April 2, 2022
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Joey29615
Greenville, SC66 contributions
Couples
Connor, Crystal & their doggy did an awesome job leading the group and giving out information. Enjoyed a leisurely paddle to the bridge to observe the bats! The viewing was superior to any other vantage point. The paddle back also had awesome views of the Austin skyline lit up in the darkness.
Written September 18, 2021
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Virginia23 contributions
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Was visiting my son in Austin. Did tour with him and his twin brother. Great fun, relaxing and ability to spend sometime on the water. Conner and crystal were attentive, informative, and helpful. There are several kayak tours- glad I picked this one.
Written September 10, 2021
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