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Live Love Paddle

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“bat tour”(62 reviews)
“kayak trip”(19 reviews)
“the congress”(55 reviews)
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...more
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1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
+1 512-804-2122
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All reviews bat tour kayak trip the congress lady bird lake free lockers own pace visiting austin bat colony highlight of our trip bats fly vantage point interesting things million bats a great tour guide highly recommend this tour fun experience town lake
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We paddled 1.5 miles from their shop to the bat bridge and the views of the city can't be beat along the way. Our guide was cool and very knowledgeable about the bats and their habitat under the bridge. We hung out until they began...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice way to end a day on the water paddling for a couple hours total and getting guided with all sorts of bat lore and urban myths. We had a small group of 8 which was very manageable size. Get single kayaks, much more fun...More

Thank Travelbug1155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the kayak tour of Lady Bird lake ending on congress bridge for the sunset bat observation - what a cool experience! Dan was an awesome guide and enlightened us with a plethora of bat facts. Seeing the bats from under the bridge is...More

Thank Emilia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fun time on the bat tour. Dan was our guide and was very upbeat and knowledgeable about fun facts of bats and Austin. We only saw a few bats (thanks to Dan) but the kayak tour was just right. Thanks

Thank Kath714
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Husband and I did a city tour on a Sunday morning. It was HOT out, but great once we were on the water. The check in process was fast, and we were able to get a tandem kayak. There’s a lot of freedom on the...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I had some family friends in town and the three of us chose to do the bar tour which is absolutely incredible this time of year. The service from our two guides was incredible. I would highly recommend taking this if you are up for...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

What a great way to celebrate our 49th Anniversary. The guides were totally upbeat, the kayak trip was not too strenuous, and the number of bats flying were amazing. I totally recommend Live Love and Paddle for an evening of excitement

Thank Kay S
Reviewed August 20, 2018

If you are going to Austin in the summer, the bats at congress bridge are a must see. With Live Love Paddle we were able to knock out two of our "Things to do in Austin" in a single evening. Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting,...More

Thank utopiansnatane
Reviewed August 15, 2018

There is a parking garage nearby with free parking and the walk is less than 3 mins away. Upon entering, you would need to sign a waiver and pick up your paddles. The shore is close by and the staff is informative and knowledgable about...More

Thank Sivan M
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Really fun activity to do while in Austin. Great staff. Informative and laid back. Made the whole experience fun for everyone. I went with my daughter who is seven and it was safe and fun for both of us. I liked the fact they taught...More

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Sally M
August 12, 2018|
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Response from debravicki | Reviewed this property |
The Mexican freetailbats only reside in the Austin Congress bridge while they are pregnant from March to November. They migrate to warmer climate in the winter. It also gets chilly on the river in December. It is an awesome... More
November 29, 2016|
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Response from kvu01 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have gift certificates but I would highly recommend at least 2 kayaks (it's harder to paddle and move around in a tandem) so even 3 would be a good idea. Call them when you get a moment and ask bc they... More
July 1, 2016|
Response from LiveLovePaddle | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! We also have a 3 and 4 year old and what works best for us is to take 2 tandem kayaks. The adults sit in the backseat and the kids sit in the front seat. We do have a canoe that might work for all... More