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Congress Bridge Bat Tour

If you are going to Austin in the summer, the bats at congress bridge are a must see. With Live... read more

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Saint Amant, Louisiana
Easy and fun place in Austin

There is a parking garage nearby with free parking and the walk is less than 3 mins away. Upon... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank rzeuske
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become our go-to activity for visiting friends and family. It combines the fun of kayaking with the beauty of the lake and city. The bats are an amazing sight and the tour guides are laid back and have a wealth on interesting knowledge.

Thank rkalomiris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the evening kayak tour to see the bats. Everything was great. Trip is about a 4 like kayak. They were very organized! Have everyone a bottle of water and a brief lesson on how to kayak, even though we didn’t have any newbies....More

Thank Meredith H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked their urban day tour on Lady Bird Lake for our family of four the day before and we were the only ones taking the tour that day. It was a fun and pretty relaxing 2-3 hour outdoor escape, despite the heat. Don't forget your...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic chill staff. My bestie and I went for the urban tour and learned a lot. We had a great time and can't wait to return. Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet in. They give plenty of time to kayak and enjoy nature. We...More

Thank Niesha H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to take my son paddle boarding which he never was. This was the second place I called and I was impressed as they answered all my couple questions and had many paddle boats available. The first place I called wasn’t very welcoming on...More

Thank jmktrav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would have missed the bats if we hadn't had such a knowledgeable guide. Other groups were too late.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, along with our 3 children, ages 16,13 and 9 rented kayaks and paddle boards at 5.30pm for one hour. This business is situated in a strip mall, where you then walk a very short distance to a beautiful river location. It’s...More

Thank Donna F
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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