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Live Love Paddle

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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
+1 512-804-2122
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great experience! It was such a gorgeous day and we weren’t rushed at all! Tour guide, Fanz, was super knowledgeable and helpful skillwise. Everyone from the office to the dock and back were awesome and helpful! Well worth the money and would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rldagenhart
Reviewed 1 week ago

The concept was great. Instruction was non-existant for beginners. Traning in the store was: "make sure you can read the paddle in the water and remember to pull" that was about it. Another couple and us were directed to the dock unsupervised where the crew...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Poingdexter
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you choose to book this kayak tour you will mostly be by yourself. We were handed our paddles and pointed to the path to walk down towards the water. The "guide" told us she would catch up with us. We were very clear that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DonnaSue24
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

We booked a urban kayak tour as a way to see the city and get some exercise. Had a fantastic time! Dan our guide was hilarious, knowledgeable, and flexible with our small group. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Austin

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy S
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend! We have visited Austin many times but wanted to do something different. This was the perfect outing. It started with the great customer service and follow up from the Live Love Paddle staff (with a cool name like that, you know it’s going...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brianbenefield
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Travelbug1155
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emilia W
Reviewed September 29, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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