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Fun activity with friends

I was semi nervous because I had never kayaked. It was really fun and a great way to do a tour of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katharine W
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Banter, Bats, & Boats

Took the kayak trip to see the bats come out from under the Congress Street bridge and had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol M
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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 tour offered year round! We have secure lockers, real restrooms, accept credit cards and have free parking on-site!
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1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741-1006
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was semi nervous because I had never kayaked. It was really fun and a great way to do a tour of Austin. Marley was a great tour guide/leader. Eight of my friends went on the tour and we did the tandem kayaks and it...More

Thank Katharine W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kayak trip to see the bats come out from under the Congress Street bridge and had a fantastic time! Joe was a great guide and made this old lady feel ok about crawling in and out of the wobbly kayak - you can...More

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super friendly and funny staff. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and caring. It was a great outdoor experience and good arms exercise. The views were gorgeous, the trip was very relaxing and serene. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to go see the bats...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I learned a lot more about bats that I will ever need it was a great tour very informative I can’t remember our tour guides name but he let us go out on our kayaks for a while ahead of him and when we...More

Thank Reuben A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff felt a little standoffish at first, and I honestly starting thinking about my review the moment I walked in. I think the energy I was experiencing had to do with what was about to happen. The place filled very quickly, lots of people...More

1  Thank Cher C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The live Love and Paddle evening kayak trip to view the bats was the highlight of our trip to Austin Watching 1,000, 000 pregnant Mexican freetail bats takeoff in a ribbon formation against a gorgeous blue sky was absolutely amazing. Scheduling and showing up for...More

1  Thank debravicki
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Tolly and his dog Oliver were fantastic! Service from all staff was great. Our reservation time was updated to 15 minutes later and Casey made sure we got the message. The kayaks were easy to use with Tolly's detailed and amusing instructions. My...More

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Good welcome at the 'Live Love Paddle' shop where we were given lockers and access to change and restroom facilities. Quick discussion on use of the paddle then we were off to get in the kayaks. We had thirteen on our tour, plus Dan ......More

1  Thank kdsandjms
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

WOW! My son and I loved the Bat kayak! Dan was a terrific guide; we appreciated his infectious enthusiasm and great Austin stories. I've seen the bats from the bridge, and seeing them from the water is so much better. From that vantage point, you...More

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

My brother and I visited Austin and booked the bat / kayak tour. The weather was perfect and we needed some physical activity in between all the eating. It takes about three hours total between instructions, kayaking to and from the bridge and the great...More

2  Thank FlowersontheTable
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casaireneyelapa
29 November 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
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idevicesapple
2 July 2016|
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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
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Hhggf
11 June 2016|
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Response from LiveLovePaddle | Property representative |
I'm sorry I am only seeing this question now, but yes, you can bring your dog on the kayaks! We even have a few life-jackets for the doggies!
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