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Great Experience!

My first time visiting Austin and it was recommended we do the bat tour. Our tour guide, Dan was... read more

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AmandaDalene
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San Diego, California
Bat Bridge Tour

We had a great time on this tour! We did a tandem kayak (not recommended for beginners) and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carly770
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Key West, Florida
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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 yesterday

My first time visiting Austin and it was recommended we do the bat tour. Our tour guide, Dan was fun and informative. Seeing and learning about the bats was amazing - would definitely do this tour again!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time on this tour! We did a tandem kayak (not recommended for beginners) and the trip down to the bridge was leisurely and fun. The group was a bit spread out as there were many people with different abilities but we...More

Thank Carly770
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with Dan, our tour guide. He was fun and reassuring. It was a relaxing pace to bridge to see a MILLION bats come out at sunset, which was amazing. It was so calm paddling back after dark. I recommend this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I booked the bat bridge tour our first night in Austin because I wanted to see the kayaks and we both wanted to kayak. Our tour guide, Dan, was super nice and informative. He had some great tips for steering and paddling,...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 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 11 May 2018

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

1  Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

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 8 May 2018 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 1 May 2018

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 30 April 2018 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

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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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