Kayak Blog

The Cold is Here!

Our beautiful city is known for the many outdoor activities, from hiking to paddle boarding, but some days you just want to be inside yet still have a good time. Whether it’s one of the rare rainy days in Austin or you’re trying to escape the cold temps, there are just as many options for…

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Amazing Austin Architecture!

The architecture of Austin’s skyline is always captivating (and changing). While our view at Austin Paddle Shack is one of the best views in town, I’ve compiled a list of more unique spots where you can capture the picturesque view of concrete and steel that makes up downtown Austin. Zilker Park: Day or night, bring…

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Thinking About Getting Your First Kayak?

Thinking of getting your own kayak, but not sure where to start?   The best kayaks for beginners are stable, forgiving, and rugged enough to handle the learning curve. They should be less streamlined than an expert vessel, and they should have reinforced hulls which can handle being knocked about. Overall, stability and durability are two features that should be…

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Take our Serenity tour and learn more about Lady Bird lake!

Lady Bird lake has some amazing history, which we will love to share with you on our tour.  Here is a little sample of the amazing culture this lake has to offer! By the 1970, Town Lake and its shoreline had become neglected, polluted and overgrown with weeds.  The lake was referred  as an “eyesore.” During his two…

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Check out Austin skyscrapers on our Skyline Tour!

We will be offer a wonderful tour on Lady Bird Lake talking about the architect, landmarks and maybe you will see some of these buildings! Tallest buildings: This list ranks Austin’s delivered (completed and occupied) skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (61 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details…

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Hiring Receptionist and Tour Guides. Outside works!

Hiring a qualified and experienced individuals for receptions and rentals. You will also have option to work as a Guide. This job offers the opportunity for paid guide work in a warm weather climate. This can be a permanent position after summer is over. This job is ideal for an experienced, responsible and independent lead…

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Watch out for that tree!

I enjoy an adventure and excitement when I go out on the water.  Fun and excitement can sometimes be hard to explain without a little danger.  There is a fine line between adventure and disaster.  Lone Star Kayak Tour guide are trained to see disaster before it…

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Hot Spots in Austin, Texas: San Gabriel River

Hot Spots

San Gabriel River, Texas The San Gabriel River flows through central Texas all the way to California. Its formed by the confluence of the North Fork San Gabriel and the South Fork San Gabriel in Georgetown, Texas. Before several impoundments were put into place, the San Gabriel river was prone to short but quick flooding….

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Hot Spots in Austin, Texas: Lake Travis

Hot Spots

Texas: Lake Travis Lake Travis is a hot spot to visit northwest of Austin, Texas. Lake Travis is a reservoir that was built on the Colorado River in 1942 to contain floodwaters. After a bad flood in 1938, Texas officials saw the construction of Lake Travis as necessary. It stretches a vast 65 miles across…

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Have you met…..Hayden?

Hello, My name is Hayden Rowe and I am a guide with Lone Star Kayak Tours. I have been an avid outdoorsman since I could walk. Whether in the forest or on the water, I always strive to be out in and among nature. I’ve been on the San Marcos River for over a year…

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