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Experience Austin’s Bats from the Water!

By Renee Cornue Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the Congress Avenue Bat emergence, then you might know that 30 years ago, Dr. Tuttle was exceedingly instrumental in establishing protection and public affection for the nearly 2 million Brazilian free-tailed bats that now call the bridge home. If you haven’t yet had the…

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…

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…

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

The river flowing toward the Austin Skyline

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…

Check out Austin skyscrapers on our Skyline Tour!

The Austin Skyline next to the river

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…