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6th Street Fun!

Enjoying downtown can be a great time, especially historic 6th Street on a weekend! The street gets closed down on Saturdays at night and has a very community feel to walk around, with many great bars and restaurants to dip and dive into. Make sure you Grab a Slice of Pizza at Roppolo’s or grab…

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…

Bats Everywhere!

It’s no secret to how awesome Austin is, but there is one aspect that people tend to forget that is right over their heads in the night sky, we’re talking bats! Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony that houses about 1.7 million Mexican Free Tail Bats. This colony resides right under…

A Guide from an UT Student

Austin has an almost endless supply of interesting spots to check out, but as a UT student, I have a unique view of the city I can share. One of the first places I would recommend checking out is the UT clock tower. It has a beautiful view of the downtown area, and they give…

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…

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…

Hiring Receptionist and Tour Guides. Outside works!

Paddle board instruction for beginners

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…