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Post Covid-19 Changes

We are going to go overboard on our sanitization standards and practices. In response to Covid-19 we added a life jacket wash station on top of our previous sanitizing method and intend to maintain it after the crisis is over. Additionally, we are committed to a more thorough…

Changes for 2020!

We’re the first month into 2020, has anyone kept up with their resolutions still? We hope you have stuck to the changes you hoped to make this year. It’s always nice to have the feeling of a milestone or new start in our lives. Whether it be going to the gym every week in hopes…

5 Tips for Traveling to Austin!

5 Tips for Visiting Austin Austin is an eclectic and artistic city known for its live-music scene, energetic culture, inspiring cuisine, and stunning natural beauty. The “keep it weird” attitude here makes this town so much fun to explore. You can find plenty of family-friendly activities, beautiful hiking paths, hipster cafés, and vibrant nightlife hotspots….

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 in Austin!

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 Taste of Spring!

Are you as excited as we are that we in central Texas have had a few days warm enough to enjoy the many bodies of water in Austin? Get those kayaks and paddleboards ready to hit the waves, but also make sure you’re up to date on the local ordinances. In addition to the Texas…

Stunning Night Kayaking: Congress Bridge Bat Colony

Austin Kayak Tours

Congress Bridge Bat Colony Imagine you are kayaking along the dusky San Marcos River in Austin, Texas as the sun begins to set. You can hear the water gently lapping at the sides of your kayak and you can see stars slowly beginning to dot the horizon. When you begin to pass under the Congress…