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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 scrub down of both the boats and the paddles…

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April 20, 2020

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 to live a healthier life or spending time in the outdoors more to enjoy what’s around you or simply trying something new more often. This year we embark on a new journey as well, as many of you know we are temporarily closed. We are currently under a new start of our own, we have many changes coming as well as exciting new opportunities. Our old launch is currently under renovation and will remain closed until mid-March when we will re-open. We are excited as…

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February 4, 2020

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. If you are ready to experience it all, then check out our 5 tips for planning your vacation to Austin.   #1 Best Time to Visit The summers in Austin are incredibly humid with temperatures in the mid to high 90s. Unless you love this weather for some reason, it’s probably best to visit from September to November or March to May, when temperatures are averaging around 70s to 80s. The winter in Austin is also enjoyable with temperatures in the low to mid-60s. It…

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November 2, 2019

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 an awesome gyro from the food stands, but be quick they move often! It doesn’t always have to be weekend fun either to have fun downtown, on Wednesday nights the Flamingo Cantina is a Great place to enjoy Reggae Vibes and an open patio with friends! Be sure to check it out on your next visit to Austin!

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May 1, 2019

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…

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April 22, 2019

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…

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March 17, 2019

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…

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February 17, 2019

Stunning Night Kayaking: Congress Bridge Bat Colony

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…

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January 15, 2017

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