Bat Bridge Sunset Kayak Tour

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Connor

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Super storytelling
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What you'll do

This exciting activity with me explores the Austin skyline on our way to go see 1.5 million bats that reside under the Congress Avenue Bat Bridge.

We meet at a private kayak tour launch located next to one of Austin's most exciting new Cidery and Arcades, the Austin Cidercade. After some quick icebreakers with the group, we get fitted for life jackets, paddles and the kayaks then we do a paddle lesson to get everyone feeling comfortable on the water.

We head off to the Congress Avenue Bridge to check out the 1.5 million bat colony during the sunset. Grab some instagrammable moments to share with your family and friends. Enjoy a nice easy paddle and also observe one of nature’s wonders and learn about how these nocturnal creatures help create a better ecosystem for everyone.
This exciting activity with me explores the Austin skyline on our way to go see 1.5 million bats that reside under the Congress Avenue Bat Bridge.

We meet at a private kayak tour launch located next to one of Austin's most exciting new Cidery and Arcades, the Austin Cidercade. After some quick icebreakers with the group, we get fitted for life jackets, paddles and the kayaks then we do a paddle lesson to get everyone feeling comfor…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Single and Tandem Kayaks, life jackets, paddles, lights

Meet your Host, Connor

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 44 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I grew up kayaking and paddleboarding as an eagle scout. I love kayaking the downtown area and know the city very well. I have been giving tours for about 2.5 years. I really connected with the nonprofit the Austin Bat Refuge. I love to share spots I love about the city with my guests.
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From $55/ person

Where you'll be

We meet next to the new Austin Cidercade at a private kayak launch. Stay after your tour and enjoy some arcade games and some ciders.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

Kayleigh
October 2021
DO THIS TRIP YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! The kickoff location had the coolest barcade I've ever seen, with patio seating right on the water and a gorgeous view of the skyline. Connor was a fantastic host, extremely knowledgeable about the area and the bats themselves, and he made even the least experienced in our group feel confident out on the water. All of that is on top of seeing 1.4 MILLION bats take off from a beautiful, historic bridge Seriously, this was an impulse buy on our honeymoon and ended up being one of our top experiences all week.
Gabriella
September 2021
We have lived in the area for a little over two years and this was our first experience on lady bird lake. It was a beautiful setting. Connie knew a lot of details about downtown buildings and architecture as well as knowledge on local hot spots for night life and dining. The bat flight was fantastic to witness from the water vantage point. We would do it again and would take out of friends and recommend to locals as well.
Michael
September 2021
What a lovely experience! Connor was great, full of stories and fun facts about Austin and all the riverside architecture and city history as we made our way to the bats and the bridge. And the bats...so cool! Ps: expect a wet butt from the kayak, bring a change of clothes for after if you're planning to go anywhere.
Caitlin
September 2021
Had such a great time with Connor. It was such a unique experience to be on a kayak on the lake, but also to see the bats! Connor told us a lot of great facts about the city and the bats. Great tour and highly recommend!
Ilya
September 2021
Awesome experience! It was awesome to hear firsthand while kayaking how much Austin has been changing from Travis. Most importantly we saw the bats which was even more breathtaking than we thought!
Nick
September 2021
Travis was our and not only was he very knowledgeable abd professional bit he was also personable and extremely friendly. If you get the chance to do this experience, I highly recommend going during a time that he is your tour guide.

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    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.