Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Aaron & Friends

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water.

Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss!

If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in.

Book through me because: I'm a traveler and Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip!

Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your tri
Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water.

Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss!

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What's included

  • Equipment
    One kayak with a paddle and adult-size life jacket is standard.

Meet your Host, Aaron & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 1,432 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Aaron. I've hosted this exact trip more than 500 times and I still get excited to do it again every night. It's that awesome.

I am confident I am the best AIRBNB experience host in Austin and I believe I still have 4 times as many reviews as any other host.

I know Austin's outdoors extremely well. Ask me for the secret local gems and I'll fill up your trip with adventures.

When I'm not guiding, you can find me exploring on my dirt bike or swimming. I've traveled to more than 60 countries and I do all sorts of extreme sports along the way.

I have kids ages 3 and 1 so I'm really good with kids. Book your family trip with confidence.

This is a really popular tour that I host 95% of the time but friends help when I'm needed elsewhere.
Hi, my name is Aaron. I've hosted this exact trip more than 500 times and I still get excited to do it again every night. It's that awesome.

I am confident I am the best AIRBNB experience host in Austin and I believe I still have 4 times as many reviews as any other host.

I know Austin's outdoors extremely well. Ask me for the secret local gems and I'll fill up your trip with adventures.

When I'm not guiding, you can find me exploring on my dirt bike or swimmin…
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From $55/ person

Where you'll be

We will put our kayaks into the water underneath I-35 and then paddle to the Congress Ave bridge which is the main event. We have plenty of time built into the tour to kayak the length of downtown and back to the bridge before the bats come out. We will travel to the bridge as a group and I'll lead and "out and back" paddle for an additional mile if you would like.... go as far as you want at your own pace and we'll re-group before the bats!

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 1,432 reviews.

Samantha
November 2021
I booked this experience spontaneously the night before. I messaged Aaron with questions and he made me feel confident in booking. This was our last activity of our honeymoon trip and I highly recommend! We had the option to have our own “large” paddle board or sit with others. We had the best of both worlds because when I got tired of paddling… Aaron came in clutch and guided the ship… which allowed for me to lay back and watch the bats with my husband. It was very relaxing. The skyline was beautiful. And our tour guide even took amazing pictures which helped me enjoy the moment phone free. Looking forward to future bookings with Aaron he has great advice for things to do!
Lara
November 2021
Bucket List item: COMPLETE! Thank you to Aaron for helping my Austin + bats dream come true! Aaron was super communicative with me leading up to our trip and really went above and beyond to accommodate my special trip dates I wanted. I LOVE BATS! Also, if you are given the option of the giant SUP boards, do it -- they're so fun and stable! I will forever recommend this tour to anyone going to Austin.
Shanzaib
November 2021
I absolutely loved the experience, Aaron is hands down the best tour guide! We all went out on paddle boards and had an incredible time watching the bats at sunset, Aaron really knows what he’s doing and made the trip an unforgettable experience.
Xin
November 2021
Amazing experience, from start to finish! Aaron made the meet up seamless, very detailed instructions with video as well. And the trip was magical, best scene of the city, beautiful sunset and moonrise.
Alexa
November 2021
This tour was AWESOME!! Not only was Aaron kind and knowledgeable, but he was very prepared and knew of the best nooks n’ crannies for pics and bat visibility! I initially signed up for kayaking, but Aaron sent our group a video of the paddle boarding - a unanimous YES! Such a cool experience and though I was a bit nervous at first, his cool, calm and collected demeanor paved the way for me to quickly feel at ease. He brought refreshments and paid attention to things like if anyone was getting a little splashed with water. But wait… there’s more! Not only did he send us videos that made it fool proof easy to meet at the correct location, he also sent us lists of things to do in Austin And his fav spots. I would definitely like to attend another one of Aaron’s tours 10/10 would recommend!
James
November 2021
This tour is AWESOME! Aaron and his team are great. The tour was super well organized, communication before and after was awesome, the location was beautiful, the bats were super cool, and the team definitely went above and beyond what I expected with their knowledge of the area/bats as well as their care to ensure that everyone had a great time. 11/10 recommend.

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    Things to know

    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 5 and up can attend.