Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Aaron & Friends

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes equipment

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
  • 1,378 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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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 1,378 reviews.

Jonathan
October 2021
Aaron knows his stuff and you can tell they thought of everything in this experience that still has that good DIY feel that you don't get from some big company
Alexandra
October 2021
Really great trip, Aaron made every single person on our tour feel welcome and heard and even gave us personal photos at the end! He knew a lot about the bats, taught us about them, and let us take our time before and on the way back. Definitely worth the money and I felt like we were the best tour on the water! Never seen anything like this, it was amazing!!!
Karthika
October 2021
We had a great time exploring Austin through this unique experience! Aaron and his team provided clear communication leading up to the event (about where to meet up, what to expect, etc). We had plenty of time to explore the river ourselves, and Aaron made sure we were all able to see the bats migrate at night. Highly recommend to anyone who’s exploring Austin!
Caroline
October 2021
Aaron, Pinkton and Esteban are an amazing team! Book this experience. You will not regret it! It was magical highlight of this Austin trip.
Patti
October 2021
So fun! A perfect experience. Beautiful night, excellent experience. Aaron was very informative, gave easy directions and I would highly recommend this experience.
Melissa
October 2021
This experience is definitely something you should not miss out on! I personally think seeing the bats from the water was the best view! Highly recommend and would do it again when visiting Austin

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  • Thu, Oct 21
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Fri, Oct 22
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $55 per person
  • Fri, Oct 22
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $48 per person
  • Thu, Oct 28
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $55 per person
  • Thu, Oct 28
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $55 per person
  • Sat, Oct 30
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $55 per person
  • Sat, Oct 30
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $55 per person
  • Fri, Nov 5
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $55 per person

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.