Giant Glow Paddle Boarding the Springs

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Darby & Aaron

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes equipment

What you'll do

This tour is all about exploring the spring fed river in downtown Austin at night! We will meet up just after sunset and use the giant paddle boards to paddle up the spring river. You'll have 12 different color combinations to choose from and your lights will illuminate the crystal clear spring water below. We will most likely be the only people in the water and it's just an unreal experience when you light up the water below.

We don't have bioluminescence in our river but this experience is the next best thing. The lights attract the fish and we're sure to see some turtles too. When you paddle the bubbles in the water are really cool!

There are opportunities to swim or just stay on the board and remain 100% dry.

This is a magical trip because you're downtown but surrounded by darkness and sounds of the night like cicadas, frogs, etc. Get lucky with timing and you'll have a nice moon overhead or some great stars.

As with all our other tours, when you book you'll automatically be sent a link with all of our other Austin recommendations to help you plan the rest of your trip!

There is also a daytime version of this same trip without lights that I host. Its called "Giant Paddle Board & Swimming in Springs" Looking at that tour helps understand this one.
This tour is all about exploring the spring fed river in downtown Austin at night! We will meet up just after sunset and use the giant paddle boards to paddle up the spring river. You'll have 12 different color combinations to choose from and your lights will illuminate the crystal clear spring water below. We will most likely be the only people in the water and it's just an unreal experience when you light up the water below.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will bring everything you need including: Paddleboard, drybox, paddle, li...

Meet your Host, Darby & Aaron

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I host several other tours with the same giant paddle boards including this same trip during the day and also the Giant Paddleboarding at sunset with the bats. I love my job and i'm excited to show you the magical world of the springs after dark!
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From $55/ person

$55 per person
This time is popular
$55 per person

Where you'll be

We'll meet up on Lady Bird Lake near downtown Austin and then Paddle over to the area just below Barton Springs Pool!

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

Crystal
October 2021
The glow boarding trip was one of the top highlights of our trip! Esteban was an maxing guide and super awesome with our crazy group of 9. Everyone had a great time!
Hunter
September 2021
10/10 recommend! Aaron is awesome and makes this experience so fun. We went right before a storm which made it extra exciting. Jump in the water when you go! Truly magical location and experience.
Heather
September 2021
This is such an amazing experience! The giant paddle boards are so stable and it’s fun to just be with your people on the same board! The lights on the water are amazing. I’ve never seen or done anything like this before, truly a one of a kind adventure you do not want to miss in Austin!
Jennifer
September 2021
This was beautiful, just got stuck with others that didn’t do as much of the work so it made for a long 2 hours. Could have done with just and hour or 90 minutes max.
Diana
September 2021
The giant paddle boarding was great. You sit on this giant paddle board with 3 other people. You get to see the Austin skylight lit up at night and you get to enjoy nature all at once. It was a great experience. Something I would definitely love to do again.
Jennifer
September 2021
We had such a great experience tonight, Bob was a fantastic guide! The weather is perfect at night and there’s literally no one else in the lake, so it’s easy to get around. It was lovely seeing all the fish and turtles, we truly had a blast!

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  • Sat, Oct 30
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $55 per person

Activity advisory

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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 3 and up can attend.