Scenic Sunset Kayak Tour on Lady Bird Lake

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Bri

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Magical setting
Guests love where this takes place.

What you'll do

Join us for our eco-friendly sightseeing tour where you'll soak up the Texas sun & take in breathtaking views of the downtown skyline, vibrant scenery, & a chance to witness more than 1 1/2 million fruit bat take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge, all from the comfort of our versatile kayaks!

Enjoy one of Austin's most endearing experiences. A beautiful sunset tour shimmering off the water. A guided tour that offers a panoramic view of Austin's dynamic skyline that shifts into a night time wonder that comes to life. The canvas colors paint a picturesque view that promise feelings of tranquility. Perfect for dates or special nights that kick start excursions around Austin's many great restaurants and bars located close by.
Join us for our eco-friendly sightseeing tour where you'll soak up the Texas sun & take in breathtaking views of the downtown skyline, vibrant scenery, & a chance to witness more than 1 1/2 million fruit bat take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge, all from the comfort of our versatile kayaks!

Enjoy one of Austin's most endearing experiences. A beautiful sunset tour shimmering off the water. A guided tour that offers a panoramic vi…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Each guest is provided a kayak, double-ended paddle, and life preserver.

Accessibility

Mobility / physical

No stairs or steps
Mainly flat or leveled ground

Sensory

Minimal / no line

Meet your Host, Bri

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I grew up in Austin, and have been exploring the city's wilderness for over 20 years. I LOVE being able to share the ATX's beautiful and exciting outdoors!

But most importantly: I'm all about YOU!
If a specific date/time (or simply preferred snack) will enhance your experience, then all I have to say is: "As you wish!"

I have a plethora of experience leading experiences -from scuba diving, to mountain climbing, to wild horse training, to zipline guiding- and a true passion for what I do.

*CPR and Wilderness First Aid Certified *
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From $44/ person

Join 2 other guests
$44 per person
$44 per person
Join 2 other guests
$44 per person

Where you'll be

Kayak Sightseeing Tour going through Ladybird Lake in the heart of Texas. All amenities Included!!!

*Disclaimer*
Peak season for the "Bat Show" is March-September. Once a cold front comes in, the bats get the signal to migrate back to home base for winter. So, there’s a small possibility the bats won’t put on a show. We'll still give you a full breakdown on bats living in the bridge, no worries!

Rated 4.63 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Jessica
November 2021
Awesome kayak tour in the heart of Austin! Was amazing to see the city lit up at night from the water. We were also able to see a bunch of bats at the bridge, even though it is not their peak season. Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. We are not experienced kayakers but he helped us to figure it out and made us feel comfortable and confident on the water. So fun!
Laura
November 2021
I hate to leave a bad review but I was really disappointed with this experience. the host forgot to tell me the event was canceled because she asked the other person going and they said they would reschedule. I ended up waiting an hour past our meet-up time (because at first she said she was just running late) before I checked in again and she explained. My last night in Austin and I didn't get to see the bats.
Joshua
November 2021
We had a wonderful experience. Being on the water was lovely, Bri was a fantastic host, and seeing the bats was extremely memorable.
Sarah
November 2021
this was a really cool experience to be sure, and one that I'm really glad to have had. however, there were many ways in which this experience could have been made waaayyyyy better. 1. the host was late. she did communicate this to us which was nice, but the entire beginning of the tour then was rushed as we were trying to get to the bridge before we missed the bats. 2. it wasn't much of a tour. just a down to the bridge and back, so it was much shorter than the description said 3. there were drinks, but due to the host being late, they weren't passed out until we reached back on land. so it pretty much was pointless at that time. 4.the host promised us that she would send us pictures, and recommendations for things, but never did. follow through is clearly an issue overall: I felt that I spent $44 to rent a kayak for less than 2 hours. it was really cool, but incredibly expensive considering it was billed as a "tour", but was essentially entirely self guided.
Jennifer
November 2021
Man, let me tell you this adventure with Bri was absolutely amazing! I was so hesitant just for fear of tipping in the water…not for the timid core. It requires so much core strength, balance, and your fair share of faith! Haha…I think I prayed more on this one than any other. Then Bri came to my rescue and towed me to the Congress bridge to see the bats and back!! Wow, wow, wow!! She really went above and beyond to make me feel so much better and safe. I met new friends from Chicago too! Shout out to my new Chicago friends!! Lastly was the amazing ATX hospitality farewell…thanks Bri and crew for making my self care weekend wrap up with such and amazing experience. I’ll never see a sunset the same!
Wendy
November 2021
We had a great trip, Bri is really friendly and helpful with getting everyone started kayaking and telling about the area and the bats. We also saw herons, egrets, turtles and a hawk. The kayaking is pretty easy so it is great even if you are new to being on the water.

Choose from available dates

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  • Tue, Nov 30
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $44 per person
  • Wed, Dec 1
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $44 per person
  • Thu, Dec 2
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $44 per person
  • Fri, Dec 3
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $44 per person
  • Sat, Dec 4
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $44 per person
  • Sun, Dec 5
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $44 per person
  • Mon, Dec 6
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $44 per person
  • Tue, Dec 7
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $44 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 7 and up can attend, up to 15 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

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.