- 76 Ratings
Guided Evening Kayaking Tour in Austin
Explore Austin's natural beauty in the evening hours by kayak. Relax in the warm weather as you paddle your way to a local bridge where bats surface at night.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a guided kayak tour in the evening to surround yourself in Austin's great outdoors
- Hop into a tandem kayak made for two people to paddle along for an exciting time on the water with a friend
- Feast your eyes on Mexican Freetail Bats as they fly out from their hiding place under the Congress Avenue Bridge
- Hear stories of these local bats, including how they came to the area and why they prefer to hang out under this bridge
- Guided kayak tour
- Tandem kayak
A waiver of liability is a requirement for all participants.
- 76 Ratings
Jim, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He bent over backwards to make our excursion one to remember. I loved this unique way to enjoy nature
Great view of the bats, but we didn't do a ton of kayaking. Just sort of milled around the bridge for 2 hours. 5/5 tour guides.
Ben was amazing, definitely made our weekend even better.
This was our first kayaking experience as a family, and it was very smooth and easy, except for the parking experience. It was the right amount of time, and we were glad to have plenty of time to paddle out and come back before the bats began their voyage. Our guide, Sebastian, gave us good pointers for avoiding larger boats and pointed out the best spot to park and watch the bats leave the bridge. We are eager to return for hourly kayaking sometime soon.
The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Half of our group had never been kayaking including myself. My grown kids and I had a blast. We will definitely do this again!!
Very efficient check orgathe trip. Kunu was very knowable on the local downtown history and those wosr and versedmon many topics. Always professioal and engagIn will go tg ister.
My family and I signed up for the Friday evening bat tour. I had called earlier in the day to ask if we needed to bring anything extra and if we should be a little early. I was told to bring water, which was helpful, and also to arrive 10 - 15 minutes before our tour time of 6:30 pm. We did arrive early but our guide did not arrive until about 6:35/6:40. When he did arrive, he told us that we would get on the water about 7:00 in case more people showed up for the tour (?). Besides that and not introducing himself, we actually had a very nice time. Our guide was enthusiastic and genuinely seemed passionate about the bats and the city of Austin. He was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour to others but feel like the timeliness is in need of improvement.
We had a great time!
our guide was awesome.
Very Knowledgeable guide, great location!
Bruno the tour guide was great
Our tour guy made it awesome¡
Ben was a fantastic tour guide and we had a blast with the group! Thanks!
Great sights, really courteous and responsive staff, very knowledgeable and patient tour guide. We loved it and might come back again for another rental sometime.
Unique tour that offered a great view of not only the bats but also downtown Austin. Raymond, the guide, was interesting and patiently answered all of my kids' questions.
Bruno made it super easy and had a ton of facts to share. This was definitely the best way to see the bats.
Really enjoyed the trip, knowledgeable guide, good price
Bruno did a great job with the briefing and the tour. He is a friendly, engaging guide. Celeste did a wonderful job of getting us in the kayaks and launched.
Guide was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable.
Went on the bat tour, and it was AWESOME! Had Bruno as our guide and he was great. He did an incredible job of keeping it both fun and informative. I would recommend this to everyone.
It was a great tour and organized. I would highly recommend it.
We had a great time on the kayak bat tour. Our guide was awesome. I would highly recommend it!!
Our guide provided some helpful pointers on basic kayaking techniques and lots of interesting background on the bats. He placed us in a prime location to view the bats emerging from the bridge, and we did some fun kayaking up and down the lake beforehand.
Bruno was an amazing guide. Wish there had been more paddling, but it was a great experience all told. Would recommend it again.
Bruno was an awesome guide - really enthusiastic, knowledgable, and kind, and he showed a genuine interest in those of us who paddled with him. We had a lot of fun!
The guides were nice and knowledgeable. Seeing the bats was a cool experience and a must do in Austin. It was amazing to be on the water for this experience of them flying overhead
Great guide! Just the right amount of time on the water. Our guide knew exactly where to take the group to get the best view of the bats.
Our guide Bruno was great and made sure we all had an excellent bat viewing experience. We were lucky to have a very good fly as well - lots of bats! My whole family was very satisfied and thought it was a really cool experience.