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Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin

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Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Watch more than a million bats fly out of the Congress Avenue Bridge on an evening kayak tour of Austin that’s timed to catch the spectacular natural show. Observing the Congress Avenue Bridge bats from a kayak means you don’t have to find a spot among the crowds on the riverbank, giving you a front-row seat as the Mexican free-tailed bats take to the sky.
  • No experience needed: Included lesson gets you out on the water
  • See the Congress Avenue Bridge bats from the river
  • Great chance to see the city lights after dark
  • Convenient departure point in a central location
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Professional guide
Life jacket
Paddle lesson and safety instructions
Glowstick Bracelet
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA

On the right side of the Cidercade, located down the driveway.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Recommend you wear swimsuit, windbreaker jacket, or lightly layered synthetic clothing
  • Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, waterproof camera, bottle water, bug repellent, towel, and extra change of clothes
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lone Star Kayak Tours, llc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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My friend and I really...
Selena_F
, Sep 2021
My friend and I really enjoyed kayaking on Lady Bird lake. The views of the city were nice and seeing the bats was so cool!
star-5
fun!
Ashley_H
, Sep 2021
We used this tour as a team building event and we all enjoyed it! Spectacular views, learned some very cool facts about Austin and watching the bats fly was icing on the cake. Thank you!
star-5
A must while in Austin!
Erica_W
, Sep 2021
We had a wonderful experience kayaking! Champagne our tour guide was Soul of a really interesting facts and he presented it in a way that had my friend and I cracking up in our kayak. I would 100% do this to tour again!! 10 stars ⭐️
star-5
Travis was great
Matthew_R
, Sep 2021
Travis was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Handled the changes with the incoming storm well and helped us see history
star-5
Lots of fun and amazing...
David_B
, Aug 2021
Lots of fun and amazing views! We got to see thousands of bats fly out of the bridge and the amazing Austin skyline.
star-5
Coming again
Laura_
, Aug 2021
Travis was awesome! First time in a kayak and I had a great experience! The city lights and bats looked wonderful from our view!
star-1
Disappointed
Randall_H
, Aug 2021
It was canceled the evening before. We were scheduled for a Saturday evening and on Friday evening we were called and told that they no longer do weekends. This should have been known way before then. We had the trip scheduled for months.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome views of the city
Sarah_M
, Jul 2021
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our tour guide, Travis, was very knowledgeable and shared great insights of Austin and the history of bats. We recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Austin area. The views are gorgeous at night. Great summer activity for families.
star-5
Bat and kayak tour
Emma_J
, Jul 2021
Connor was a very nice and well educated tour guide! He kept us safe and having a fun time! He was easy to chat with as we waited for the bats! The bat experience was interesting and cool to watch hundreds fly out at a time!
star-3
Too long waiting!
Dean_I
, Jun 2021
The time spent on a 15 minute kayak trip was a lot of wasted time for minimal bat experience. The ability to do more kayaking would make it better and then go the bridge for the bats would have made it a better trip. Go to the bridge and waiting for over an hour made it less of an experience. The guide, Joel, was great. He was very informative and outgoing. He was energetic and fun. I understand you can’t predict what wild animals will do.

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