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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.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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48 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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mmmvolta
, Oct 2021
Great and adventurous way to see the bats! Much better vantage point and Connor was awesome! He told us a lot about the city, more so than other tour guides we did around the city! Highly recommend!
star-4
Good Paddle! :-)
Michael_J
, Oct 2021
Very enjoyable and we had good weather. The bats did not disappoint. The guide was informative and professional. The one suggestion I have is to identify the correct arrival-end time. My Viator reservation stated "6-8 pm," when in fact, it was actually a 6:30 start time. My buddy and I were there all by ourselves at 5:55 pm, the original staff left a couple minutes before 6, and then the guide arrived ~6:15...
star-5
Travis was a great guide....
Allison_M
, Oct 2021
Travis was a great guide. The bats were incredible and the kayaking so peaceful. An absolute must in Austin
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for the very kind words!
star-4
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!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for joining us! I hope we can improve to five stars on your next visit!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for the kind words!
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 ⭐️
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for coming out with us!
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

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