Water activity

Austin: Sunset Bat Watching Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Austin Rowing Club

Austin: Sunset Bat Watching Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Austin Rowing Club
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From US$ 45 per person

Embark on the ultimate bat-watching experience with a guided sunset kayak tour. See the stunning Austin skyline at dusk and encounter the local bat colony from below its famous bat bridge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Watch as millions of bats form strange dancing clouds in the dusk sky
  • Explore the serene waterways of downtown Austin in a kayak
  • Learn how the Congress Avenue Bridge became the perfect bat cave
  • Snap the perfect sunset photo with the city skyline as your backdrop
  • Join in the celebration of one of the region's most unique natural phenomena
Full description

Witness the incredible spectacle of millions of Mexican Free-tailed bats emerging from beneath Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset. Get the best view from a kayak on the river below to watch one of the city's most celebrated natural attractions.

Meet your guide for an introductory paddling lesson, and learn all about how the local bat colony came to make the bridge their home. As you paddle the waterways towards the bridge, you'll get to see Austin's gorgeous downtown skyline and bridges along Lady Bird Lake, locally known as Town Lake.

Get a chance to snap social media-worthy photos as the bats form enormous surreal dancing clouds, and ascend into the night sky. Once the tour is over you'll make your way back to the starting point.

  • Kayak rental
  • Bottled water
  • Guide
  • Life-vest
  • Paddling instruction briefing
  • Tips
  • Parking
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

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Meeting point

Meet at the Austin Rowing Club.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Bat season is from April to September
  • This tour is suitable for all ages
  • No previous paddling experience is required
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May 23, 2022

Product ID: 415578