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Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin provided by Lone Star Kayak Tour and and PaddleBoard Tours

Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin

Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
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Tour snapshot
See one of the world’s biggest urban bat colonies at Congress Avenue Bridge
Duration:
2h
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This is the perfect pick for wildlife and nature fans. Go on a guided kayak adventure in Austin with a very special wildlife highlight—the opportunity to see over a million bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Going on a kayak tour helps avoid the crowds on the riverbank, so you get a front-row seat to these spectacular mammals in action.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ideal for kayak beginners—life jacket, and all necessary equipment provided
  • A guide leads the way so that you don’t get lost
  • A kayak tour gives you great views and helps you avoid the crowds
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ideal for kayak beginners—life jacket, and all necessary equipment provided
  • A guide leads the way so that you don’t get lost
  • A kayak tour gives you great views and helps you avoid the crowds
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46479P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle lesson and safety instructions
  • Glowstick Bracelet
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA On the right side of the Cidercade, located down the driveway.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle lesson and safety instructions
  • Glowstick Bracelet
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA On the right side of the Cidercade, located down the driveway.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    600 E Riverside Dr
    600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
    On the right side of the Cidercade, located down the driveway.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Austin
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
22 reviews
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lesliebray
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
Travis was an excellent guide! Personable and Informative. I appreciated all the history and facts he had to share with us. The tour was relaxing, not rushed. And even with a large group, my husband and I felt like we were just kayaking with friends!
Written 30 October 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for joining us out on the water!
Written 9 January 2022
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Krista E
Salt Lake City, UT3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We had a blast on the bay bridge kayak tour. We took our 2 teenage daughters and they thought it was great as well. Travis was very knowledgeable and kept our group entertained. It was a great night hearing and then seeing all the bats drop and fly away. Definitely an experience you want to have in your lifetime.
Written 15 October 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for joining us!
Written 23 October 2021
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Meghann McCall
2 contributions
Oct 2021
This was an excellent tour overall. Travis was knowledgeable, gave great local history, allowed the kids to have fun and stay safe. We had 27 high schoolers. They loaded us quickly and safely, everyone had a great time! They recommended Cidercade for dinner prior to the adventure-big win! Easy to work with and very responsive when I had questions. I would gladly take another group out with Lone Star Kayaks!
Written 12 October 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for the kind words so glad you enjoyed yourselves!!!
Written 23 October 2021
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Adrienne
7 contributions
We had an awesome time on this kayak tour! Our guide Travis not only made us feel comfortable on the lake but was full of historical anecdotes an awesome stories and facts about the vets. Would highly recommend for anyone who has an evening in Austin to go see the bats this way.
Written 29 September 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks for the kind words!
Written 23 October 2021
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Carrie V
Columbus, IN13 contributions
Beautiful to kayak on the river at night! Travis was a very well informed tour guides. The bats and their history in Austin is very interesting.
Written 21 September 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for coming out with us!
Written 23 October 2021
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Wimberley, TX8 contributions
Great experience and fun. I’ve lived in Austin over 40 years and Travis pointed out history I had no idea about. He is truly a tour guide to his core( which is a hard job to pull off day after day)
Written 5 August 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
So glad you came out with us!
Written 9 January 2022
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copyspider
NYC59 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
if you want to see the bats in Austin, this the way to go! The launch site is easy to find and the tour provides excellent information about the city and, of course, the bats. Our guide Travis made sure that everyone arrived at the bridge in a timely manner and the experience was excellent. Highly recommend this tour!
Written 28 July 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks for coming out and seeing us! I can't wait till we get to see you again!
Written 11 January 2022
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Wendy R
Las Vegas, NV6 contributions
I was super excited about this tour. But in the end it was disappointing. Elle and Reves were good, but it was more of a float town the river and not any real kayaking was done. The views of the city from the water were wonderful!!! We basically floated down the river to the Congress street bridge then battled the current for 2 hours trying to stay in a spot were you could see the bats. The bats never came out- which was really disappointing. I realize that they are wild animals and can’t be controlled, but it still was disappointing.
Written 28 June 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Sorry we can't control the bats and the current to the lake. It's roughly a mile and a half journey to the bridge. We typically try to time it so you don't have to wait longer then 20 minutes for the bats, but we can't control nature.
Written 11 January 2022
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Audra H
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Family
Ver knowledgeable guide. Conner was easy to listen to and took time to relate to everyone in the group. My first time kayaking and it was a great experience!
Written 14 April 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for coming out on the water with us!
Written 15 April 2021
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tripped4
Commack, NY27 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
It was great seeing the bats and Champagne was a great tour guide! March was a great month . Perfect night
Written 30 March 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thank you so much for joining us out on the water!
Written 11 January 2022
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A unique way to get an overview of Austin!
This tour was a great way to get an overview of Austin from a different vantage point. LadyBird Lake is an integral
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Great tour, I’d do it again.
Connor was a great guide and we had a fantastic time on our tour. We learned a lot about Austin, the architecture,
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Favorite part of our trip!
We didn't do one of the tours instead we rented a tandem kayak for the day! Such a great experience, we were able t
amyfS9611NX
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Excellent Austin kayak tour
I took the Skyline kayak tour in August as I was travelling solo and wanted to get out on the river but didn’t want
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First timers
The tour guide Rives and his assistant Elle were patient with us. We learned how to kayak. They were very friendly
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Lovely morning tour
Reeves was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. We had a wonderful tour and would recommend to friends.
Alea S
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Must do in Austin!
For my group of 3 friends visiting Austin, experiencing time on the water was a must for us. We found Lone Star Kay
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Great customer service and board rentals
We rented a kayak from Lone Star and they made the whole process quick and easy. Board was great, we brought it bac
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Highly recommend this tour
Had a great time on a beautiful Thursday morning. Rives was a great guide. Definitely recommend this tour!
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Fun, beautiful, and fresh air!
Great fun! A wonderful way to enjoy a different side to the city! I saw dozens of turtles, fish, herons, and other
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A Must on Your Austin Tour!
Our family of five took a morning Skyline Kayak Tour. Our tour guide was Reeves and he was excellent! He made sur
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Great time in ATX!
We were a group of 7 out for a 1 day spring Break adventure. It was really windy so we couldn’t do the actual tour
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Great way to see/learn about Austin
The kayak tour was a great way to see and learn about Austin. Connor was a wealth of knowledge and had lots of reco
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Highly recommend
Great experience! Theo and Connor were very helpful, responsive, and worked with me to change and rebook a last-min
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