Austin: Sunset Bat Watching Kayak Tour


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

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2 hour


  • Highlights
    • 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.
  • Includes
    • Kayak rental
      Bottled water
      Paddling instruction briefing
  • Exclude
    • Tips