Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin 7 reviews
Austin, United States

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
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Stop At: Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4072

You will see the world's largest urban bat colony that peaks at around 2 million bats during the peak of the season. The bats take off around sunset and always head towards the eastern part of downtown.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Austin, Austin, Texas

You will see a number of buildings on the Austin Skyline including the Hotel Van Zandt, The Austonian Tower, and a multitude of residential and commercial buildings.

Duration: 2 hours

Activity Details
Experience the world’s largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge!  This colony made up of 1.5 million Mexican free tailed bats is an amazing sight to see and hear. From the meeting point, join your professional guide at 6pm where afterward, you will paddle and observe one of nature’s wonders and learn about how these nocturnal creatures help create a better ecosystem for everyone. The tour lasts 2 hours and food and drinks are not included. 
Departure & Return
Departure Point600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle lesson and safety instructions
  • Glowstick Bracelet
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • Travis was a great tour guide! He provided interesting facts (both historical and present day) about the buildings along the river as well as Austin as a city. The equipment was good, the views were beautiful, and the breeze while paddling back was very refreshing. Only cautionary warning is that it may go longer than 2 hours… our tour was closer to 3 hours by the time everyone got back and out of the kayaks.

  • Travis was great! Very infonrditve and interesting commentary. A perfect way to see the bat phenomenon.

  • This was the coolest thing we did in Austin. Connor, our guide was hilarious and very personable. He made sure everyone had a great time and he was very knowledgeable about the city, the lake, and the bats. Being on the lake is fun and seeing the bats fly is oddly beautiful and exciting. I’d highly recommend!

  • Our guide Travis was awesome very informative on the history of Austin whole bat experience is something everyone needs to do great fun thank you Travis worth the trip from Oklahoma

  • Loved the set up and then being on the water looking at the city was very nice. Seeing the bats come out was the bonus just wow from the water.

  • We had the best time on this kayaking tour. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and efficient. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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