Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Aaron & Friends

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water.

Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss!

If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in.

Book through me because: I'm a traveler and Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip!

Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your tri
Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water.

Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss!

If…

What's included

  • Equipment
    One kayak with a paddle and adult-size life jacket is standard.

Meet your host, Aaron & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 1,326 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Aaron. I've hosted this exact trip more than 500 times and I still get excited to do it again every night. It's that awesome.

I am confident I am the best AIRBNB experience host in Austin and I believe I still have 4 times as many reviews as any other host.

I know Austin's outdoors extremely well. Ask me for the secret local gems and I'll fill up your trip with adventures.

When I'm not guiding, you can find me exploring on my dirt bike or swimming. I've traveled to more than 60 countries and I do all sorts of extreme sports along the way.

I have kids ages 3 and 1 so I'm really good with kids. Book your family trip with confidence.

This is a really popular tour that I host 95% of the time but friends help when I'm needed elsewhere.
Hi, my name is Aaron. I've hosted this exact trip more than 500 times and I still get excited to do it again every night. It's that awesome.

I am confident I am the best AIRBNB experience host in Austin and I believe I still have 4 times as many reviews as any other host.

I know Austin's outdoors extremely well. Ask me for the secret local gems and I'll fill up your trip with adventures.

When I'm not guiding, you can find me exploring on my dirt bike or swimmin…
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Private groups only
From ₹35,538 per group
₹4,072 per person
This time is popular
₹4,072 per person
₹4,072 per person
₹4,072 per person

Where you'll be

We will put our kayaks into the water underneath I-35 and then paddle to the Congress Ave bridge which is the main event. We have plenty of time built into the tour to kayak the length of downtown and back to the bridge before the bats come out. We will travel to the bridge as a group and I'll lead and "out and back" paddle for an additional mile if you would like.... go as far as you want at your own pace and we'll re-group before the bats!

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 1,326 reviews.

Lee
September 2021
Aaron was an incredible guide, there are other tours available, this one is by far the best. highly recommend this tour, it's an incredible experience and a very laid back and comfortable environment
Alfonso
September 2021
Such a great tour! So easy to find the drop off location and very easy to navigate. Aaron and Dirk were very polite and were the best guides!
Lydia
September 2021
So fun!! Definitely do when in Austin!! Meet new people and get to find out information on the best places to go and visit!
Brian
September 2021
Great tour! Aaron and his crew were cool, I've never really kayaked before but they give ya a little instruction and ya figure it out. He knows good spots to grab photos, he'll give you a little info about bats, and you get to see a s-ton of 'em from a very unique perspective.
Kristi
September 2021
Aaron was a great guide. He made everything easy, from the video directions of how to get to the meeting spot to sending photos afterwards. He was focused on making sure we had an excellent experience and was also very knowledgeable about the bats. I would definitely recommend this experience when you’re in Austin.
Joe
September 2021
This was a really amazing experience. Soooo many bats! Aaron had everything well organized. He took some fantastic pictures of us at several points along the trip and made sure we were in the perfect spot just when the bats took flight. He sent detailed info on what to bring, exactly where to meet, what to expect, and even other things to do and places to eat. This was the centerpiece of our Austin trip and we had a blast!

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  • Wed, 29 Sep
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From ₹35,538 per group
  • Fri, 1 Oct
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    This time is popular
    ₹4,072 per person
  • Fri, 1 Oct
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    ₹4,072 per person
  • Sat, 2 Oct
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    This time is popular
    ₹4,072 per person
  • Sat, 2 Oct
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    ₹4,072 per person
  • Sat, 2 Oct
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    ₹4,072 per person
  • Mon, 4 Oct
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From ₹35,538 per group
  • Tue, 5 Oct
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    ₹4,072 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.