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Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
JULY 4TH - Bats + Fireworks! Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. The bats are the best I've ever seen them right now! Dont miss this. 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
Boozy Lazy Sunkissed Tube Ride
We will meet at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten, (121 Pickle Road) and I will drive everyone to San Marcos, where we will hop on the San Marcos River and enjoy a lazy tube ride to the exit point about 2.5-3.5 hours downstream. (Depending on y’all’s time frame. My motto is if we are having fun, let’s keep on having fun!). B.Y.O.B. so please bring beers and seltzers, but please leave the glass containers back at the Airbnb. I will have a small cooler for everyone, so no need to worry about that. ...we will have a little party while floating, looking at the local wildlife, and soaking in some Sun. This event is great for groups, great for team-building, great for teams, so ask me about Private Bookings! If the trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Other things to note You will get wet, you should be able to swim, Bring some of your favorite beers if you want, you should want to have fun. I will drive.
Al's Paranormal & History Excursion
Welcome. I'm a paranormal and historical researcher. If you want spooky stories this tour may not be for you. I take people to paranormal active areas that i research and log. 1368 Tours later, i still enjoy sharing this experience with people who appreciate real history and the paranormal. This a small group experience. This isn't a ghost tour. It goes beyond that. This paranormal experience looks towards anything strange science can't easily explain along with history. I'm passionate about history and the Paranormal. Please do request availability or a private tour. If you message me we can Try to make your private tour happen. All information and evidence beyond factual history is my personal creation, I do not allow anyone to film me, my voice, nor copy my paranormal evidence. I do help people try to capture their own evidence which is something I'm passionate about too.
Cuddle with Kunekune Pigs
***Follow @halbertfarm on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitch for updates and to meet the pigs before your visit*** This experience is for 18+ only. Message us if you want to book a kids experience. We will start the experience in the backyard where you will meet Ripley the house pig. You'll learn about the history of Kunekune pigs and what makes them so unique. If we have younger pigs that are living in the backyard you'll get to meet them then too. I'll have treats prepared for you to feed the pigs and you'll learn how to make them sit and get their treats. Then I'll take you to meet the adult pigs first the girls and then the boys. We have 20 pigs that make up "Halbert Herd" and their ages range from 4 months to 9 years. You'll get to feed the adults treats and they love getting attention and being petted. Most of them will lay down and want their belly rubbed. If we have piglets you'll get to spend time in the piglet pen, depending on their age, you may be able to feed them treats and when they get to be about 3 weeks old they will crawl on your lap. Other things to note Make sure to wear closed toes shoes, pigs like to chew on toes. Rain, hiking, mud boots are great options. You will get dirty and we will be outside. Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly. Long pants work better even when its hot because we may walk in tall grass in the pastures.
Horseback Riding at Sunset
Come enjoy a memorable wrangling adventure on a Texas ranch as the sun sets over the Brazos River valley. Perfect for couples, families or other groups eager to ditch their smartphones, swing into the saddle and ride under the Texas sky! Plus, on cool evenings, make s'mores over a campfire and have a cup of cocoa. It doesn’t matter if you have never been on a horse before or if you have not ridden in years, our expert guides will start you off with an easy to understand instruction, ensuring that you will be comfortable and safe. No matter your experience level, you will enjoy the scenic views, fresh air and learning from our guides as they share their unique experiences as horsemen. Other things to note Closed toed shoes are required. Long pants are highly recommended. Dress appropriately for the weather. Most people don't wear warm enough clothes in the winter months! We have a bathroom on-site. We provide water and other drinks.

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Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
JULY 4TH - Bats + Fireworks! Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. The bats are the best I've ever seen them right now! Dont miss this. 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
Boating- Lake Travis Tx Parties, Family, Individuals & More
We are here to make your day an epic day on the water! Lake Travis is one of the cleanest and largest lakes in the state of Texas. Swimming, beautiful scenery, and cruising around will be on the itinerary! -We will start from our private Marina (about 28 minutes from downtown) and take the long way to Devil's Cove. -Along the way we will we will cruise by big cliffs, landmarks, and beautiful homes (20-30 minutes) -Cruising for about 20 minutes until we reach Devil's Cove -We will set anchor, toss in the floats, and go for a dip! (1hr-1.5hrs) -Pull up the anchor and head back to the dock! (25 minutes) We may also customize the route/ activities based on the vibe from the group! We also have a rental/charter company offering private charters on pontoon boats and wakeboard boats, for groups of any size! Looking for a private Boat Charter? Send us a message today! Our Boats are rated for 12, 15, and 20 people, specializing in Bachelorette/ Bachelor parties, families, and corporate events! We rent 7 days a week, flexible times, custom quotes & everything included! We have a fleet of luxury pontoon boats and Mastercraft wakeboard boats. Send us a message!
Boozy Lazy Sunkissed Tube Ride
We will meet at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten, (121 Pickle Road) and I will drive everyone to San Marcos, where we will hop on the San Marcos River and enjoy a lazy tube ride to the exit point about 2.5-3.5 hours downstream. (Depending on y’all’s time frame. My motto is if we are having fun, let’s keep on having fun!). B.Y.O.B. so please bring beers and seltzers, but please leave the glass containers back at the Airbnb. I will have a small cooler for everyone, so no need to worry about that. ...we will have a little party while floating, looking at the local wildlife, and soaking in some Sun. This event is great for groups, great for team-building, great for teams, so ask me about Private Bookings! If the trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Other things to note You will get wet, you should be able to swim, Bring some of your favorite beers if you want, you should want to have fun. I will drive.
Photo Safari
I’ll take you to several unique locations, some of which are only available to me. Some are secret locations that I have utilized over the years in my business as a wedding and portrait photographer. I’ll take photos with my professional equipment and email you up to 4 professional edited images. Tour lasts one hour.
Personal Paparazzi for the Nightlife Experience
Have you ever wanted your own, personal photographer to follow you and document your nightlife experience? Feel like a celebrity and remember your fun night out with unique, professional photos in Austin’s iconic party street. You will meet the photographer at a designated spot on 6th street. From there you will go on a guided tour of various night clubs and unique spots with neon lighting for photography. I will deliver the photos to you via a Google Photos link and will edit a few of the best ones for you. The goal of this experience is for you and your group to have a fun and memorable time in Austin and have professional level photos to post on social media .
Authentic Texas Longhorn & Horse Ranch Feed and Photos
Authentic Texas Longhorn experience on a real Texas Longhorn ranch. Interact up-close with registered Texas Longhorns that have World Record bloodlines. Hand feed a gentle bull named Lonestar with massive horns that measure more than 8 feet across. Guests will meet in the barn at the Rustoration Ranch where they will first meet and feed several horses, including 2 retired thoroughbred racehorses while they learn a little about our history. We will then prepare food for the longhorn cattle. They will come running to the corral where guests can feed each of them by hand before they are all lined up for photos.
Houston Texas Recording Studio Experience
* Please contact host BEFORE BOOKING to confirm time slot and open up the slot for online booking. All times are listed by default and may not be available. * Located just minutes from the heart of Houston, you'll get to experience a recording session in the heart of one of the most artistic cities in the world. Whether it's a cover or an original piece of music, or whether you're first timer or an experienced artist, you'll be able to record yourself with a professional audio engineer at a professional recording studio. Thereafter, you'll discuss your ideas with the engineer and then showcase your inner talent in the recording booth! Finally, the engineer will polish up your sound and provide you with a finished mp3 audio file for yours to keep. Times listed are by default. There's plenty of availability from 2-12pm. Other things to note - Experience is 2 hours. If you need/want more studio time, we can adjust accordingly. - You are allowed to bring your fellow travel buddies to witness your experience!
Halotherapy inside of Salt Cave
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your start time. Late entry is not permitted. You will be greeted and asked to fill out a simply waiver. To prepare for your Halotherapy session (45 minutes in duration) you just need to remove your shoes. Shoes our stored in a little cubby and you must wear your socks into the cave. You will be walking on the salt! You will enter the cave through a door and be transported to a magical space created out of 9 tons of pink Himalayan salt with twinkling star lights (this is a man made cave inside of a building). You will pick whatever zero gravity chair resonates with you inside the cave. The session will begin with a quick introduction about the salt cave and Halotherapy (utilizing salt for its healing properties). At this time, the cave door will be shut. All you have to do is enjoy the peace and beauty of the glowing salt; while listening to soothing and healing music. Benefits of time spent in the salt cave improved respiratory and mental health! Guest must be at least 12 years old to attend. The cave is kept cool so we suggest you bring a blanket of jacket if you tend to run cold. We only allow bottles with secure lids into the salt cave. So if you would like to bring water with you inside please bring your own bottle.
Kayak the Riverwalk
Come float among the trees with us. Experience great views of downtown neighborhoods and come back with a San Antonio memory most don't have. The San Antonio Paddling trail winds through the middle of downtown and is calm and tranquil making it a perfect tour for beginners and families. We will provide kayaks, all the equipment you need and guide you through one of the oldest and most historic areas of the city. You'll experience a quiet stretch of the San Antonio Riverwalk that most don't see.
To The Bats and Back, Scenic Sunset Kayak Tour On Town Lake
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Al's Paranormal & History Excursion
Welcome. I'm a paranormal and historical researcher. If you want spooky stories this tour may not be for you. I take people to paranormal active areas that i research and log. 1368 Tours later, i still enjoy sharing this experience with people who appreciate real history and the paranormal. This a small group experience. This isn't a ghost tour. It goes beyond that. This paranormal experience looks towards anything strange science can't easily explain along with history. I'm passionate about history and the Paranormal. Please do request availability or a private tour. If you message me we can Try to make your private tour happen. All information and evidence beyond factual history is my personal creation, I do not allow anyone to film me, my voice, nor copy my paranormal evidence. I do help people try to capture their own evidence which is something I'm passionate about too.
Glass Bottom Kayaking Eco Tour or Glow
Join us for a one of a kind tour of the San Marcos River! You will be learning about kayaking from an Olympian on a clear springs starting at the source and floating down to my house on the river. Our clear kayaks create a totally unique view of the river that you CANNOT miss! We will meet at 602 North Interstate 35 in San Marcos and get geared up. We will then travel together to our put in location on the upper San Marcos River. As we kayak back down, you will be given paddling tips and tricks, information about our unique river, along with an amazing view! Other things to note This is a moderately physical activity. It includes wading in the river, optional swimming, and kayaking!
Austin Unlocked- A Speakeasy Tour
Go on a walking, cocktail tasting, tour of downtown Austin! We'll stop and talk about several hidden-face speakeasy style bars - some stashed inside parking garages, behind bookshelves, down alley ways, pass-code and password protected, and private clubs! We'll get you into three where we can order drinks! Meet downtown and we'll sit and chat for a few minutes at introducing ourselves and what it means to call a bar a speakeasy in Austin, TX. Then, we walk to the first bar. All the bars are located downtown within a few blocks of each other. We'll spend 30-45 minutes in each of three bars, having drinks, learning about the place, and appreciating the aesthetic. Throughout the night we will continue on past a total of seven hidden-face speakeasy style bars, stopping in some and just stopping to talk about others. The night ends once you get into the third and final bar and get your drinks ordered. We do not to include drinks to give you a lower price and more choice. Please bring cash. Prices vary by venue but $10-20 per drink (including a 20% tip) is a good ballpark.
Go Tubing in Austin’s Spring Water
You're in town for 2 days. Why waste 4 hours on a hot bus when you can tube the spring river near downtown Austin and make the most out of the rest of your day? Book this tube float trip and maximize your stay. Here are the main benefits of booking this trip. We are floating near downtown Austin so less time on the road and you're definitely not sharing a bus with 50 other people. The river is slow and relaxing. No rapids. For the adventure seekers there is a bridge jump and plenty of rope swings. The springs make an excellent swimming hole. When the trip is over there is still plenty of fun to have without a tube and no bus to catch so you can hangout longer at Zilker Park or Barton Springs or in the river you just tubed! There is what I can only describe as "Party Island" at the end of the float which is a sand bar where hundreds of people hangout in the middle of the river on the weekends. This trip is nice because you can make it what you want from family friendly to Bachelor's in Paradise. For me this is the best tubing experience in the area because the section we float is "The Real heart and soul of Austin" I am the #1 experience host in Austin with several other tours including the "Kayaking with the Bats" trip which has over a thousand reviews. When you book with me, my auto reply comes with a "must do in Austin list" so you can make the most of your trip!
Giant Paddleboard at Sunset w/ Bats!
This is the best way to experience the bats hands down. The journey on the 5-6 person giant paddle board starts with epic downtown views during the day, continues with the sunset, then observing the 1.5 million bats fly out and ends the night paddling back after dark in the city glow. July 2022 UPDATE: The bats are the best they've been in 10 years right now. Don't miss this trip. Booking this tour for the sunset and bats puts you along side Austin's #1 experience "kayaking w/ the bats" only you're on a board! Its the same trip just a different vessel. I also host daytime paddles using the same boards so message me if you want to take a custom trip on the boards to a secret island or the springs Don't let the word "Paddleboard" fool you. This is 15 feet long and 4.5 feet wide. It is ultra stable. You will not get wet unless you choose to go for a swim. You can sit down, stand up, or even lay down. It's impossible to fall into the water on accident. It takes 2 people to paddle a giant board so single travelers may be asked to join another group. The mega paddle boards make for an excellent family or group option cause you get to stay together and share the experience. As a bonus, as soon as you book, my auto-reply welcome message has my personal guidebook to Austin that can help you plan the rest of your Austin vacation.! View my IG: @boatsandbats
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