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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
What to expect
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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46479P13
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle lesson and safety instructions
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 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
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle lesson and safety instructions
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 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
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
29 reviews
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cep4079
Vallejo, CA55 contributions
This was such a neat experience. It’s great for adults and kids. The guides were great. They shared some history of the city and the buildings and offered recommendations for food and drinks. You don’t need any experience to enjoy this activity. The bats are unpredictable in terms of time and whether they come out or not. We were thrilled to be able to see the bats fly out from the bridge. You don’t have to travel far from the point of entry to where the bats are located. Be flexible with the time, since the bats are unpredictable. It was a great experience. It was the highlight of our trip. Definitely check it out.
Written April 17, 2022
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LeadKayakGuide
Please come out and see us when you're back in town!
Written May 2, 2022
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Shawna C
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Family
Reeves and Travis were amazing tour guides. We enjoyed every minute. They are experts of the city and took the time to personally get to know everyone in the large group. They made everyone feel like that had their very own personal tour! Great job guys.
Written March 22, 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
We'll let them know you appreciated them on the tour!
Written January 11, 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 July 28, 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 January 11, 2022
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Wimberley electric bike and scooter ride
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 August 5, 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
So glad you came out with us!
Written January 9, 2022
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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 October 12, 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for the kind words so glad you enjoyed yourselves!!!
Written October 23, 2021
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Rebecca F
Saint Louis, MO10 contributions
Our guides, Tim and Fred, took great care of the group. Tim provided a lot of fun facts, conspiracy theories, tips on good food, etc. while we waited for dusk on the water. Tim also took pictures of anyone who wanted them with the Austin skyline in the background and later text them to the group. This was by far our favorite part of our trip to Austin. Highly recommend!
Written April 20, 2022
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LeadKayakGuide
We'll let the guys know you enjoyed your time with them!
Written May 2, 2022
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Deidra L
Dunedin, FL14 contributions
Great location and easy to kayak. Check n and staff was a breeze. The paddle is short and the bats are unpredictable. After the paddle you may need to wait over an hour for bats, but that is nature. The time, how dark it is and your return time as not a solid timeline. You need to be flexible. Tour team was enthusiastic and helpful.
Written April 7, 2022
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for being understanding and we hope you come back with us!
Written April 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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 October 30, 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for joining us out on the water!
Written January 9, 2022
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Meljam8
Boston, MA36 contributions
A great way to explore Austin with kids (ours were 9 years and 12 years with minimal kayak experience)! Tim and Rives were fun, enthusiastic and patient guides. The route is smooth and is a beautiful way to view the city and see the bats. Highly recommend!
Written March 17, 2022
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for coming out with us!
Written April 1, 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 October 15, 2021
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LeadKayakGuide
Thanks so much for joining us!
Written October 23, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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PMSanDiego
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Lovely trip up the lake
We had a lovely time, very knowledgable guide. It’s very nice seeing the city from a different vantage point.
Waiwong2006
Waiwong2006
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Excellent kayaking experience.
Scott was our tour guide and he was very helpful during the kayaking tour. He was giving alot of good information t
Aymaldo
Aymaldo
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Had a great time
Super awesome no rush friendly and super nice all of them .. they really explain. Everything and also if u have con
Kelsiemarie92
Kelsiemarie92
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Amazing experience!
My partner and I came to Austin for 2 days and wanted a good way to get more information on the city and see the sk
dasmd10901
dasmd10901
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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
Gabe328
Gabe328
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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,
EBgeebee714
EBgeebee714
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Sunset Kayak Tour
Had a group of 13 friends visit Austin. We booked the Architectural Skyline Kayak Tour for Friday evening (11-06-2
gabriellebeedle
gabriellebeedle
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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
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
557linnettep
557linnettep
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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
205erichv
205erichv
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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
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
leeannd503
leeannd503
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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
JenniferA820
JenniferA820
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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!
jonahm516
jonahm516
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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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