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Kayak to a Secret Island Downtown

Austin, United States

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Experience hosted by Aaron

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

There is a cool secret island in downtown Austin and to find it you'll need me and a boat! We'll kayak over to the island and explore it. We can hammock, play games, have a picnic, swing, etc before continuing our kayak. There is even a good bridge jump nearby! Out of all of my tours, this one is the most chill and because its early in the day it's a good way to meet other travelers and adventure out with them after the tour. Making friends on this trip is easy and its a good way to let others help you plan the rest of your day!

Special arrangements: I am flexible to host this anytime. If you don't see a scheduled time that works for you and you have 3 people ready to go, just message me and see if we can work something out!

View my IG: @boatsandbats but message me here please. FYI, the IG account shows photos of all of my tours, not just this one, so you'll see a mix of photos.

As a bonus, I've created a google doc with my top recommendations on how to spend the rest of your stay in Austin. You get the link to it automatically as soon as you book! So book now and let it help shape your Austin trip!
Other things to note
We will be kayaking so its best to wear shorts / a swimsuit and sandals. Bring a drink or snack to enjoy on the island. I'll take photos and send them to you so just relax and enjoy the trip!
There is a cool secret island in downtown Austin and to find it you'll need me and a boat! We'll kayak over to the island and explore it. We can hammock, play games, have a picnic, swing, etc before continuing our kayak. There is even a good bridge jump nearby! Out of all of my tours, this one is the most chill and because its early in the day it's a good way to meet other travelers and adventure out with them after the tour. Making friends on th…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Life Jackets
From $45
/ person
Sat, Mar 13
$45 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$45 per person
Sun, Mar 14
$45 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$45 per person
Fri, Mar 19
$45 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$45 per person

Meet your host, Aaron

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 135 Reviews
  • Identity verified
This is my favorite activity to do with friends in Austin. I used to host throw big parties and campouts on the island pretty often but it's a lot of work! Airbnb HQ has actually paid me to entertain 100 of their Austin hosts on this island tour before and what an adventure that was! The island is always changing so its fun to go back and see whats new to discover!

I will bring some new and interesting games to play and you can pack some snacks. We'll hangout for a bit and make some new friends before kayaking to an optional bridge jump. You're sure yo make new friends and have a blast.
This is my favorite activity to do with friends in Austin. I used to host throw big parties and campouts on the island pretty often but it's a lot of work! Airbnb HQ has actually paid me to entertain 100 of their Austin hosts on this island tour before and what an adventure that was! The island is always changing so its fun to go back and see whats new to discover!

I will bring some new and interesting games to play and you can pack some snacks. We'll hangout for a bit and make some n…
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Where you'll be

Top Secret Island downtown. Duh! Airbnb is making me write more but I still ain't going to tell you where its at!

We'll meet up and kayak around with a break at the island and perhaps a bridge jump!

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 135 reviews.

Patsia
February 2020
Follow the directions and you will be just fine. Definitely would recommend it to others. Paddle board that fit 5 people was a first to me and my group really enjoyed it.
Katie
February 2020
This was an amazing experience. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for such an incredible day. Aaron was a wonderful guide and helped me and my friend (who lives in Austin) discover a secluded part of downtown that we’d never seen before. Aaron did a great job of bringing the groups together. On the island we had the chance to play games & relax. I felt like I left with 3 new buddies. Fantastic experience for a great price.
This was an amazing experience. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for such an incredible day. Aaron was a wonderful guide and helped me and my friend (who lives in Austin…
Tony
January 2020
Me and my girlfriend booked this experience while in Austin for the weekend and it was the best thing we did! We got to hang out with Aaron and his buddies. Aaron recommended the option to paddle board so we wouldn’t get wet and it worked out great! He was such a great host with an amazing personality. We highly recommend booking this unique and fun experience with Aaron.
Me and my girlfriend booked this experience while in Austin for the weekend and it was the best thing we did! We got to hang out with Aaron and his buddies. Aaron recommended the…
Scott
November 2019
Fantastic experience hands down! The location is serene and not too busy at all, beautiful sights right in downtown Austin, and great guidance. We ended up using paddle boards instead of kayaks because the water was cold in the fall when we went. Great choice and I'd recommend them for sure. Drew, an associate and friend of Aaron, was our tour guide and he was incredible. World traveler, knowledgeable, funny, great story teller, easy to communicate with, and just all around a great guy. I'd recommend this experience to anyone visiting Austin to paddle out to the little island, play some games, share stories, meet new friends, and leave with a memorable adventure that's accessible to anyone.
Fantastic experience hands down! The location is serene and not too busy at all, beautiful sights right in downtown Austin, and great guidance. We ended up using paddle boards inst…
Baylee
November 2019
Awesome experience! Aaron wasn't able to make it so his buddy Drew led the tour instead. Drew was awesome and genuinely super nice and caring. Felt very comfortable with him and the group.
Alex
November 2019
Fun trip. Wish I could have gone in the summer time. It was still fun and unique. The island was rad and the people were chill.

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  • Sat, Mar 13
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $45 per person
  • Sun, Mar 14
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $45 per person
  • Fri, Mar 19
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $45 per person
  • Sat, Mar 20
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $45 per person
  • Sun, Mar 21
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 4 other guests
    $45 per person
  • Fri, Mar 26
    12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $45 per person
  • Sat, Mar 27
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $45 per person
  • Sun, Mar 28
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $45 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.

What to bring

wear clothes that can get wet

bring a hoody if theres a chance of it getting cold