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Scenic Sunset Bat Kayak Tour of Austin

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Gabriel Oso

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Join us for our eco-friendly sightseeing tour where you'll soak up the Texas sun & take in breathtaking views of the downtown skyline, vibrant scenery & witness more than 1 1/2 million take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge, all from the comfort of our versatile kayaks!

*Disclaimer*
Peak season for the "Bat Show" is March-September. Once a cold front comes in, the bats get the signal to migrate back to home base for winter. So, there’s a small possibility the bats won’t put on a show. We'll still give you a full breakdown on bats living in the bridge, no worries!
Join us for our eco-friendly sightseeing tour where you'll soak up the Texas sun & take in breathtaking views of the downtown skyline, vibrant scenery & witness more than 1 1/2 million take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge, all from the comfort of our versatile kayaks!

*Disclaimer*
Peak season for the "Bat Show" is March-September. Once a cold front comes in, the bats get the signal to migrate back to home base for winter. S…

Gabriel Oso's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
From $44
/ person
Mon, Apr 12
$49 per person
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$49 per person
Mon, Apr 12
$49 per person
$49 per person
Tue, Apr 13
$44 per person
$44 per person

Meet your host, Gabriel Oso

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I moved to Austin 6 years ago and have been loving this beautiful city every day since. Born and raised in New York City, I've spent time as a professional tour guide in the Florida Everglades, Upstate New York and throughout South and Central America. When I'm not on the water kayaking, you can find me riding or building custom, sustainable bicycles or playing with my adorable 2 year old daughter.
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Where you'll be

We meet at the Holiday Inn Boat Ramp where we will launch our kayaks. The activity will start and end at this location.
Abraham
April 2021
Had a great time kayaking with Gabriel. He was very instructive and made sure we were very comfortable. He was patient since we were first timers and I would def recommend to others
Missy
April 2021
He was a super nice host and very passionate about helping everyone so that we could enjoy ourselves. It was a very fun experience and I definetely would do it again.
Rebecca
April 2021
As a first time kayaker I was nervous but the kayaks are in good condition and very easy to use. I was soon on the water, paddling easily & having a great time!
Leah
April 2021
This was such a unique experience and perspective on an activity that most people don’t get from watching the bats on top of the bridge. They take you down to just under the bridge and help you take photos in front of the amazing Austin skyline. Gabriel is a great host with awesome insight and cool bat facts. Not bring from Austin, seeing the bats was so unique and awesome! Really enjoyable and rare.
This was such a unique experience and perspective on an activity that most people don’t get from watching the bats on top of the bridge. They take you down to just under the bridge…
Tiffany
April 2021
Yes. Definitely book with Gabe! Super cool guy, laid back, hilarious and knowledgeable. Our group really enjoyed our tour. Gabe kept it light, fun and ensured we all had a blast. Tips on best places to visit as well as giving us a cool Austin experience for some newbies. Highly recommend.
Yes. Definitely book with Gabe! Super cool guy, laid back, hilarious and knowledgeable. Our group really enjoyed our tour. Gabe kept it light, fun and ensured we all had a blast. T…
Kyla
April 2021
This was my first time kayaking and I was extremely nervous but once the host started talking about how to do it, it wasn’t bad at all. My boyfriend and I had an amazing time. The host told us so much about the bats that I didn’t know before and I thought it was really cool. He also had some great food suggestions and gave us ideas of things to do in Austin. Over all it was such a great experience and I definitely recommend it to people looking to know a little more about Austin.
This was my first time kayaking and I was extremely nervous but once the host started talking about how to do it, it wasn’t bad at all. My boyfriend and I had an amazing time. The…

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Activity advisory

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Please note 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 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 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Hat and/or Sunglasses (for sunny or warm days)