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Scenic Sunset Bat Kayak Tour of Austin

Austin, United States

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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 $49
/ person
Sat, Feb 27
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$49 per person
$49 per person
Sat, Feb 27
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$49 per person
$49 per person
Sat, Feb 27
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$49 per person
$49 per person

Meet your host, Gabriel Oso

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 49 Reviews
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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.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Jaynee
February 2021
Gabe offered a great kayaking trip! The equipment was well maintained, and the city and wildlife facts were interesting! I would highly recommend the evening trip as you saw both the city during the day and at night! I will definitely be encouraging my friends to take this trip!
Gabe offered a great kayaking trip! The equipment was well maintained, and the city and wildlife facts were interesting! I would highly recommend the evening trip as you saw both t…
Dheeraj
February 2021
If you are new, this is a must to do activity as it changes as it allows you to see the city from a different perspective. Gabe also shared with us some facts and Austin and bats that I didn’t know.
Daniel
February 2021
Gabriel was a great guide and did a fantastic job. My daughter and I had never been kayaking before and he was a great and patient teacher. We were up and moving in no time at all. Highly recommend. He was super informative and it was such a fun experience
Gabriel was a great guide and did a fantastic job. My daughter and I had never been kayaking before and he was a great and patient teacher. We were up and moving in no time at all.…
Shradha
February 2021
Amazing, unique experience and great location! If you're EVER passing through Austin, TX do yourself a favor and try kayaking through Austin out with Gabriel! He is very kind, knowledgeable, and helpful for those who haven't kayaked before/aren't super confident. This was an experience I will never forget and I will definitely be coming back!!
Amazing, unique experience and great location! If you're EVER passing through Austin, TX do yourself a favor and try kayaking through Austin out with Gabriel! He is very kind, know…
Tori
January 2021
We had a blast with our whole family. Six people (2 adults, 4 kids) was not too much for Gabrielle to wrangle! He was so patient with our kids! We had a really smooth kayak adventure. Learned about birds, the city and the bats. We even got up close and personal with some turtles. Gabrielle has a great personality and made this a really fun experience! The weather was great even in January. Made for a memorable birthday adventure! Highly recommend!
We had a blast with our whole family. Six people (2 adults, 4 kids) was not too much for Gabrielle to wrangle! He was so patient with our kids! We had a really smooth kayak adventu…
Annas
January 2021
Gabe is a superb guide and made this trip a great experience! He drops gems about the history of the area and points out interesting animals along the way. The kayaking tips he shared definitely helped me save energy and power through. Gabe took me through some of the cool canals they got and although the bats were unfortunately not out in full force (winter) I was able to hear them loud and clear! I did the sunset trip this time, next time I'm in Austin I'm definitely coming back for one during the day, thanks Gabe!
Gabe is a superb guide and made this trip a great experience! He drops gems about the history of the area and points out interesting animals along the way. The kayaking tips he sha…

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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)