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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 $44
/ person
Sat, Jan 23
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$49 per person
$49 per person
Sun, Jan 24
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$49 per person
$49 per person
Sun, Jan 24
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$44 per person
$44 per person

Meet your host, Gabriel Oso

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 40 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 5.0 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

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…
Rakesh
January 2021
Gabriel is an excellent guide! He was super friendly and I had a lot of fun kayaking, seeing wildlife, the city views, and meeting new people! I chose the 5 pm - 7 pm slot, we got to see the sunset and we were in the water for a good hour or so after sundown. Gabe provided us with headlamps which allowed us to continue kayaking under the night sky! It can get chilly depending on the weather conditions, so do bring layers! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone, even if you've never gone kayaking before. The activity is very beginner-friendly and Gabriel did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable.
Gabriel is an excellent guide! He was super friendly and I had a lot of fun kayaking, seeing wildlife, the city views, and meeting new people! I chose the 5 pm - 7 pm slot, we go…
Bella
January 2021
Gabe is super fun to be around - he is very engaging and easy going. We had a great time kayaking on the river, seeing the views, and spending time with the group. We will definitely contact him again if we come back to Austin!
Christina
January 2021
Gabriel was a great guide and did great with my family’s short trip on the river. He shared his knowledge of the local wildlife and adjusted the trip based on our limitations. He was also kind enough to tow our youngest back because she got too tired. I’d recommend Gabriel again.
Gabriel was a great guide and did great with my family’s short trip on the river. He shared his knowledge of the local wildlife and adjusted the trip based on our limitations. He w…
Jackie
January 2021
Gabriel is the type of guide who makes you feel like you’ve been friends with him for years. He’s very patient with all skill levels. He made my husband and I’s first time kayaking an unforgettable memory for us during such a weird time.

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Activity advisory

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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 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

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