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Giant Paddleboard at Sunset w/ Bats!

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 133 reviews.Austin, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Darby & Aaron

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is the best way to experience the bats hands down. The journey on the 5-6 person giant paddle board starts with epic downtown views during the day, continues with the sunset, then observing the 1.5 million bats fly out and ends the night paddling back after dark in the city glow.

Booking this tour for the sunset and bats puts you along side Austin's #1 experience "kayaking w/ the bats" only you're on a board! Its the same trip just a different vessel.

I also host daytime paddles using the same boards so message me if you want to take a custom trip on the boards to a secret island or the springs

Don't let the word "Paddleboard" fool you. This is 15 feet long and 6 feet wide. It is ultra stable. You will not get wet unless you choose to go for a swim. You can sit down, stand up, or even lay down. It's impossible to fall into the water on accident.

It takes 2 people to paddle a giant board so single travelers may be asked to join another group or take a traditional single paddle board or kayak.

The mega paddle boards make for an excellent family or group option cause you get to stay together and share the experience. There is plenty of room on the board to bring food and drinks.

As a bonus, as soon as you book, my auto-reply welcome message has my personal guidebook to Austin that can help you plan the rest of your Austin vacation.!

View my IG: @boatsandbats
This is the best way to experience the bats hands down. The journey on the 5-6 person giant paddle board starts with epic downtown views during the day, continues with the sunset, then observing the 1.5 million bats fly out and ends the night paddling back after dark in the city glow.

Booking this tour for the sunset and bats puts you along side Austin's #1 experience "kayaking w/ the bats" only you're on a board! Its the same trip ju…

Darby & Aaron's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Life Jackets
    Paddles
    gigantic sup board!
From $49
/ person
Thu, Oct 29
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This time is popular
£39 per person, previously $49
£39 per person, previously $49

Meet your host, Darby & Aaron

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 133 Reviews
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I love Austin and paddleboarding. We do this trip often with friends and family and want to share it with everyone! I have traveled to 30+ countries and paddle board whenever I get the chance. I like meeting people from all over the world and have given this trip over 150 times this year alone!

I host this trip along side my husband who offers the kayak version. His version of this same trip is the #1 experience in Austin. He hosts the kayakers and I host the Giant Paddle boarders.
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Where you'll be

We will be paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake. If you take the sunset tour you'll get to see the skyline during the day, then the sunset, then the bats, then downtown skyline at night!

If you want to book during the day, we can go explore a secret island downtown or paddle in the spring water below Barton Spings pool to enjoy the most wildlife.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 133 reviews.

Esgar
October 2020
This tour is awesome! Me and my gf has such a good time! Everyone was so friendly. Darby and Aaron we’re amazing! Would deff do it again!!
Tia
November 2019
This was a super fun experience! The bats had flown south to Mexico, but we got to play on a secret island and really enjoy our time together! Aaron was a lot of fun! Definitely recommend this experience!
Phong
November 2019
We had Drew instead, but we were also glad we had him! was such a down to earth guy, the experience was something I loved, I made new friends and got taught how to play corn holes
Jennifer
November 2019
We really enjoyed the sunset SUP trip to see the bats. Aaron has everything all ready to go at designated meeting spot, snaps some photos of your group while out on the water and makes the trip easy and fun.
Maria
October 2019
We had a great time! About the experience: The river trip itself is very unique (with great views of the bats and Austin downtown). Aaron advised us to try both kayaking and the giant paddle boards and it was a great recommendation! We also got lots of local tips about Austin places to see and food to try! About the host: Aaron was very responsive and extremely accommodating. We had to revise our group size and change the date of the event (because of rainy weather) and Aaron had no issue with that. I would definitely recommend this experience to my friends who travel to Austin!
We had a great time! About the experience: The river trip itself is very unique (with great views of the bats and Austin downtown). Aaron advised us to try both kayaking and the…
Luke
October 2019
The whole experience was fantastic. Aaron was great and made the experience more enjoyable with his knowledge. He gave you both options to freely paddle on your own or with the group, but the whole time feeling safe and secure. Would recommend everyone to go ahead and book this experience if you are looking for somthing amazing to do with you evenings in Austin.
The whole experience was fantastic. Aaron was great and made the experience more enjoyable with his knowledge. He gave you both options to freely paddle on your own or with the gro…

Choose from available dates

1 available
  • Thu, Oct 29
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    This time is popular
    £39 per person, previously $49

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. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

daytime tours = We can start at a few different places depending on what you want. Let's chat.

What to bring

swimming attire

water shoes or sandals