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Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin provided by Lone Star Kayak Tour and and PaddleBoard Tours

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Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin

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Overview
This is the perfect pick for wildlife and nature fans. Go on a guided kayak adventure in Austin with a very special wildlife highlight—the opportunity to see over a million bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Going on a kayak tour helps avoid the crowds on the riverbank, so you get a front-row seat to these spectacular mammals in action.
Highlights
  • See one of the world’s biggest urban bat colonies at Congress Avenue Bridge
  • Ideal for kayak beginners—life jacket, and all necessary equipment provided
  • A guide leads the way so that you don’t get lost
  • A kayak tour gives you great views and helps you avoid the crowds
Important Information
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle lesson and safety instructions
  • Glowstick Bracelet
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Recommend you wear swimsuit, windbreaker jacket, or lightly layered synthetic clothing
  • Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, waterproof camera, bottle water, bug repellent, towel, and extra change of clothes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JKfromSJ wrote a review Oct 2019
San Jose, California3 contributions
Our group of adults, teens & a 9yo had a fun time navigating the kayaks on Lady Bird Lake. The distance was pretty short as we headed to Congress Ave Bridge where we waited with many other groups for bats to take flight. It was late September, so bats were apparently not as
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from LeadKayakGuide, General Manager at Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
Responded 27 Jun 2020
Thanks for your review we hope to see you again soon!
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Laura R wrote a review Sep 2019
11 contributions
Kayak trip at dusk with a gorgeous view of the Austin City scape. Tour guide was fun and patient with our group. Kayaks were tandem, sit on (not in). If we did it again we would bring a light (it was pretty dark in the way back and the kayaks don’t have lights). The tour is
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from LeadKayakGuide, General Manager at Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
Responded 27 Jun 2020
Thanks for your review we hope to see you again soon!
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macbuzz2 wrote a review Jul 2018
Tomball, Texas23 contributions10 helpful votes
The tour guide was a lot of fun and assured everyone of the simplicity of the tour. He offered bits and pieces of historical information. The bats were pouring out of the bridge.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from LeadKayakGuide, General Manager at Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
Responded 27 Jun 2020
Thanks for your review we hope to see you again soon!
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Aubrey H wrote a review Jun 2018
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany5 contributions14 helpful votes
13 June 2018 - Went on a kayak adventure with Steven. He was AWESOME! Only the 2nd time my mom was ever in a Kayak and they set her mind at complete ease! She is deathly scared of drowning and she ended up taking a single kayak out and LOVING it! I took my 9 year old son
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from LeadKayakGuide, General Manager at Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
Responded 27 Jun 2020
Thanks for your review we hope to see you again soon!
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Robin K wrote a review Jun 2018
Napa, California7 contributions8 helpful votes
Our guide was very nice and helpful with the Kayaks. However the negative to the trip: the trip should provide a cold water for the kayakers. At $55 it would cost the company less than $.25 cents for the water. However the biggest negative was that the guide knew nothing about
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Response from LeadKayakGuide, General Manager at Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
Responded 27 Jun 2020
I'm sorry for your negative experience. We have since changed managers and addressed all the issues you have brought up by having water on hand, experienced and knowledgeable guides, and providing headlamps to all our guests. If we can do anything else to help your previous bad experience please let us know.
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By: Lone Star Kayak Tour and and PaddleBoard Tours
saranoon
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Easy access, nice staff, not heard to get geared up an on you way.
Great views of the Austin city line on the paddle board. Take a look at the Bat bridge while you are out!
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Maya S
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Kayaking
Our family of three went kayaking. Parking and payment were easy and the staff was extremely helpful in getting us
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Phillytravels215
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Kayak tour
We took the kayak tour this past weekend. It was great. Our tour guide Dalt was super knowledgeable and friendly an
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Sharon A
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Congress Ave Bridge kayak tour...Must do!
We loved this tour! After a hot, hot day, it was great to be on the water. Our tour guide, Tabitha, was fantastic.
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Cuttingcows
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Senior kayakers!
We enjoyed the trip, I had seen the bats from the bridge, much more impressive from beneath the bridge. Stephen wa
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Shannon N
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Definitely worthwhile!
We had a great time on our tour and seeing the bats was really amazing! The kayak tour itself is pretty relaxing an
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Batt2
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Excellent Tour - Must Do!
As has already been written here but needs to be mentioned again, Cody is an awesome guide. The bats have been com
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Timberwolf03
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Congesss Ave Bridge Bat Tour
Cody was a great tour guide. He was energetic, and incredibly helpful. He knew a ton of information, and was a grea
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Trey R
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Not Recommended for Group Trip
On the morning of our company outing, Lone Star Kayak Tours canceled only an hour before the scheduled time. They w
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Lindsay H
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Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake
Cody was an incredible, energetic, charismatic, sweet heart of a kayaking guide. He took my mom and I around Lady B
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jeaneen2017
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Bats are Fun!
The kayaking adventure was fantastic and were were lucky enough that the bats had migrated back (early March). I h
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Natalie S L
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This tour was amazing
My friends and I went out with John on an overcast day and had such a wonderful time. The kayaking was about three
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Jill K
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Bats
John was an awesome guide. He was so knowledgeable about Austin’s architecture and of course the bats. Spending tim
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benjaming1992
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Great fun, great guide!
Had a great time in our Kayaks cruising by the Austin skyline, watching the sunset and the famed bats leave their b
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Camille M
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A great tour!
Went on the Lady Bird River kayaking tour with John as our guide. There were three of us ladies with little kayakin
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