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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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Mark T wrote a review Oct. 14
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They canceled 2 hours before it was supposed to start. If you are only in town for a few days I would recommend going with another company who will not flake out at the last minute.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from LeadKayakGuide, General Manager at Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
Responded 2 weeks ago
We apologize sir but we did give you a free tour voucher on top of your refund. We did everything we could to make up for an unavoidable situation. Our guide had a personal issue to attend to as we stated. I guess you're one of those people that makes their workers come in even if they have an emergency. Please don't come visit us if you treat people this way.
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frank s wrote a review Oct. 13
2 contributions
Great fun, the night kayaking was awesome beautiful view of the city. I would do this again anytime.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from LeadKayakGuide, General Manager at Congress Avenue Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your review we hope to see you again soon!
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JKfromSJ wrote a review Oct. 2019
San Jose, California4 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 Jun. 27, 2020
Thanks for your review we hope to see you again soon!
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Laura R wrote a review Sep. 2019
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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 Jun. 27, 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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Responded Jun. 27, 2020
Thanks for your review we hope to see you again soon!
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About the operator

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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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