What you'll do
Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! You're going to love it. The full moon is this week! We'll meet up for an epic night of kayaking downtown. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss! Recent pics on IG at @Boatsandbats Book through me because: I'm a traveler and an Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip! This sells out fast so book now or contact me if you want to go and its not available. View my IG: @boatsandbats Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your trip.
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Hi my name is Aaron and theres more about me below but just letting you know I have a few friends that co-host with me! Capitan Drew and Dan help out and they are excellent. You will likely have Me + 1 or 2 additional friends as guides. I love Austin and its outdoors and I know its secret spots better than most. You can usually find me exploring on my dirt bike or swimming. I've traveled to more than 60 countries and I do all sorts of extreme sports along the way. I also rent houses in Austin month to month and organize a lot of social activities for our friend group. If you're coming to Austin and want to explore the outdoors, you won't find a better host. I've hosted guests at my houses since 2010 and on tours since 2011. This is a really popular tour that I host 95% of the time but friends help when I'm needed elsewhere.
Double Kayak One kayak with a paddle and adult-size life jacket is standard.
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Where you'll be
We will put our kayaks into the water underneath I-35 and then paddle to the Congress Ave bridge which is the main event. We have plenty of time built into the tour to kayak the length of downtown and back to the bridge before the bats come out. We will travel to the bridge as a group and I'll lead and "out and back" paddle for an additional mile if you would like.... go as far as you want at your own pace and we'll re-group before the bats!
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 24 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
Wear shorts & sandals that can get wet. The return time will vary as this tour is based on the sunset & wild animals. Cancellations by the host due to weather receive 100% refund. Obviously the bats are wild animals and some nights are better than others. I can put you in the best spot to watch.
Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!