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Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
JULY 4TH - Bats + Fireworks! Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. The bats are the best I've ever seen them right now! Dont miss this. Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. 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! If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Book through me because: I'm a traveler and 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! 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 tri
Boozy Lazy Sunkissed Tube Ride
We will meet at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten, (121 Pickle Road) and I will drive everyone to San Marcos, where we will hop on the San Marcos River and enjoy a lazy tube ride to the exit point about 2.5-3.5 hours downstream. (Depending on y’all’s time frame. My motto is if we are having fun, let’s keep on having fun!). B.Y.O.B. so please bring beers and seltzers, but please leave the glass containers back at the Airbnb. I will have a small cooler for everyone, so no need to worry about that. ...we will have a little party while floating, looking at the local wildlife, and soaking in some Sun. This event is great for groups, great for team-building, great for teams, so ask me about Private Bookings! If the trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Other things to note You will get wet, you should be able to swim, Bring some of your favorite beers if you want, you should want to have fun. I will drive.
Al's Paranormal & History Excursion
Welcome. I'm a paranormal and historical researcher. If you want spooky stories this tour may not be for you. I take people to paranormal active areas that i research and log. 1368 Tours later, i still enjoy sharing this experience with people who appreciate real history and the paranormal. This a small group experience. This isn't a ghost tour. It goes beyond that. This paranormal experience looks towards anything strange science can't easily explain along with history. I'm passionate about history and the Paranormal. Please do request availability or a private tour. If you message me we can Try to make your private tour happen. All information and evidence beyond factual history is my personal creation, I do not allow anyone to film me, my voice, nor copy my paranormal evidence. I do help people try to capture their own evidence which is something I'm passionate about too.
Walk in 1880's Austin as an Axe Murderer
Walk through Austin as if you were living there in the 1880's, the same time when "Servant Girl Annihilator", one of America's first serial killers, was terrorizing Austin. We meet in an Austin speakeasy to have a drink or two, then stroll down old Pine street passing along noteworthy places including the home of O'Henry who covered the axe murders in the Austin American Statesman and coined the name of the infamous killer. We will see the historic old blacksmith shop, the locations where some of the murders happened, the historic Driskill hotel and the moonlight towers that were erected in hopes of illuminating the city for the first time in the wake of the deaths. This experience will have you feeling like you are in Austin in the 1880's and the Servant Girl Annihilator, who was never caught, might be lurking just around the corner. Other things to note Austin can be HOT! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes that are comfortable. Don't worry though, we will have a stop along the way for bathrooms and cocktails.
Horseback Riding at Sunset
Come enjoy a memorable wrangling adventure on a Texas ranch as the sun sets over the Brazos River valley. Perfect for couples, families or other groups eager to ditch their smartphones, swing into the saddle and ride under the Texas sky! Plus, on cool evenings, make s'mores over a campfire and have a cup of cocoa. It doesn’t matter if you have never been on a horse before or if you have not ridden in years, our expert guides will start you off with an easy to understand instruction, ensuring that you will be comfortable and safe. No matter your experience level, you will enjoy the scenic views, fresh air and learning from our guides as they share their unique experiences as horsemen. Other things to note Closed toed shoes are required. Long pants are highly recommended. Dress appropriately for the weather. Most people don't wear warm enough clothes in the winter months! We have a bathroom on-site. We provide water and other drinks.

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Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
JULY 4TH - Bats + Fireworks! Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. The bats are the best I've ever seen them right now! Dont miss this. Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. 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! If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Book through me because: I'm a traveler and 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! 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 tri
Boating- Lake Travis Tx Parties, Family, Individuals & More
We are here to make your day an epic day on the water! Lake Travis is one of the cleanest and largest lakes in the state of Texas. Swimming, beautiful scenery, and cruising around will be on the itinerary! -We will start from our private Marina (about 28 minutes from downtown) and take the long way to Devil's Cove. -Along the way we will we will cruise by big cliffs, landmarks, and beautiful homes (20-30 minutes) -Cruising for about 20 minutes until we reach Devil's Cove -We will set anchor, toss in the floats, and go for a dip! (1hr-1.5hrs) -Pull up the anchor and head back to the dock! (25 minutes) We may also customize the route/ activities based on the vibe from the group! We also have a rental/charter company offering private charters on pontoon boats and wakeboard boats, for groups of any size! Looking for a private Boat Charter? Send us a message today! Our Boats are rated for 12, 15, and 20 people, specializing in Bachelorette/ Bachelor parties, families, and corporate events! We rent 7 days a week, flexible times, custom quotes & everything included! We have a fleet of luxury pontoon boats and Mastercraft wakeboard boats. Send us a message!
Boozy Lazy Sunkissed Tube Ride
We will meet at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten, (121 Pickle Road) and I will drive everyone to San Marcos, where we will hop on the San Marcos River and enjoy a lazy tube ride to the exit point about 2.5-3.5 hours downstream. (Depending on y’all’s time frame. My motto is if we are having fun, let’s keep on having fun!). B.Y.O.B. so please bring beers and seltzers, but please leave the glass containers back at the Airbnb. I will have a small cooler for everyone, so no need to worry about that. ...we will have a little party while floating, looking at the local wildlife, and soaking in some Sun. This event is great for groups, great for team-building, great for teams, so ask me about Private Bookings! If the trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Other things to note You will get wet, you should be able to swim, Bring some of your favorite beers if you want, you should want to have fun. I will drive.
Photo Safari
I’ll take you to several unique locations, some of which are only available to me. Some are secret locations that I have utilized over the years in my business as a wedding and portrait photographer. I’ll take photos with my professional equipment and email you up to 4 professional edited images. Tour lasts one hour.
Experience the beauty of Taos from the sky
Take in the beauty of Taos, from the sky! Learn about the history of the landscape from professionally trained local pilots and experience the region from a perspective not many are able to enjoy. Fly Taos Sky is a local flight operator offering flight seeing tours out of Taos Regional Airport. We operate out of a Piper Cherokee 180 which accommodates up to 3 guests and out of a Cessna Super Skylane 206 which may accommodate up to 5 guests. Flight seeing tours typically last approximately 1.5 hours with 45 minutes - 1 hour of flight time and an introductory brief prior to flight. Guests will meet at the Taos Regional Airport and be escorted to the hangar by the Commercial Pilot. We will go over a short safety brief, introduction to the Cherokee or Cessna, and an explanation of what the flight will entail. We will then hop in the plane and take off to explore all the beautiful views Taos has to offer. If you haven't seen the Taos Gorge from the sky, it's time you schedule your tour! Please reach out if there are times that aren't available that you would like to go so I may open them on the calendar based on plane availability. All experiences are weather dependent. Full refund/reschedule available.
Halotherapy inside of Salt Cave
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your start time. Late entry is not permitted. You will be greeted and asked to fill out a simply waiver. To prepare for your Halotherapy session (45 minutes in duration) you just need to remove your shoes. Shoes our stored in a little cubby and you must wear your socks into the cave. You will be walking on the salt! You will enter the cave through a door and be transported to a magical space created out of 9 tons of pink Himalayan salt with twinkling star lights (this is a man made cave inside of a building). You will pick whatever zero gravity chair resonates with you inside the cave. The session will begin with a quick introduction about the salt cave and Halotherapy (utilizing salt for its healing properties). At this time, the cave door will be shut. All you have to do is enjoy the peace and beauty of the glowing salt; while listening to soothing and healing music. Benefits of time spent in the salt cave improved respiratory and mental health! Guest must be at least 12 years old to attend. The cave is kept cool so we suggest you bring a blanket of jacket if you tend to run cold. We only allow bottles with secure lids into the salt cave. So if you would like to bring water with you inside please bring your own bottle.
To The Bats and Back, Scenic Sunset Kayak Tour On Town Lake
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Kayak the Riverwalk
Come float among the trees with us. Experience great views of downtown neighborhoods and come back with a San Antonio memory most don't have. The San Antonio Paddling trail winds through the middle of downtown and is calm and tranquil making it a perfect tour for beginners and families. We will provide kayaks, all the equipment you need and guide you through one of the oldest and most historic areas of the city. You'll experience a quiet stretch of the San Antonio Riverwalk that most don't see.
Al's Paranormal & History Excursion
Welcome. I'm a paranormal and historical researcher. If you want spooky stories this tour may not be for you. I take people to paranormal active areas that i research and log. 1368 Tours later, i still enjoy sharing this experience with people who appreciate real history and the paranormal. This a small group experience. This isn't a ghost tour. It goes beyond that. This paranormal experience looks towards anything strange science can't easily explain along with history. I'm passionate about history and the Paranormal. Please do request availability or a private tour. If you message me we can Try to make your private tour happen. All information and evidence beyond factual history is my personal creation, I do not allow anyone to film me, my voice, nor copy my paranormal evidence. I do help people try to capture their own evidence which is something I'm passionate about too.
Austin Unlocked- A Speakeasy Tour
Go on a walking, cocktail tasting, tour of downtown Austin! We'll stop and talk about several hidden-face speakeasy style bars - some stashed inside parking garages, behind bookshelves, down alley ways, pass-code and password protected, and private clubs! We'll get you into three where we can order drinks! Meet downtown and we'll sit and chat for a few minutes at introducing ourselves and what it means to call a bar a speakeasy in Austin, TX. Then, we walk to the first bar. All the bars are located downtown within a few blocks of each other. We'll spend 30-45 minutes in each of three bars, having drinks, learning about the place, and appreciating the aesthetic. Throughout the night we will continue on past a total of seven hidden-face speakeasy style bars, stopping in some and just stopping to talk about others. The night ends once you get into the third and final bar and get your drinks ordered. We do not to include drinks to give you a lower price and more choice. Please bring cash. Prices vary by venue but $10-20 per drink (including a 20% tip) is a good ballpark.
Glass Bottom Kayaking Eco Tour or Glow
Join us for a one of a kind tour of the San Marcos River! You will be learning about kayaking from an Olympian on a clear springs starting at the source and floating down to my house on the river. Our clear kayaks create a totally unique view of the river that you CANNOT miss! We will meet at 602 North Interstate 35 in San Marcos and get geared up. We will then travel together to our put in location on the upper San Marcos River. As we kayak back down, you will be given paddling tips and tricks, information about our unique river, along with an amazing view! Other things to note This is a moderately physical activity. It includes wading in the river, optional swimming, and kayaking!
Go Tubing in Austin’s Spring Water
You're in town for 2 days. Why waste 4 hours on a hot bus when you can tube the spring river near downtown Austin and make the most out of the rest of your day? Book this tube float trip and maximize your stay. Here are the main benefits of booking this trip. We are floating near downtown Austin so less time on the road and you're definitely not sharing a bus with 50 other people. The river is slow and relaxing. No rapids. For the adventure seekers there is a bridge jump and plenty of rope swings. The springs make an excellent swimming hole. When the trip is over there is still plenty of fun to have without a tube and no bus to catch so you can hangout longer at Zilker Park or Barton Springs or in the river you just tubed! There is what I can only describe as "Party Island" at the end of the float which is a sand bar where hundreds of people hangout in the middle of the river on the weekends. This trip is nice because you can make it what you want from family friendly to Bachelor's in Paradise. For me this is the best tubing experience in the area because the section we float is "The Real heart and soul of Austin" I am the #1 experience host in Austin with several other tours including the "Kayaking with the Bats" trip which has over a thousand reviews. When you book with me, my auto reply comes with a "must do in Austin list" so you can make the most of your trip!
Giant Paddleboard at Sunset w/ Bats!
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. July 2022 UPDATE: The bats are the best they've been in 10 years right now. Don't miss this trip. 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 4.5 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. The mega paddle boards make for an excellent family or group option cause you get to stay together and share the experience. 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
Mezcal tasting & Tacos
The best 90 min that you will have in your day, drinking Mezcal is a sacred ritual!  Experience a cultural identity journey through your senses. Handpicked bottles of multi varietal & multi brand Mezcal + Vaquero Taquero's (best tacos in town) pairing. (Vegetarian options included) *1 Mezcal espadin + 1 taco . *2 Mezcales from wild agaves + 2 tacos. *1 ensamble or blend of agaves + 1 taco. *2 surprise Mezcales + surprise pairing. *Each tasting will have different Mezcales.
Walk in 1880's Austin as an Axe Murderer
Walk through Austin as if you were living there in the 1880's, the same time when "Servant Girl Annihilator", one of America's first serial killers, was terrorizing Austin. We meet in an Austin speakeasy to have a drink or two, then stroll down old Pine street passing along noteworthy places including the home of O'Henry who covered the axe murders in the Austin American Statesman and coined the name of the infamous killer. We will see the historic old blacksmith shop, the locations where some of the murders happened, the historic Driskill hotel and the moonlight towers that were erected in hopes of illuminating the city for the first time in the wake of the deaths. This experience will have you feeling like you are in Austin in the 1880's and the Servant Girl Annihilator, who was never caught, might be lurking just around the corner. Other things to note Austin can be HOT! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes that are comfortable. Don't worry though, we will have a stop along the way for bathrooms and cocktails.
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