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Austin: Sunset Boat Cruise with Guided Evening Tour

Activity provider: See Sight Tours USA

Austin: Sunset Boat Cruise with Guided Evening Tour

Activity provider: See Sight Tours USA
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From US$ 79 per person

Sail across Lady Bird Lake at sunset to admire Austin's skyline on a scenic boat tour before exploring iconic sites on a narrated drive with a guide. Join a bat-watching tour between March to October.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The pickup time will be confirmed 1-3 days prior to the tour date via email or text. If you do not have access to these, please contact the local partner directly to arrange pickup. Be ready 30 minutes prior to the tour's starting time at the pre-arranged pickup location.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Witness Austin come to life as the sun begins to fade and lower into the horizon
  • Enjoy the scenery and peaceful calm of a relaxed late-afternoon sunset cruise
  • Drive past the Paramount Theatre, Texas Capitol, and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge
  • Learn about the history of the area from your guide's on-board commentary
  • See the Congress Avenue bridge with the largest urban bat colony (March-October)
  • Benefit from complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Austin
Full description

Experience the beauty of Austin at twilight on a sunset cruise, with a guide and hotel transfer included. See the city's top sites including the Willie Nelson Statue, Paramount Theatre, Texas Capitol, and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge lit up at night. Join a bat-watching tour during March-October.

Be greeted by your guide at your downtown Austin accommodation and begin your evening tour in the comfort of a Mercedes Metris van. At dusk, cruise on Austin's Lady Bird Lake and watch the changing skyline. Learn about the city’s culture and friendly locals. If you take this tour between March and October, you're in luck as this is the best time to witness Austin's famous Congress Bridge bats. Join your guide on a bat-watching excursion to see fabled Mexican (or Brazilian) free-tailed bats take flight from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Witness the nightly show of the bats under the bridge where a large colony of 1.5 million bats resides — one of the biggest colonies of urban bats in the world. Be awestruck at the sight of these bats flying across the colorful evening sky, with speeds of 60 miles per hour. Next, hop back into the van to enjoy a narrated drive with stops at several iconic landmarks including Pfluger Bridge, Texas State Capitol, the Willie Nelson statue, and Paramount Theatre illuminated at night. Get local insights into the surrounding area from your guide. At the end of the tour, be taken back to your downtown Austin hotel.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Austin
  • Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Bat watching (March-October)
  • Narrated drive in a van
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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