Water activity

Austin: Congress Avenue Sunset Bat Kayaking Tour

Activity provider:Rowing Dock
Water activity

Austin: Congress Avenue Sunset Bat Kayaking Tour

Activity provider:Rowing Dock

From US$ 60 per person

Join this popular seasonal tour along Lady Bird Lake with views of the famous Congress Avenue Bridge where the Mexican free-tailed bats live. Marvel at more than 1.5 million bats flying overhead.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the thrill of looking up at over a million bats flying over you
  • Learn more about Austin’s history and architecture while taking in the sights
  • Marvel at Austin’s scenic cityscape from the calm waters of Lady Bird Lake
  • Immerse yourself in the Austin’s lush greenery and the sounds of wildlife
  • Enjoy a safe adventure with life jackets and high-end kayaking gear
Full description

Embark on a 4-mile round-trip paddle to the famous Congress Avenue Bridge and get picture-perfect views of over 1.5 million bats flying overhead on this kayaking trip on Lady Bird Lake. Learn about the history and migration of the Mexican free-tailed bats from your guide.

Start your adventure by gearing up with a life jacket, then set out on the water with your own premium kayak and paddles. Follow alongside your guide as you take in the natural beauty of the lake and surrounding area.

As you paddle, learn more about Austin’s prominent architecture across the skyline, the Austin power plant, Auditorium Shores, the history of Congress Avenue Bridge, and more. 

  • Premium kayaks and paddles
  • Life jackets
  • Bottled water
  • Dry Bag rentals
  • Kayaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Please check in at Rowing Dock before the tour starts. Guests who are not checked in before the tour departs will not be allowed to join the tour.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • The tour duration is approximate; expect some wiggle room as the bats dictate the timing of the tour

Product ID: 402034