Guided Tours & Events

Our Guided Tours offer the opportunity to see Austin in a whole new way — from the Lake!

Reserved Tours are great for all ages, require no previous paddling experience and are available regularly throughout the year.

Guided Sunset Bat Tour

Spring 2020 open!

 

2020 Early Spring Bat Tour dates are available!

 

With our award-winning tour, Enjoy the best seat in town to watch 1.5 million bats fly out! Our fun and informative guides will ensure you have a great time as you learn about and experience Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin, and the world's largest urban bat colony!

  • $50 per double kayak (two individuals) +tax

  • Reserve online by clicking the "Book Now" button

  • Includes Equipment, Guide, and Paddling Lesson

  • Walk-ups welcomed if tour is on, if space is available, and if guest arrival is 15 minutes prior to tour. 

Guided Downtown to Barton Springs Tour

Choose between 2 times!

Friday - Sunday

9:30 am (September-October)

5:30 pm (October)

     On our fun 2 hour tour, join our experienced guides on a paddle under the famous Bat Bridge and along Lady Bird Lake with stunning views of the Downtown Austin skyline. The Tour will end up at the beautiful spring-fed waters of Barton Springs, the natural wonder of Austin!

  • $30 + tax per person

  • Reserve online by clicking the "book now" button

  • Includes Equipment, Guide, and Paddling Lesson

  • Walk-ups welcomed if tour is on, if space is available, and if guest arrival is 15 minutes prior to tour.  

 Yoga Class

Reserve your group in 2019!

Private Lessons

Private lessons for kayaking or standup paddleboarding are available upon request with advance notice.   Individuals will receive one-on-one guided instruction for 75 minutes with an experienced guide.

Full Moon Bat Tour

Like a Bat Tour but Better!

Stay out to watch the Full Moon rise

$50 per double kayak, $30 per single available at desk

Kiddos Kayaking Class

Returns Summer 2020

10-11 am

Through guided instruction and games, kids can learn kayaking and water safety.

  • Free with RSVP, under Book Now

  • Ages 6-10

  • 15 spots per class

  • Fees include an experienced guide, life vest, watercraft, paddle, and instruction on safety and paddling technique.

  • Arrive at our check-in desk 10-15 minutes in advance of event launch time to sign liability waiver with one driver's license or passport per watercraft.

  • Downtown Tours/Classes:  Available by advance reservation until 7pm the day before the event.

  • Sunset Bat Tours:  Available by advance reservation up until 10 a.m. the day of the event. Walk-ups will be permitted if/when room is available, beginning in May, until 5:30 p.m. the day of the event. Call our Rentals Desk day of to inquire about walk-up availability. 

Upcoming Special Events

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