Glass Bottom Illuminated Kayak Tours | Sailing | Austin Sailboat Rentals


 Bat & Sunset Tours

Tours Are Suspended Until the week of September 5, 2016
Cost $80 for two people sharing the same Tandem Kayak
(please change the quantity at check out to add additional boats)

DSC_0230ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 17––A big brown bat flys with a beetle in its mouth in this undated photo. The most common species of bat in the United States, the brown can be rabid but has rarely been linked with human cases of rabies. (AP Photo/Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International)BAT & SUNSET TOURS  Come see a beautiful sunset and the Mexican Free-tailed Bats  fly out from under the Congress Avenue  ridge over Lady Bird Lake, and then experience a leisurely paddle back under the stars, all light up … you'll look like Disney on Parade on the Lake!


Tours are offered every Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm and depart from behind the Holiday Inn on Townlake, 20 N IH 35, Austin, TX 78701

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Advanced Reservations Required Tours fill up fast, so we do recommend making advanced reservations once you know you want to go.  If it rains, we'll gladly refund your tour 100% or give you a raincheck (whichever you prefer).  If it's less than 2 hours before a scheduled tour and you would like to book, please call Jim at 512-815-0980 to check on availability.DSC_0220

Cancellations Our cancellation policy allows a customer to cancel a tour for a full refund up until 7 days prior to their scheduled tour date.  If a customer cancels a booking within 3 to 6 days prior to the reservation they incur a 50% penalty.  Anything less than a 3 day cancellation notice and the booking is considered nonrefundable.  If it rains, we'll gladly refund your tour 100% or give you a raincheck (whichever you prefer).

Kayaks and Paddles All kayaks are tandems (two people per kayak) and have full length glass bottoms, are illuminated at night, and come with two illuminated paddles, and two life vests.

Weight Limit Per Kayak  All kayaks are tandems (two people per kayak) and have a combined weight limit of 450 lbs. per kayak.   

Length of Tours  Tours last about 2 hours, and we ask that you please meet at least 30 photo 2minutes before your scheduled tour at the designed location for your particular tour.  Safety overview and kayaking instructions will be provided.

Children  are welcome on the tours.  If a child is small enough (typically 3 and under) to sit in a parents lap, then that parent is welcome to take their child for free, but they do forfeit a paddle, and must hold on the child the entire tour.  The other adult passenger will paddle the kayak for all three passengers (only one child per kayak is permitted).  If a child is old enough to sit in the kayak safely on their own, regardless of paddling, then they must pay and take their own seat.  An adult must go with a child.

Pets  although we are pet friendly, unfortunately on our glass bottom kayaks we do not allow pets, due to scratching of the glass.

What to Wear please wear comfortable clothing as you'll be sitting in the kayak for two hours.  Wear non slip shoes and a light jacket or sweater in case you get cold or take off in case you get hot from paddling.  If you're on a Sunset Tour, please remember your sunglasses!

What to Bring please bring a small towel to throw over your lap (sometimes you get wet from paddling), and bring a plastic bottle of water or your favorite beverage.

DSC_0280Driving Directions  Tours offered on Lady Bird Lake from behind the Holiday Inn on Town Lake, 20 N IH 35, Austin, TX 7801.  From downtown Austin, head East on Cesar Chavez towards IH 35, stay on the access road South and veer down towards the lake (do not cross the bridge), veer towards your right and you'll see the launch area directly on your left.  Park on the street for a minimal fee or in the Holiday Inn parking lot (at your own risk).

Questions or Concerns  Please call Jim at 512-815-0980 if you are have any questions or difficulty finding us.

Photos of Past Tours


Before making a reservation, please familiarize yourself with
What You Should Know Before You Go and our Policies.

Thank you!