One of the planet’s most famous bat congregations is located right in the heart of Austin! See it all on a kayak tour.
You don’t need to go cave exploring south of the border to get up close to a remarkable bat colony. In fact, one of the planet’s most famous bat congregations is located right in the heart of Austin!
Every year, hundreds of thousands of pregnant free-tail Mexican bats call the Congress Avenue Bridge home. And now’s your chance to say hello!
This incredible kayaking bat tour takes you to the most populated bat nest in the nation and one of the biggest in the entire world! Here’s what you can expect:
It’s a difficult experience to illustrate, as their numbers are so immense. During peak season in spring, there’s been known to be over 1.5 million living here! And the fact that you’re in an urban setting makes the adventure all the more astounding!
And don’t worry, those old tales of bats swooping into one’s hair are nothing more than silly bedtime stories. These critters are anything but aggressive. They’re peaceful, quite friendly and majestic!
I live in Chicago but was in Austin helping my son move there for a new job. We were so happy to take a break from the work of moving and get a gorgeous view of his new city from the water and also meet Austin’s world famous bats!