Private Guided Tours
$45 per person for 2+ hour experience
six person minimum/must inquire a minimum of one week in advance
What could be better than learning from a local while getting out on the water? Fact is, if you’re looking for a new way to tour Austin, our private guided paddles are the way to go! All of our tours are led by our experienced and highly entertaining guides.
Guided Eco and Historical Tour
Experience Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, and Downtown Austin while picking up some facts to bring home! Our guided eco and historical paddle tour is also a great way to learn about Texas wildlife that only the locals know. Plus (whether you like it or not), you’ll probably pick up a few new dad jokes along the way.
Guided Bat Tour
Our incredibly popular seasonal tour with a 2-mile paddle to the famous Congress Avenue Bridge and a picture perfect view of over 1.5 million bats flying overhead. The 4-mile round-trip paddle is accompanied by one of our excellent guides who will teach you about prominent architecture across the skyline, the Austin power plant, Auditorium Shores, and more. The tour is approximately two and a half hours but please allow for some wiggle room as the bats dictate our timing!
After-Hours Moonlight Tour
You’ll see Austin in a whole new light on this guided, two-hour evening paddle! You can choose to head upstream towards Red Bud Isle and feel a world away, or point your boat east toward the shimmering skyline as the moon lights the way. However you head out, it’ll be an experience like no other!
Guaranteed reservation and equipment
Expedited check-in process
Dedicated dock attendant and guides throughout experience
Free splash bag rentals
Complimentary water or Gatorade per person (it’s important to hydrate y’all)!
Exclusive use of our picnic area for those into snacks and things
40% off merch
$45 per person
You must have a party of six or more to book a guided tour. We require groups to put down a deposit to hold their reservation. Please inquire at least one week prior to your desired guided tour reservation.Request a reservation
What to bring
We require each of these before you hit the water, no exceptions – but keep in mind our dock doesn’t have secured storage for additional items.
Matching Credit Card
(provided at dock)
Guided Paddle FAQs
Can my group show up without a reservation if we have 10 people or less for a guided paddle?
If I book a guided paddle, what is included?
How long can we use the picnic area and how many people do the tables hold?
Can I reschedule my guided paddle if something comes up?
What happens if people in my party are running late?
What happens if the weather looks bad for my upcoming reservation or the experience is cancelled due to weather?
What type of guided paddles do you offer?
How long are guided paddles?
Our typical guided paddles are about 2 hours. But, for our bat paddles, the bats dictate our timing so plan to be on the water anywhere between two and three hours.
Is there a minimum age you have to be to go on a guided paddle?
Can you bring your pets on a guided paddle?
What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on your eco and historical tour?
Can people take different boats out for guided paddles?
Can i book a guided tour if I have less than six people?