As we move deeper into the new millennium, we are beginning to understand the importance of preservation and conservation; this planet we live on won’t be able to sustain us forever if we don’t change some things, and the best way to educate is through entertainment. One of the ways we do that here in Austin is through a variety of guided eco-tours that allow guests to explore the wonders of the great outdoors while learning the various ways we can conserve and protect our greatest treasures. Here’s a list of places that offer an eco tour in the Austin area.
Live, Love, Paddle
There are over 24 species of bats on the endangered list, which makes the colony of bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge even more extraordinary and important. When you visit Austin from March through November, Live, Love, Paddle offers kayak tours to give you an up-close glimpse of this natural phenomenon. Costing $45 per person and lasting about 3 hours, this tour is an experience you will never forget.
Lone Star Kayak Tours
Offering a variety of Austin tours, including their own version of the bat tour, Lone Star Kayak is the host of one of our favorite eco tours, the Austin Serenity Tour. Lasting approximately two hours and costing $55 per person, this tour of the more peaceful areas of Lady Bird Lake will quiet your mind as you learn about the wildlife that make their home here in Austin.
Save Our Springs
If you’re planning a summer visit, we highly recommend trying out a Save Our Springs eco tour. Costing only $10 per person, this snorkeling tour of the Three Springs is fun and educational, teaching participants about the dangers of water pollution in the springs.
Lone Star River Boat
If it seems like we are harping on the bat tours, you have to understand that the sight of hundreds, if not thousands of bats flying out each evening at sunset is spectacular! And because not everyone wants to expend the energy of paddling themselves to the spot where the action is, the Lone Star Riverboat offers its own eco tour of the bats for only $12 per person. I
We Appreciate the Great Outdoors and Love Austin Tours
Part of the charm of renting one of our luxury vacation rentals is the view of that beautiful Texas landscape just outside the windows, and we try to do our part to preserve and protect it as well. If you’re traveling to Austin in a larger group, be sure to check out our 4 bedroom rentals. Contact us today to learn more about Austin tours and to book one of our holiday vacation rentals! Check out these Austin riverfront rentals!