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Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. August 15th, 2022 Update: The bats are the best I've ever seen them right now! Dont miss this. Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss! If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Book through me because: I'm a traveler and Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip! Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your tri
Tipsy Tubing in Spring fed Water
We will meet at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten, (121 Pickle Road) and I will drive everyone to San Marcos, where we will hop on the San Marcos River and enjoy a lazy tube ride to the exit point about 2.5-3.5 hours downstream. (Depending on y’all’s time frame. My motto is if we are having fun, let’s keep on having fun!). B.Y.O.B. so please bring beers and seltzers, but please leave the glass containers back at the Airbnb. I will have a small cooler for everyone, so no need to worry about that. ...we will have a little party while floating, looking at the local wildlife, and soaking in some Sun. This event is great for groups, great for team-building, great for teams, so ask me about Private Bookings! If the trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Other things to note You will get wet, you should be able to swim, Bring some of your favorite beers if you want, you should want to have fun. I will drive.
Tour Austin's Best Street Art
We are excited to be outside and showing you around one of the top 25 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World! If you enjoy street art and graffiti or know nothing about it, you will LOVE this highly rated tour. Discover parts of East Austin that never made it into a guidebook on the ever-changing street art scene. Whether you're looking for great photo ops, art history, or the inside scoop on local living in Austin, this street art tour will touch on all of these subjects. Together, we'll explore one of Austin's largest concentrations of public art. Reviews of this well curated tour focus on the tour guide's knowledge and passion of the artists and their artwork. By the end of the walk, we guarantee you'll know more about Austin's public art than most local residents, and you'll never look at murals, street art, or graffiti the same way again. Other things to note: If you want a tour outside of the times listed, we offer private tours that start at $350. This is a family-friendly tour and is for anyone who can meander at a walking pace! There are frequent stops and we end at a coffee shop. It is a linear tour and doesn't return to the start.
Float the Canyons of the Rio Grande
Imagine floating thru the epic canyons of the Rio Grande on a full day, fully guided, fully equipped trip. The Rio is mostly flat water for a scenic adventure. The river has class I rapids that is perfect for our first timers. Come learn and/or work on your boating skills. The water levels fluctuate and can influence what boats we take: rafts (we can row you down the river or everyone paddles), canoes, or kayaks. Throughout the winter season, the river is usually not more than thigh deep. Riding in a raft with all your favorite people makes for some fun pictures. We can row you down the river in a raft or if you/some/all want to paddle raft that is a great option too. At lower water levels we like to canoe and kayak. The canoes are 2 seaters with the option to ride smaller kids in the middle. The kayaks are single or tandem sit in or sit on top and are totally lots of fun. Weather also can influence what the choice boat would be. We meet up in the morning and then drive down to the river. Included is all gear and dry bags. Please bring your own food and beverages. A cooler to put your lunch in and ice water is provided. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. Other things to note We will meet at 9 a.m. central time (check your clock) at the office of Big Bend Boating & Hiking Company. Pack a camera, snacks, a lunch, water bottle and big smiles for a great day
Horseback Riding at Sunset
Come enjoy a memorable wrangling adventure on a Texas ranch as the sun sets over the Brazos River valley. Perfect for couples, families or other groups eager to ditch their smartphones, swing into the saddle and ride under the Texas sky! Plus, on cool evenings, make s'mores over a campfire and have a cup of cocoa. It doesn’t matter if you have never been on a horse before or if you have not ridden in years, our expert guides will start you off with an easy to understand instruction, ensuring that you will be comfortable and safe. No matter your experience level, you will enjoy the scenic views, fresh air and learning from our guides as they share their unique experiences as horsemen. Other things to note Closed toed shoes are required. Long pants are highly recommended. Dress appropriately for the weather. Most people don't wear warm enough clothes in the winter months! We have a bathroom on-site. We provide water and other drinks.

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Bubbly Booze Cruise
OUR FIRST PUBLIC TOUR IN THE BRAND NEW BUBBLE BUS! HOP ON FOR A CRUISE THROUGH CHAMPAGNE TASTINGS, WINE TASTINGS, AND BEER AND BOOZE TASTINGS! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT? WE WORK WITH THE MOST FUN DESTINATIONS IN THE HILL COUNTRY! (TASTINGS NOT INCLUDED)
Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. August 15th, 2022 Update: The bats are the best I've ever seen them right now! Dont miss this. Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss! If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Book through me because: I'm a traveler and Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip! Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your tri
Tipsy Tubing in Spring fed Water
We will meet at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten, (121 Pickle Road) and I will drive everyone to San Marcos, where we will hop on the San Marcos River and enjoy a lazy tube ride to the exit point about 2.5-3.5 hours downstream. (Depending on y’all’s time frame. My motto is if we are having fun, let’s keep on having fun!). B.Y.O.B. so please bring beers and seltzers, but please leave the glass containers back at the Airbnb. I will have a small cooler for everyone, so no need to worry about that. ...we will have a little party while floating, looking at the local wildlife, and soaking in some Sun. This event is great for groups, great for team-building, great for teams, so ask me about Private Bookings! If the trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Other things to note You will get wet, you should be able to swim, Bring some of your favorite beers if you want, you should want to have fun. I will drive.
Austin Unlocked- A Speakeasy Tour
Go on a walking, cocktail tasting, tour of downtown Austin! We'll stop and talk about several hidden-face speakeasy style bars - some stashed inside parking garages, behind bookshelves, down alley ways, pass-code and password protected, and private clubs! We'll get you into three where we can order drinks! Meet downtown and we'll sit and chat for a few minutes at introducing ourselves and what it means to call a bar a speakeasy in Austin, TX. Then, we walk to the first bar. All the bars are located downtown within a few blocks of each other. We'll spend 30-45 minutes in each of three bars, having drinks, learning about the place, and appreciating the aesthetic. Throughout the night we will continue on past a total of seven hidden-face speakeasy style bars, stopping in some and just stopping to talk about others. The night ends once you get into the third and final bar and get your drinks ordered. We do not to include drinks to give you a lower price and more choice. We will have a group tab which can be paid for via cash, Apple Pay and Cash App. Prices vary by venue but $15-25 per drink (including a 20% tip) is a good ballpark.
Glass Bottom Kayaking Eco Tour or Glow
Join us for a one of a kind tour of the San Marcos River! You will be learning about kayaking from an Olympian on a clear springs starting at the source and floating down to my house on the river. Our clear kayaks create a totally unique view of the river that you CANNOT miss! We will meet at 602 North Interstate 35 in San Marcos and get geared up. We will then travel together to our put in location on the upper San Marcos River. As we kayak back down, you will be given paddling tips and tricks, information about our unique river, along with an amazing view! Other things to note This is a moderately physical activity. It includes wading in the river, optional swimming, and kayaking!
To The Bats and Back, Scenic Sunset Kayak Tour On Town Lake
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Cowboy Booze Cruise
Join us on a one of a kind tour to OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Enjoy the beautiful hill country views while we drive you to 3 of the Hill Country's best wineries! The wine tour will stop at 3 locations for you to enjoy wine, champagne and light bites! Tastings not inlcuded.
Outdoor Yoga & Mimosas
We will participate in a 1-hour yoga class that is accessible to all levels of practitioners, including beginners. We will move on our mats, soaking up the sun under the large oak trees of our private backyard venue. Immediately following our yoga session, we will enjoy two complimentary mimosas while getting to know our fellow yogis (must be 21+ with a valid ID to consume alcohol). We will listen to music, talk, laugh, and enjoy the company of those who appreciate unique, fun, and different experiences! Please note that this is meant to be a fun and unique experience but also a relaxing and rewarding yoga class for all attendees...for that reason, we do not permit children under the age of 12 to attend. Any attendee who is under the age of 21 is not permitted to drink alcohol, although they are able to participate in yoga and receive a non-alcoholic beverage afterwards. Other things to note PLEASE READ: Yoga starts on the hour, doors will open and the instructor will meet you in the lobby 15 minutes before yoga. If you are running late, please send us a message!
Wood-fired pizza on the ranch
A pizza making experience unlike any other. Join us out in the beautiful Texas hill country next to the wood fired oven hand built by me and my father. Throughout the course of your evening on our ranch Chef/Owner Ryan Hildebrand will walk you through the history of pizza and woodfired baking as well as break down each component of a true Neapolitan style pie. Guests will get a chance to interact with every part of the pizza making process as Ryan explains the “whys” behind this piece of culinary tradition. First the guests will arrive to a beverage and a brief introduction on the history of our ranch and then we will begin our conversation on techniques and traditions of pizza. After this we will move to shaping our own individual pies and begin assembling pizzas for baking. Following the bake we will dine al fresco on our artisanal pies. **we have a 4 guest minimum for our classes, if you sign up with less people than the required minimum we will wait to see if anyone else books, if two days before there aren’t enough people for your class we will have to reschedule. ** **don’t see your dates listed? contact directly to book* * Don’t feel like driving back and forth? Want to spend the night on the ranch? We have a collection of eloquently designed stays nearby that you are welcome to stay at. Visit Mosaicsmtx . com
Tour Austin's Best Street Art
We are excited to be outside and showing you around one of the top 25 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World! If you enjoy street art and graffiti or know nothing about it, you will LOVE this highly rated tour. Discover parts of East Austin that never made it into a guidebook on the ever-changing street art scene. Whether you're looking for great photo ops, art history, or the inside scoop on local living in Austin, this street art tour will touch on all of these subjects. Together, we'll explore one of Austin's largest concentrations of public art. Reviews of this well curated tour focus on the tour guide's knowledge and passion of the artists and their artwork. By the end of the walk, we guarantee you'll know more about Austin's public art than most local residents, and you'll never look at murals, street art, or graffiti the same way again. Other things to note: If you want a tour outside of the times listed, we offer private tours that start at $350. This is a family-friendly tour and is for anyone who can meander at a walking pace! There are frequent stops and we end at a coffee shop. It is a linear tour and doesn't return to the start.
Private Mixology Classes
Guests will arrive to Cellar Mixology through our secret door and will step into our speakeasy. After a tour and brief history of our bar, our Mixologist will introduce himself and will engage guests as he teaches how to make 2-3 cocktails. Guests will have a chance to take advantage of his mixologist experience and will be able to ask anything they want regarding mixology and bartending. Other things to note Guests must be 21+. Business casual attire recommended.
Float the Canyons of the Rio Grande
Imagine floating thru the epic canyons of the Rio Grande on a full day, fully guided, fully equipped trip. The Rio is mostly flat water for a scenic adventure. The river has class I rapids that is perfect for our first timers. Come learn and/or work on your boating skills. The water levels fluctuate and can influence what boats we take: rafts (we can row you down the river or everyone paddles), canoes, or kayaks. Throughout the winter season, the river is usually not more than thigh deep. Riding in a raft with all your favorite people makes for some fun pictures. We can row you down the river in a raft or if you/some/all want to paddle raft that is a great option too. At lower water levels we like to canoe and kayak. The canoes are 2 seaters with the option to ride smaller kids in the middle. The kayaks are single or tandem sit in or sit on top and are totally lots of fun. Weather also can influence what the choice boat would be. We meet up in the morning and then drive down to the river. Included is all gear and dry bags. Please bring your own food and beverages. A cooler to put your lunch in and ice water is provided. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. Other things to note We will meet at 9 a.m. central time (check your clock) at the office of Big Bend Boating & Hiking Company. Pack a camera, snacks, a lunch, water bottle and big smiles for a great day
Mezcal tasting & Tacos
The best 90 min that you will have in your day, drinking Mezcal is a sacred ritual!  Experience a cultural identity journey through your senses. Handpicked bottles of multi varietal & multi brand Mezcal + Vaquero Taquero's (best tacos in town) pairing. (Vegetarian options included) *1 Mezcal espadin + 1 taco . *2 Mezcales from wild agaves + 2 tacos. *1 ensamble or blend of agaves + 1 taco. *2 surprise Mezcales + surprise pairing. *Each tasting will have different Mezcales.
Horseback Tour of Private Working Ranch
On horseback you will be guided by a 4th generation rancher through sections of Chihuahuan Desert in Far West Texas. This tour offers a rare opportunity to visit a 3,200 acre private ranch, operational for over 100 years. On this 1/2 day long tour, we will meet at the ranch gate where I will lead you to parking and the horse pens. At the pens you will get acquainted with my 3 seasoned quarter horses: Cactus Jake, Seis, and Flash. Once acquainted you will have a basic riding lesson before we head off to the prehistoric Kockernot Mesa trail on horseback. This trail originally carved out by Native Americans hundreds of years ago and in more recent times by the cavalry during the civil war will be our gateway to learning about the history that has transpired in this area how the land has been used in the past thru present. We will break for a small, provided snack before we head up the winding hillside path to our destination of several Native American sites. Once near the site locations we will dismount to wander off the beaten path on foot. As you gaze upon these prehistoric sites, you are welcome to collect rocks such as geodes and flint, take photos and look for arrowheads. Once we have taken in all the sites we will remount and head back to the pens for the closing of our trip. Before we say goodbye, I will be happy to answer questions about the land and its history.
Discover San Antonio with Private Chef Kris
"My two homes explicitly inspire my food, one being in California, where we use local produce and herbs. We use the term “Farm to Fork.” My second home is Louisiana, where we use local catch fresh seafood and bold, colorful, flavorful dishes. I love preparing dishes I’ve created alone in my culinary career and bringing them into clients' homes." - Chef Kris Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 15% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 20% OFF — groups of +6 guests Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of San Antonio without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and San Antonio's local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.