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Nickajack Bat Cave Sunset Kayak Tour

Join us to see endangered grey bats begin their nightly hunt for insects! The Nickajack Bat Cave and Wildlife Refuge in the Tennessee River is the summer roost for up to 100,000 of these animals. 


These tours run from late March to early October. Enjoy a 3-mile easy scenic paddle to several view points around Nickajack Lake. The grand finale of the trip takes you to the cave entrance during which you may be lucky enough to observe such local treats as a river otter, multiple osprey and the occasional bald eagle. Take in the thrill at sunset as thousands of bats leave the cave at dusk on their nightly hunt for water born insects. 


Learn cool facts about these grey bats and the interesting local history of the river and surrounding areas from your guide.   Reflect with your new friends about the dangers white-nose syndrome poses to the bat population and its impact on the ecology of other species in the area. Bring your binoculars and enjoy the sights on this bat cave kayak tour. This trip is a fun way to meet new friends or get your old friends off of the couch to try something new. 

Group Sizes: We can take up to 20 guests per trip
Single and Tandems Kayak Available
Equipment Provided: 


Life jacket



Group throw bag 

Group towline

Group first aid kit

Kayak light

Personal Gear:

Synthetic clothing layers

Water bottle

Trip Duration:

2 hours


Time Zones:

All trips operate on Eastern Time (this trip is located in the Central Time Zone) All trips times are operate on Eastern Time.


Fitness Level:

No experience 

What to Wear:

Short or long sleeve synthetic shirt, board shorts, or pair of synthetic pants

Secure Footwear Options:

Old tennis shoes, water shoes, sandals with a secure heal

Price:$69 per guest

Arrive 10 min before your trip time to give yourself time to sign the waiver and get checked in with your guide. 

Minimum Age: 7 years old and must weigh over 50 pounds

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