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 April to early October. Enjoy a 3-mile paddle around Nickajack Lake to the cave entrance during which you may be lucky enough to observe such local treats as osprey and bald eagles. Take in the thrill as thousands of bats leave the cave at dusk.


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. 


Equipment Provided:


Life jacket



Group throw bag 

Group towline

Group first aid kit

Kayak light

Personal Gear:
Synthetic clothing layers
1-liter water bottle

Trip Duration:
2 hours 
All trips are on Eastern Standard time

Fitness Level:
No experience 

What to Wear:
Short or long sleeve synthetic shirt 
Board shorts 
Pair of synthetic pants

Secure footwear Options:
Old tennis shoes 
Water shoes
Sandals with a secure heal
Extra set of dry shoes for your drive home 

$69 per guest
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