Bat Spectacular: Evening Kayak Tour

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$99 for REI Members

$119 for non-members

Limited spots left


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 12
  • Group size 8 people

Join REI for this evening kayaking adventure to see the thousands of Mexican Freetail Bats taking flight over the Cosumnes River Preserve. Every year an estimated 40,000 bats roost on the underside of a 1950 redwood-beam bridge and dramatically take flight at sunset in search of insects. This beautiful preserve is situated at the confluence of the Consumnes and Mokelumne rivers and is home to not only bats but also an extensive birdlife, including herons, red-tailed and Swainson's hawks. Our guides will accompany you and share their knowledge of the area and the incredible wildlife of the Refuge. All equipment will be provided, so come and be a part of this fun adventure and watch this amazing spectacle with REI this season.

  • Gain confidence while paddling
  • Experience the uniqueness of the Cosumnes River Preserve
  • Kayaking equipment provided

What to bring with you

Map image of Cosumnes River Preserve

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No parking fees. Restrooms and water are not available on site.