What you'll do
Enjoy a short, peaceful paddle to the mouth of Nickajack Cave at sunset to watch thousands of endangered gray bats emerge at sunset for their nightly feeding. This unique, guided and fully equipped SUP adventure will give you a front row seat to one of mother nature’s most spectacular and mystical occurrences. Perfect for beginners or intermediate paddlers who want a unique paddling adventure and the opportunity to observe obscure wildlife up close. This beginner-friendly adventure is appropriate for ages 13+ when accompanied by an adult. Some paddling experience is helpful but not required to participate. I will offer basic paddling instruction, water safety information and provide on water support throughout the duration of the tour, which lasts approximately 2 hours. Price is $50 per person which includes the guided tour along with all the equipment (board, paddle, lifejacket, and lights).
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I have 17+ years of experience as a whitewater raft guide and trip leader on the Ocoee River, and 7 years of experience leading flatwater paddling adventures on Chattanooga's scenic waterways. I recently turned my passion for leading outdoor adventures on water into more than just a hobby. Now, in my second year as the founder and lead adventure guide of Sunshine's Adventures, I provide unique, guided and fully equipped paddleboard tours for adventurous visitors to explore Chattanooga's scenic waterways and natural landscapes on stable inflatable paddleboards. Common adventures include paddling to the Nickajack bat cave, chasing a sunset downriver or paddling under the light of the full moon! I can even customize tours for you and your group to make the adventure one of a kind!
We provide all paddling equipment including an inflatable paddleboard, paddle, lifejacket, and lights.
Where you'll be
Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge is home to thousands of endangered gray bats. The bats are present April through September and emerge at sunset for their nightly feeding. Get a front row seat to the action by being on the water on a stable inflatable paddleboard, which provides the best viewing angle.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 13 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This is a beginner friendly activity. No experience necessary to participate. Appropriate for ages 13+ with participating adult. Weight limit of the paddleboards is 275lbs.
Nickajack Bat Cave Paddling Adventure
£41 / personNew experience
£41 / person