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Waugh Bat Colony Tours

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July 16 @ 7:45 pm 9:00 pm

selective focus photo of black bat on brown stone

From the organizer:


Guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from Waugh Drive Bridge. Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us.

Time: Boat departs 30 minutes before sunset

Departure location: 1019 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002 (at Main Street), go down the cascading stairs (on your left of the 3-story brown brick building). The pontoon boat will be docked at the wharf.

What to Know

  • Duration – 90 minutes
  • All boat tours are subject to cancellation due to weather and water conditions.
  • Take care of any “pit stops” before the tour, as the restroom on the boat is for emergencies only.
  • There are 52 steps from the street level down to Allen’s Landing.
  • Children under age 4 are not permitted on boat tours.

What to Bring

Dress in weather-appropriate clothing with the understanding that it will be about 5 degrees cooler on the water. For summer months, please make sure to bring sunscreen and wear a hat for sun protection, as a portion of the boat is not covered.

1019 Commerce St
Houston, Texas 77002
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