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Bracken Bat Flight

#131 of 266 things to do in San Antonio Features Animals
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266-2671
+1 210-651-6101
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A Must See For Nature Lovers

Thoroughly enjoyed watching the bats fly out of the cave. Truly amazing! Our guide was great and... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Eva B
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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Fabulous experience!

We recently took some relatives from Germany to the Bracken Bat Flight. The sight of 20 millions... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
TexasKirby
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Texas
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26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266-2671
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed watching the bats fly out of the cave. Truly amazing! Our guide was great and provided lots of information. Be patient as bats don't fly out of the cave on demand. Be prepared to sit quietly and patiently and you will be rewarded....More

1  Thank Eva B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We recently took some relatives from Germany to the Bracken Bat Flight. The sight of 20 millions Mexican free tail bats exiting Bracken cave was spectacular. The volunteers from Bat Conservation International were all knowledgable and articulate. We all came away with a new found...More

2  Thank TexasKirby
Reviewed 22 August 2016

There are 2 ways to visit this bat cave: Join Bat Conservation International (BCI) or book through the Natural Bridge Caverns. We joined BCI which was simple to do online and only cost $40. Each member can bring 3 guests to see the bat flight....More

6  Thank FayeJ42
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Seeing the bats emerge was actually better than the cavern tour! They flew out for at least 30 to 40 minutes! Millions of bats. So many that you could hear the flapping of their wings. It was truly awe inspiring. I can't even really describe...More

2  Thank SandraParrLatham
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I visited with my 20 yr old niece. We were interested, but neither of us expected the experience to be as awe inspiring, as it was. I had seen an excellent story covered in the Nature Conservancy magazine. Fran & volunteers did an excellent job...More

2  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Met Fran at the gate and followed him back a mile or so to the parking area. My expectations were extremely high, having seen several videos and the written stories about the experience. As the sun started to set the anticipation really began to build....More

2  Thank 613terryt
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This emergence is AMAZING! You will not see anything else like it on earth! That is not an exaggeration, this is the world's largest bat colony. You will get to see Millions of bats leave their summer home to go out a eat billions of...More

5  Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My family of 4 (50, 49, 13, 15 ages) were excited to be able to see the Bracken bats leave their cave. It's billed as the largest concentration of mammals in the world; they claim 20 million Mexican Free-Tail bats! It takes hours for all...More

12  Thank TXBarbieriFamily
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We used to be able to just buy tickets to go to the Bat Cave and watch them energe which is fantastic. They now no longer have this option. To see the bat flight you have to puchase an expensive 5-6 hour package that includes...More

9  Thank 2texanstraveling
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing evening. Must see. We didn't have kids with us but there were kids there who loved it. You can also schedule to see the morning return at 5am. Must have reservations through Bat Conservation International.

6  Thank Beverly C
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