A very unique tour. A 2.5-3 hour outdoor, evening experience which takes you to a natural bat cave where you will see millions of bats spiral out on their nightly insect hunt. Bracken Cave is home to one of the world's largest bat colonies.
Keep in mind that you will be outdoors for the entire experience and will be subjected to the weather and natural landscapes. These are wild animals and each tour is somewhat different based on the bats emergence times.
Not for everyone, but if you are truly interested in experiencing one of Earth's most amazing natural sights, Bracken Cave is the place to be.
Tours will start in the afternoon and can last between 2 to 6 hours depending on the tour. Guests will drive their own vehicles to the nearby bat cave. (a few miles on a dusty ranch road)
Check-in and the educational orientation for the Bracken Bat Flight experience will be hosted at Natural Bridge Caverns.
Located 30 minutes north of downtown San Antonio, eight miles west of I-35 at exit #175, Natural Bridge Caverns Road.
Less than a 30 min. drive from the Temple:
Head east on Stone Oak Pkwy toward Mesa Ranch
Turn left onto Canyon Golf Rd
Turn right onto Wilderness Oak
Continue onto Summer Glen
Turn left onto US-281 N
Take the exit toward FM 1863/Bulverde
Turn right onto FM1863 E
Turn right onto FM3009 S/Natural Bridge Caverns Rd and continue to follow FM3009 S
Slight right onto Pvt Rd at FM 3009
Slight right onto Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
Caverns are on the left