Fri, Jun 11 | Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge

Bat Cave Adventure

Enjoy a short, peaceful paddle to the mouth of Nickajack Cave to watch thousands of bat emerge at sunset!
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Bat Cave Adventure

Time & Location

Jun 11, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge, Mapleview Rd, South Pittsburg, TN 37380, USA

About the Event

During this Bat Cave Adventure, you'll 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 paddleboard adventure will give you a front-row seat to one of mother nature’s most spectacular and mystical occurrences as we end the evening paddling under the light of a full moon. 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. Experienced guides 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 includes the guided tour along with all the equipment (board, paddle, lifejacket, and lights). Reservations and payment are required at least 24 hours in advance as space is limited. To learn more email or call 423.763.7357.


Q: Do I need to know how to Paddleboard to participate? 

A: No, this is a beginner-friendly adventure with instruction and equipment provided. 

Q: Do I need to know how to swim to participate? 

A: No, you'll be required to wear a lifejacket throughout the duration of the tour, which will keep you afloat in the event you fall off the board into the water.

Q: I know how to swim, do I have to wear a lifejacket during the tour?

A: Yes, due to our insurance requirements, we require every participant to wear a lifejacket throughout the duration of our tours.

Q: Is there an age or weight limit? 

A: Yes, the maximum weight limit for SUP boards is 275 lbs. The minimum weight is 50 lbs for lifejackets for children. This adventure is most appropriate for ages 13+ with a participating adult. Children under the age of 13 may be required to share a paddleboard and ride with an adult depending on height and coordination. Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns.

Q: What is the cost if I have and use my own equipment? 

A: Cost is $25 per person if you have your own SUP/Kayak/Canoe and want to be a part of the adventure!

Q: What is your refund/cancellation policy? 

A: Cancellation requests received more than 48 hours in advance receive a full refund. Cancellation requests between 48-24 hours in advance will receive a 75% refund. Cancellation requests within 24 hours of the tour start time will receive a 50% refund. No call and no shows the day of the tour will not receive a refund. Sunshine’s Adventures reserves the right to cancel a tour at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. In the event of a cancellation, a rescheduled tour date will be offered. In the event you cannot attend the rescheduled tour, a full refund will be issued. If the tour begins and inclement weather occurs that poses a safety risk and is canceled at the discretion of the guide after 1 full hour; the tour is considered to be complete with no refund and/or reschedule offered. If the cancellation occurs less than 1 hour into the tour, a reschedule date and/or refund will be available. Thank you for your courtesy and understanding with this policy.

Q: What are you doing to address COVID-19?

A: All tours are limited to 6 people. All equipment is disinfected to industry standards prior to use. You will have your own disinfected equipment to use during the tour and will not share it with others. We only operate outdoors. We encourage physical distancing of 6 ft during the safety briefing and throughout the tour. We will not provide any transportation - you will meet us at the location given in the confirmation email. Guides will complete temperature checks before each tour. Guides will wear a face covering when coming in close proximity to offer instruction or assistance on the water. All waivers must be completed online prior to arrival which includes COVID-19 questions. We ask that you use good personal judgment and not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms. We also reserve the right to refuse participation if COVID-19 exposure or symptoms are exhibited/observed. We will offer refunds or credits on future tours to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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