Special Event:  Bat Watching Sunset Cruise


Be a part of an Austin tradition! Come aboard one of our chartered boats to see Austin's famous Mexican free-tailed bats depart at sunset!  The Anne W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is the home of the largest urban bat colony in the world.  The bats migrate each spring from central Mexico and return to Mexico in early Fall. Our chartered cruise will provide the best possible viewing for one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world!   Boats leave from the dock directly behind our hotel and include dinner, cocktails and a city skyline sightseeing tour of Austin.


Tuesday, April 11    7:00 - 9:00 PM

Fee is $50/person

Capacity is limited and we WILL SELL OUT - be sure to purchase your tickets early.  You can add your ticket during your conference registration, or purchase separately by choosing "Bat Watching Sunset Cruise Ticket Only" option if you've already registered for the conference.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  (be sure to choose "Bat Watching Cruise Ticket Only" if just registering for that)


 Other Area Events

 Looking to extend your stay and explore Austin?  We've partnered with the "Austin 10/20" race, being held April 9th (10 miles, 20 bands) to provide you with a discount of $10 off the race fee by using the code MALC17.  Check out the race website for info and registration.

If you plan to extend your stay on either side of the conference, the hotel may extend the group rate based on availability, so book early to receive the group rate for these days!