We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About UnPhiltered Kayaking
North Alabama's premiere kayaking outfitter. Guided trips, professional instruction and rentals
Read more
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours

UnPhiltered Kayaking
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
12Reviews2Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 12
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
jsm1103 wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
I cannot stop thinking about our kayak excursion to the bat cave. It was one of the most incredible things I've ever done' Thankful my teen was able to get some video, which I've been re-watching - and sharing - a lot. If I am ever in the area again, I would do this again in a heartbeat! Thank you Phil and Cyndy!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Phil W, Owner at UnPhiltered Kayaking
Responded 4 Sep 2019
We are grateful and thankful for those kind words! It truly was an incredible weekend, one we'll remember as well!
Read more
Tanya wrote a review Aug 2017
Birmingham, Alabama11 contributions2 helpful votes
I went on the bat trip last summer, and did it again this July. It's a great experience, and it's different every time! Different animals (ospreys, hawks, and bats one night; herons, owls, and bats the next time) and different phases of the moon (new moon with a sky full of stars one time, a bright quarter moon lighting the water the next) make each trip a unique experience. Phil and Cyndi are great; they seem to know everything about the lake and its environment, and about kayaking. The trip is easy enough that new kayakers, children, and those of us who aren't quite in shape can enjoy. I'm looking forward to my third trip next summer :)
Read more
Date of experience: July 2017
Helpful
Share
Response from Phil W, Owner at UnPhiltered Kayaking
Responded 8 Aug 2017
thank you Tanya!
Read more
Jo S. K wrote a review Jul 2017
10 contributions
We set out onto the water at 7 pm to visit the Hambrick Bat Cave. Phil was helpful in providing a few lessons in how to paddle efficiently and both he and Cyndy were very outgoing and friendly. We leisurely paddled about a mile to the cave. At dusk, we watched thousands of grey bats exit the cave! Phil said that the best time of year to see even more bats is May and June. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g30584-d5860438-r399532195-UnPhiltered_Kayaking-Guntersville_Alabama.html#
Read more
Date of experience: July 2017
Helpful
Share
Response from Phil W, Owner at UnPhiltered Kayaking
Responded 23 Jul 2017
Thank you Jo for those kind words, we hope to see you and a group of your friends/family next May or June !!
Read more
Tara M wrote a review Jun 2017
9 contributions4 helpful votes
We did the bat cave trip with kids 12-9. Trip was beautiful and it was really neat to see the bats Super responsive to emails and super friendly. Thanks so much for the experience.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2017
Helpful
Share
Response from Phil W, Owner at UnPhiltered Kayaking
Responded 23 Jun 2017
Thank you Tara,Cyndi and I had a great time with your family :-)
Read more
GregGrimes wrote a review Jun 2017
Grant, Alabama21 contributions6 helpful votes
I joined in the group last night paddling to the Hambrick bat cave near Guntersville Dam. It was an awesome trip with some great folks. Phil and Cyndi are terrific guides and take care of everyone without being overbearing. If you are thinking about trying a kayak, give Phil a call. It's the best kayak investment you can make (how much is your safety worth?). Besides, they are just fun people to be around.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2017
Helpful
Share
Previous