Kayak Tours


 

 

 

Attention! Attention! Attention!

We will be closed June 18-22, and June 27-July 1

 

We are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

 

 

Reservations are required.

Click on your desired kayak type below to see our calendar

and make your reservation online now: 

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Due to high demand, our weekend tours and sunset time slots fill up 1-2 weeks in advance. 

Please try to plan your trip accordingly so you will be more likely

to get the date/time that you want.

 

Refund Policy

If we have to cancel due to weather conditions, we will call or text, and/or email at least 3 hours prior to your launch time. You may then reschedule at your convenience or receive a refund. If you need to cancel your appointment, we require you to call or text at least one hour before your designated time. 

 

 

Weight Limit 

Single Person Kayaks: 300 lbs.

Tandem Kayaks: 400 lbs

 

What About the Wind?

 We probably have to cancel and reschedule more tours due to wind as opposed to rain, especially in Spring and Fall.  Our typical threshold of safety cutoff point is somewhere between 13-15 mph for kayaks and 10-15 for Standup Paddleboards, depending on the direction. We always try to give at least a 3 hour notice  by text and by email to save a wasted trip.

We use the following sites for making the final go/no go call. Take a look on the morning of your tour to see what might be in store. Higher winds mean wetter, rougher rides.

 

What to Bring 

The following are some suggested items that might be helpful and make your trip more enjoyable:

  • Water / snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes/old athletic shoes (Closed toe are most preferrable) to protect your feet from sharp shells
  • Clothing: Quick-drying, water resistant throughout the year; Layers in the winter with water resistant on the outside; Towels and an extra set of clothing for the ride home -- you will most likely get a little wet even on calmer days and possibly very wet on rougher days.
  • Hat and sunglasses

 

 

Tour Times

January 1-8: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

January 9-31: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM,

February : 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM (Sunset), 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

March: 8:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM (Sunset)

April- May: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM (Sunset) 

June - July:  10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 6:30 PM (Sunset)

August: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 6:00 PM (Sunset)

September: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 5:30 PM (Sunset)

October: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM (Sunset)

November: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM (Sunset)

December 1 - January 8: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM,  

5:00 PM, 7:00 PM and  9:00 PM (Sunset/Christmas Lights)

 

 

 

Mimimum Age

5 yrs. old (Daytime Tours)

12 yrs. old (Night/Christmas Light Tours)

Main Kayak - SUP Launch Site Address

1524  8 Mile Rd, Galveston TX 

Christmas Light Launch Address

1201 61st St.

Galveston, TX 77551

 

    Tours Accommodate Up To Six People 

and Last Approximately Two Hours

Reservations  Required

 

Prices:

Self-Guided Tour: $50 per person for 2 hours

Guided Tour: $50 per person for 2 hours

 

 

Christmas Special


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Christmas Lights Tour                                                                                                

Each year Moody Gardens puts on a Christmas light extravaganza. Come take a moonlight ride with us to get a waterside view.  Recommended for older teens and adults.

Guided Tour: $50 per person for 2 hours                                                                                                                  

No Self-Guided Tours

Recommended for Adults and Older Teens                                                                                                                        

 

 

Sunset Cruise:  We leave the dock about two hours before sunset and we will get out to the bay about the time the sun begins its evening show. Bring your favorite beverage and we'll toast the end of another beautiful island day.

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"We did the Sunset Kayak tour with my mom (68) and two teens. It was fabulous! So Fun & easy - no tipping over, not hard at all on our mini-arm-muscles!! We saw Texas Flamingos, oysters, herron, fish & crabs. Very relaxing and gorgeous sunset over the water. We will be back!"   (Visited June 2015)

 

Birdwatching Tour: Our island is in the migratory path of many of the birds traveling through North, South, and Central America. Some of those traveling north make their first stop in Galveston while those headed south use us as a final rest stop. Others provide us glimpses of their beauty year round.

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"We had a great time! Julie was very patient and shared her knowledge of the bay as we enjoyed nature at it's own level. We were pushed out of our comfort zone and got to see the island from a whole different view. Loved it."     (October 2015)

 

Wetlands Tour: A relaxing ride around and through a wetlands area seeing some of the wildlife and getting a firsthand look at the local ecosystem.

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"This was just such an amazing experience. It's so worth it come in out here and relaxing with the calm environment around you.  Great for couple dates or just family trips. Highly recommend this for everyone. Plus it is a great workout."                 (Andrea; July 2015)

 

Bay Tour: The expanse of the bay can be very relaxing to those hemmed in by the close quarters of daily living. We visit some oyster reefs and a mid-bay island and pass close to a pelican colony. This tour is often limited by wind.

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"Mike was our kayak guide and he was great! Being local to the island he had many great facts and info to share My husband and I had never kayaked before either and with his guidance we both made it back in one piece! "  (August 2015)

 

"U-call-it":  If you don't see something you like, call us. We have worked with people for special events like birthdays or bachelor/bachelorette parties, school groups, "drop offs" (Several couples have asked to be dropped off on one of the islands/sandbars in the bay with chairs, a cooler and a bottle of wine to celebrate their anniversary as they watch the sunset), etc. 

 

 

 

Click on your desired kayak type below to make your reservation online now: 

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