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Summer Solstice Sunset Paddle

5:30p to 8:30p
Wed, June 21, 2023
Taylor Burley Galaviz
(409) 737-1222

*Canceled* End the longest day of the year with a paddle through Oak Bayou, at sunset.

The Friends of Galveston Island State Park support provides a great experience on the water with a guide. Safety, paddling tips, and environmental education given during this active aquatic tour.

woman paddling a kayak

Please consider reserving your spot for a quick instruction, free gear rental, and guided trip with a trained guide into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. We will start with an orientation on land, paddle out into the bay, and return before dark at 8 PM. Starting location is the Oak Bayou picnic area.

Email Ranger Taylor at to reserve your spot. Registered participants will be contacted via email so please check all messages and respond in a timely manner. 

Maximum four spots per reservation. 

Check out this preview of paddling at Galveston Island State Park.

Before you can join us:

• Park entry fee paid before trip.
• All children must be accompanied by an adult, and the program is for ages 13 and older.
• Close-toed shoes and life jackets must be worn during trip.

What to expect:

• Prepared for physical, outside, water-based activity. (Suggested weight limit for kayaks = 250 lbs.)
• Free safety and paddling lesson
• Free gear use (kayak, paddle, and life jackets)
• Small group instruction and guide (<17 people)
• 1.5-hour paddling trip to Galveston Bay, over sea grass beds and bay bottom.
• Anything that goes out on the tour may get wet, muddy, salty, or completely submerged