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Morning Paddle

9:00a to 12:00p
Sun, June 30, 2024
Regina Lillibridge
(409) 737-1222

Morning kayaking on the bay is simply magical.

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 noon. Starting location is the Oak Bayou picnic area.

Limited spots available. Registration is required, and you can do it online! 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

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