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Kayaking 101

Join us for a FREE ranger-led kayaking program in the estuary at Fish Pass. Learn the essentials of paddling, launching, and retrieving your kayak and get a fresh perspective on the Corpus Christi bay habitat.

Want to learn the basics of kayaking?  In this two-hour program we will learn to paddle in the safe environment of Fish Pass where the water is only about 24-36". We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. Minimum age and size is 8 years old/80 pounds with adult participation. We have 8 tandem and 3 single sit-on-top kayaks. 

  • Sunscreen, hat, water bottle, sunglasses recommended. 
  • The program is about two hours and depending on weather and energy of the group will be about 1.5 miles round trip
  • No flip flops please, sandals with heel straps are acceptable but closed-toe shoes preferred
  • Group meets at Headquarters parking ( lot at 10am before driving across the street to the south Fish Pass launch area
  • Entry fee to the park is $5/person, 12 and under free.  Texas State Park Pass holders entry is FREE
  • Be prepared to get wet and or muddy


Space is limited: sign up is required:  email me at with total number of participants and their age/weight and/or questions about the program.