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Kayak Tours

Kayakers_512x219Tour the wild and scenic Laguna Madre as seen from the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge!

Enjoy a half day, guided kayak tour to discover this amazing ecosystem and the wildlife that depends on it. The seasonal tours include basic kayak instruction, wildlife watching and light refreshments. 

The 2013 tours are offered June through September on Saturdays, Sundays and every other Friday through August. In September, tours are only offered on the weekends.

Tours depart from the visitor center at 8am and return by 1pm. Time actually spent on the water is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

The kayaks are tandem (2 people per boat). Participants under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups with an odd number of participants can be paired with a guide.

Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 956-748-3607 ext. 111.

Cost: $30 per adult and $25 for children ages 8 to 12.

What Is Provided:

  • Kayaks, paddles and life jackets. 
  • Transportation and tour to and from the refuge’s visitor center.
  • Knowledgeable guides that provide basic kayak instruction and an interpretive tour, both on land and on the water.
  • Drink and snack after the tour.

What To Bring:

  • Sun protection, including waterproof sunscreen and a hat.
  • Drinking water in a refillable, non-breakable container.
  • Shoes that you don't mind getting wet or muddy and that stay securely on your foot. Sandals are discouraged. No flip flops.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Towel and change of clothes for the ride home. 


Last Updated: Mar 06, 2013
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