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Kayak Tours

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


Kayak Tours


The refuge's kayak tour season is June - August.  For the 2015 season, tours will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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, depending on group size, skills and weather conditions.

We use tandem (2 people per boat), sit on top Ocean Kayaks. Participants ages 8 to 12 must each be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for this activity is 8 years old. Groups with an odd number of participants will be paired with another participant or a guide.

Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 956-748-3607 or 3608 ext. 111.  Please note the visitor center is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.  You may leave a message and we will return your call on Thursday.

Cost: CASH OR CHECK ONLY $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. 

Reminder:  No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the refuge.


Last Updated: May 01, 2015
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