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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. 

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: Apr 04, 2016
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