Helicopter pilots are in constant danger of action stars climbing aboard their craft and throwing them out; kayakers, however, need only fear falling helicopter pilots. Steer an un-stealable vessel with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a four-hour kayak trip with Artist Boat in Galveston (a $50 value).
Artist Boat promotes awareness and helps preserve coastal margins and marine environments. The public kayak adventure, a four-hour journey of wildlife discovery and ecosystem exploration, allows sailors to immerse themselves in the beauty of Galveston without wearing high-definition sunglasses. During the rest stop, tour-goers create a watercolor painting of their surroundings. The guided tours travel to nine different locations, including the wetlandy and heron-laden East Beach Lagoon, the long, channelized bayou of Clear Creek, and Smith Point, which leads to one of largest oyster fisheries on the Gulf coast. No previous kayaking experience is necessary, and all gear is included in the adventure package (bring only a water-defiant pair of shoes and clothes they won't mind getting wet). Before embarking on the wetland wandering, each group will receive free paddling and safety instructions, ensuring each explorer is aware of all emergency exits.
Artist Boat's kayak trips take place rain or shine.
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Functioning as a non-profit with a mission to promote the preservation of nearby coastal marshes and endangered marine environments, Artist Boat aims to raise awareness through art and science. The team, made up of biologists and artists—all of whom are ACA certified kayak instructors—lead groups on paddles through Galveston Bay, choosing destinations with natural significance. Outings are suited to either beginner or intermediate paddlers, and all gear is provided, so kayakers only need bring along sun-block, outdoor-appropriate clothing, and portable air conditioning units.
Old Silk Stocking Historic District
2415 Ave. K
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