Artist Boat

Galveston Island and Bay

40 Ratings

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Biologists & artists narrate four-hour kayaking trips through choice of 9 Galveston Bay sites to promote preservation of ecology & wildlife

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Promotional value expires Dec 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies; $7.50 rescheduling fee applies. Must be 7+; 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Must sign waiver. Must provide own life jacket for children 50lbs or less. Extra $5 park entry fee for trips in Galveston Island State Park. $2.50 online registration fee not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The best part of kayaking is the exhilaration of exploration, up until you realize the difficulty of paddling through pudding in your bathtub and must face yourself in the mirror. Take to real rivers with this Groupon: for $25, you get a four-hour kayaking adventure at Artist Boat in Galveston (a $50 value). The tour includes all equipment, but this deal does not include the $2.50 online-registration fee. The paddling season began Saturday, March 10, and a full schedule of spring and summer kayaking tours are available; registration is available here.

A team of biologists and artists guides Artist Boat's fleet of kayaks through the scenic waterscapes of Galveston Bay. Guides narrate excursions with facts about the area's ecosystem as part of their mission to promote and preserve this marine environment through the disciplines of science and art. Watery paths range from an easy to intermediate level of difficulty, allowing adventurists to keep up rhythmic paddling while listening to guides elucidate the significance of the Bay to local residents and wildlife. The shop equips riders with all the gear necessary, requiring tour-goers only to bring their biceps, sunblock, and Siren repellent.

Artist Boat

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.

Customer Reviews

40 Ratings

Bring water, and a good lunch, sandwich etc. Wear water shoes/sandals
Timothy L. · September 10, 2014
This is a great group to go kayaking with. You will learn a lot and have some fun. Great for beginners.
Mel K. · September 4, 2014
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Michael C. · July 19, 2014
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    Galveston Island and Bay

    2415 Ave. K

    Galveston, Texas 77550

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