Carving the perfect canoe requires brute strength, sharp tools, and access to an already-carved canoe to use as a guide and to sit in during lunch breaks. Acquire aquatic tools with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a canoe rental for two, including life jackets, paddles, and shuttle service, at Guadalupe Canoe Livery in Spring Branch (up to a $40 value). The canoe rental is only valid for the four-mile trip from Nichols Landing to Guadalupe Canoe Livery.
Since 1971, Guadalupe Canoe Livery has equipped powerful paddlers to explore the scenic upper Guadalupe River with kayaks, canoes, rafts, and inner tubes. Don a life jacket and climb into an Old Town canoe with a pal for a tour of the shoreline that should last 2–3 hours. Fun for navigation novices and seasoned stream skimmers alike, the tour departs from Nichols Landing on Spring Branch Road, a location reachable by a fee-free shuttle.
During the subsequent four-mile journey downstream, tour-partaking duos can foster their friendships while reveling in the natural beauty of the water, the sweet sounds of chirping birds, and the soothing heat of the sun's breath. Conclude an adventure by checking out the riverside campground, which offers electricity and water for a comfortable picnic, an overnight snooze, or a CD-burning-and-cooling session (starting at $3 per child, $5 per adult).
8195 U.S. Hwy. 281
Spring Branch, Texas 78070Get Directions