Guided Tours

Matagorda Bay Guided Kayak Tours

All tours are private and tailored to the goals of your group. Below are some our favorite tours, but we can create a custom adventure if you are looking for something different. Minimum 2 people for each tour. Call us at 832-779-4157 to Reserve Your Tour!

East Matagorda Bay Marsh Kayak Tour – $75/person

On this 2 hour tour we will paddle a loop trail through a winding maze of salt marsh out to Condo Cove on the edge of East Matagorda Bay. This is a great place to see birds and lots of fish hiding in the narrow passageways we will travel through.  It is very quiet and peaceful and unlikely that we will run into anyone else on this trail once we turn into the maze of marsh. This is one of our favorite places to paddle in the area. This is a very hard trail to navigate, so it makes a great guided tour.

Saint Mary’s Bayou Kayak Tour – $75/person

We will spend 2-2.5 hours paddling through the bayou toward the edge of East Matagorda Bay and then making our way back to the put in site. This is great site to see wildlife. There are very few boats in this area, so it makes for a very peaceful and relaxing paddle. This site is protected from the bay, so it is always a calm place to paddle and great for beginners.

Battle Island Kayak Tour – $75/person

This tour starts at the Historic Battle Island site. On this 2 hour tour we will follow a path the Karankawa Indians used to paddle in dugout canoes.  This area is a maze of passages so it is a great place for a guided tour. You will learn about this history of the Karankawa Indians while getting up close to birds, fish and the occasional alligator.

Kayak + Yoga Adventure to West Beach Tour $65 /person

Kayak across the Colorado River to the secluded West Beach which is ONLY accessible by boat. It’s a quick paddle across & short walk to beautiful West Beach which is known for having the largest shells of Matagorda! We’ll lead you across the river, take a short walk down the Jetties until we get to the Cove on the other side. Practice 30-60 minutes of relaxing yoga & have enough time to beach comb or just enjoy the ocean view. Price includes kayak, paddle & lifejacket. Wear comfortable clothes, suggested water shoes, and bring water. If you don’t have your own yoga mat you can rent one from us for just $5. No prior kayak or yoga experience necessary. Tour approximately 2 hours.

What to Bring – Personal Gear

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Water Shoes

We highly recommend wearing long sleeve loose fitting shirts and wide brimmed hats for paddling adventures. The sun can be harsh on the water. Be prepared to protect yourself from it. Also be prepared to get wet on any kayak or SUP adventure.

All MAC guides have the following minimum certifications:

  • First Aid & CPR
  • American Canoe Association Trip Leader Certification
  • American Canoe Association Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor
  • American Canoe Association Coastal Kayak Instructor
  • Yoga Alliance 200HR Teacher Certification