Artist Boat Kayak Adventures

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Artist Boat provides inspiration and education through unique coastal experiences!

Artist Boat Eco-Art Kayak Adventures take participants on guided tours of some of the most beautiful places along the coasts of Galveston Bay. During your adventure you will discover that the coast is unique, beautiful, and alive from the seat of your kayak!

Discover myriad bird and fish species as you glide along the water’s surface. Take a break from exploring marshes, seagrass beds, and rookery islands to create a plein-air watercolor painting of this special ecosystem. We bring all of the art supplies and we provide a short demonstration of watercolor techniques.

Paddling destinations include: Galveston Island State Park, East End Lagoon, Christmas Bay, Drum Bay, Cypress Swamp, Armand Bayou, and Artist Boat’s own Coastal Heritage Preserve. Explore Galveston Bay and the unique wonders found at each site by joining us on an adventure at each location.

Eco-Art Kayak Adventures are perfect for the entire family or for group activities. Private group trips are also available.

Artist Boat is a leader in outdoor educational experiences for small groups led by scientists and artists. All of our guides are trained ACA Kayak Instructors and certified in first aid and CPR.

Artist Boat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of the coastal margins and marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Come with us to visit awe-inspiring places and experience nature in a creative, new way!

$75 for 3-4 hour adventures, including watercolor, and including all kayak equipment;
$50 for 3-4 hour adventures, including watercolor, with own kayak equipment;
$50 for 2 our adventures without watercolor;

Galveston Island Pass

Artist Boat participates on the Galveston Island Pass! The pass allows you to select attractions that save you up to 40% off admission prices when you choose to visit four or more participating attractions.

Purchase tickets online by clicking here!

Hours of Operation
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Times and dates are available in the calendar or at