Artist Boat Kayak Adventures

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Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts.

To fulfill this mission, Artist Boat promotes collaborations between marine scientists and artists in order to develop the environmental literacy needed for individuals to act as vessels of knowledge, carrying within themselves the skills and talents to:

  1. Promote the preservation of fragile ecosystems through environmental education and the arts
  2. Utilize the traditional tools of the sciences and the arts in coastal margins and the marine environment to bring people to places of awareness and reflection while visiting these habitats
  3. Reflect the immense beauty, wonder, and diversity of life contained in coastal margins and the marine environment back to their communitiess

This mission is manifested through art and science residencies in communities, the use of vessels and interactions with coastal peoples, hands-on experiences for participants, public art collaborations, symposia and workshops, and partnerships designed to promote creative projects.

Discover the wonders of Galveston Island & Galveston Bay. Explore your creative side via kayak.

Paddling destinations include Galveston Island State Park, Armand Bayou, East Beach Lagoon, Christmas Bay, Drum Bay, and other locations throughout Galveston Bay.

Perfect for families and groups. Private group trips are also available.

Artist Boat is a non-profit organization whose staff has extensive experience in art, environmental, and outdoor education. Guides are trained ACA kayak/canoe instructors and are trained in first aid and CPR.

$50 per person, includes equipment rental
$25 per person, without equipment rental

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 thru Saturday: 8am - 5pm

Times and dates are available in the calendar.