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Kayak to the sunset on Galveston Bay

Galveston, United States

Experience hosted by Sean

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

After meeting and greeting each other, there will be a basic water skills and aptitude orientation where I will review the map and route we will be paddling. Moving to the kayaks I will demonstrate proper kayak , PFD and paddle use and skill. We will begin paddling the bay in the shallows to adjust to the watercraft. We will embark on an aquatic tour of the natural area to observe the birds, animals and fish that happen to show themselves. This will be an opportunity to learn about the colorful history of the island and its natives. Just before sunset we will retire to a remote area or island to enjoy the setting of the sun, all along taking advantage of photo opportunities. After a solemn, moonlit paddle back to the launch the tour will conclude.
*please note: the tour is weather dependent and may have to be canceled due to weather/safety, as needed, especially during winter months.*
Other things to note
kayaks have a 250lb per person weight limit
all participants must be at least 14 yrs old and be able to swim
life jackets must be worn at all times
all participants must stay with the group
I only have single person kayaks available.
Please contact me if you have any special requests or needs.
After meeting and greeting each other, there will be a basic water skills and aptitude orientation where I will review the map and route we will be paddling. Moving to the kayaks I will demonstrate proper kayak , PFD and paddle use and skill. We will begin paddling the bay in the shallows to adjust to the watercraft. We will embark on an aquatic tour of the natural area to observe the birds, animals and fish that happen to show themselves. T…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Equipment
    kayak, paddle , PFD

Meet your host, Sean

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 36 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I love the ocean, blame it on Cousteau. So much so I became a professional merchant sailor, navigator and Park Ranger at an island State Park. I live, surf, fish, sail, scuba and kayak on or beneath the waves whenever I can. I started guiding kayak tours as an avenue for discovery to help co-create a safe and enjoyable adventure for those who wish for a deeper connection to the aquatic world . Galveston Island is a jewel and I enjoy sharing her secrets with all who can appreciate the natural beauty and bounty of a barrier island. And the sunsets, may just take your breath away...
I love the ocean, blame it on Cousteau. So much so I became a professional merchant sailor, navigator and Park Ranger at an island State Park. I live, surf, fish, sail, scuba and kayak on or beneath the waves whenever I can. I started guiding kayak tours as an avenue for discovery to help co-create a safe and enjoyable adventure for those who wish for a deeper connection to the aquatic world . Galveston Island is a jewel and I enjoy sharing her secrets with all who can appreciate the nat…
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From $79
/ person
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Where you'll be

I will be at the boat ramp to the right of the building. I will be wearing a bright orange shirt. We will board the kayaks after a safety and skills meeting then paddle to the bay.
Stacey
March 2020
Sean went out of his way to reschedule with us when the weather didn’t cooperate. He was friendly and knowledgeable. This experience was the highlight of our trip to Galveston!
Chris
March 2020
This was the highlight of my Galveston getaway! I am an experienced Kayaker so I was concerned that I might be bored cursing around they bay. Sean realized this and tailored the experience to my needs and was an excellent guide. He pointed out wild life, geographic features we came across and just an excellent conversationist. It was slightly overcast so the sunset was not spectacular but Sean more than made up for it with his knowledge of the area. Not only was this experience a great value, I’m even considering going agin next time I’m in Galveston!
This was the highlight of my Galveston getaway! I am an experienced Kayaker so I was concerned that I might be bored cursing around they bay. Sean realized this and tailored the ex…
August
March 2020
Sean was personable, professional, kind, and super knowledgeable. It was an amazing way to get to know another side of Galveston. Highly, highly recommended! Can’t wait to do it again!
Theoharis
February 2020
Even though it was not a perfect day to go out for a sunset, Sean made it worth our time with some exceptional storytelling and insights into the history of the ecosystem. He also found alternate activities for us, like collecting sea shells! Sean is friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable I.e. everything you want in a guide. We had a great time and will be doing the experience again in the spring.
Even though it was not a perfect day to go out for a sunset, Sean made it worth our time with some exceptional storytelling and insights into the history of the ecosystem. He also…
Musa
February 2020
Sent two friends on this experience as an anniversary gift, they loved it and couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful Sean was as a host.
Gerard
October 2019
Best experience ever. I've never kayaked before and I'm not a great swimmer. But it was all amazing. Sean is an awesome host and very knowledgable as well.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

snacks

sunblock