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San Antonio: Family-Friendly Sightseeing Kayak Tour

Product ID: 274882
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Explore San Antonio from the water on a kayaking adventure. Embark on a 2-mile kayak trip perfect for families and beginner kayakers. Enjoy calm waters and burgeoning wildlife, with 2 exciting kayaking chutes along the way.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Embark on an exciting kayaking adventure down the San Antonio River
  • Take in the lush scenery as you paddle down the peaceful river
  • Have some fun in the sun
  • Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife all around you
Full description
Enjoy a gentle, 2-mile kayaking trip through beautiful water and down 2 fun kayaking chutes. Choose the "guided tour option" to paddle down the river with a professional guide or select the "self-guided option" to kayak on your own. Whether you choose a guided or self-guided kayaking trip, this adventure promises to be a fun way to spend a day in the Texas sun. 

Check in down by the Estrada Park parking lot. From there, you will be shuttled down to the main docking area where you can access the water. Before jumping in, listen to a safety briefing and hear some simple paddling instructions. If you choose the guided tour option, your professional guide will take you out on the water and point out all the wildlife seen while kayaking. This is a family-friendly kayak trip, perfect for families with children and first-time kayakers.
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Life vests
  • Shuttle service
  • Professional guide (if guided tour option is selected)
  • Safety instruction
What’s Not Included
  • Dry Bag (available for rent for an additional $5)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Espada Park: 1750 SE Military Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214. The entrance to Espada Park is a small driveway on the south side of Military Drive, between the Mission Park Funeral Home and the San Antonio River. When you enter the park stay to the right. Do NOT go under the bridge. Drive past the small parking spaces on the right side of the road. Take the first right into a the parking lot and park. This is where you will meet our shuttle van. The small building is a public restroom.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Water shoes
  • Closed-toe shoes
Know before you go
• Please note: single kayaks can hold up to 250 lbs, and double kayaks can hold up to a total of 450 lbs. If you weigh over 250 lbs, you will be outfitted in a tandem kayak. Please call reservations upon booking to let the team know you will need a tandem kayak.
• You will be getting wet on this trip so please dress appropriately. Know that the Texas sun can be very strong. Bring your own waterproof bag to keep your keys and cellphone dry, or, if needed, you can rent a dry bag on the day of.