Boat & Kayak Eco Tours

With its diverse climate and topography, Texas offers many opportunities for eco tourists. You can experience the diversity of the bays or gulf coast with eco tours to view dolphins, native fish, birds, and more or paddle on an eco kayak tour along of the rivers to view the birds and wildlife and lora and fauna. Your eco tour can be adventurous, educational, or to preserve natural resources. This page is here to help you find an eco tour for you to enjoy.

Kayak & Canoe Eco Tours


LLELA's American Canoe Association-certified instructors lead tours for paddlers of all skill levels throughout the year. Depending on water conditions, these tours may occur at either McWhorter Creek or the Beaver Pond Paddling Trail. Paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Please check the LLELA calendar for upcoming dates, including specialty tours such as Birding by Boat, Twilight Kayak Tours, or Art Boat.

LLELA Eco Tour

Rockport/Fulton Area

Paddle quietly through the shallow marshes with certified wildlife guides and observe an abundance of native birds (spoonbills, sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, and more) in their native habitat. These eco-tours are suitable for paddlers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and are ideally suited for families with small children, youth groups, scouts, and more.

Rockport Kayak Eco Tour

Artist Boat


Since inception, as of 2011, over 40,000 participants have engaged in Artist Boat's unique Eco-Art Programs each receiving a minimum of 4 hours of hands-on, place-based, and experiential learning formed in the context of marine ecosystems and coastal margins of the Texas coast. Art lessons and nature go together in Artist Boat kayak adventures on the waters around Galveston.

Artist Boat Eco adventure

Live, Love, Paddle


Paddle on Lake Bird Lake over to the Congress Street Bridge and learn about and watch the bats at one of the world's largest urban bat colonies.

Bat kayak tour in Austin

San Marcos & Luling

 Paddle down the San Marcos River and learn of it's history and what makes this beautiful, spring fed river so unique and special.  We offer a variety of tours on different section of river. You can even choose to do a night tour.

Paddle With Style

Boat Eco Tours

South Padre Island

Enjoy an informative and exciting dolphin eco tour on Laguna Madre Bay. Watch the dolphins up close as they frolic and play in the Bay.

Dolphins at play in Laguna Madre Bay

Williams Party Boat


Jump on board one of the Williams Party Boats and experience dolphins playing in the bay, pelicans, jelly fish, several varieties of marine birds, and lots more.

Dolphins seen on the Williams Party Boat

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