Gain hands-on experience through our Kayak Eco Tours
When you book a Kayak Eco Tour with Nature Trails Kayaking, you're signing up for two things: First, you'll paddle your own through a variety of beautiful South Texas coastal environments led by our certified guide. Second, you'll experience first hand the native wildlife that inhabits the marshes and wetlands that we explore.
What can you expect? From your kayak, you'll watch birds fly overhead and you'll glide by flocks of shore birds feeding in the shallow waters. Now and then, we'll stop to take a break and pull our kayaks up onto the beach where we can explore the unique native ecosystem.
During our tours, you can view birds up close while viewing them through our Vortex binoculars. Next, we'll drag a seine net to catch (and then release) a variety of small fish, shrimp and crabs that you'll learn to identify. Finally, we'll walk along a shallow offshore sandbar to compare and contrast the different types of crabs and shellfish.
WHY IS EXPERIENCING NATURE IMPORTANT?
Many of us are in front of a computer screen a lot more often than we would like, which separates us from the natural world. Planning a fun, educational outdoor activity like kayaking for you and your family is a great way to transport everyone into the real natural world that surrounds us here in South Texas.
I'm Carrie Meyer, owner of Nature Trails Kayaking. Starting when our son was just a baby we took him kayaking. We continued kayaking and studying the natural world as we homeschooled him from 4th grade through 7th grade. My husband and I have learned that quality time outside is one of the most important ways that a person grows and develops as a human being.
At Nature Trails Kayaking, we hope that the time you spend with us opens up new horizons and that you take home the memory of a great day on the water.
The children and nature movement was brought to light through the bestseller, Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, who links the lack of nature in children's live to the rise in obesity, ADD and depression. Kayaking in nature is a great way to connect with kids and expand their horizons past the flat screen.
Kayaking is one of the best ways to fight "Nature Deficit Disorder" by chalking up outdoor experiences and building our children's relationship with the natural world.