WELCOME TO COASTAL BEND KAYAK!

Kayak & SUP Rentals          Guided Tours & Instruction

Professionally Guided Kayak Tours & Instruction Since 2002:

Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Ingleside & Corpus Christi, Texas

Open Sunrise to Sunset - Everyday!     1044 S. Commercial St.     Aransas Pass, Texas

Ph: 361-557-7003            Gift Certificates

 

We Offer Tours and Classes for the Disabled... AND we are Wheelchair-Friendly!

Coastal Bend Kayak Guides and Instructors are CPR & First-Aid Certified  ~

 

KAYAK/SUP AND PADDLING CLASSES FOR EVERY AGE

Individual, Small and Large Group Instruction!  Classes for Every One!

BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE.

 

CLASSES OFFERED

Coastal Bend Kayak uses only sit-on-top kayaks so

the incidence of roll-over is greatly minimized.

 

 

Beginner Level:

If you are new to kayaking or stand-up paddling (SUP) sports, we will teach you the necessary skills and give you the knowledge needed to successfully kayak or paddle.  Swimming is not required but helpful and there is some physical fitness required but we go slowly - at your pace.   Once you know the basics, we'll  take it very easy on a short tour in a protected part of the bay or inlet. 

Life vest is worn at all times on the water.

 

Introduction & Logistics     Personal Preparation

Safety & Rescue Basics      Proper Use of Equipment

Getting Started/Water    Paddle Strokes & Maneuvers

 

Note: If you have a disability, let us know and we'll do our utmost to see that you're learning is tailored to your requirements.  We are wheel-chair friendly.

 

Intermediate Level:

If you are not timid around water and of average fitness, you'll find the tour more interesting and exciting. Generally, tours last from 4 to 5 hours with approx. 2 - 3 hours of paddling. There are two breaks - one in the morning and one in early afternoon to stretch and have a snack or cold drink...or just lay back and enjoy the incredible beauty and pristine water surrounding you... kayaking is a relaxing and eco-friendly sport!!

 

Advanced Level:

Please contact us for information about this level.  If you have a specific paddling technique or maneuver that you want help with, just let us know and we'll help you achieve that goal!

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Refresher Course
If you've been away from paddling for awhile-- then you should probably sign-up for a beginner or refresher course with a Coastal Bend Kayak certified instructor. Basic paddling instruction & equipment rental is included at the start of each trip.  Life vest is worn always when you're on the water.

 

"Fit for Life"... That's What We Say!!

LIFE VESTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.

Coastal Bend Kayak instructor - CPR/First Aid Certified. 

 

 

Parent-Child Kayak Fishing Class:

Description:  Imagine a great day out on the water with the family....fishing by kayak in regions of the Aransas Bay Water Complex that offer fantastic fishing opportunities year-round. 

You'll learn safety skills, how to read coastal waters and the role that water conditions play with regard to where the fish are that day and how to choose the right lure for that kind of water condition. 

Kayak PARENT-CHILD Fishing Tour Rates:

Skill Level - Beginner to Advanced

Kayak, Paddle and PFD provided.

$250 per parent/child team

BRING YOUR OWN TACKLE OR USE OURS!

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ABOUT OUR CLASSES

A LICENSED COASTAL BEND KAYAK/PADDLE SPORT INSTRUCTOR IS TRAINED TO HANDLE ANY SITUATION.

CLICK: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

 

 

All Student are Supplied with

a Kayak, PDF and Paddle.

 

It's important to find a kayak guide who will take the time to tailor the tour to suit your needs and skill level - especially for beginners or where younger children, tweens and teens are concerned.  Our classes are specially designed to help all ages and skill levels become proficient with paddling techniques, learning the physics of kayaking and how to effectively maneuver around.

 

 

 A good tour guide will want to know as much about you as possible.  This is especially helpful when matching you with group paddlers of the same skill level.

 

WE ENCOURAGE YOUR QUESTIONS!

Call Coastal Bend Kayak - 361-557-7003 for info!

Coastal Bend Kayak give students a thorough intro-duction to paddling sports and let's you know what to expect, how to be prepared for the unexpected, the importance of the "equipment check."  This is followed by "on the water" demos, agility and balance exercises by one of our licensed and certified guides.  Then it's your turn - there's plenty more to learn once "you" are on the water. Swimming isn't essential, but it is good to know. 

As in any outdoor activity, knowing what to do by being prepared is taught to all classes. Safety is 1st! 

Coastal Bend Kayak is CPR and First Aid Certified. 
 

 

NOTE: As with any adventure there is always an element of risk. While our trips are not considered to be too strenuous or physically demanding, some physical fitness is necessary.  ASK YOUR DOCTOR FIRST!

 

PFDs (personal floatation devices or life vests) are provided and they will protect you.

 

Closed-toe shoes are recommended but nor required.  Oyster beds and shell reefs hurt feet; water shoes are OK too!


 

Give Coastal Bend Kayak a call today.

Weekends fill-up fast.

 

Reserve Your Dates Early!

Ph: 361-557-7003

 

 

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Open Sunrise to Sunset - Everyday!     1044 S. Commercial St.     Aransas Pass, Texas

Ph: 361-557-7003            Gift Certificates

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