Houston's best Buffalo Bayou canoe trips!

Join us on an boating adventure along historic Buffalo Bayou.  See bottom of this page for booking details, and then send me a tour request message via the "Reserve a Tour" page. Group size is minimum 2 persons, 5 persons maximum. Solo travelers can be accommodated for an additional fee. Select from one of the options below, or send me a message through the "reserve a tour" page to discuss a customized trip.

 

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Best of Buffalo Bayou:  The most popular Buffalo Bayou tour. Travel 4 miles downstream between the forested wilds of Memorial Park and the stately mansions of River Oaks. Along the way, we're sure to spot plenty of local wildlife.  Duration (including logistics) 3 to 4 hours. All skill levels welcome. $75 per person.

 

happy hour: The "Bat Paddle": (April through September, evenings only.) Meet at about an hour before sunset for an easy paddle on Buffalo Bayou, launching in downtown, then paddle upstream to the Waugh Bridge, where 300,000 Mexican free tailed bats make their home, and emerge in a spectacular fashion every night around sunset.  We'll park the canoes on the beach and enjoy some locally brewed beverages while watching the bats fly. The trip concludes with a relaxing night time float downstream with views of the iconic Houston skyline, and maybe the moonrise if we go during a full moon.  3 hours duration, all skill levels welcome. $50 per person.

 

Wild and Scenic Buffalo Bayou: Similar to the "Best of Buffalo Bayou" trip, but starts about six miles further upstream, for a total distance of 10 miles, with some technical water. Who knew there were rapids on Buffalo Bayou? Trip includes several stops and side hikes. Approximately 5 hours duration (includes logistics, and depends on water levels and time spent on tour stops).   $100 per person.

 

Highway 6 to Downtown to the Heights extreme adventure trip:   This 30 miles of Buffalo and White Oak Bayous is the most extreme canoe trip in Houston! In addition to the features described in the shorter trips above, this may require multiple portages around or over fallen trees in the HWY6 to BW8 reach, so if you have  arachnophobia or snake-o-phobia this is not the trip for you. But...you will do an amazing canoe trip that relatively few people have accomplished. This trip takes about 8 hours including logistics. (One person only, $250, includes nutrition and fluids during and after trip. Good physical condition and previous canoe experience recommended. In-person interview required before trip booking.)

 

 

BOOKING DETAILS***********************

Please email or call at least 72 hours ahead for reservations. Your preferred trip date may not be available at short notice, so advance planning is recommended! All trips are personally guided, and include all gear and logistics, as well as post-paddle refreshments (locally brewed craft beer, hummus and flatbreads, fresh fruit, etc.) at the take out location.  Trip bookings and reservations require a 50% deposit at time of booking (using Venmo or PayPal), with balance payable on trip date. Gift Certificates are available, with payment in full required for issuance of certificate. Trips will run rain or shine (except in severe weather), and can be booked 12 months of the year. Rescheduling options available in the event of questionable weather or flooding. Contact me through the "reserve a tour" page for additional questions! 

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