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Address: Port Aransas, TX
Phone Number: 800-633-3028,361-758-2750
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This sea kayak trail is marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs and...

This sea kayak trail is marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs and goes through a beautiful estuary region.

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A 4 hour tour

We paddled from the channel to the Lighthouse, took a left, and zigzagged along marked trails back to the channel. We we out there for 4 hours, and had to paddle almost the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Christine G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We paddled from the channel to the Lighthouse, took a left, and zigzagged along marked trails back to the channel. We we out there for 4 hours, and had to paddle almost the entire time to keep the boat from being swept away. Paddling against the high winds was VERY challenging for us. Overall though, it was a great day.... More 

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Thank Christine G
San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There are a lot of really good places to kayak in Port A. The Lighthouse Lakes Trail is one of the most extensive, but is well marked, thanks to a young man and his Eagle project! You can meander through the many "lakes" on the trail where you will see tailing redfish, lots of birds and often other types of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The kayaking trail is a unique way to get close to the lighthouse. It's fun to be on the water so close to all fish and birds. A one of a kind outdoor activity not to be missed while in the area. It's easy to rent kayaks or bring your own and launch them at the park. Just be careful... More 

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2 Thank Susan M
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Loads of schooling redfish in the inlets to the backbays. Be aware of tides, some of the trail is not readily passable at low tide

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1 Thank SkepticNTX
Oklahoma City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wife and I kayaked here in the winter. It is shallow but no problem for kayak. There were lots of birds in the mangorves. The lighthouse in the name is private, can be seen but not visited as far as I know.

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1 Thank Larry W
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was a very windy day so it was hard to paddle. Also there seemed to be some strong currents in the channel we traversed to get to the lighthouse trail. Mostly the water was pretty shallow, lots of oyster beds, not many birds to see, but lots of jumping mullet. I've done more pleasurable kayaking other places. Wouldn't do... More 

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1 Thank jimminycric
Bangs, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Seen a lot of birds there. Went to try and catch some fish. The areas I walked into were kind of crappy, The table areas could use some clean up. Got hung up on a crab basket, never caught any fish, but did have a crab try to get my dead mullet. The birds were everywhere. Some across the way,... More 

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Thank Ronda S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

One of the best sight fishing spots on globe for big ol' Red Fish (Red Drum). Plus, not a lot of motor activity, since a lot of it is six inches or less in depth.

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5 Thank irbflyfish
Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was hoping this was going to be a road to the lighthouse so I was disappointed. Instead it was a nice park where people could fish and picnic. You actually can see the lighthouse from the trail, but it is far far away.

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4 Thank MaggieMae1950
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Wow. We are talking shallow waters here. The trails are well marked, but no fish and few birds, on the day we went. I can't tell you how many times I "beached" in oyster beds and muck. It did NOT prove to be a place where you could easily get out and wade fish. Maybe we didn't hit the right... More 

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