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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I tried the Lighthouse Lakes Kayak Trail on a tandem ocean kayak. We started near marker 60 by the ferry. This is a well marked trail. Maps with GPS coordinates are available in parks, on line, and at Port Aransas kayak stores. It is a Texas Parks and Wildlife trail. Tips:1. Start early during the hot months.... More 

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1 Thank Gordon K
Joshua
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kayaking the Lighthouse Lakes Trail is so relaxing. It was my family's favorite activity this year while we stayed in Port Aransas. We went on a group tour since it was our first time. I highky recommend going by group if you've never kayaked. The trails can be tricky so if you go without a guide be sure a have... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Christine G
San Angelo, Texas
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
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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