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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... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2015
Christine G
Redfish heaven

Loads of schooling redfish in the inlets to the backbays. Be aware of tides, some of the trail is... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
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Sep 12, 2016
“Kayak fishing”
Jul 29, 2016
“A scenic and challenging kayak tour”
This sea kayak trail is marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs and goes through a beautiful estuary region.
Port Aransas, TX
+1 800-633-3028
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The lakes are an excellent place to kayak and fish! Very tranquil and peaceful place. Fishing was good too! Didn't catch the big redfish I was looking for, but did catch some decent sea trout.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rey V
Reviewed July 29, 2016

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....More

Date of experience: July 2016
6  Thank Gordon K
Reviewed July 20, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank TCJtown
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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Christine G
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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
5  Thank Traveln_Texan
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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank Susan M
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

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank SkepticNTX
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.

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Larry W
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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank jimminycric
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...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Ronda S
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Stephanie V
June 3, 2017|
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I paddled to the Lighthouse in my Hobie kayak in May. A kayak guide said that there wouldn't be much traffic. Wrong! You have to cross the shrimp channel. There were a lot of power boats. A couple of shrimp boats, and... More