Whether you’re a first timer or a pro, kayaking in Corpus Christi is an exhilarating experience! Read on to find out how to spend a day of fitness and fun while navigating the beautiful waters of the Coastal Bend.
Rent a Kayak from a Local Shop
Head to Wind and Wave - located in Flour Bluff off Laguna Shores Rd., just before the John F. Kennedy Bridge to Mustang Island – has a full product line of ocean kayaks to choose from. They carry the Old Town Predator Series, which includes the Predator 13, MX, XL, and iCast Best in Show Predator PDL (Pedal Drive System).
While you’re there, don’t forget to rent accessories to complete everything you’ll need while out on the water:
- Paddles and Leashes
- Rod Holders
- Life Jackets
- Kayak Dollies
- Drift Socks
Wind and Wave’s expert staff has extensive knowledge to provide advice on kayaking locations, techniques, and tips. Prices include $60/day for a single-seat kayak and $75/day for a double-seat kayak.
You could also swing by Fin Factory Kayak, Tackle, and Charter Co. for all things kayak fishing, including kayak rentals, and accessories.
Best Kayaking Spots in Corpus Christi
The great thing about Corpus Christi is that there is a variety of awesome places to start your kayaking adventure. From North Beach on the Corpus Christi Bay, you can hit up a fun bayside restaurant like Blackbeard’s for some post-kayaking drinks and bites. From Padre Island, you can depart from Snoopy’s Pier and wind your way through the canals on Padre Island and Laguna Madre. The North Packery and South Packery Beaches on Mustang Island offer beautiful scenery and ideal conditions for all levels. Both beaches are also well-known spots to partake in kayak fishing. Mustang Island is the place to go if you are in search of a relaxing time on the water where you’ll kayak an 18-mile strip of picturesque beaches with nearby restaurants in Port Aransas. Finally, the Bird Island Basin is known for its warm, shallow waters. Here, beginners can learn the basics alongside windsurfers.
Book a Kayaking Excursion
During the day, you can spot wildlife in their natural environment with Nature Trails Kayaking eco-tours. Paddle out to uninhibited islands for the ultimate bird-watching experience and paddle through pristine wetland fish habitats. As an alternative, book a translucent illuminated kayak at Glow Row for a unique experience paddling out at night and traversing the bay. With seven different color combinations to choose from, watch as the water lights up with vibrant colors and take in the unparalleled views of the city in the moonlight.
Kayak fishing is another option to enjoy an adventure on the water and get up close and personal with the fish and the environment. CC Kayak Fishing is a kayak fishing guide service that focuses on being out on the water, taking in the beauty of our natural surroundings, and experiencing the thrill of the hunt. You can also follow a professional kayaking tour guide from Coastal Bend Kayaking and explore the Lighthouse Lakes and Mustang Island State Park’s Paddling Trail, or reel in a few fish right from your kayak.
Now that you’ve identified your ideal adventure, it’s time to enjoy a day on the water while taking in the beautiful beaches and unforgettable landscapes of the Coastal Bend.