Artist Boat: Kayak Adventures & EcoCamps in June

Artist Boat’s purpose is protecting our Gulf Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness, and action.

Since its inception, over 100,000 participants have helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public artworks; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force, interpretive tours, beautified buckets for trash, recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches.

For more info call (409)770-0722, email, or go to

2018 Eco-Art Camps

Art meets science in Artist Boat’s 2018 Eco-Art Camp sessions. Each camper will create high quality art projects that illustrate all that they have learned throughout camp. Camp sessions for ages 5-12 and are $300 for both, or $175 each.

  • July 17th-21st – (9am-12 noon) Feeding Frenzy; (1-4pm) Whale of a Time
  • July 2th-28th – (9am-12 noon) Sea of Change; (1-4pm) Shark Mania
  • July 31st-August 4th – (9am-12 noon) Whale of a Time; (1-4pm) Feeding Frenzy
  • August 6th-10th – (9am-12 noon) Shark Mania; (1-4pm) Sea of Change
  • August 13th-17th – (9am-12 noon) Feeding Frenzy; (1-4pm) Whale of a Time

Bucket Brigade Beach Tours

Join the fun on a free Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tour and explore the creatures and features that make Galveston’s coastal and marine ecosystems so special! Tours last approximately one hour and involve hands-on activities to give visitors an appreciation for Galveston’s different but not “dirty” beaches. Bucket Brigade Tours explore questions such as Why is the water brown? How is Sargassum a good thing? and How do I connect to the ocean?

Bucket Brigade Tours are scheduled every Wednesday-Sunday starting at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm at Stewart Beach (Beach Patrol Tower 6). Sign up is on location, with a maximum of 20 participants per tour. If you have a larger group and would like to reserve a specific time, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at Bucket Brigade is made possible thanks to the support of the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees

Support Artist Boat Just By Shopping at Kroger

Choose Artist Boat as your organization to support as part of Kroger’s Community Rewards Program and support Artist Boat just by doing your normal shopping. Simply visit and create an account with your Kroger Card. On the Community page select Artist Boat with our NPO number 49997 and you are set!


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