Artist Boat: Kayak Adventures in August


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

Kayak Adventures

You can enjoy different tours such as a guided and interpretive Eco-Art Kayak Adventure and paddling to places of natural significance on Galveston Bay. To sign-up, go to Tours range from $50-$75.

  • August 16th (4:30-7:30pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve
  • August 17th (9am-1pm): Galveston Island State Park [+$5.00]
  • August 18th (9-11am): East End Lagoon
  • August 18th (12 noon-2pm): East End Lagoon
  • August 19th (8am-12 noon): Coastal Heritage Preserve
  • August 24th (5-7pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve
  • August 25th (8am-12 noon): Coastal Heritage Preserve
  • August 26th (10am-2pm): Christmas Bay
  • September 1st (9-11am): Galveston Island State Park [+$5.00]
  • September 2nd (9-11am): Coastal Heritage Preserve
  • September 2nd (12 noon-2pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve
  • September 3rd (8am-12 noon): Coastal Heritage Preserve
  • September 8th (9-11am): East End Lagoon
  • September 8th (12 noon-2pm): East End Lagoon
  • September 9th (9am-1pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve

Save the Date for Float the Boat

Float the Boat 2018 is celebrating 15 years of Artist Boat Saturday, November 10th, 6-9:30pm at The Trolley Station, 2021 Strand, Downtown Galveston. Enjoy great food, live music, the best silent auction in town, and more! Learn more and purchase tickets at  Reserved seating tickets for Float the Boat 2018 are now available for $115.

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.

Sea Citizen Orientations

Sea Citizens are Artist Boat’s volunteer leaders. Sea Citizens help out with many different programs including habitat restoration, kayak adventures, Bucket Brigade tours, outreach events, and more! Learn how you can get involved at one of the upcoming orientations August 11th, 9-11am or October 11th, 6:30-8:30pm.

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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