Sea Kayaking Expedition at Matagorda Island

Trip Overview

Join the Adventure Trip program for kayaking on the Texas coast!  After camping Friday night, we will launch early Saturday morning from the Port O’Connor dock and paddle through the coastal area where we will set up camp.  This will be a physically challenging and rewarding trip that offers kayakers the unique opportunity to explore the beautiful mangroves and abundant wildlife from the unique perspective of your kayak.

The Matagorda Island Seashore and Wildlife Management Area consists of 56,688 acres of offshore barrier island and bayside marshes.  The island is 38 miles long and varies in width from less than a mile to about four and a half miles. Matagorda Island is known for its seclusion and untouched natural beauty.

Trip Date

November 1-3, 2019

Depart: November 1, 3pm
Return: November 3, 5pm (approximate)

Trip Rating 

Intermediate, some paddling experience preferred / Moderate to Strenuous level of activity

  • UT students/RecSports members: $100 
  • Non-members: $120 
Registration Information
  1. Click here to register for this trip. Registration closes on Monday, October 28, 2019.
  2. Once you complete your online order, please complete and submit the Adventure Trip Participant Information Form
Pre-Trip Meeting

All participants must attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting on October 30, 2019 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place at the Outdoor Center located inside Gregory Gym (GRE 2.104). Please note that this pre-trip meeting will include an opportunity to learn the basic self-rescue technique for kayaking. You will be required to get in the pool and demonstrate this technique, so please make a note to bring your swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes to this meeting. 

Cancellation Information

Cancellations must be completed by October 25, 2019 at 5:00pm. No refunds will be given after this date. Refunds will be issued, minus a $20 administrative fee for those participants who cancel by the cancellation date.

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