Houston Bayou Kayaking

Kayaking in Houston? You bet there is. Here’s a glimpse of some attractive kayaking locations that Houston offers!

Discovery Green


Nestled in the heart of downtown rests Discovery Green’s Kinder Lake, which offers scenic kayaking and kayak rides provided by the Buffalo Bayou Shuttle Service. This Inner Loop kayaking experience costs a small fee of only $5 and gets you two laps around Kinder Lake – a small price to pay for an outdoor adventure overlooking a breathtaking urban city scape. Each kayak ride is supervised by a professional guide in addition to two people. Kayaking and kayak rides at Kinder Lake don’t operate during the week, only on Saturdays and Sundays so its best you reserve your spot early.

Buffalo Bayou


This Inner Loop Houston kayaking spot is the real deal. Expect the unexpected when traveling through this captivating urban wilderness. There are several trails to choose from including the more popular picks such as Sesquicentennial Park or Allen’s Landing. The length of your kayak trip depends on which trail you take. The shortest trail available is approximately 2 hours. What’s more, Houston’s Buffalo Bayou offers a variety of tours dependent upon your desired destination. Tour costs vary according to your pick. For those risk-takers, I recommend you check out the Twilight Bat Tour, more specifically, the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony. When the sun sets, you’ll be mesmerized by thousands of bats flying overhead that will undoubtedly make for an unforgettable experience. On this tour, cameras are encouraged, but the flash is not allowed.

Bayou on the Bend

If you’re apartment hunting and you love to kayak, I suggest you check out the Bayou on the Bend apartments. They offer you kayaks to use in the river nearby free of charge. This Inner Loop luxury apartment complex is complete with lush, green surroundings, a tranquil ambiance, and panoramic views of Downtown. An ideal setting for the adventurous nature lover.

The great thing about kayaking in Houston is that you don’t need to be an expert kayaker. Houston welcomes beginner and advanced kayakers, and everyone else in between. If you do decide to become a paddle enthusiast, there’s a lot of opportunities for you to get more involved in the kayak scene. You may want to join a kayak club or even enter to compete on the bayou. Either way, if you’re looking for something fun and different to do in Houston, kayaking may be just what you need!