Our tours are designed to accommodate your individual needs. The trip will last four to six hours depending on how long you want to stay out. You won’t be on the boats schedule you will be on your schedule.
The shallow draft of our boat allows us to get into areas that larger boats are not able to. This also allows us to get in close to the birds. We will also be able to tour some of the back lakes and bays that are much to shallow for large boats.
Your tour will start at the Sea Gun Marina then navigate into Aransas Bay and pass the Goose Island State Park. We will then travel along the South shoreline of the Aransas Wildlife Refuge to the Intercoastal Waterway. Once in the Intercoastal we will enter the main body of the Refuge. There are many opportunities to photograph Whooping Cranes as well as shore birds along the intercoastal. Your tour will take you North on the Intercoastal along the Refuge and into San Antonio Bay to the North end of the Refuge.
This is the turning point of the tour. We won’t simply turn and take you home from there. We will continue to look for birding opportunities. We can enter San Antonio, Ayres and Mesquite bays to check out the lakes and reefs for feeding birds. We will the return home through Carlos Bay where we will check out reefs and some small islands. In San Antonio Bay and Carlos Bay, there are the Rookery Islands. On these islands there are many species building nest, laying eggs, and hatching chicks. These Rookeries are only active in the Spring and Early Summer.
We provide soft drinks, and bottled water. Feel free to bring whatever you wish to drink and eat. There is a bathroom on board for your use.
Maximum of 6 people.