North Padre Island - Sunset Island

  • Time: approx 1-1.5 hours

  • Distance: 1 mile (round trip)

  • Cost: Starting at $49.95 Per Adult

  • Weight Restrictions: 400 pounds per boat (two guests) per manufacturer specifications

  • Location: 13309 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418 (closest physical address)

  • Reservations: Required, This is a Guided Tour in a Clear Kayak!

  • When: This route is currently offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @ 8:00PM and 10:30PM

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Route Description

GlowRow offers a captivating kayaking experience on Laguna Madre, a stunning lagoon located along the Gulf Coast of Texas. This unique adventure allows participants to explore the serene waters of Laguna Madre under the enchanting glow of the moon and stars.

Laguna Madre is one of the most biodiverse estuarine lagoons in the United States, stretching over 130 miles along the Texas coast. It is renowned for its rich ecosystem, which supports a wide variety of marine life, including stingrays, jellyfish, and needle nose gar. The lagoon's pristine waters provide the perfect backdrop for kayaking, offering participants the opportunity to witness the beauty of nature up close.

One of the highlights of the GlowRow experience on Laguna Madre is paddling beneath the JFK Causeway Bridge, also known as the JFK Bridge. This iconic bridge, completed in 1972, spans across Laguna Madre and connects the mainland to Padre Island. It is named in honor of President John F. Kennedy and serves as a significant landmark in the area. Paddling beneath the bridge offers participants stunning views of the lagoon and the surrounding landscape, making it a memorable part of the kayaking tour.

As participants glide through the tranquil waters of Laguna Madre with GlowRow, they may encounter a variety of marine life, including graceful stingrays, mesmerizing jellyfish, and elusive needle nose gar. These encounters add a sense of wonder and excitement to the nighttime adventure, allowing participants to connect with the natural world in a unique and meaningful way.

Before or after the kayaking adventure, participants can unwind and enjoy a delicious meal at Doc's Seafood and Steaks, a popular waterfront restaurant located nearby. Known for its fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere, Doc's Seafood and Steaks offers live music on weekends, providing the perfect end to a memorable day on Laguna Madre.

In summary, GlowRow offers a unique and unforgettable kayaking experience on Laguna Madre, allowing participants to paddle beneath the iconic JFK Bridge, witness the enchanting beauty of the lagoon's marine life, and enjoy a relaxing meal at Doc's Seafood and Steaks. Whether you're a nature lover seeking adventure or a foodie looking for a delicious meal with a view, GlowRow's kayaking tour on Laguna Madre promises to be an unforgettable journey filled with excitement and discovery.

Directions & Parking

To find your way to this launch spot, simply put in the below address on your phone's GPS and look for the GlowRow® Trailer! 

Parking for this area is free in the indicated parking areas (see map image).

Closest Physical Address

13309 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

GPS Coordinates

27°38'00.3"N 97°14'22.5"W

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