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Galveston Island Offats Bayou to West Bay and back

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM
I-45 south to Galveston, about 50 miles from downtown Houston. Exit 61st St, turn right on 61st.
1600 61st St
Galveston, TX  77551

(409) 934-8100
Donna L Kouwe
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required by April 21, 2017
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants must wear a PFD. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Cancellation Policy:
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THE boat ramp at 61st street has re-opened and is now called Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park!  This trip is a different view of familiar Galveston Island, passing by Offat's Bayou, the paddlewheeler, Galveston's airport, and Moody Gardens, some marshland, and a ferocious oyster reef. Water is sometimes semi-clear and if conditions permit, we will circle the Bird Islands (no landing).  Be prepared to be IN your boat for 2 hours without getting out.

Lat-lon of put-in:     29° 8.704'N,  95° 2.794'W


Hazards -- Sunburndehydration, bottom-scraping oysters, pilings, boat traffic, thunderstorms,  jellyfish, stingrays, fire ants,  mosquitos, and/or fishhooks may bite you in the butt.  We will try to avoid hazards. Most importantly, bring plenty of water ,  sun protection and snacks.





Trip Leader Donna Kouwe
Trip Assistants Denise King
Trip Rating* 2 with potential to be a level 3 trip depending on conditions
Ready to Launch at 8:30 a.m.
Duration (hours) 6
Paddling Miles 8 - 12
Emergency Initiator (Level 3 & 4)
Emergency Phone #s Galveston Coast Guard 409-766-5633
Galveston Sheriff          409-766-2322
Latest Expected Return
2:30 pm
Auto Description/Lic # BLT 016
Distance from Houston




* Trip ratings are only a  guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.


This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.


Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully.  You give up substantial rights when you sign it.

  • Add Smartwaiver with email address “” to your address book to ensure emails do not go to junk/spam.
  • Select a link below to complete the online waiver. 

   ACA-HASK Adult Waiver ACA-HASK Minor Waiver

  • Respond to the “Confirm your E-Signature” email from ACA / HASK to confirm your email address.  Wavier is now complete and valid.
  • You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in. 


Guests – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips.  HASK will cover the $5 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.