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When:
Wednesday, January 1, 2031, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Where:
Near Tiki Island
1 Tiki Drive
Tiki Island, TX  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Robert E Stark
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required before Friday, April 5, 2030 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Capacity:
12
Available Slots:
12
Members pay for their own charges

We will put-in at Tiki Island, paddle around Deer Island, to Galveston, have lunch, paddle to Offatts Bayou and back to Tiki Island. There are bird rookeries on both North and South Deer Islands. These islands are protected habitat so don't plan to land. On prior trips we 
have seen great egrets, great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, lots of tricolored herons, little blue herons, snowy egrets, black skimmers, oyster-catchers and flocks of white ibis. You will need to be able to paddle 12 miles and handle you boat in windy, choppy conditions. You will be up to a mile from shore during a 2-mile crossing.
 

Directions -- Take I-45 South toward Galveston, take the Tiki Island exit, Turn right on a feeder road, go past the boat ramp. Look for a blue Toyota Highlander (License 904 HZB). There is a service station at the exit.
 
Link to google map  Directions to Virginia Point Rd, Tiki Island, TX.  Enter your address in the From field to get directions. 
  

Hazards -- We will be crossing the Intracoastal Waterway with large boat traffic. Current in the Intracoastal can intensify  choppy conditions.  There is also a lot of small boat traffic in the area. Oyster Reefs - These are both above and below the water. Submerged reefs can usually be seen as a darker area.  The boat ramp may be slippery.
 

Float Plan Basics:

Departure Location
 Tiki Island
Trip Destination
 Offatts Bayou, Galveston
Trip Leader   Robert Stark  
Trip Assistants  Bill Smith
 Shorebase Contact
 Chris Arceneaux
 Trip Rating*  3
 Ready to Launch at  9:00 AM
 Duration (hours  6
 Paddling Miles 12
 Emergency Phone #s  911, USCG 713-678-9057
 Latest Expected Return  5 PM
 Auto Description/Lic # ABC 123 
 Primary Kayak Desc.
 White hull, red deck
 Distance from Houston 45 

 

* Trip ratings are only a guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather. Trip Leader or Assistant must contact the Non-Participating Emergency Initiator should an emergency arise and when off the water.

 

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This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.


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 “noreply@smartwaiver.com” 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.  As per our insurer, we will collect $11 from each non-American Canoe Association (ACA) participant via this PayPal Link:  HASK Guest PayPal $11 ($1 to cover PayPal transaction). Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.