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9.5 mile paddle from Stingarees (Bolivar), Yates Bayou, Goat Island

Friday, June 7, 2024, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Stingaree's Marina & Restaurant
Stingaree's Marina Website
1295 N Stingaree Dr
Crystal Beach, TX   77650

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Chris Arceneaux
832-216-2483 (p)
832-216-2483 (c)
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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:
Please be kind to contact the trip leader by phone or text: 832-216-2483 of you must cancel.
Available Slots:
No Fee

Be at the Put-In at 8:30  Paddles wet at 9 AM   $5 to park and launch. Paddlers pay at the Bait Shop.

Directions to the Put-in:  
Put "Stingaree's in your Navigation Device, you'll get there. Take the Ferry or drive through Winnie & High Island, your choice.

Why so early Chris??  Cuz it's hot at 3 pm.  Sun's up at 6:20 at the beach. Let's get an early start and enjoy the best part of the day.

Meet in the parking lot, do not block the boat ramp. Make ready all gear & kayaks before launching.

East Galveston Bay Cam from Stingaree's   Stingaree Cam Link.


Level 2 Trip Description:  Expect to paddle 9-10 miles. Participants may paddle less, if returning to the Put-In with a Level 2 Trip Leader.

When off the water, let's regroup for a cold one and something to eat at Stingaree's.

Hazards: Early Summer conditions, Warm, slightly choppy waters possible. Trip Leader(s) may adjust the route at any time to favor the wind if necessary. Will only go if conditions are favorable.  Cross the ICW "Intracoastal Waterway". Expect some light weekday boat traffic, mostly fishermen.

 Trip Leader Chris Arceneaux
 Trip Assistant(s)
Linda Davis
HASK Trip Ratings* Level 2 (Bay, but always at least 1 mile from land)

Ready to Launch at     

9:00   Come early to prep

Duration (hours         

5 Hours

Paddling Miles


Emergency Initiator

Leslie Arceneaux  832-724-1627

Emergency Phone Numbers

Latest Expected Return Date/Time

911 Galv. Cty Sheriff:   409-766-2300

USCG: 409-766-4700

4 PM

Auto Description/License#


Distance from Downtown Houston

White Ford Flex, black roof
95 Miles
3rd Party fees - boat ramp

 $5 cash at bait shop, or pay box

* 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.

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  • You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in. 


Guests – In order to provide event insurance for everyone, we ask guests or their invitees to provide $10 for each guest, each event for a one-time American Canoe Association insurance fee.  Please consider joining HASK.