- 105 Ratings
Three Mile Kayak Trip on the San Antonio River
Grab your paddle for a thrilling kayak trip down the San Antonio River. Soak up the fresh air while coasting through the bountiful nature and wildlife of this part of Texas.
What You Will Do
- Get some exercise while having a blast on the San Antonio River as you glide down specially built kayak chutes
- Paddle down this beautiful river for two and half hours while observing the natural wildlife
- Coast through the San Antonio Missions National Park and get a glimpse of San Antonio's historic past that is reflected in a number of architectural marvels
- Take some time to explore the multi-cultural city itself after you've explored its river — you never know what you might find in its boutique shops and delightful restaurants
- Kayak, paddles and life vest
- Shuttle service
- Guided tour
Meeting at Espada Park in the parking lot near the bathrooms. Single kayaks can hold up to 300 pounds. Wear weather appropriate non-cotton clothing that you don’t mind getting wet.
Cancellations must be made 72 hours before scheduled trips. Refunds will not be given if cancellations are made within 72 hours of the scheduled trip.
- 105 Ratings
Very fun, and the transportation was very helpful.
Friendly service and great fun.
Great service. Very helpful.
Great family kayak trip down the San Antonio River. Look forward to our next trip. Staff were very helpful and displayed a great attitude. Thanks for the great trip.
Everything was on time, friendly and the equipment was in good shape.
Good instruction. Nice paddling.
The Kayak trip was well organized. Equipment was good, life jackets were clean and in good condition. Paddles are in good condition,
We had a very pleasant kayak down the river. Sarah (and her son) were a pleasure to work with. They arrived on time and provided all the tips we needed for a great trip down the river. The birdwatching along the river was very good. They are making a great effort there to make the river an asset to the area. Despite being in a semi-urban area, the river is well shielded from its surroundings.
Friendly yet competent and professional tour operator briefed us on river conditions and gave us a good overview of birds and other animals we were likely to see on our trip down river. Equipment was all top-quality and clean. The river was placid with brief exhilarating-but-safe chutes. We used the iPhone Lyft app to get from our downtown San Antonio hotel on the River Walk to Mission Kayak and back. The three-mile trip was a perfect length, taking about two hours. We were the only two kayakers on our mid-week afternoon trip so the river was all ours. Highly recommended!
The pick up, and finish was simple as was the scheduling. The day was beautiful, the water nice, and the helper very helpful.
We loved it! It was perfect weather, super fun and relaxed, and the chutes were great!
The trip was amazing! the lady and gentleman that helped us were very friendly and very helpful. i would definitley recommend them. We took the 3 Mile tour and it was a great ride! i would love to do it again!
Great service and experience!
Very friendly and helpful! We had a great time!
The staff was great. We had fun. The river was much slower than we anticipated. The chutes were the only exciting part, but if you are into a relaxing time, you'll enjoy this very much. FYI, on the 3 mile run, the first 4 chutes are far left, the next is right and the last is in the middle. This will help to remember.
That was fun. Our guide was professional and kind and he didn't make fun of me when I rolled my kayak. We'll be back.
Very smooth. Very fun. Good flow on river. Wish it had lasted longer.
Jim and David were both great! It was raining and the river levels were rising, so even though we had booked the unguided kayak, David went with our group to ensure our safety, and Jim was spotted in several places along the river checking on us. We were downgraded from the 5 mile to the 3 mile, and then to the 2 mile due to the weather. Overall, it was a great experience and we will definitely be back!
Service was great, as it was the first time we used the service. River was very low and we scraped though all of the chutes and had to pull the Kayak's through two of them. Was a very slow ride, almost like a kiddy-park ride. When the river is this low. there is lots of trash floating and on the banks. We saw everything from old shoes to chip bags and even a large yellow mop bucket in the river! I think the trip should have been cancelled and a refund given. When the river is that low, it's all just work and no fun and the trash does not make for a scenic view. Otherwise, you guys have a good service. Keep it up and thanks.
The river was really dirty. The trip was fun, and the company was very professional and nice, but the trash floating was really concerning and unfortunate. Otherwise it would have been a beautiful trip.
We had a really lovely time! Not too difficult, but long enough.
Sarah was more than helpful. She's obviously passionate about what she does. The trip was pleasant and service was flawless. No complaints.
It was awesome to only have to carry our kayaks from the van to the river bank and back. The weather and scenery on the river were great and I would say that the river itself is a great place for beginners to learn and improve basic skills!
I wish you would of had in the description somewhere that we would have to carry the kayak a distance to the water. I was not prepared for that.
The trip was great! The service was great! The kayak was safe and reliable however it needed the seat back rest so as to protect you from lower back fatigue.
Had an awesome time!! Trip was just the right amount of exciting and relaxing! The chutes added a sense of excitement and the wide open spaces and all the wildlife in between are peaceful and relaxing! The flow was a little higher than normal but still manageable and not scary for first timers!! Will definitely come back again!!! It was an awesome experience!! It is nice being dropped off upstream, so no paddling upstream for tired arms at the end of the day!!! Our outfitter told us everything to expect along the way, it was great!! Tip: you will get wet so bring dry bags for your phone, key fobs, etc.
We had a fabulous time with Mission Kayaks. Definitely recommend them!!!
Very fun, look forward to kayaking again