- 90 Ratings
Weekend Kayak Trip on the San Antonio River
Paddle your way down this beautiful river and have a great time in a kayak with friends. Explore the local scenery and history – all while getting some fresh air and exercise during the weekend!
What You Will Do
- Get some exercise this weekend while having a blast on the San Antonio River
- Paddle down this beautiful river for an hour and half while observing the natural wildlife and spending some time with family or friends
- 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
- Kayak, paddles and life vest
- Shuttle service
- A guided river adventure
Meet at the 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.
- 90 Ratings
Beautiful day kayaking the San Antonio River! Service was great!
We had a group of 14 girls that took the 2 mile Kayak Trip. We had a great time. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The water was calm with a couple of shoots that were easy to manage. If the water level was a lot higher or lower it may have been a bit more difficult to handle the shoots. For us it was a perfect day with great friends. Thank you Mission Kayak for helping to make the day so great!!
We had a group of 14 ladies, we ranged in experience from beginner to intermediate, and we all had an excellent time. Everyone's comfort level was high because your staff made everyone feel confident and ready to go.
Had a wonderful time... loved the whole adventure
Than you, thank you, thank you, for making my birthday amazing!! Attentive, helpful wonderful , amazing day! Y’all are the best!!!
Very helpful staff. Fun Day. Will for sure take another trip.
Relaxing & easy kayaking trip w/ great friends
So much fun! Had a great time!
The family owned business was so awesome to work with! We had a 6 year old and the tandem kayak was great. they had supplies you good pay for to increase the enjoyment. We will do this again.
jim was very helpful and explained thoroughly
Great people & great trip! This was a "Sister's Trip" and it was wonderful from start to finish! The crew picked us up at the designated meeting place, gave us info, tips, suggestions, then drove us to the drop off point. Each kayaker helped carry the Kayaks down a short flight of steps or take the grassy incline to the water. The crew was very helpful getting us into and out of the boats safely. We did the two mile trip (approx. 1 hour). We have kayaked many times before, but this is great for beginners too. It was nice and just right since we wanted to do more sightseeing. I will definitely book the 3 mile next time. Although it is scenic, there is a lot of trash and debris from recent flooding. We saw very little wildlife, but that is the nature of nature. You cannot see the Missions from the river. Do not fear the chutes they no different than the log ride at 6 Flags. There are only two on the 2 mile trip and 4 more on the 3 mile. Very peaceful- Relax and Enjoy! *Restrooms at the park where we meet were clean and comfortable for changing out of wet shorts at the end of the trip.
Norma was an outstanding guide. We had people on the trip who did not realize there are dangers involved and Norma did great in keeping everyone safe!
Wet, Wild, Safe, and Fun Adventure for our anniversary, on the newly open San Antonio River expansion, Shara,was AMAZING! She was very experienced and knowledgeable about the river, we knew we were in good hands from the beginning. Everyone got a little wet going down the Rapids. We smiled and hooted the whole time,lasted about 2 hours. I highly recommend these guys at Mission Kayak. They are fun, they know what they're doing, and you will have a great time!
My husband and I have never been on a kayak and we were a little nervous but we had an amazing time and would definitely return very soon.
Hi, we had a very good time floating down the river. The suggestion we would make is to make the directions to the place we would pick up the kayak should be clearer. We had to ask a couple of time to people in the area. We found ourselves in the cemetery after taking the wrong turn. What efforts are made to clean up the trash along the river? Jim, the person in charge of the trip--getting the kayaks down to the river and helping us in and out of it was just super!! Thank you for having this fun experience.
- Mary Beth
GREAT fun. Driver was waiting for us when we arrived at the parking lot. He was very friendly and helpful and was awaiting us upon our return as well. I would do the longer trip next time.
Everything was advertised right on! I was pleased with the the shuttle, kayak, driver and overall business. Especially since I am deaf and I could book online.
This was a great ride. The guy that picked us up was very friendly. The only reason I gave it a 4 is the ride only lasted an hour and not the two as stated on the Internet site. The river was slow and we played around quite a bit and still only was on the water an hour. Again, not complaining but just know the times aren't accurate! ❤️
Mission Kayak staff is great! Very Professional, friendly and helpful.
it was a beautiful trip. Very relaxing and a nice workout. Perfect time of day at 9:00am. plan to do it again soon! thanks!
Help was very friendly, kayaks were in good shape, price was fair. Renting on line was a breeze! Will definitely use them again
Fun experience. Thank to Jim who was very helpful & gave us some tips about kayaking too.
- Peggy Bartholomew
Jim was very friendly and gave helpful tips. It was easy to register. Some people had difficulty finding the area but I didn't. Will definitely go again and recommend to others.
We had so much fun. The river was very pretty, and the people were great.
Friendly staff, enjoyable activity
Everything about our experience with Mission Kayak went as advertised. The online reservation process, contacts made before the trip with directions and reminders, and the pick up and drop off services all went smoothly and on time. Jon was super friendly and helpful and the morning trip on the river was beautiful. I was very happy with the whole experience and recommend it to all!
Good service, on time. Would be better to have back rests for kayaks. Also instruction was a bit lacking. Need to remind people to secure valuables (another group NOT with Mission Kayaks did not do this & lost car keys, wallet and cell phone when their kayak flipped). We were experienced & did not have problems. Maybe inexperienced kayakers would be given more instruction.
Was such an amazing experience!!! Defiantly will do it again and recommend to all friends and family! :)
Very great experience!!
Service was friendly, clean and on time. Had such a great time and trip was exactly as advertised. We will definitely be back!
We got good advice about kayaking and extra information about what wildlife to look for. My son and I enjoyed the experience and we are definitely going back