Paddling & Boat/Swamp Tours


Paddle Sea Rim’s Marsh Unit

Click Here to view Port Arthur Paddling Trails

Paddle trails are marked for beginners, intermediates and advanced kayakers who may rent or bring kayaks for a 2-, 3- or 9-mile route through the bird-filled marsh.

Before heading out to Sea Rim State Park, enjoy these short videos – one about the TPWD Texas Paddling Trails program and one how-to video that gives tips on how best to paddle a canoe:



Swamp & River Tours


-Blue Elbow Swamp Gator Trips
-Guided Field Trips, School, Scout, Churches & Organizations
-Safari Birthday Parties
-Buses Welcome
-Night Time Critter Watch & Sunset Cruises

Operators offer ” the most entertaining yet unobtrusive experience possible” and the biodiversity of nature from wild gators, soaring eagles, cannibal sites tow a host of flora and fauna. Reservations preferred.
813 Lutcher Drive, Orange, Texas, 77630
(409) 883-0856


Big Thicket Association Neches River Adventures
Public eco tours March through November; charter trips year round
The crew of the Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat, will take visitors along the history-filled Neches River, From Riverfront Park  in Beaumont . Adventure programs offer outdoor labs.
The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians.
Reservations required: (409)-651-5326

Gator Country Swamp Tours
Gator Country Swamp Tours departs from Pine Tree Lodge, 10 miles from Gator Country Adventure Park (21159 FM365). Experience the true majesty of Taylor Bayou. Look for bald cypress covered with Spanish moss, bird species including wood duck, great blue heron and more.
Reservations required: (409) 794-9453