Drive your own car to Galveston Island State Park for a delightful, natural experience. Chris will introduce you to photographing wildlife from a kayak. Enjoy paddling in a provided kayak while slowly exploring the marshes of Galveston Island State Park, one of the area’s premier ecological jewels. This 2,000-acre public park offers a multitude of habitats that support a wide variety of birds like herons, egrets, Roseate Spoonbill, shorebirds and possible overhead raptors like osprey looking for prey.
The kayaks are two-seaters and very stable. You will be paired with another registrant. You will be required to wear a life jacket, which will be provided. If you’re coming from FeatherFest HQ or downtown Galveston, please allow 30 minutes to drive to the park.
Guests are advised to wear sunscreen, lace-up, closed-toed shoes, and fingerless cycling gloves. NO FLIP FLOPS. Be ready to get a bit muddy, and bring a water-proof bag for your camera gear.
Driving directions and trip instructions will be emailed to you one week prior to the festival.
Suggested Equipment: Digital SLR camera with a 300mm lens or greater, tripod, dry bag/camera bag/back pack to keep gear organized in the boat.