Guided Trips and Classes
Lakeview Park Lake Grapevine
Lake Ray Roberts
Discover Kayak will be in full operation until Christmas in 2023!
The weather is perfect, and the lake is quiet.
Kayak Basics Lesson Every Friday and Saturday Mornings
Monday thru Thursday, 10am Tour, Grapevine, perfect for families
Tours also on Saturday and Sunday
Book for Free and pay at the time of the event
Celebrating our 12th Year
with a perfect safety record
and our 4.8 Google reviews!
Guided Trips at Two Locations
Discover Kayak is happy to announce a new tour option for 2023 at beautiful Lake Ray Roberts Isle Du Bois State Park in addition to Lake Grapevine.
Full descriptions of tours and more information are below on the Tours page.
Why Guided Versus Rental ?
Guided Tours with Discover Kayak starts with a short 5-10 minute lesson on basic strokes and techniques to improve efficiency so no experience is necessary. We also supply each kayaker with top end kayak gear. Weather is critical in Kayaking so your guide with keep you updated with information just prior to your trip ensuring the best experience possible.
Kayak Basics- This comprehensive intro class covers the 6 basic strokes along with safety, weather and equipment.
Two and a half hours of the class are on water, 30 minutes on shore. The class focuses on boat control and efficient strokes. Non swimmers welcome! $90
Intermediate Classes cover more advanced strokes, self rescue, bracing and much more. $125
NEW for 2023- Advanced Kayak Windy Day Surfing
Extreme fun for the advancing student.
Scroll down for more details on classes
"What an AWESOME time we had. The instructor was amazing and made me feel confident in the water. I don't know how to swim so water is always so scary for me! I can't wait to go back."
Guided Tour Information
Our trips are kept fun and safe for everyone, your experienced professional guide will allow those who are comfortable in their kayaks to roam ahead while giving personalized attention to those needing a bit more instruction. Discover Kayak's fleet of top end touring kayaks by Wilderness Systems is varied to allow us to fit a boat to you.
Weather delays do happen, we watch the forecast closely and will contact you if winds are predicted over 15mph or thunderstorms we will contact to cancel.
Lake Grapevine 2-hour Tour
Best for the first timers and families with younger kayakers. This two hour trip follows the shore from Lakeview Park up to a creek and back at an easy pace. We start with tips on how to kayak so no experience is required.
Location: 2100 Lakeview Dr, Grapevine
New for 2023, Lake Ray Roberts 3-Hour Tour
Join us at Isle Du Bois State park where you can come for the kayaking, stay for the day or even the entire weekend!
There is hiking, fishing, camping and a huge swim beach available besides the kayaking.
Our three hour trip includes wind carved sandstone cliffs and rugged shoreline.
We will stop for a break and swim (optional), so bring a snack
Total cost: $65 ( $7 park entry + $58 kayaking)
Ray Roberts is worth the short drive.
Dallas 56 min, Lewisville 34 min., Denton 19 min, McKinney 56 min, Celina 34 min.
We would love to talk to you about our lessons, tours or just kayaking in general. Use the contact info below to call or email us.
Be aware that all staff is on the water at times during the weekends. We can not always answer the phone.
Our Location : Lakeview Park, Lake Grapevine
2100 Lakeview Dr. Grapevine, 76051
Discover Kayak provides the highest level and broadest range kayak instruction available in Texas. Whether you are a absolute beginner or seasoned paddler, we have something for you. Our staff of instructors are Texas top rated professionals.
After completing our Basics Class and taking a trip or two you may want to fine tune your skills further. This class teaches six more strokes for fine boat control, including bracing and edging skills.
Cost : $125
KAYAK BASICS CLASS
Our most popular class attended by over 500 students a year!
This 3-hour class covers the seven basic strokes, safety, equipment choices and how to get back in after a capsize. All equipment is provided and will be sized to fit each paddler.
Classes are a 1 to 6 ratio max and taught by Texas top instructor
Learn to Roll with our exclusive three step system, Guaranteed!! cost: $125
No one else guarantees a roll!
Call for appointment
Private Lessons-Two hour, $125 by appt.
About the Staff
My name is Steve Walls and I began kayaking in Seattle in 1998. The Seattle area offers great paddling opportunities and world renowned instructors.
Discover Kayak is based in Lakeview Park on Lake Grapevine, convenient from either Dallas or Ft. Worth, although we are equipped to travel to any location in the area. Discover Kayak specializes in lessons and guided tours.
Here is how we make your kayaking experience the best it can be:
Our Instructor / Guides are certified pros and keep it fun and safe.
Our Gear- Fast, comfortable and stable touring kayaks with models to fit all, lightweight paddles and clean life jackets.
Our Grapevine location is convenient from anywhere in Dallas-Ft. Worth.
If you are looking for the highest quality experience on the water, you have found it at Discover Kayak.
About Our Kayaking Community
Discover Kayak sponsors, moderates and leads trips though DFW Paddlesports Meet Up Group.
My past instructor certifications include Level 4 Open Water, Level 2 Whitewater and Instructor Trainer from the American Canoe Association in addition to a 4 star certification from the British Canoe Union.
I opened Discover Kayak in 2011 with the help of some of the areas top instructors.
We hope you join us and experience Texas kayak touring at it's best.
We do not sell kayaks or gear but partner with Mariner Sail and Kayaks, the best shop in Texas!
"Professional, patient instruction by people who love the sport. If you want to move past "paddling" into kayaking and get the most from the sport, Discover Kayak will make all the difference, Highly recommend"