Texas Canoeing Trips

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Phone:  409-385-4700
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Silsbee, Texas  77656
Headquarters/Physical Address:
50 Turtle Creek Dr. @ US Hwy 96
Silsbee, Texas 77656
Mailing Address: (Deposits)
1698 US Hwy 96 South
Silsbee, Texas 77656-7168


Eastex Canoe Trails

Big Thicket Outfitters
"Since 1978"

Reservations are Recommended

Eastex Canoe Trails offers two (2) levels of Reservations for Paddlers & Campers planning in advance for peak season excursions early March thru late November.   Off season courtesy reservations (Dec - Feb) are dependent on weather on water conditions the day(s) of your trip.

  1. Courtesy Reservations  (temporary)
  2. Guaranted Reservations (permanent)
Otherwise, all available rental Canoes & Kayaks will be rented to whomever pays for them first.
  Group Reservations Recommended  Rain or Shine Canoe Trips


 Experienced Oufitters DAILY

 Courtesy Reservations

Courtesy Reservations are tentative reservations that allow Group Leaders time to get the word out and collect commitments from their participants.  Call Headquarters for available dates.


 Reserve your Canoe in Advance!





Guaranteed Reservations

Guaranteed Reservations Require the non-refundable deposit of (1) Days Rental on a boat we hold in reserve for your use only OR 50% of total amount on 2 or more boats.

Full Payment (RSVP) Guarantees additional Group Discounts...

Group Leaders of Non-Profit Organizations able to Pay Total Rental amount due on their reservation at least 3 Days in advance - qualify for the RSVP Discount.


Reservations Policy - NO REFUNDS 

Paddlers & Campers with Guaranteed Reservations are responsible for the entire rental amount due on each reserved boat.  All boats must be occupied. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations on Guaranteed Reservations.

GROUP LEADERS: Please make sure you have monetary commitments from each participant before you Guarantee Reservations.  You may "Add" rental boats to your reservation as you receive additional commitments.

PLEASE - Do not expect to "drop" boat(s) from the reservation after payment and receive credit/refund.  Unless the entire reservation is rescheduled (see below) our staff will attempt to re-rent any "dropped" boats as long as they receive ample notice.    

 Rescheduling & Rainchecks

Families and Groups with Guaranteed Reservations may reschedule their reservation date(s): Once (1) per season as long as Headquarters receives at least 10 days advance notice from the Group Leader.

Eastex Canoe Trails operates Daily - RAIN OR SHINE.  We have no control over the weather nor can we predict it.  PLEASE -----> DO NOT count on being able to reschedule because you do not like the upcoming weather forecast.  YOU WILL be disappointed.  Wait until you are sure BEFORE you make Guaranteed Reservations.  NO Refunds, NO Credit or Rescheduling priviledges will be allowed for any reason for "No Shows" on RSVP reservations.

ONLY - Severe Weather "WARNINGS" in our area (not yours) ... will result in RSVP reservations being issued rainchecks. 

 "Action Stage" = HIGH water levels.  This will usually result in all RSVP reservations being given the option to reschedule.

"Flood Stage" = All RSVP trips are cancelled and allowed to reschedule.

Guaranteed Reservations (RSVP) are permanent arrangements.  Eastex will hold up our end of the deal ....  So must you... NO Credit will be issued for late cancellations.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

WARNING ! ! !  WARNING ! ! ! WARNING ! ! !

All participants should BE PREPARED to encounter heat, cold, wind, rain, deep water, strong currents, fallen trees, log jams, strainers and wildlife.

Canoeing is LIFE ---Deal with it!

See you on the Water!


/----<> HAPPY PADDLING <>----\
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