About

Texas Canoes & Kayaks is a branch of Paddle With Style. In 2009, Paddle With Style began by teaching lessons only. Over the years it has been expanding into different areas of paddle sports. In order to continue offering the same great services and growth, we decided to open Texas Canoes and Kayaks in 2020. Currently, Texas Canoes & Kayaks will focus on rentals and guided trips while Paddle With Style will continue to focus on paddle sports lessons and specialty items for canoe racing. You will find we offer the same great great, reliable service and quality paddling equipment that was offered by Paddle With Style.   

Time lapse of the San Marcos River
San Marcos River 

The San Marcos River emerges out of the Edwards Aquifer through artesian springs.  It flows southward to join the Blanco River and then the Guadalupe River  for 75 miles ultimately ending in to San Antonio  Bay. 

Our Gear

We have a large inventory of over 100 canoes and kayaks. You will discover our boats are high quality and well maintained.  Our kayaks are sit on top designed by Jackson kayaks.  We use state of the art  royalex  and t-formex canoes. 

Meet The Staff 
We take pride in our guides being trained by the
American Canoe Association, the gold star standard for paddle sports. 
Holly
Owner, Instructor, Guide

As an accomplished ultra-marathon  competitor, Holly has passion to introduce people to the sport of paddling.  In 2001, she began teaching paddle sports and is always looking for ways to continue to build the sport and help folks get on the river.  

 Holly's Related Certifications 

  • Wilderness First Responder (NOLS)

  • Waterfront Lifeguard (American Red Cross)

  • Basic Adult, Child & Infant First Aid & CPR/AED

  • Certified ACA Canoe Instructor Trainer Level II

  • Certified ACA Kayak Instructor Trainer Level II

  • Certified ACA Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor Level I

  • Certified as an United State Canoe Racing Association Canoe Instructor

  • Certified CAPPA Fitness Trainer and Educator

Eric 
Guide & Shuttle Driver

A retired Naval Officer, Eric loved the water from  a young age. He  loves the outdoors but is partial  to taking multi-day river trips. He enjoys introducing people to the beautiful San Marcos River.

Eric's Related Training & Certifications 

  • Basic Adult, Child & Infant First Aid & CPR/AED

  • Wilderness First Responder 

  • Certified ACA Canoe Instructor Level II 

Mark   
Shuttle Drive/Phone operations 
Seth  
Guide & Shuttle Driver

At the age of 8, Seth began paddling canoes in south Houston. He participated in several local races. Seth likes doing just about anything outdoors, but especially enjoys hunting, fishing, working on trucks, paddling, and martial arts.

Seth's Related Training & Certifications 

  • First Responder Fire & EMS

  • Swift Water Rescue 

  • Basic Adult, Child & Infant First Aid & CPR/AED

Katie  
         Guide & Shuttle Driver
Katie has been a nature lover and outdoors enthusiast all her life. She loves encouraging people to get outside. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts, making art, and hiking with her dogs. 

Related Training & Certifications 

  • Basic Adult, Child & Infant First Aid & CPR/AED

  • Certified ACA Canoe Instructor Level II

  • Certified ACA Kayak Instructor Level I 

Buffalo River 
Melissa    
Guide & Instructor 

Melissa's  Related Training & Certifications

 

  • Basic Adult, Child & Infant First Aid & CPR.AED

  • Wilderness First Aid /CPR

  • Certified ACA Kayak Instructor Level II 

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