www.BayouCityAdventures.org

Bayou City Adventures
713-538-7433

 

Bayou City Adventures

Bayou City Adventures is your source for all your outdoor fun in and around houston. We provide education and instruction to help introduce people to the outdoors. 

Bayou City Adventures focuses on putting people in front of the very thing we are trying to clean up while having a fun time and exercising at the same time. With your help we will have a clean and healthy city. We focus on Childhood Obesity and maintaining a general healthy lifestyle over the course of the life. 

Meet the Team

President & CEO

Rico Torres

Rico Torres created Bayou City Adventures with the hope of introducing people to the joy of being outdoors. His goal is to bring families together and to help clean up our watersheds by allowing people to have fun while seeing the very thing we wish to preserve and conserve.

Director of Operations

Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs joined the Bayou City Adventures team in 2011. Since then he has quickly moved up the ranks to now running the show. From making sure everything runs smoothly to teaching new people how to paddle Ken handles every aspect of the operation.

Outreach Specialist 

Marissa Hernandez

Marissa Hernandez is the behind the scenes specialist. She organizes every event and all the team members. She is the point of contact to all the groups and customers that call Bayou City Adventures. She is the true behind the scenes star that makes this all work.

Meet the Guides

To be a guide with Bayou City Adventures you have to undergo extensive training and certifications. Many individuals apply to be guides, very few make it to this level. These individuals are responsible for the safety and enjoyment of everyone that partakes on a guided tour.

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Bruce Bodson
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Nick Ellis

Ken Jacobs 

Rico Torres 

Meet the Instructors

Bayou City Adventures is all about education. Our professional guides are certified in a variety disciplines to bring to you the finest level of education available in a variety of water activities.


Rico Torres
  • Surfing
  • ACA Level 1 Stand up Paddle Board
  • BCA Level 1 Stand up Paddle Board
  • BCA Level 2 Stand up Paddle Board (Moving Water)
  • BCA Level 3 Stand up Paddle Board (Surf)
  • ACA Level 1 Kayaking
  • BCA Level 1 Kayaking
  • BCA Level 2 Kayaking (Rescues)
  • BCA Level 3 Kayaking (Surf)



Ken Jacobs
  • BCA Level 1 Kayaking
  • BCA Level 2 Kayaking (Rescues)
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Nick Ellis 
  • ACA Level 1 Stand up Paddle Board
  • BCA Level 1 Stand up Paddle Board
  • ACA Level 1 Kayaking
  • BCA Level 1 Kayaking
  • BCA Level 2 Kayaking (Rescues)


Marissa Hernandez 
  • ACA Level 1 Stand up Paddle Board
  • BCA Level 1 Stand up Paddle Board
  • ACA Level 1 Kayaking
  • BCA Level 1 Kayaking
  • BCA Level 2 Kayaking (Rescues)

In addition to the guides and instructors it takes a team of dedicated team members to make sure that all operations with Bayou City Adventures is successful. You will find these team members helping to load boats, work the checkin at various locations, answer phones, assist paddlers with renting boats, helping people get in and out of boats and much more. If not for the entire team Bayou City Adventures would not exist.