Attractions & Entertainment
C-Sick Surfin' - Surfing LessonsGalveston, TX 77550
C-Sick Surfin' has been teaching at the 43rd Street Rock Jetty on Seawall Blvd. since 1999. They teach private lessons, birthday parties, and groups up to 40.
Check their website for camp information or to schedule your lesson!
Colonel Paddlewheel BoatOne Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
Located on the Moody Gardens complex, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat is a replica of an 1800-style boat and accommodates up to 800 passengers. Enjoy one of the hour-long cruises in Offats Bayou or make reservations for one of its dinner cruises.The Colonel is also available for private dinners or parties.
Due to possible weather interruptions, call ahead at to verify the schedule.
Escape the Island910 21st Street, Galveston, TX 77554
Looking for a new adventure? How about spending some fun, quality time, enjoying your friends, family or both. An oppurtunity to put your cell phones away, enjoy an hour or so of uninturrupted time together. This LIVE escape room is your new entertainment.
Galveston Island FerryGalveston Ferry Landing, Galveston, TX 77550
Take a free and fabulous ride across Galveston Bay! The ferry runs 24 hours and is the only way to cross the waterway between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula.
Vehicles should not exceed 80,000 pounds, may have a maximum length of 65 feet, a maximum height of 13.5 feet and a maximum width of 8.5 feet.
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier2501 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.
Ride hours are seasonal. Please check the Galveston Pleasure Pier website for current operating hours.
Galveston Railroad Museum2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, TX 77550
Enjoy a stroll through the train yard to see locomotives and the many types of railcars that helped build the nation. In their "People's Gallery", the original Santa Fe Union Station waiting room, imagine the conversations amongst the "Ghosts of Travelers' Past" while they wait to board the trains.
Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company)2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550
Featuring plays, musicals, and classic films. Check the website to see what's on stage at the Island ETC Theater!
Island Pass (Discounted Entertainment Pass)Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Galveston, TX
Experience many of Galveston Island's unique attractions at a heavily discounted rate with the new Island Pass! The pass allows you to select attractions that save you up to 40% off regular admission prices when you choose four or more attractions during your stay. Visit their website for current participants in this program.
Purchase tickets online or call the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Research Center4700 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551
Free and fabulous! Guided tours of the research facility are offered to the public by advanced appointment only and on a limited basis (2 Thursdays per month). You will see up to 450 live sea turtles housed in 30 saltwater tanks. There is no glass or fence between you and the turtles. Operated through the National Marine Fisheries Service. Call 409-766-3500 to schedule your tour today!
Moody Gardens1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
Looking for an under-sea adventure? Or maybe monkeys are more your style? Moody Garden's Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids are a fun way to spend the day! Be sure to check out their Penguin Exhibit!
Hours vary by season. Check their website for details, special exhibit details, and daily feeding schedules.
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum2002 Whart Road, Pier 19, Galveston, TX 77550
The museum features three floors of models and interactive displays illustrating the exciting story of offshore oil and gas from seismic technology and exploration and production to pipelining and marine transportation. Check out their monthly Family Days for special programs and ticket prices.
Mon - Sun: 10am - 5pm
Ohana Surf & Skate - Surf Camps2814 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
Surf camp great for any ages! Camp activities include flat spells, training time for pop-up drills, paddling, races, beach games and more.
Visit their website for the current class schedule and to reserve your space.
Pier 21 TheatrePier 21 at Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550
The new digitally projected show coupled with a new state-of-the-art sound system, brings visitors even closer to the story. View one or both of their presentations: The Great Storm, or The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte
Showtime is every hour on the half-hour.
Premiere Cinema 118902 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
Galveston's movie theater, now 100% digital! Use their website to get local showtimes, and buy your tickets online - it's just a few clicks away!
Redbox LocationsGalveston Island
Valero in Jamaica Beach (outdoors) - 16710 San Luis Pass
Wal-Mart (indoors) - 6702 Seawall Blvd
Randalls (indoors) - 2931 Central City Blvd
Schlitterbahn Water Park2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, TX 77554
Cool off this summer at this popular family-friendly waterpark, activities for all ages!
Hours vary by season. Check their website for current operating hours and information about seasonal activities including the indoor season.
SkyTrail Ropes Course & Zip Line1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
Challenge your agility, balance and strength as you encounter the five-tier Sky TrailÂ® Ropes Course, the tallest Steel Ropes Course on the Gulf Coast or take it to a whole new level with a roundtrip on the Zip Line.
Hours vary by season. Check their website for details.
Texas Seaport MuseumPier 21 Number 8, Galveston, TX 77550
Share the adventure of the high seas at the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the celebrated 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Explore the decks of this floating National Historic Landmark which has also been designated one of America's Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Texas Surf Camps361-749-6956
Surf camps offered to anyone ages 5 and up! Also offering private lessons, group events, and birthday parties. Surf camps are held on the beach side of Galveston Island State Park.
Check their website for current session schedules.
The Grand 1894 Opera House2020 Postoffice, Galveston, TX 77550
The Grand has a very special place in the history of the Galveston community and in the lives of many of its residents. It survived the storms of 1900 and 1915, and Hurricanes Carla and Alicia. The Grand is one of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, plays, musicals, and visiting musicians throughout the theatre's season.
Check their website for shows and tickets.