Artist Boat Kayaking Tours2627 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550
Artist Boat provides guided interpretive tours to places of natural significance on Galveston Island and in Galveston Bay via kayak. Artist Boat offers youth and adult programs.
Baywatch Dolphin & Harbor Tours2100 Harborside, Galveston, TX 77550
Serving the Houston and Galveston area since 2005 and offering the "only dolphin-safe tour boat in Galveston harbor".
Mon - Sun: 10am - 4pm every hour on the hour
Adults $10; Children $5 (12 and under)
Infants and pets ride free
Open 7 days a week year round (subject to seasonal and weather conditions). Call to confirm ticket times.
Captain Hal Water Tours14302 Stewart Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
Discover the unspoiled beauty of Galveston Bay on board the Gator Getter, a one-of-a-kind 450 horsepower airboat.
On this trip of a lifetime, you'll be face to face with marine life such as stingrays, fish, sharks and alligator gars; and you'll soar along with some of the most beautiful marsh birds in the Coastal United States. Nighttime bowfishing and floundering trips available too!
Call ahead to schedule your tour time.
Cool Tours2500 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77550
Cool Tours offers island sightseeing in a comfortable, air conditioned 22 passenger tour bus complete with a DVD/TV screen, state of the art sound system, free bottled water, a tour guide map and activity books for the kids. The 60 minute tour operates 7 days a week during the summer, leaving every 45 minutes from its location next to the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier.
Cool Tours operates on an extended schedule during the summer months. During other months, please call ahead.
Galveston Cemetary Tours4002 Avenue K, Galveston, TX 77550
Looking for something to do while in Galveston? Come visit the Cemetery with Linda McBee, (The Cemetery Lady). Find out about the Republic of Texas and its Patriots or the men who fought in the War between the States. Interesting people that made Galveston the city it is. Hear about some unusual deaths.
Call ahead for tour times.
Galveston Children's Museum2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
The Galveston Children's Museum inhabits the lower level of the beautiful Moody Mansion on historic Broadway Street. Exciting hands-on interactive exhibits, special events, and amazing programs and presentations will delight and excite children of all ages. Primarily focused on ages 2-10.
Tues - Sat: 9am - 4pm
Mon: 11am - 4pm
Galveston Duck Tours2501 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
Board the Driving Duck at 25th and Seawall for a land and water sightseeing adventure spanning 15 miles of Galveston Island.
Call for tour schedule.
Galveston Harbor ToursPier 21 at Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550
See Galveston Harbor up close aboard Seagull II, Texas Seaport Museum's 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Fast, stable and sheltered, she was built specifically for harbor sight-seeing excursions and education, and is a perfect platform for waterborne experiential learning.
Loading at Pier 21 and Harborside Drive.
Galveston Historical Foundation502 20th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
Housed in the 1861 Custom House (one of the oldest and most elegant public buildings in Galveston), the Galveston Historical Foundation is your source for information on all of the architectural, maritime, and cultural sites and tours. Visit their website or call their headquarters for more information.
Galveston Island Gal - Tour Guide309 Oak Forest Drive, Galveston, TX 77573
Fifth generation Galvestonian Jan Johnson, M.A. has been seriously studying the Island's rich history as a part-time Tour Guide since 1982. With two books in print - "Beyond the Beaten Paths: Driving Historic Galveston" & "Walking Historic Galveston: A Guide to its Neighborhoods", she is ready to lead you on a unique and informative island tour!
Ghost Tours of Galveston IslandStrand Street, Galveston, TX 77550
The #1 Ghost Tour in the state of Texas, filled with history, mystery, and legend! The #2 most popular Ghost Tour in America. 100% Fascinating!
- The Original Strand Ghost Tour
- The Restless Spirits Tour
- The Secret Society Cemetery Tour
- Jack the Ripper Mystery Island Tour
For the next public tour time call the Ghost Line (requiring no reservations) for information and public tour times 409-877-1794. For Private Ghost Tours and other information call the office line at 832-892-7419.
Guided Bird Tours of Galveston & Nearby Areas832-372-8236
Sit back and enjoy the ride! You don't have to be an experienced birder to enjoy these field trips! Kristine Rivers, your tour guide, will take you to some of the best birding spots around Galveston, and identify the birds for you, making sure you have as much time as you like to enjoy watching hem, learning about them and photographing them. The trips are fun and relaxing, and a great way to enjoy nature with friends and family.
Tour locations include:
Galveston's West End
Bolivar Peninsula & Galveston's East End
San Luis Pass
Texas City Dike
Tours begin at 8 a.m. on most Fridays. Advance registration required. Private tours for other dates can also by scheduled by calling.
Haunted Mayfield Manor2313 Harborside, Galveston, TX 77550
Dr. Mayfield welcomes you to his home where you will meet ghosts and ghouls; you may encounter the strange shadow people that dwell in our attraction. BEWARE! The young doctor is quite insane so his actions can be unpredictable! Visits to the manor are continuous during operating hours.
Jim Stevenson's Birding Tour409-370-1515
As the Executive Director of the Galveston Ornithological Society, Jim is a professional guide who leads visitors on area birding tours. Call to schedule your tour today!
Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast2313 Harborside Rear, Galveston, TX 77550
Jean Lafitte, a Frenchman of questionable values, took New Orleans by storm, help defend our nation under Andrew Jackson's command in the Battle of New Orleans, then sailed away from the shores of Louisiana settling on a magical island....Galveston. Learn the legends, myths and stories of the last of the Buccaneers.
Postoffice Street Walking Tour2200 Postoffice, Galveston, Texas 77550
Self-guided tours...Venture onto Postoffice Street for an enchanting blend of art galleries, antique shops and chic eateries.
Powhatan House3427 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550
The 1847 Powhatan House was built by John Seabrook Sydnor, pioneer merchant and mayor, and is considered one of Texas' most beautiful Greek revival homes.
Seagul II Harbor Tour & Dolphin WatchPeir 21 at Harborside Drive
Purchase tickets at the Texas Seaport Museum Gift Shop at Pier 22, next to Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant. Harbor tours depart at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily except for Wednesdays. Call on the day of the tour to confirm availability. Reservations are not required for groups of less than 20.
Students, ages 6 through 18: $8
Children 5 and under: FREE
St. Joseph's Church2202 Avenue K, Galveston, TX 77550
The oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, St. Joseph's was built by German immigrants in 1859. St. Joseph's is maintained by the Galveston Historical Foundation and is open to prearranged group (20+) tours. To make arrangements for a tour, please call 409-765-7834.
Treasure Isle Tour Train2500 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
Relax and ride the 1.5 hour, 17 mile narrated tour around the Old and New Galveston. Including historic homes, UTMB, churches, and more!
May - August and by special arrangement
Tree Sculpture Walking ToursGalveston, TX 77550
Trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike were brought back to life when artists carved the trunks into beautiful sculptures for all to enjoy. Pick up a map at Sand 'N Sea!
Birds of Galveston - 1620 Sealy
Wildlife Totem Pole - 1302 Ball Street
Dolphin - 828 Ball Street (facing 9th Street)
Dolphin, Eel, and Dorado - 1302 Ball Street
Owl - 1302 Ball Street
Squirrel with Acorn - 1302 Ball Street
Toad - 1615 Ball Street
Angel Cradling Bunny - 511 17th Street
Sister Angels - 1717 Ball Street
Great Dane (facing 13th Street) - 1228 Sealy
Pod of Dolphins and Mermaid - 902 Ball Street
Hand Clutching Diploma (Wright-Cuney Park) - 718 41st St.
Geisha - 1717 Ball Street
Two Herons - 1316 Ball Street
Mermaid Holding Clam Shell - 1428 Church Street
Large Pelican - 1609 Post Office Street
Pelican Sitting on Piling - 1618 Church Street
Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz - 1702 Winnie
Monument to Galveston's Trees - 1028 Winnie
Yellow Lab - 1820 Winnie (inside chain link fence)
Pelicans - 628 14th Street (behind the Mosquito Cafe)
Wildlife Tree - 83rd Street near Airport (inside the castle playground at Schreiber Park)
Dalmatian - 823 25th Street (City Hall, near Fire Station)
Fireplug - 823 25th Street (City Hall, near Fire Station)