In Focus: The Port of Galveston, TX
Exploring Galveston Island is a natural addition to a cruise vacation. With major cruise lines offering multiple Caribbean cruises from Galveston, many vacationers enjoy excursions on Galveston Island before or after their voyage.
From the decks of the cruise ships, passengers can easily see the charming Historic Downtown District just one block from the cruise ship terminals on Harborside Drive. The 36-block district offers more than 100 shops, restaurants and galleries housed in beautiful Victorian iron-front buildings. The area is also home to the Texas Seaport Museum, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Great Storm Theater, the Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum, the interactive museum Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, harbor boat dolphin tours, and more.
Also, a number of lodging accommodations on the Island offer parking and transfer packages with an overnight stay, so guests can leave their car at the hotel and catch a ride to the cruise ship terminal. It’s no wonder Lloyd’s Cruise International and Travel Weekly have rated the Port of Galveston as one of the nation’s top cruise ports. Don’t just pass through Galveston, experience its many pleasures. Here are the our top three Galveston excursions for you to enjoy.
1.BayWatch Dolphin Tours
BayWatch Dolphin Tours is proud to be a family-owned and operated business in Texas, serving the Galveston area since 2005. The company is located at Pier 21, only a short distance away from the historical Strand District in Downtown Galveston. Baywatch takes pride that it’s able to keep prices affordable for everyone while still providing 45 minutes of informative fun for young and old alike! The boat has a covered and heated interior, and has no propellers, so no marine life is ever harmed. You’ll enjoy a closeup of dolphins in their natural habitat. The Baywatch ticket booth is located directly in front of Harbor House hotel at 21st Street & Harborside near Historic Downtown Galveston. The boat departs and returns on Pier 21 behind Willie G’s.
2100 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77550
Children (12 & Under): $5
Infants & pets ride free!
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily: 10am – 5pm