The island’s laidback, welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect destination for family fun in the water. And since it’s only 50 minutes from Houston, it’s a good bet you’ll get there before the little ones start asking, “Are we there yet?”
Fly high! A Caribbean Breeze parasailing adventure begins with dolphin watching as you zip through the harbor and jetties out to the Gulf. There, you’ll be strapped to a parachute and launched up to 500 feet in the air as you trail behind the boat. The adrenaline rush is intense, and nothing compares to the view of the ocean from this vantage point.
Paddle on! Kayakers will want to explore the three marked trails—ranging from 2.6 to 4.8 miles—at Galveston Island State Park, whose calm waters are perfect for paddling. Plan a weekend stay at the park’s camping site, and make sure to explore the hiking paths along the dunes on the Gulf.
Ride the tides! Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the hottest sports in the country. With zero experience required, anyone can get out in the ocean and give it a try. Take private or group lessons, or attend a SUP camp at Galveston Paddleboard Center.
Are “mega ships” a boon or a bane for cruisers? Well – it depends on your point of view. Read more.
Soak Up the Excitement at Newly Renovated Aquarium Pyramid
When it comes to “all things Galveston,” I’d like to think that I’m in the know. So when I got the chance to visit Moody Gardens’ newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid, I jumped at the opportunity to see all the cool sea life from around the world. Read more.
Well, Lorraine’s friend “the Fashionista” is at it again. Booked a cruise for md-November and – yep – she’s out shopping for a new wardrobe! DOH! Read more.
Ever noticed on a cruise how some passengers will “grouse” about being asked to be out of their rooms early on arrival day? Maybe they don’t understand what is going on “behind the scenes." Read more.
Of Ships and Boats
As Lorraine was watching the ships come in out of the port (Galveston.com/cruisecam) recently, she was reminded of her now long-deceased grandfather. Read more.
Food! Glorious Food! (Sorry, Oliver)
While standing in the check-out line the other day calculating the dollar damage, Lorraine started to wonder how much it costs a cruise ship to feed the thousands of passengers and crew members onboard. Read more.
Stay & Play! Galveston Offers Gulf Fireworks Shows Every Sunday This Summer
There are no two better words to go along with summer than free and fun. All summer long, Galveston Island will offer plenty of events that fit both, including free fireworks shows, eco tours and sandcastle building lessons. Read more.
Things to Do on Sea Days - Or Not!
It’s one of those days – cruising in the middle of nowhere. A great chance to enjoy the ship AND some of the fun activities – while keeping in mind that every passenger will be doing the same. Read more.
East Beach: Galveston's Party Central for Fun and Surf
With live music concerts, sparkling surf, volleyball courts, concession stands and the imaginative sand sculptures created during the annual AIA Sandcastle Competition, East Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Read more.
10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston
The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets. Read more.