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.
#LoveGalveston Photo Contest - A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston
There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses. Read more.
10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston
The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets. Read more.
First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach
The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall.
Have you noticed that on embarkation day – after arriving at the terminal and winding your way through check-in - and finally boarding your ship that you’re exhausted? Read more.
Galveston.com Announces 2016 Best of the Island Winners
After weeks of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, we at Galveston.com are thrilled to present the Winners of the 2016 BEST OF GALVESTON AWARDS, "the Oscars of the Gulf Coast" according to The Houston Chronicle. Read more.
Take to the Waves - It's Wave Season!
If you’re thinking of nice warm sunshiny islands about now.....it’s the time to book that cruise for 2017! The “Wave” Season is here! Read more.
You Can't Make This Stuff Up!
How many times have you heard a story and said to yourself “that can’t be true?” Well, trust Lorraine, all of these are. Read more.
Don't Lose It!
When a ship arrives late (as Carnival did this past Sunday) Lorraine can’t help but wonder how many non-refundable airline tickets were lost. Read more.
The History of the Harvest Moon Regatta
Back in 1988 when the first group of 17 boats set sail to race from Galveston to Port Aransas, the intrepid sailors onboard likely had little more on their minds than reaching their destination and finding the nearest tavern. Read more.
Were We on the Same Cruise?
If you ever want to prove the adage (that) “the only reality is perception” try reading the online reviews of a cruise you have recently taken. Read more.