With so much to see and do in Galveston, there’s an easy way to visit attractions and save money too. Whether you’d like to kayak on Galveston Bay, visit the Railroad Museum or watch the sharks at Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid, the Galveston Island Pass is your ticket to island adventures.
“I always recommend the Island Pass to visitors because of its great value,” says Sarah Kinsler, Social Media Manager for the Galveston Island CVB. “Admission to attractions can get expensive, but the pass saves visitors up to 40 percent.”
The 40 percent discount applies when you choose four or more participating attractions. To help determine what might best suit individuals and families, three different groupings are available. The Family Fun Package offers admission into the Lone Star Flight Museum; Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast; Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid and the Fantastic Galveston Race.
The Nature Lovers Package includes Artist Boat Kayak Tours, the Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum, Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid and Cruise N Time’s one hour Eco Tour. And the History Buffs Package features the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston Railroad Museum, Moody Mansion, Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum and The Grand 1894 Opera House.
Examples of savings for a single adult categorized as 12 years of age and older, according to the Galveston Island Pass website, include $20 off the regular $50 price for an Artist Boat Kayak Tour, $4 off the regular $10 entry fee into the Railroad Museum, and a savings of $8.78 off the at-the-door ticket price of $21.95 each for the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid and Aquarium Pyramid. Passes for children ages 4-11 are less, varying down to half the price of an adult ticket.
For a detailed look into the attractions, hours and activities offered, visit www.galvestonislandpass.com where the pass can also be ordered. It must be used within 30 days of purchase. “It's the best deal if you are looking to visit some of the island’s most popular spots,” says Kinsler.