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Experience the elegance and romance of the paddlewheel from a bygone era aboard the Colonel, a triple deck sternwheeler. Her 650 passenger capacity makes her one of the largest paddlewheelers that has ever cruised the Houston / Galveston area. Plush carpeting, elegant draperies, colorful lighting, and uniformed staff members guarantee that your cruise will be a special adventure.

The Colonel is available for private parties of 100 or more aboard the day or evening cruises. Guests can enjoy the open-air promenade deck, or one of the elegant dining rooms - the Texas Room or the Galveston Room. The Colonel also welcomes individuals on its regularly scheduled day and dinner/dance cruises. Reservations are required for dinner cruises, but not for day cruises.

The Colonel, with her full facilities and crew on board, proves that pleasing you is their number one objective, and your enjoyment is their greatest reward.

The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Admission
Adult: $10.95
Child (4-12): $8.95
Senior (65+): $8.95

Additional admission required for visiting other Moody Gardens exhibits.

Rental Information
The Colonel can accommodate everything from small groups of 50 to large groups of 650. Group rates are available for small parties and full-boat charters. Catering is available for hors d'oeuvres receptions and full-seated dinner parties.

Hours of Operation
Call for hours.

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.