The marina, located on the north side of Offatts Bayou, a long-standing natural yachting hub for Galveston, is the newest and one of the most upscale in Texas. Pelican Rest Marina, billed by the owner as the "Gateway to Galveston," is a part of a multi-use high end marina complex in the center of a growing and vibrant area in Galveston.
The marina serves as a social and commercial hub and destination for boaters along the entire Gulf Coast. The marina site, scoured by Hurricane Ike and left riddled with debris, has been transformed into an inviting lush manicured and landscaped tropical showpiece with a wide variety of palms, tropical plants and flowers, a stunning new fountain and private pool and well laid hard-scape paths. After only a few minutes on the site, visitors are delighted with the frequently visiting brown pelicans looking for fish, resting on a piling, or going for a leisurely flight around the bayou and understand how the owner's coined the name.
Pelican Rest Marina is a state-of-the-art concrete floating dock designed of ShoreMaster and Bellingham systems to house 30' — 50' and 60' and larger class sport fishing yachts. From the beginning, the vision of the owner was clear; build the best marina possible. ShoreMaster, working with local marine engineer Marcus Michna, Principal and President of Shelmark Engineering LLC, designed the marina to be functional for boats over 100' with wide walkways and fingers, expantial room to maneuver within the marina footprint and overflow room for larger vessels on the perimeter.
Pelican Rest members and visitors have access to deep water slips and accommodation for mega yachts, transient dockage for overnight stays, an industry leading fire protection system, potable water and 50, 100, and 200 amp electrical service along with 230 V and 460V — 3 Phase. The fuel dock offers gasoline and diesel. Pelican Rest Marina is the most protected deep water marina in Texas.
Their slips are as follows:
- 22' wide: accommodate vessels to 85'
- 27' wide: accommodate vessels to 100'
- 50' wide: accommodate vessels to 165' inside the marina with a draft of 22'
- Side Ties: 22' draft can accommodate vessels to 200'
Being a "white-glove" marina, patrons have access to all Marina Village facilities and a wide range of on-site services. The historical island landmark, Smitty's, has been remodeled and is the on-site Marina Bait & Tackle facility which provides fresh seafood, bait, ice, tackle and marina supplies.
Land and water based shuttles will be available to ferry guests to Galveston hot spots, hotels, and golf courses and Scholes International Airport at Galveston for private aircraft. Pelican Rest clients can also take full advantage of VIP Vessel Concierge Service which include fuel and standard maintenance assistance, laundry, transportation, deliveries of provisions, boat wash & detail, and Wi-Fi. Pelican Rest has a secure entrance, on-site security and ample parking for the marina and guests.