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Join a local/BOI (Born on the Island native), on a 90-minute private, walking tour. Choose from history, things to do and shopping. All tours take place in historic downtown Galveston and are available for up to six people. This is a fun way to get acquainted with Galveston from an expert.  Tours begin at Saengerfest Park, 23rd & Strand.

Advance reservations are required and are only available through the Tours By Locals website.

Available Tours:

  • General History of Galveston & Historic Downtown Galveston: 90 minute downtown walking tour.  $200 per tour, for up to 6 people.
  • Galveston Best Places to Shop: 2 hour shopping tour. $150 per tour, for up to 6 people.
  • Galveston's Historic Downtown Top Sites: 90-minute walking tour.  $200 per tour, for up to 6 people.

About Your Tour Guide:

Thank you for your interest in taking a tour of my beautiful hometown - Galveston Island. 

I was born on this island and raised here and as the locals call it - I'm a BOI (Born On the Island).

My former roles in education, PR, tourism, and current full-time job makes me a bit of an expert on Galveston Island. I've written more than 100 blogs on Galveston offering travel tips on what to see and do. Over the years, I've given tours to numerous visiting travel writers to see the sites on the island.

I'm a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) and also a CTA instructor for Galveston. For you Aggies out there, I'm also a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station.

I've always enjoyed showing off my hometown and after taking a similar tour in Amsterdam I wanted to bring this tour option home. I love the idea of small, personal tours by a local expert.

I'm happy to tailor a walking tour to your interests. Thank you for considering me as your tour guide.


Hours of Operation
Tours are available on Saturdays & Sundays.

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.