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?”
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.
Location - Location - Location
Okay – so you’ve decided to book a cruise (great!) – Now, you get to select a stateroom, therein lies the challenge. 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.
Tips for Holiday Cruising from Galveston
If you are cruising this holiday season from Galveston, you should definitely spend a day or two on our Winter Wonder Island before or after your cruise. Read more.
Lorraine’s sister-in-law REFUSES to cruise….she considers cruise ships to be “nothing more than great big hotels on the water” – she is SO wrong - cruise ships are actually more like “small towns” on the water Read more.
Are We There Yet?
Planning a “family” vacation can be a real “wake-up” call. Read more.
The Cruise Ship Shuffle
No. It’s not the latest dance craze – it’s what’s going on in the cruise industry since Irma, Jose, and Maria wreaked their havoc on the Caribbean, devastating all of those beautiful, lush green islands that were once popular port stops. Read more.
Birding For Fun Field Trip Opportunities
Experienced- and non-experienced-birders alike, come out and join us in a bird and sightseeing tour around Galveston Read more.
10 Reasons You Should Get On Island Time in Galveston
The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets. Read more.
Galveston Open for Business and Helping the Mainland with Recovery
Galveston was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Harvey and is organizing many relief efforts. Read more.
What to Do? Where to Go?
Okay! So you’re on a cruise ship in the path of a storm. What do you do? Where do you go? Well, the answer is obvious! YOU RUN THE OTHER WAY! Read more.