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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.

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.

25 Ways to Send Your Stay Into Overtime!

Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. There are plenty of things to do in Galveston that promise to send your stay into Overtime, which is what makes our charming little island so diverse and special. 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.

5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall

Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons. 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.

Giant Tarpon Caught Off the Galveston Coast

Man catches largest Tarpon in Texas history! (Pending Texas Parks and Wildlife verification) Read more.

Mega Madness

Are “mega ships” a boon or a bane for cruisers? Well – it depends on your point of view. Read more.

Soak Up the Excitement at Newly Renovated Aquarium Pyramid

When it comes to “all things Galveston,” I’d like to think that I’m in the know. So when I got the chance to visit Moody Gardens’ newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid, I jumped at the opportunity to see all the cool sea life from around the world. Read more.

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