Galveston, Texas Water Activities

Galveston Island Tweets!

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.

From the Blogs

Head to Galveston This Spring for Fun on the Beach, New Attractions

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring has returned, which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach. Read more.

Tall Ships Are Coming!

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

For the first time, a fleet of tall ships will sail and race their way along the Gulf Coast to participate in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Gulf Coast 2018 series of races and public maritime festivals. Read more.

Seven Amazing Things You Need To Do in Galveston this Spring

Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018

Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or indulging in some first-rate dining, you’ll find many reasons to visit Galveston this spring. Read more.

The F Word

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Warm days – cool nights! The perfect recipe for the “F” word – FOG! Read more.

Do You Have a Morgue?

Published: Monday, February 12, 2018

A cruise buddy of Lorraine’s was told this story by a friend of hers who once worked at the cruise terminal – and swears it to be true. Read more.

Ready to Hit the Beach? Start Here!

Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018

Deciding how to have fun on the beach in Galveston can be daunting, even if you’ve narrowed your choices down to spending at least some of your time frolicking in the sand at one of the island’s five beach parks. Read more.

Never Say Never

Published: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Well, Lorraine has returned from doing something she swore many years ago she would NEVER do again- she’s speaking of a “Holiday” Cruise! Read more.

Formal Night

Published: Sunday, January 28, 2018

But my question is…..guys – would it kill you to give your jeans and “gimmie” caps a rest at least for one night? Read more.

Don't Miss the Lifeboat!

Published: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Ask anyone who has ever cruised what the least favorite onboard activity is, and they will answer (practically to a person) THE DREADED LIFEBOAT DRILL!!! Read more.

Ship Happens!

Published: Sunday, January 28, 2018

One of my pet peeves is passengers blaming cruise lines for “blips.” Cruise lines are NOT responsible for weather, seasonal fog banks, “motion on the ocean” - or missed ports of call. Read more. Video
Galveston Island Tweets!