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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.

From the Blogs

5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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

A Quantum Leap?

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Yep! If negotiations go as planned between the Port of Galveston and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, in the not-too-distant future you could be sailing a Quantum Class ship right from the Island - and that would be awesome! Read more.

Keeper Ling Within a Mile of the Jetties

Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Our bay/jetty trips produced excellent catches on shark, especially bonnethead sharks. We also found larger stingray and a keeper ling within a mile of the jetties this morning. Read more.

29 Kingfish, Several Stingrays to 180 lbs

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018

We had a light northeast wind and found clear water beyond 25 miles and picked up 29 kingfish. Largest catches of the week were several stingrays to 180 lbs. and today a hammerhead over 8 ft. was caught and released unharmed.  Read more.

Last Week For Red Snapper In Federal Waters For Charters

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Most red snapper limits are coming from 23 to 30 plus miles out. Catching kingfish 11 to 30 miles out on rocks, wrecks ,oil platforms, and buoys. Read more.

5 Great Beach Tips for Summer

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer is here and so is the time to visit the beach! Galveston Island has a variety of beaches to offer visitors and we have compiled our best beach tips to make the most out of your trip! Read more.

Several Large Snapper Lost to Blacktip Sharks

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Our red snapper limits came from trips fishing beyond 25 miles with fish up to 20 lbs. Lost several large snapper to larger blacktip sharks. Read more.

Killer Shoes!

Published: Monday, July 09, 2018

Yes – they look great! Sure – they’re the newest style! But, is making a “fashion statement” worth risking life and limb? Read more.

Snapper Limits Up to 20 Plus Pounds

Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Aqua Safari Charters report Mangrove snapper becoming abundant. Kingfish more scattered. Read more.

First Spanish Mackerel of the Year Offshore

Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

"Island Girl" reports more action on mangrove snapper. Weather conditions are improving. Read more.

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