3-Day Tour of Galveston Harbor

Day 1 You'll See:

Day 2 You'll See:

Day 3 You'll See:

Galveston's harbor area offers locals and guests alike a plethora of entertaining and educational activities, from dolphin spotting cruises to local historic mansions. Enjoy eating fresh seafood next to the harbor, taking a boat tour or two, and learning about local history during this 3-day Galveston Harbor tour.


Bishop's Palace
This beautiful mansion was once labeled as the 100 most important buildings in America for its architectural significance, designed by well-known architect Nicholas Clayton. Tours both guided and self-guided, private and public, are given seven days a week from 11 am to 6 pm. This is a highly recommended tour for any type of group vacation in Galveston, as it is one of the best-preserved pieces of Victorian history and a wonderful museum showcasing the opulence of the era's way of life for wealthy families.


Historic Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watching
Journeys out into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are often done in anticipation of seeing wildlife. Everyone loves dolphins and what better place to see them frolic freely than in the open sea! Climb aboard a tour ship and sail out into the open deep blue sea and discover the magical spirit of seeing marine wildlife up close.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
A museum dedicated to the offshore oil and gas industry, the Ocean Star educational site offers a unique inside look into this profitable and necessary enterprise. Guests are given an inside look into what it's like on board an actual oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, educated with inspirational displays on a number of subjects including the protection of marine wildlife, among a number of other fascinating features.

La King's Confectionery
During your visit, you will be able to step up to the candy counter and see over 50 classic confections and award-winning treats, with old school classics like Peanut and Peco Brittle, Divinity, Pecan Pralines, Rock Candy, and the famous Salt Water Taffy. Guests of all ages love watching the taffy demonstrations and the ribbon candy line!


Colonel Paddlewheel Cruise
Enjoy a sightseeing or dinner cruise with your group aboard the Colonel Paddleboat, the authentic replica of an 1800s style paddlewheel that is a part of Moody Gardens. Cruise around the Offatts Bayou as you enjoy the lavish life, the boat boasting plush carpeting, elegant draperies, colorful lighting, and helpful and uniformed staff. Enjoy the open-air promenade deck or the two elegant dining rooms, the Texas Room and Galveston Room.