Five Things to Do on Your Galveston Island Visit

Galveston Island is a beautiful island outside the hustle and bustle of urban life in nearby Houston. Beyond the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, there are fun tourist sites to get the most out of your trip. Whether you’re an avid fisherman or a lover of history, there is something for everyone.

Fishing Charter

Calling adult fisherman! Enjoy a six-hour jetty fishing charter that takes you into deeper gulf waters to cast your line. Instead of you having to figure out the best place to hook a line, let someone who knows the shores find the perfect spot. Take a Houston to Galveston shuttle bus to enjoy a day trip reeling in the big ones.

Ghost Tour

Prepare for a spooky tour through the city. Go for a 1.5-hour walking tour or catch a bus to explore the haunts of the dead. The gilded palaces and mansions lining the boardwalk hide their secrets deep within their walls. Enjoy an evening of spooky stories, fascinating history and paranormal activity. Local legends and ghost stories are sure to capture your imagination providing you with memories for years to come.

Segway Tours

Who says you need to walk to see the sights? Vacation is a great time to learn how to operate and ride these fun two-wheeled standing vehicles. Cruise along the seawall and enjoy the sounds of the birds overhead and lapping waves. Or bask in the beauty of a Texas sunset.

Historic Port

Galveston is more than an island. It has an historic port complete with old world architecture and even pirates. Hop on a bus and explore the historic sites around town including the Port of Galveston and the Maison Rouge ruins home of Pirate Jean Lafitte.

Sand Castles

Adults can get behind the fun of building sand castles. Go beyond simple moats and pails to bring out your inner artist. Make the most of your time on the beach by learning new ways to sculpt and create with sand.