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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

Galveston Beach Parks Open Mar. 9, 2019

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The time has come! Stewart Beach and East Beach's gate will be opening for the first time in 2019 starting on March 9th. Hours, pricing and more can be found here. Read more.

Love the Ocean? So do we.

Published: Thursday, January 03, 2019

A teenager's perspective of Galveston Harbor tours and seeing dolphins. Read more.

Debarkal Debacle

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I have no idea why passengers think that if they’re the first in line they’ll be the first off the ship. THERE IS A SYSTEM TO DEBARKATION!!!! Read more.

Take to the Waves - It's Wave Season!

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

If you’re thinking of nice warm sunshiny islands about now.....it’s the time to book that cruise for 2017! The “Wave” Season is here! Read more.

A Cruise From Hell?

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Have you ever been on what you would call a “cruise from hell?”  Lorraine has – it was a 13-day repositioning Galveston/Tampa via Aruba over the Christmas/New Year holidays. Read more.

Deal or No Deal?

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

If you're going to cruise, and if you like to imbibe – check your cruise lines packages.  Read more.

Do You Sea Turtles?

Published: Monday, November 26, 2018

Have you noticed pieces of authentic artwork popping up? More specifically, grand sea turtle statues! We can attribute that to a project called “Turtles About Town”. Read more.

The 6 Best Kid-Friendly Holiday Experiences in Galveston

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2018

The holidays are about spending time with your family, and Galveston has no shortage of family-friendly attractions, events and displays! Read more.

Galveston Fishing Rodeo Wraps Up

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The results are in for the Galveston Fishing Rodeo. The leader board is impressive. Read more.

Inspiration and Education Through Unique Coastal Experiences

Published: Friday, October 19, 2018

For 15 years, Artist Boat has brought value to our ocean community and restored coastal and marine habitats, educated the public, regional and local students as well as creating hundreds of pieces of public art!  Read more.

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