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Address: 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 9321

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Always quick if you get there early and know the rules. And don't forget to pay your taxes on liquor and cigarettes coming in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Ferris, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience with the Port of Galveston and my first-ever cruise experience, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I thought the process went very smoothly and only encountered one employee who was a little less than peppy and friendly, but everyone else seemed very pleasant and willing to help you. We pre-paid for parking with... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

First time ever driving to a port and parking. Definitely worth it to prepay at this port and save a few bucks. Staff was very nice and unloading and loading was very smooth. The system they have there works great

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Caledonia, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Second time leaving out of Galveston for a cruise on Carnival Magic. Never a let down. Luggage drop off was quick and parking was simple. Port was clean and attendee's were great. Have left from other ports and this is my favorite

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Me and my family total of 9 took a trip on the carnival magic we didn't stop at Rotan where we all had plans. The Captain said the conditions were unsafe but the carnival channel on the TV showed 7 mile an hour straight winds and sea was a little choppy we bypassed that port and started back to Galveston... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We returned from a fabulous cruise on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas to end up in the pit that is the Port of Galveston. We have sailed out of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and San Juan in the past and breezed through customs in a reasonable amount of time. Galveston is not equipped to accommodate large cruise ships. The entire... More 

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I grew up in Galveston and the galveston ship channel is awsome lots of ships and if you go to the end of the jetty and wait for a ship the waves you can surf if you fall there is another one behind make sure not to go too far its not easy to get up the dock. Lots of... More 

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Minden, Nevada, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

With free time, we drove to the Ferry. We parked our car for free and jooped the the ferry. It was nice to get a wide view of the port, working rigs, sailboats and dolphins. How nice that the city makes it free.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went through customs fast. Great job. We just got off the Navigator of the Seas. Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Fast and well organize. Had a great trip and was greeted with a smile. Pleasant experience.

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Ferris, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Always quick if you get there early and know the rules. And don't forget to pay your taxes on liquor and cigarettes coming in.

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Waitsburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We used SuperShuttle recently for transportation from a hotel in Houston to the Galveston port for a cruise and then back to the airport at the completion of our cruise. They were extremely prompt -almost to the minute. They texted before they arrived and have an app that allows you to track where their shuttle is located. I researched transportation... More 

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