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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 409-763-1877
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Buy tickets for Dolphin Tour here!

The Galveston Historical Foundation also offers Harbor Tours at the Elissa Gift Shop and the proceeds benefit the Foundation. This is different from the other dolphin and sunset... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
deery47
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North Houston, Texas

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North Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Galveston Historical Foundation also offers Harbor Tours at the Elissa Gift Shop and the proceeds benefit the Foundation. This is different from the other dolphin and sunset tours listed for review (which are commercially owned). I prefer to support local charities and volunteer organizations where possible. The Dolphin Tour was 45 minutes in a covered boat with an upper... More 

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Thank deery47
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Elissa and enjoyed the walk through this magnificent restored and working tall sailing ship. The space available to the crew is tiny and you certainly wouldn't relish a trip across the seas in such cramped conditions. But it was great to visit and there are some good photo ops, including at the steering wheel. The museum is... More 

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Huntsville, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have longed to crew on the Elissa when younger. Amazing use of every square inch of space. A crew of 10, with 3 officers sailed her back and forth across the Atlantic and Med.

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Thank WinterOwl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Imagine sailing this in her hey-day. The Elissa is a beautifully refurbished Tall Ship, lovingly cared for by volunteers. It is a very interesting tour and the museum is well done also.

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Thank Debby B
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history, interesting setting, good for children, esp. Best is to have fun explore area have something to eat and drink in area or on the waterfront.

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good price to walk through a piece of working history. You get to walk around most of the deck and below deck. Audio tour is included if you want to us it. If not there are plenty of informative signs all over the ship. The museum is included with the ship tour. Small, but with a lot of history to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really very neat to get to walk aboard and explore one of the old tall sailing ships. it was quite educational as well.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Elissa for a wedding once. The couple was married on the boat while the guests watched on from the dock. It was entertaining.

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Thank _alicesivey
Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love tall ships, so I had to see this. It is a VERY expensive tour for what you get though. There's a little museum with semi-interesting exhibits and a movie about the Elissa that plays on a loop. If you like history, the movie was worth the time. The ship has been beautifully restored. Wish they would have offered... More 

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Thank Jessica B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$12 for adults and $9 for kids. Nice exhibit and visit of the boat included. I imagined the boat to look older ( more wood less metal) inside and outside but we enjoyed it

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