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Texas Seaport Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Harbor/Dolphin tour

Ryan and Brian were enthusiastic guides who really seem to love what they do. Learned a lot about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerry M
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Great tour!

We just finished the harbor tour with Brian and Jose! Friendly and courteous. Brian was was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy B
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This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
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Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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All reviews harbor tour tall ship captain brian ellis island highly recommend the tour gift shop wonderful history package deal great boat ride short film historical society take your time great place to visit whole family few hours self guided saw dolphins
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ryan and Brian were enthusiastic guides who really seem to love what they do. Learned a lot about the harbor, saw a ton of dolphins, and had a really good time. I think it was $10 or $12 for the tour, which took about an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished the harbor tour with Brian and Jose! Friendly and courteous. Brian was was extremely knowledgeable and funny. We were fortunate enough to see multiple dolphins and love the guys from restaurants who had begging pelicans at the door. We concluded with the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a member of an immigrant family and really looked forward to the museum. I was very disappointed in the "museum" part of the museum. There are pictures with stories of some families and that is pretty much it. There is a video about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because it was New Years Eve, we checked the website for holiday hours before heading out. We paid for parking, and then when we arrived at 2pm, we found out that they were no longer selling tickets because they were closing at 3pm. There was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alwweb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Brian does an excellent job guiding you through the harbor. There is history and dolphins so fun for the whole family. We have done this tour several times and our daughter still loves it. Great value and lots of fun

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amstout10
Reviewed December 15, 2018

If you are looking for an adventure for your children that gives them a taste of history, this is the place. NOTE: they do have sailors on-board the vessel practicing, rehearsing, instructing and refurbishing the ship. On one hand it is kind of cool because...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JimboTucson
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Rain or shine, this is a must see for travelers to the island. I hadn't even considered it for years, because I had pretty much grown up on the island and never thought there was much I would learn or experience, wrong. This is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank g3658555
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Crew was great! Nice little trip around the harbor. Saw lots of dolphins and tour guide was informative and entertaining.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank djohns
Reviewed October 23, 2018

You are supporting history when you visit the Seaport museum. There are many many things you can learn and do here, so plan on a few hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LEMMAR1968
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Been to Galveston many times, this was the 1st time we did The Harbor Tour to see the dolphins. It was a lot of fun and educational. No matter your age you are sure to have a good time. I witnessed an elderly lady getting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Andrea J
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The parking lots were $8 for up to 2 hrs ( I think). There were also parking meters. We didn't use either. We parked where it was free & walked about 6 or 7 blocks. No one said anything about validating... More
July 29, 2016|
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Response from Martha L | Reviewed this property |
You buy the tickets at the entrance. Just make sure you check out the attraction tour times which you may find on the official visit Galveston site.
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Which is the best attraction for older boys? Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star oil rig or the Naval Display (Cavalla/Stewart) at Seawolf Park
July 14, 2005|
Response fromTXJ|
I am not sure if you would want to drive, but Houston has the Johnson Space Center. On the edge of Houston is the USS Texas Batttleship and the San Jacinto Monument. The battleship is old but interesting. The Monument is great if they will be studying TX history. If they are in public school they will be having TX history in 4th, once in middle school and I think again in high school. I teach TX history so I always suggest the monument. It is pretty neat to see all the artifacts and read the...More