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Texas Seaport Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Harbor Tour Is Essential!

If you're trying to figure out which dolphin watching or harbor tour to take, the Seagull II tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PandM2011
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Harbour Tour was worth it!

Been to the museum and the ship a few times, but first time for the one hour harbour tour. Was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vacationer196347
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're trying to figure out which dolphin watching or harbor tour to take, the Seagull II tour that departs from the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21 is the one you want. It's affordable, it's entertaining, Captain Brian and Ryan are both helpful and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PandM2011
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been to the museum and the ship a few times, but first time for the one hour harbour tour. Was well worth it, good guide and driver. (March 14, 2019 around 2) Would recommend it for any age. We brought our friends from Colorado for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vacationer196347
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is not all that impressive, and, As mentioned in other reviews, staff is not super helpful. The Elissa herself is an impressive vessel, but there isn’t much of the ship open for visitors to view. The handheld wands, for “self guided” tours were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 348emilyl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great harbor tour. Saw several dolphins. Concrete ship and other interesting sites. Brian and Ryan were great. For $10 it was great!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chl0e301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a lovely tall ship display and the guides were very friendly and helpful to educate about the maritime information.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a chilly and windy day, but the two guides on Monday, February 25th (1:00 PM) made the best of it and truly created an awesome memory for us. Early on in our hour long ride, dolphins surrounded the boat and stole the show!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several neat movies and the 1900 Hurricane, Lafitte and immigration on the island. About 6 bucks each and play several times each day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ripmiata414
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to spend 1/2 day. I would suggest that you see the movie first which sets you up with history to complete the museum and ship tour. Would have been even better if there was a guide on the ship to answer questions. Don't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edward P
Reviewed January 12, 2019 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 January 5, 2019 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
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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
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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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