Spending time in Galveston is always inspiring and the many unique destinations here make it a place that travelers often long to come back to explore time and again with good reason. Touring alongside a local guide is a terrific way to get an insider view into the area’s history, fascinating stories, and one-of-a-kind landmarks as well. The following are just a few of the many exciting and unforgettable tours you can book the next time your travel plans bring you this way. Whether you’re one for history, modern marvels, time in nature, or watery adventures, you’ll find a tour in Galveston that fits your travel style and sticks with you long after you’ve returned home.
Take a Kayak Tour
Travelers who are looking to tour the waterways of Galveston can enjoy a comprehensive on-the-water experience alongside a friendly and knowledgeable local guide when they team up with Artist Boat Kayak Adventures. Located at 13330 Settegast Road, Artist Boat Kayak Adventures provides guided tours, boat rides, and thrilling adventures that highlight the best of Galveston wildlife, ecosystems, and vital habitats. Most tours focus on experiences around Galveston Bay where you can spend time exploring the Coastal Heritage Preserve. You’ll encounter a wide variety of fish and bird species during a tour of this type and can admire seagrass beds, rookery islands, and marshes too. There are even tours available that pair your kayaking adventure with time on the sand to paint the scenery you’re admiring as a souvenir of your experience with all of the artistic supplies you need provided. These kayak tours are offered throughout the year and can focus on educational opportunities when you’re exploring alongside little ones.
Tour Moody Mansion While You’re in Town
Easily found at 2618 Broadway in Galveston, Moody Mansion is a must-tour destination for travelers who happen to be history buffs as well. This 28,000-square-foot mansion dates back to 1895 and hosts no less than 20 rooms across four floors just waiting to be explored. Stepping inside is a step back in time and a fascinating look at era-specific furnishings, architecture, and lifestyle. It’s open daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm with guided tours offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On all other days of the week, guests are more than welcome to purchase a self-guided audio tour for $15 for adults and $7 for children.
Book a Storm on the Strand Ghost Tour
If you’re looking for a tour experience in town that’s historic and paranormal in equal measure, a Strand Ghost Tour has you covered. Headquartered at 2411 Strand in Galveston, this ghost tour is a guided look at the many storms in the area through time that have led to stories of hauntings throughout town. You’ll enjoy a 90-minute walk through this area learning more about the fascinating and spooky tales that define the destination.
Try a SegCity Tour in Galveston
For an eco-friendly look at Galveston that gets you around in a unique style, SegCity Tours are a must! Alongside a friendly guide, you’ll explore Galveston on a Segway enjoying fascinating views, learning more about the area’s history, and having a great time while you’re at it alongside family and friends. SegCity Tours are located at 519 25th Street and they operate daily between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm. Many tours focus on exploring downtown, the Port, and the Seawall alike.
Galveston Island Horse & Pony Rides
Travelers who are looking to tour in a unique way and have a passion for horses as well will love every second of their Galveston Island experience with the team over at Galveston Island Horse & Pony Rides. This company offers guided horse rides on the beach that are suitable for all skill levels. They’re locally owned and operated and dedicated to helping visitors experience the very best of Galveston on horseback. The carefully selected and trained team of horses are well-adapted to the terrain, and you’ll enjoy a professional and kind guide as well as opportunities to savor coastal views as you ride along at a comfortable pace.
When you’re looking for a brand-new view out and over all of Galveston, there’s no better way to tour than from above. You can do exactly that when you book your place on a Galveston Helicopter Tour the next time you’re in town. Headquartered at 201 Seawall Boulevard, this company is designed for thrill seekers and is a great way to savor spectacular panoramic vistas from a bird’s eye view. You’ll hop on an R44 alongside your pilot and depart from Stewart Beach for a customized flight that hits all of the top landmarks in the area.
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