Cruise around Galveston’s harbor on a sight-seeing tour and spot dolphins while riding aboard the Seagull II on a Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch, available daily in Galveston.
From aboard the Seagull II, Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot, twin engine motor vessel, the Galveston Historical Foundation presents daily, one-hour tours of the historic harbor, guiding riders’ attention to a variety of historic sites and delightful dolphins in the waters surrounding Galveston.
While aboard, you’ll hear from fully licensed and knowledgeable operators who will share the harbor’s history and folklore. You can also expect close-up encounters with big ships, dolphins, and seabirds throughout your time on the water.
Built specifically for sight-seeing and educational excursions, the Seagull II is stable, sheltered, and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. The boat features a covered main deck, as well as an open upper deck with panoramic views of the water and sky.
Booking time on the Seagull II
Looking for somewhere special to celebrate your next birthday, office get-together, or other event? The Seagull II is also available for private charters, offering water-bound guests a unique atmosphere, ever-changing scenery, romantic sunsets, and dolphin sightings for a memorable venue suitable to any occasion.
With nearly two centuries of history around Galveston, historic harbor tours also make for an interesting and educational field trip. Classrooms can learn about the Civil War Battle of Galveston, the restored 1877 sailing vessel ELISSA, or tour the harbor with a marine biologist for focused tours that includes hands-on laboratory opportunities.
About Galveston Historical Foundation
Formed in 1954 from the merger of Galveston Historical Society with a new organization, Galveston Historical Foundation has since served as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County.
Over the last sixty years, Galveston Historical Foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties.
Historic Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watch in Galveston
- Date: Tours offered daily. Please call in advance to confirm the schedule. Tours will not be available October 28 to November 22, 2019 due to USCG inspections and dry docking. Holiday hours vary.
- Time: Tours begin at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm
- Location: Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch, 8 Pier 21, Galveston, TX 77550
- Admission: Adult tickets cost $10; ages 6 to 18 cost $8; ages 5 and under are free. Click here for more information.
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