Things to do in Galveston

War Bird Rides.

For things to do in Galveston it’s hard to outclass this.

Flying in these is a thrilling experience.

War Bird Rides: 409-740-7722

Rreservations: 888-FLY-LSFM

Island Flight:

Cessna 172 Island Flight: Just call. If he’s not busy often you can leave right away!

Last check it was about $150.00 for three people. Flight last’s about 45-60 minutes.

Contact: Chuck Lince: 409-771-6904

Helicopter Tours:

Paradigm helicopters: 1-877-345-8687


First Skydive: This is one of the wilder things to do in Galveston! Who will go all the way?

1-800-913-4627/ /

       Outdoor Action and Fun

NEW - Galveston Go Karts and Fun Center

Wow what a cool place and it’s inexpensive! It’s great family fun because children as young as 3 years old can ride. Kids 4 ft. 6 inches inches tall can drive- watch out! There are single seat and two seat Go Karts. There are plenty of them at the Galveston Go Kart and Fun Center so you don’t have wait long to get your motor running.

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Length of ride: 8 laps about 2 miles
  • Special clothing: Shoes required
  • Children: Age 3 and up
  • Drivers: 57 inches - 4 ft. 6 inches tall and up
  • Payments: Cash, Credit Card
  • Sunday through Friday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM


Galveston Go Kart and Fun Center

9500 Seawall BLVD


Bungee Jump

409-741-2786 / 9030 Seawall BLVD.

Batting Cages:

Between Bungee Jump and Magic Golf.


Miniature Golf:

Magic Golf:  9030 Seawall BLVD.



Moody Gardens, 1700 Sydnor Ln,

409- 683-4653 /

Learn to Scuba Dive:

409-621-2010 /

Scuba Dive Flower Gardens:

409-621-2010 / / /

Ride a horse on the beach.

For reservations call: 409-457-1465

web site:

Bicycle Rentals:

All along Seawall BLVD.

Pleasure Pier:

its 1150 feet long, has carnival rides, roller coaster and plenty of great food to keep you going:

855-789-7437 / /

For Galveston things to do it's the biggest and newest!

          Tours on the Island

Almost two dozen different tours on Galveston Island.

         Education and Fun

Moody’s Pyramids:

Aquarium, Rain Forest, and Discovery.

Galveston Island State Park:

camp, bird watch, hike and canoe:

Big Reef Nature Park:

Boddecker Drive and East Beach: this is a mile and a half trail offering scenery and bird watching.

NOAA Fisheries Turtle Tour: This is a great place to learn about Galveston Island Wildlife. These are free tours.
409-766-3500  / 4700 Avenue U

Sanctuary may host seaside chats:

Calendar of events:

Volunteer Activities:

for the Flower Gardens:

Volunteer for Elissa:

volunteer and become a crew member.


UTMB Medical College

Shark Camp:

Adventure in Marine Biology; Ocean Careers Awareness; and many others:

      Things To Do In Galveston On the water

NEW - Para Sailing:

Caribbean Breeze Para Sailing,

409-740-0400 / 1723 61st St., 


Boat Rental:

Caribbean Breeze,

409-740-0400 / 1723 61st St.,


Learn to Sail-Lets Go Sailing:  

Surf a tankers wake:

Tanker Surf Charter, Captain James Fulbright.

2223 37th Street /

There's some pretty wild things to do in Galveston huh?

                           Dinner Cruise

Colonel Paddlewheel, Moody Gardens Resort.

1-800-582-4673 / /

                Deep Sea Fishing

There’s no shortage of these things to do in Galveston.

409-692-3474 / 715  N. Holiday Drive,

409-692-3474 /

409-762-8808 /

713-223-4853 /

Party Boat, Galveston Party Boat fun fishing or charter service.

 409-763-5423 /

                           Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing:

Jimmy’s on the Pier and Restaurant:

409-974-4383 / 9001 Seawall BLVD. 

Pier fishing gives everyone a chance to some fun. Some have reeled in the big one!


Fishing license is required. Wall Mart has a day license, about $11.00. Rod rental and bait is around $20.00. There is a forty dollar deposit on the rod. 

Pier Fishing 61 St. Pier:

6101 Seawall BLVD.


Seawolf Park Fishing Pier:

Seawolf Park,


                Galveston Resorts

Moody Gardens:  800-582-4673

San Luis: 866-365-9867

Galvez: 1-409-765-7721

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Beach Resort: 888 465 4329

Galveston on the Gulf Resort: 409-737-2339

Victorian Condo Hotel Resort: 877-802-7303

Holiday Inn Sun Spree: 409-762-4141

                     Athletic Events

5i50 Triathlon:

general inquires:

2013 Memorial Herman Iron Man:

general inquiries:

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The Toughest 10K:

Galveston Sand Crab 5K and 10K Night Time Beach Run:

Santa Hustle:


Beach weddings:

all inclusive wedding services:

409-497-4477 / 409-443-4701 /

B & B review all seven on Galveston:

    Around the downtown Piers

Catch of the day:

Travel down to docks. Just past Joe’s Crab Shack is where the local fishing boats sell their days catch. Stop in and see what the deals are.

       Baywatch Dolphin Tour

Baywatch Dolphin Tours:

The boat leaves every hour. Arrive early and get your seat!

7 days a week, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

832-859-4557 / 2101 Harborside

     Pirate Legends of the Gulf

This makes a good time for the kids. Mock sword fights, tattoos, exhibits and more . Tailored for kids.

This is next door to Fudruckers restaurant.

409-762-6677 / 2313 Harborside Dr.

                    Wine Tasting

D’Vine Wine of Galveston:

The only Winery on the island. It offers daily wine tasting, unique gifts and wine accessories. There is a cool waterfall in the back! Perfect and unique for things to do in Galveston.

409-539-5784 / 2110 Strand St.


Pier 21 Theater:

Films covering: The Great Storm, Pirate Island, and Ellis Island of the South.

409-763-8808 / 2100 Harborside Drive.

Ah it's good to kick back and enjoy a movie:

Galveston Premiere Cinema 11

8902 Seawall Blvd.

Movie Hotline: (409) 741-1700
Box Office: (409) 741-160S0

Grand Opera:

Box Office hours and show times:

800-821-1894 / 2020 Postoffice Street


La Kings Confectionery:

With its old time atmosphere it is love at first bite. It's old time charm and confectionery at its best.

409-672-6100 / 2323 Strand Street


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