Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a duck and waddle from the land straight out on to your favorite waterway without having to gear up or change your shoes? With a Galveston Duck Tour you can experience the land and the water on this sightseeing adventure. Your tour guide will point outand narrate the many land-based attractions as your amphibious vehicle rolls down Seawall Boulevard. Then you’ll gently glide right into the water for a tour of Offatt’s Bayou before hitting land again. Tour the area’s mansions and take note of which shops you want to return to while you cruise the historic downtown Strand shopping district.
If this doesn’t give you enough of a thrill, then don’t miss out on the ultimate Jet Boat Ride. Fun for the entire family on watercraft with names like "Spin Time” and moves like Right Angle Turns, Accelerated Speeds and something extra tricky called the "Hamilton Spin.”
For affordable fun, viewing dolphin in their natural habitat and supporting a family owned and operated business, don’t miss out on BayWatch Dolphin Tours. Get up close and personal with dolphins on boats that are jet propelled. There’s no worrying about harming the dolphins when there’s no propeller.
Galveston Water Park
Perhaps you’d prefer to be in the water more than on the water. The Schlitterbahn Water Park not only gives you endless ways to explore water-based adventures; from the fast and furious water slides to the lazy floats down a river, this attraction provides the opportunity to enjoy yourselves indoors year round! However, outdoor water parks in summertime are a great way to beat the heat and spend countless hours entertaining the family, and this one will not disappoint!
Keep the thrills coming when you opt for the somewhat drier adventures of Pleasure Pier. You’ll soar above the water in rides that fly guests out over the pier and Gulf of Mexico for a unique viewing opportunity. Kids of all ages can enjoy rides suitable for any level of thrill-seeking, fun games and watching the brave attempt their fate on rides like the Revolution or Iron Shark Roller coaster. Cool off with a wet splash from the Pirate’s Plunge and then dry off with a few times around any of the many fast moving, airborne adventures such as the Texas Star Flyer.
Guests looking for a unique opportunity to try a new sport or to celebrate a special event while you’re staying at the Galvestonian should take advantage of Surf and Skate Lessons. Vacation in a beautiful Galveston beachfront condo and send the kids to summer camp all in the same place!