Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum is pleased to announce that they will be offering their Marine Biology Harbor Tour to the public on a limited basis. This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, in Galveston. The tour runs from 9 – 11 a.m. and costs $20 per person. Dates offered are June 22, July 13 and 27, and August 10 and 24.


The Marine Biology Tour provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to observe dolphins and other species in their natural habitat, trawl for and handle marine organisms, study plankton through a microscopic lens, and explore Galveston Bay’s rich history. Led by a marine biologist, the tour lasts two hours.

Located in the historic port of Galveston, the Texas Seaport Museum is home to the 1877 ELISSA and also tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Look for ancestors with a one-of-a-kind computer database containing the names of more than 133,000 immigrants who entered the United States through Galveston, “The Ellis Island of the West”. Join the Museum’s staff and volunteers as they bring the past to life through special exhibits and educational programs.

PLEASE CHECK IN 30 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR DEPARTS. ALL MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. Tickets are non-refundable, but we will gladly transfer your tickets to another available date if necessary. Email at least three days in advance to change tickets. In case of severe weather, GHF may cancel tours and refund ticket purchases.

14 Responses

  1. Betty Dungan

    Will you be offering this tour in Dec. 2017? We will be in town the first week of Dec. and are looking for things to do. Thanks.

  2. Susie

    I bought a ticket for this and I think I reserved a day in May..unfortunately I used my UTMB address and since I retired I don’t have access to it anymore. Is there any way you can check to see what day I scheduled for. My name is Susie Mott and my new email is you

  3. Deborah Gammon

    I am Harris Co. Senior bus trip co-ordinator for Sam Houston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. I would like to plan a Marine Biology Tour for the Spring of 2019. Either February or March. We are ladies over 50 who love learning about new things and supporting our environment.
    I usually have between 9-15 ladies each trip.
    Please contact me and let me know if this is something I can schedule.

  4. Susan Zielke

    This tour was fabulous! I would go again and again to see what new creatures we can pull up from the sea and put back! Mark, our Marine Biologist was very smart and entertaining! Hope to go again August 24! Are there any fall dates scheduled? Susan Zielke


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