Galveston Historical Foundation
Galveston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Galveston Harbor Tours at Sunset

Galveston Harbor Sunset CruiseEnjoy a sunset cruise through Galveston Harbor onboard GHF’s SEAGULL II! Tickets are $35 per person and the tour will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM each Saturday from June 12 through September 4. 


Please note: These Galveston Harbor Tours at Sunset are BYOB friendly for guests 21+. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to check-in and board the vessel.


See Galveston Harbor up close aboard Seagull II on the Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch, Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Fast, stable, and sheltered, she was built specifically for harbor sight-seeing excursions and education and is a perfect platform for waterborne experiential learning. The boat is U.S. Coast Guard certified and her operators are fully licensed and knowledgeable about the history and lore of her home waters. Seagull II offers soft drinks and bottled water for sale and has a comfortable main deck, sheltered from sun and rain. An open upper deck affords a full panorama of water and sky.


Seagull II and the Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch will not operate during lightning, thunderstorms or sustained winds of 25 knots or higher or if The National Weather Service has issued a Small craft advisory. All other situations, such as rain, waves, vessel condition, and extraordinary circumstances, are at the captain’s discretion. Seagull 2 will operate in a limited capacity in reduced visibility scenarios. At <1nm of visibility tours will be restricted by the Captain’s discretion, at


GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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Barbara Hahn
Barbara Hahn
4 months ago

Will you be having “Dickens on the Strand “ this year . What are the dates.

Travis Newman
Travis Newman
Reply to  Barbara Hahn
4 months ago

Hi Barbara-

We are indeed having Dickens on the Strand this year. Dickens is always the first weekend in December, this year’s dates are December 5th and 6th.

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