If you’re looking for a cruise line or boating expedition in the Houston Galveston area, you’ve found the right place. There are 3 Cruise lines now serving the Texas Gulf Ports after Celebrity merged with Royal Caribbean in the late 1990’s. If you’re just looking for a boating excursion on the gulf, we also have some of the better tour companies listed.

Carnival Cruise Lines prides itself on being “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Vacation┬«” – a distinction we have achieved by offering a wide array of quality cruise vacations which present outstanding value for the money. Galveston Port of Call

Royal Caribbean – the cruise line that delivers the “Wow!” and the one that put rock-climbing walls and ice-skating rinks on cruise ships. Whether you’ve sailed with us before or have just seen our commercials on TV, you may have the sense that we’re not your average cruise line. Galveston Port of Call

Sam Houston Boat Tour – ready for an unforgettably spectacular waterborne tour of one of the busiest ports in the world aboard the Port of Houston Authority’s free public tour boat! Named for the legendary military commander who led the fight for Texas independence from Mexico and later statehood, the M/V Sam Houston offers free leisurely 90-minute round-trip cruises along the Houston Ship Channel. Embarking from the port’s Sam Houston Pavilion, visiting sightseers can enjoy passing views of international cargo vessels, and operations at the port’s Turning Basin Terminal. Measuring 95 feet in length and 24 feet in width, the boat carries a maximum capacity of 100 passengers with air-conditioned lounge seating and additional standing room on the boat’s rear deck. The tour is free; however reservations are required in advance. Enhanced port security measures require photo identification for passengers ages 18 and older. Register online anytime, or call 713-670-2416, Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Armand Bayou Nature Center Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) is 2,500 acres of diverse ecosystems located near NASA, situated in the Bay Area in Pasadena. Come explore our hardwood forests, walk our restored prairies of native grasses, and discover our wetlands, or enjoy our pontoon boat tours and canoe trips. Wildlife abounds with bison, wild deer, rabbits, raccoons, and resident and migratory birds to mention just a few. Visit our turn of the century farm house to learn about rural life in the early 1900s.