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Historic Galveston Ghost Tour

Historic Galveston Ghost Tour

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Discover the darker side of Galveston on a ghost tour. Pass by mansions and other historical sights where spooky and mysterious things are said to have happened, and hear about the island's secrets, paranormal events, and haunted history that dates back 150 years. This tour is a fun way to learn a bit about Galveston's history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Galveston Red Light District Tour

Galveston Red Light District Tour

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Discover Galveston’s sordid past during an evening walking tour of the city’s Red Light District. Join a small group and your guide to walk the streets and listen to stories of mobsters, bootleggers, and brothels. Learn how the island was once a “sin city,” where men could come to drink, gamble, and look for love once they crossed into the mob-run “Free State of Galveston.”
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Segway Galveston Magical History Tour

Segway Galveston Magical History Tour

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See many of Galveston’s top attractions in a single excursion—and enjoy a fun and fast-paced way to explore—on this Segway tour of the city. Pick between several daily departure times, meet your guide, and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, set off and discover key city highlights. Tour the Strand Historic District, admire the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, spot the Moody Mansion, and much more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.13
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$77.13

Replica 1908 Model-T Electric Golf Cart Rental in Galveston

Replica 1908 Model-T Electric Golf Cart Rental in Galveston

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If you are considering renting a golf cart, why settle for an ordinary golf cart when you can get around in a Model-T electric cart? Our carts are a unique way to explore our historic town or visit the famed Seawall on your way to the beach. Who would not want to drive in a replica 1908 Model-T Electric Golf Cart adorned with the distinct ahooga horn?
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.08
per group
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$119.08
per group

Ghost On the Strand Ghost Tour

Ghost On the Strand Ghost Tour

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Galveston has seen a horrifying number of sudden deaths. An ungodly number of the islands dearly departed, well never departed. Their spirits are lurking in the shadows, alleys, staircases and stalk THE STRAND every day! The historic 19th century buildings on THE STRAND have become ghost sanctuaries. And the ghosts inside are just dying to meet you. Join us on our 90 minute walking tour as we explore the fascinating paranormal happenings on the strand, the original street of horror. Hurricanes, war, fire, and epidemics! The pirate Jean Lafitte even turned the island into a den of thieves. Galveston has more ghosts than any other city in U.S. Walking in the night, translucent figures will float by the windows. Shadows will suddenly appear and objects move of their own accord as we huddle closer to one another for are mutual protection. We never know what’s waiting for us around the corners. Beware and be scared! After all Galveston is nothing but “a cemetery with a beach attached.”
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Galveston's Haunted Cemetery Walking Tour

Galveston's Haunted Cemetery Walking Tour

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Galveston Haunted Cemetery Tour is our all-ages cemetery tour where you’ll spend the evening touring Galveston’s Old City Cemetery and Trinity Episcopal Cemetery discussing the cemetery symbolism, yellow fever, The Great Storm, and of course, ghosts and hauntings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.99
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$24.99

The Phantoms of the Strand Tour

The Phantoms of the Strand Tour

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Join us on this 90 minute walking tour, as we trek through the alleys and stroll through the original “Wall Street of the South. Apparitions may suddenly appear in windows and you feel like you’re being watched. You will hear the tragic stories that took place on this infamous street and understand why Galveston is the most haunted city in America
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Segway Galveston Sunset Tour

Segway Galveston Sunset Tour

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Catch the sunset at the Port of Galveston during this guided Segway tour along the city’s seawall, enjoying time to visit the historic Murdoch’s Souvenir Shop, admire the Tall Ship Elissa, and more. Visit more places than you could on foot—thanks to your personal Segway—and benefit from your guide’s local insight throughout.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Al's Authentic Paranormal Excursion Tour

Al's Authentic Paranormal Excursion Tour

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Get up close and personal to Galveston’s sordid past on this small-group walking tour. Come in close contact with paranormal activity as you tour Old Galveston. Your guide provides first-hand accounts of paranormal activity that’s been experienced in this haunted town, once known for bootleggers and brothels. Get ready to be spooked and capture your experience on camera.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.00
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$14.00

Dolphin Sightseeing Tour in Galveston with a Guide

Dolphin Sightseeing Tour in Galveston with a Guide

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The island of Galveston, Texas sits right on the Gulf of Mexico, a body of water teeming with dolphins. Set sail from the harbor and spend time searching for these playful creatures with a tour guide. Board a covered vessel, perfect for keeping you cool under the Texan sun, and learn about the ecology of the area while you sail.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.60
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$28.60

Spooky Strand Ghost Tour

Spooky Strand Ghost Tour

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Enjoy an offbeat introduction to the spooky side of Galveston that few travelers get to experience during this private ghost walking tour of The Strand, ideal for travelers on a time budget. Gain an insight into the multitude buildings alone The Strand, learning tales of ghosts, pirates, and civil war soldiers that you wouldn’t uncover alone.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour
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Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour

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Discover Galveston’s rich history on this scenic bus tour. Climb aboard your vehicle with a small group and explore the island, passing by key landmarks like Ashton Villa, the Port of Galveston, Tremont House, and the Strand. Learn about the island’s history from your guide, enhanced with audio and visuals, and enjoy a relaxing ride around town.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00

E-bike Island Adventure Tour
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E-bike Island Adventure Tour

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One of a kind tour that showcases the history, wildlife, architecture, and local lifestyle that Galveston Island has to offer. Minimum 2 persons per tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
per group
From
$75.00
per group

Galveston Ghost Tour

Galveston Ghost Tour

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Dive deeper into Galveston’s ghostly past on a walking tour of the city’s top ghost locations. Join a guide and small group for a nighttime stroll through the haunted streets, listening to ghoulish tales that are sure to scare even the most skeptical ghost hunter. Learn about the eerie history of Galveston, from the Civil War to the Prohibition era, and the many lives that were lost over the years.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Storm on the Strand Ghost Tour

Storm on the Strand Ghost Tour

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Galveston has seen a horrifying number of sudden deaths. An ungodly number of the islands dearly departed, well never departed. Their spirits are lurking in the shadows, alleys, staircases and stalk THE STRAND every day! The historic 19th century buildings on THE STRAND have become ghost sanctuaries. And the ghosts inside are just dying to meet you. Join us on our 90 minute walking tour as we explore the fascinating paranormal happenings on the strand, the original street of horror. Hurricanes, war, fire, and epidemics! The pirate Jean Lafitte even turned the island into a den of thieves. Galveston has more ghosts than any other city in U.S. Walking in the night, translucent figures will float by the windows. Shadows will suddenly appear and objects move of their own accord as we huddle closer to one another for are mutual protection. We never know what’s waiting for us around the corners. Beware and be scared! After all Galveston is nothing but “a cemetery with a beach attached.”
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
From
$10.00

Galveston Island Ghost Tour

Galveston Island Ghost Tour

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The stories that you’ll hear as we venture on our 1½ hour walking Ghost Tour, past the gilded mansions and palaces are only whispered about on Galveston. People here are too afraid to open a dialog with the dead… afraid to unlock the gates of hell. We’ll unravel the horrible, scary secrets that lurk inside the ghost sanctuaries… secrets kept for the past 150 years! We have researched stacks of photographs and letters from those who won’t stay dead! We dive warily into the haunted past and uncover the reasons why this unstoppable paranormal force still grips the island. Bring your garlic, crosses and silver bullets as we descend into the ghost hunt darkness. This Ghost tour is for believers and nonbelievers alike. You’ll turn from skeptic to ghost hunter and learn about Galveston’s unparalleled and fascinating paranormal history along way. This tour is appropriate for all ages. But beware, you may have to run fast… very fast to escape the clutches of the ghosts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Ghost Bus Tour in Galveston
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Ghost Bus Tour in Galveston

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Discover Galveston’s ghostly past on a bus tour through the city. Climb aboard your spacious vehicle and set off on a ghost hunting adventure with a small group. Listen to ghostly tales from your ghost guide which are enhanced by audio and visuals and pass by haunted buildings to learn about their otherworldly residents.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00

Sinners & Saints: Galveston Walking Tour Age 16+

Sinners & Saints: Galveston Walking Tour Age 16+

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Age 16 and up ONLY In the early 1900’s, Galveston had more “working girls” per capita than any place in the world and the fate of these women was that the simply vanished. Join us as we walk through the dark side of Galveston’s Red Light District. Hear the stories of the spirits, refusing to leave the only homes they ever knew.. You’ll learn about the “vices” that caused Galveston to earn its nickname: Pleasure Island and see the places, regulated by “good guy” mobsters that kept everything running smoothly.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Evening Surf Lessons with a Galveston Local

Evening Surf Lessons with a Galveston Local

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Unlike most large “surf schools”, our exclusively private surf lessons ensure that your small group is given the time and attention required for a successful, first time surfing experience. From learning the basics of surf etiquette to riding your first wave, "Surf Lessons with a Galveston Local" is sure to have you " Surf Bitten " before you ever leave the water. Join us today and start catching waves!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Visit The Bryan Museum

Visit The Bryan Museum

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Discover the Wild West history of Galveston, Texas with this admission ticket to The Bryan Museum. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the rich collection of artifacts dating back more than 12,000 years. Learn about several topics including the first settlers—the Native Americans—the annexation of Texas from Mexico, and the Civil War era, as you explore the museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.00
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$14.00

Great! Galveston Ghost Tour

Great! Galveston Ghost Tour

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The stories that you’ll hear as we venture on our 1½ hour walking Ghost Tour, past the gilded mansions and palaces are only whispered about on Galveston. People here are too afraid to open a dialog with the dead… afraid to unlock the gates of hell. We’ll unravel the horrible, scary secrets that lurk inside the ghost sanctuaries… secrets kept for the past 150 years! We have researched stacks of photographs and letters from those who won’t stay dead! We dive warily into the haunted past and uncover the reasons why this unstoppable paranormal force still grips the island. Bring your garlic, crosses and silver bullets as we descend into the ghost hunt darkness. This Ghost tour is for believers and nonbelievers alike. You’ll turn from skeptic to ghost hunter and learn about Galveston’s unparalleled and fascinating paranormal history along way. This tour is appropriate for all ages. But beware, you may have to run fast… very fast to escape the clutches of the ghosts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$10.00
From
$10.00

Sand Castle Lesson in Galveston

Sand Castle Lesson in Galveston

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Building sandcastles might seem like child’s play but there are several tips and tricks to creating grandiose sand sculptures. Grab your friends and family, head to the beach of your choice in Galveston, and meet with a sandcastle professional. Learn several methods of turning sand into works of art and enjoy a fun day on the beach.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
per group
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$200.00
per group

Galveston Suntime Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Galveston Suntime Jet Boat Thrill Ride

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Experience the thrill of a jet boat on this small-group excursion in Galveston. Head straight to the pier with your group, slip off your shoes, and board the jet boat to begin your adventure. Enjoy a fast-paced ride with spins, right-angle turns, and tricks; get ready to get wet on this wild ride.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Half-Day Bay/Jetty Fishing
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Half-Day Bay/Jetty Fishing

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Enjoy this 4-hour fishing tour and choose a morning or afternoon in the water fishing for Trout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, and many other fishes all within sight of beautiful Galveston Island. This is a private fishing trip for up to 6 people per boat with a captain and deckhand on board. Groups of all sizes are welcome, there are multiple boats for larger groups.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$750.00
per group
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$750.00
per group

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What people are saying about Galveston Tours

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Historic Galveston Ghost Tour
"I was possessed by a ghost. He seems nice enough. His name is Dave. We both like Mexican food so, that’s good."..."
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Galveston Red Light District Tour
"Out tour guide , Kimber, also the author of Red Light District, Galveston, was AMAZING. You have to go on this tour. I will take all of my friends and family that visit us on the coast from now on. So interesting."..."
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Segway Galveston Magical History Tour
"We had a great time riding the Segways and with our tour guide! He is very knowledgeable about the island and its history. This tour is such a fun and unique way to explore Galveston!"..."
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Ghost On the Strand Ghost Tour
"This was our second tour with Historic Galveston Ghost Tours. Both of our guides were incredible... Noel in the Boneyard and John on The Strand. Easily the best time of our week. Highly recommend... great mix of Galveston history and paranormal stories."..."
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Galveston's Haunted Cemetery Walking Tour
"Stephanie knew her history. We went through the cemetery while she explained different head stones, People and their history in Galveston. This is a must for history buffs!"..."
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The Phantoms of the Strand Tour
"RACHEL was an AMAZING tour leader. The stories of the Belmont, the Tremont, Isaac Cline and the original Grand Opera House, the Storm of 1900, all came to life on her tour."..."
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Segway Galveston Sunset Tour
"We all had a great time. Our guides there very knowledgeable and fun. Great way to experience Galveston."..."
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Al's Authentic Paranormal Excursion Tour
"Great tour. Told us stories about the history of the area. Answered all our question and looked out for our safety. I would recommend this tour."..."
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Dolphin Sightseeing Tour in Galveston with a Guide
"The dolphins were fun to watch. But the guide made it more memorable. We will do it again next time we come. I’d like to do the sunset cruise next time we are here as cm well."..."
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Spooky Strand Ghost Tour
"Very enjoyable Captain Jack is not only knowledgeable but that’s a good attitude and sense of humor."..."
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Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour
"Great and informative. Would definitely book again! JR was knowledgeable and pointed out some cool extra things we came across."..."
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E-bike Island Adventure Tour
"Excellent and informative tour by Rob. The bikes are so fun and fast when needed. From biking by the sea to stopping at interesting historical sights along the way for quick histories, this tour has it all. Don’t miss it!"..."
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Galveston Ghost Tour
"The tour guide and learning the history of some of the houses and Galveston and the location of the tour was nice"..."
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Storm on the Strand Ghost Tour
"Great tour, Nicki was a wonderful guide! The last picture, my husband took as she was telling us we were standing on a mass grave! We were not expecting that! Had a really good time and definitely recommend going."..."
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Galveston Island Ghost Tour
"It was fun educational and our tour guide was very helpful if anyone had any questions and is the cat really 100 years old"..."
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Ghost Bus Tour in Galveston
"My boyfriend and I had a great time learning about Galvestons past and about the stories people had to share on their experiences"..."
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Sinners & Saints: Galveston Walking Tour Age 16+
"Rachel was a great tour guide. Very personable and knowledgeable. Learned so much that we never knew about the red light district. Will be taking more tours in the future."..."
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Evening Surf Lessons with a Galveston Local
"Such a great experience! We had fun learning the basics of surfing. Eddie was knowledgeable, friendly and super patient! Can't wait to go again!!"..."
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Visit The Bryan Museum
"I found the museum very interesting. It was worth the trip. I really enjoyed the history and the art. The museum was worth the price of admission."..."
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Great! Galveston Ghost Tour
"The history of Galveston told by by our great guide. Very informative and just the right amount of walking"..."
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Sand Castle Lesson in Galveston
"Emerson is so talented . . . and patient! By far one of the best experiences we’ve booked anywhere. I booked this for just myself and my teenaged daughter, and we’ve now learned a skill we can take to any beach for the rest of our lives. We were the hit of the beach- people were stopping to admire and take pictures with out castle for the rest of the evening. Don’t wonder - just book it!"..."
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Galveston Suntime Jet Boat Thrill Ride
"Best experience out there ! We got to see the dolphins for a little and me and my husband ride in the very front so it was a lot funner 🤩"..."
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Half-Day Bay/Jetty Fishing
"We Had a great time! Super experience and the fish were hitting! We will definitely do this trip again!"..."

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