Galveston Island is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas, US. This beautiful barrier island on the Golf Coast has it all. From sandy beaches and a port for cruise ships to beautifully restored historic old towns and distinct Southern charm.
Sophisticated Victorian architecture, endless festivals, and fantastic outdoor adventures are also a part of this beautiful place. As a matter of fact, all these fascinations make Galveston a place where you can deeply experience enjoyment and life.
Things to See in Galveston
Once you get the opportunity to visit this magnificent place, you will be able to see fascinating things in the course of your adventure. You will get a chance to visit the Seawall Urban Park – a mile long beach which is ideal for driving a Segway.
Don’t forget to pass by the Strand Historic District, which is located in downtown Galveston. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, Galveston Island Railroad Museum and East End Historic District are also worth your visit.
Some other places worth taking your time include the Grand 1894 Opera House and Galveston’s 61st Street Fishing Pier – an overnight fishing point. Moody Mansion Museum, The National Oceanic, the Bryan Museum, Galveston Island State Park, Rosenberg Library and Galveston Children’s Museum and the Moody Gardens are also a part of the list.
Explore the marvelous things Galveston has to offer. In fact, do it on a Segway. They are practical, safe and cute. Besides, it’s an amazing and fast way of transport, making it easier to move and explore as many places as you can. Are you ready? Let’s go:
Learn Galveston History
On this Galveston history tour, experienced guides will take you on a Segway journey through the “Wall Street of the South”. Special attention is given to Bishops Palace, the Sacred Heart Cathedral, and the Moody Mansions.
You will also get the opportunity to pass through the Railroad Museum which was used during prohibition. The Port of Galveston is not just an interesting viewpoint, it also a memory for the storm of 1900.
Your next stop is the collection of Victorian homes in America, a place which once housed the greatest concentration of millionaires in the United States. In this place, you will get various gossips associated with the wealth acquired by different families residing in this place.
The tour will also pass the rebuilt Pleasure Pier which used to be the home of the Flagship Hotel and ends at the Seawall. Visitors get the opportunity to take photographs and videos.
The Haunted Legends
Our Galveston ghost tour is an interesting adventure which involves passing by cemeteries where there are haunted houses. These are the houses where paranormal activities have been documented. The stories revolving about the mass murder of the population and dark rumors of misery.
The Galveston’s history dates back this to the days of Native America. During that period there were fires, and natural disasters, massive epidemics as well as the desperate slave population. Moreover, sudden death which cost 10,000 souls was witnessed in one hurricane evening. This incident remains the largest disaster ever recorded in the country’s history.
Do not be scared to see mysterious lights appear on the haunted houses or when you hear the ghosts or hear their screams. You can enjoy this supernatural images by capturing them with a camera.
Tree Carvings Tour
Our wonderful Tree Sculpture Tour will take you to these unique pieces of art. The origin of this dates back to 1900 after the shocking hurricane which made Galvestonians to unite and build a wall. The wall is perceived to be the world’s largest Seawall. Upon its completion, they used German pumps and piping to move sand and earth from the Port of Galveston to the rest of the island.
After the dirt was moved in, the residents planted trees with the aim of preventing soil erosion. This led to German oak trees being planted for erosion protection. Nevertheless, the salty water from the Hurricane Ike covered the island leading to death most old oaks a hundred years later in 2008.
The homeowners found it difficult to cut down these trees since they were emotionally attached to them. Therefore artists were hired to make tree sculptures out of the old oak trees. These sculptors are Jimmy Phillips, Earl Jones, and Dayle Lewis.
This project was aimed at making the citizens cope up with the tragedy. As it stands today, there are 22 of these sculptures distributed across the island and some are still in the process of being carved.
Rat Pack Tour
Our Rat Pack tour will tell you the story about the Free State of Galveston. It was the home of fancy casinos and luxurious hotels. Galveston was the blueprint of the modern day Las Vegas. It was a place where Al Capone and Frank Sinatra stayed and performed.
Free from all government restrictions, Galveston economy spawned by the illegal business. On this tour, you will see the spots where the Hollywood Dinner Club, the Pelican Club, and the Balinese Room existed. It’s fun, entertaining and knowledgeable.
On this Sunset Tour, our experienced tour guides will take you through the Silk Stocking Neighborhood. You will get an opportunity to hear about important houses such as the Dowry House. Our Segway will cruise along the Seawall by the historic Pleasure Pier. You will also have the chance to visit the large Murdoch’s Souvenir Shop which originated in 1910.
The tour briefly visits the Historical District where Gresham’s Castle is located, known as the Bishops Palace. A breathtaking sunset is observed at the Port of Galveston where the tour concludes. At this moment, the guide will show you the much loved Elissa sailing vessel, the official Tall Ship of Texas.
Some other interesting things to treat your eyes with entail are the magnificent Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise ships. The dolphins are often feasible from the surface of the waters as well.
The most amazing will be the sunset over the water and ships. You will have the chance to keep great memories by taking photographs and videos of these nice sceneries.
Seawall Cruise Tour
Seawall tour designed for people who want to experience the joy of a great ride. No stories or history is told along the way while enjoying the ride. Besides, you will be able to experience the breeze and smells of the sea as you travel the Seawall.
Segway Experience Tour
Our guides will have you fully trained and qualified to take a 30 minutes whirlwind tour. If you are short on time and still want to experience the thrill of riding a Segway, this tour is for you.
We will cruise past the historic neighborhoods near the Strand which is the Galveston’s famous main street.
Private Segway Tour
Think of the fun you will have at a birthday party or family reunion! Do you wish to impress your friends or colleagues? If so, our company offers private tours customized to your taste and interests.
We believe your business partners would be interested to have a Segway outing at your corporation gathering. Besides, our trained personnel will help plan your event and adhere to your directions.
Make magic happen. Ask for the references and we will be able to show you how others have had the experience before.