Galveston Pirates Tale Tour

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Once upon a time, Galveston was the home of Jean and Pierre Lafitte who are believed to be the most notorious pirates who ever sailed in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico between 1810 and 1823.


Their base of operations was a little Island in Louisiana called Barataria Bay. They were smugglers who privateered under the protection of Cartagena (Columbia today).

In the war of 1812, Jean Lafitte and his skilled Bratarian fleet helped General Andrew Jackson to be victorious over the British in the Battle of New Orleans. After the battle, he moved his fleet down to Galveston Island and established the largest pirate colony in the Gulf and called it Campeche.

On this Segway tour we will zoom by Maison Rouge, Jean Lafitte’s house, show you the Elissa, the official Tall Ship of Galveston, and visit The Pirates, Legends of the Gulf Coast Museum.

Along the way, learn about the buried treasure at Three Trees and see all that remains from Jean Lafitte’s days.

  •   Our guide Asa really knew his stuff! He was patient while we were learning how to ride the Segway, which was much easier than I expected, and his history... read more

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  •   After a short training session (since some of us had Segwayed before) we got on the road - literally, since they allow Segways on some of the roads in Galveston.... read more

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  •   Dee was loaded with lots of history and interesting facts during this tour. I had done the haunted tour about two years ago and really enjoyed both. They... read more

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Our Segway tours are the perfect way to explore the beautiful island.

You don’t need to know how to ride a bike to ride a Segway. Most people that have come on tour with us have never ridden Segways in their life.

In our tours, everyone’s having fun. Join us in the adventure and experience the authentic local flavor of Galveston Island.