Tree Carvings Tour

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After the devastating 1900 Hurricane, Galvestonians unified to rebuild the island. First, they built a Seawall for protection. As a matter of fact, it is thought to be the world’s largest Seawall. Upon completion of the massive structure, they used German pumps and piping to move sand and earth from the Port of Galveston to the rest of the island.

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The residents hoped to raise the entire island to the same level as the newly built Seawall. When the dirt was moved in, the residents planted trees to prevent soil erosion. That is when thousands of German oak trees were planted for erosion protection. Although, a hundred years later in 2008, the saltwater from Hurricane Ike covered the island killing most of the old oaks.

Tree Carvings Tour Group Photo

Group photo of our clients, alongside our tour guide on the Tree Carvings tour.

Homeowners, however, were emotionally attached to these trees and found it difficult to cut them down. Artists were hired to make tree sculptures out of the dead oak trees. Today, there are 22 of these sculptures scattered throughout the island, and some of the trees are still in the process of being carved. Our wonderful Tree Sculpture Tour will take you to these unique pieces of art.

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  •   We really enjoyed the ride, which was fairly lengthy. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Galveston. I would recommend this tour and will in fact, be booking tours in San Antonio and Austin as well. Great time.

    thumb TexasDorian
    2/25/2019
  •   This was our first Segway tour & first time to step on a Segway. The guide was very helpful & reassuring, as I was apprehensive at first. After a few minutes, we were on busy streets & in crowds, learning & having a blast! What...More

    thumb Velinda C
    5/13/2019
  •   Had a great time - arrived during the Bike meet - fun to zip around the stalls and admire the historic buildings

    thumb cdfree2016
    12/11/2018

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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.