Whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or multiple nights away from home, Galveston Island has something for everyone. And with the Galveston Island Pass, you can enjoy some of the Oleander City’s best attractions for significantly discounted prices.
With 14 exciting activities to choose from, you may have trouble deciding which ones you want to check out. But it won’t be hard to figure out how great it is to receive a 40% discount off the ticket price for each experience!
Getting started is easy. Just choose at least four attractions from the available list, add them to your cart, and voila! The discount is taken off automatically. Reduced adult and child (ages 4-11) ticket prices start at $1.20 and top out at just $30, depending on the attractions you choose.
Looking to get away with the kids before school starts back up? A family of four with two adults and two kids could plan a trip to the Moody Garden Rainforest Pyramid, hop aboard the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, join a Dolphin Sightseeing Tour, and encounter Pirates for just $137.52. Without the pass, it would cost you nearly $230!
In search of some adult fun? Explore Galveston’s waterways in a kayak, learn about WWII history at the Naval Museum, brace yourself for some scary stories on a ghost tour, and find out about Galveston’s more “mature” past as you jaunt around the city’s former Red Light District. You can get all four experiences for $126 for two adults – $84 off the regularly ticketed pricing.
How you mix and match these options is up to you. No matter what you decide, you can’t go wrong! Passes are good for 30 days, so there’s plenty of time to take advantage of these great deals for several of the city’s coolest activities. See the full list of participating attractions below and start enjoying Island Time!
Galveston Island Pass Attractions
A family favorite since 1968, grab your rod and start casting in hopes of catching trout, black drum and redfish in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Artist Boat Kayak Tours
Sign up for a two-hour adventure to glide through the natural wetlands of Galveston Island, observing the area’s plentiful bird population and watching vessels move in and out of the Houston Ship Channel.
With 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Bryan Museum features expertly curated exhibits documenting the history of Texas and the American West.
Galveston Naval Museum, Seawolf Park
Enjoy a self-guided tour and see first-hand how our brave WWII soldier lived on these real-life fighting vessels. Seawolf Park is home to the “Avenger of Pearl Harbor” – the USS Cavalla – and the USS Stewart.
Who doesn’t love trains? This fully restored locomotive depot features five acres of trains, including passenger cars, freight cars and the cars that always comes last – cabooses!
Galveston Water Adventures – Dolphin Sightseeing Tour
Head out on the water for a one-hour tour as you and your fellow guests float around in a twin-engine, open-air boat in search of playful dolphins in Galveston’s Harbor.
Historic Ghost Tour
Galveston is one of the most haunted places in the country, and this is your chance to get better acquainted with the area’s supernatural residents. Indulge in some fun paranormal activity as part of this 90-minute walking tour.
Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid
Undoubtedly one of the best man-made rainforests ever created, the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid offers guests the chance to see a variety of exotic animals and plants without having to leave the Houston area.
Named one of the most famous houses in the country by the Travel Channel, Moody Mansion was the home of one the state’s most powerful families for more than 85 years. Explore the two main floors of the house and admire the elegant and historic furnishings.
Learn more about the oil and gas industry on a self-guided tour of the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig. The rig now serves as a museum, but it spent 20 years producing energy in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast
Did you know that pirates fought under Andrew Jackson in the Battle of News Orleans? Hear more about this and other fascinating true stories, myths and legends from the swashbucklers themselves!
Red Light District Tour
Ever wonder how Galveston earned the nickname “Pleasure Island?” Travel back in time to when brothels and casinos were abundant and the mob ran the city. For mature audiences only.
SpongeBob SubPants Adventure
Visit the Discovery Pyramid at Moody Gardens and climb aboard a submarine captained by none other than Patrick Star. This is a must-see for kids who will love interacting one of their favorite characters on this exciting, 3D experience.
Take a self-guided tour of this historic theatre that, through its survival through several hurricanes, serves as a testament to the toughness and perseverance of the island’s residents.
For full offer details, visit the official Galveston Island Pass website or call (409) 765-3580. Each attraction operates independently, so be sure to review the specific schedules and restrictions for the activities you choose.
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