Home to Galveston Bay and various lakes, there are numerous events that should be on your to-do list. Charter a boat and do some dolphin and whale watching in the beautiful Galveston Island State Park. If that’s not enough, jump on a fishing boat to catch the elusive cobia just be sure to watch out for its razor sharp dorsal fin. After an eventful day enjoying the local sights, you may want to head to Pleasure Pier for top-notch food and drink
Galveston has arguably the best saltwater fishing in Texas. The city’s beaches, jetties, piers, bays, reefs, and flats provide anglers with easy access to a wide variety of game species, such as flounder, cobia, and sharks to name a few. Your chances of catching a redfish here are incredibly awesome. The city’s new piers are probably one of your best places to start.
The Galveston seawall was built after the Galveston hurricane in 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. You can jog, walk, or bicycle in the area. It is a good spot to bring the family. It runs for 10 miles and is across from various shops and restaurants. While walking the seawall, you could check out the history of the hurricane, there are many statues and national landmark signs to read while learning about the importance of this Galveston saint watching over the island.
Paddleboarding is definitely the fastest growing watersport in the world today. Easy to learn and accessible to people of all ages. It is a super fun and low-impact activity that can be done on any body of water. The beautiful waters of Texas are perfect for paddleboarding given how calm and smooth they are on a daily basis. There are several different ways to board; go solo for one on one coaching, take a blissful class, or bring your own group for a fun shared experience. If you are not a beginner, then you can rent a board and set off on your own excursion.
No matter what you are craving, Pleasure Pier has food choices for the whole family. Take your pick of everything from world-famous shrimp to more traditional choices like burgers, pizza, and sweet treats. There is the Bubba Gump Shrimp, they bring all the entertainment and delicious food you’ve come to expect from a world famous restaurant, complete with shrimp and crabs just the way you like it.
You can come and relax away from the everyday hustle of life. Feel free to bring your boat and stay in one of the numerous vacation rentals on the beach. Cruising through the canals is an experience you don’t want to miss. You can also fish straight off the dock. There is a wide variety of fish that swim through the canals. Some of the rentals have cleaning stations on the dock that allow you to clean your catch a few feet from where you are fishing.