Several memorable experiences await you throughout the Texas Gulf Coast. From historic walking tours to scenic cruises, the attractions are endless. Simply find what sparks your interest and join one of the many tours happening all year long.
Not far from Corpus Christi, you’ll discover beautiful Port Aransas, home to the popular Dolphin Encounters Dolphin Watch. Climb aboard the Kohootz and get ready for 90 minutes of stunning views and lots of fun facts about the Gulf area. In addition to friendly dolphins, guests will see several different species of birds, an old shipwreck and the lovely Lydia Ann Lighthouse. Your guides, Gary and Susan, will narrate your adventure and answer any questions about local history and wildlife. Tours run year-round with both morning and afternoon trips. If you’re interested in using the Kohootz for your next family reunion or birthday party, call Dolphin Encounters at 866-KOHOOTZ or visit www.dolphinlingo.com for more information.
For many years, the Galveston Historical Foundation and Galveston Island Tours have worked together to preserve the city’s landmarks and maritime heritage. The East End Historic District Tour
was recently established to show visitors some of Galveston’s most beautiful neighborhoods, as well as initiate a new type of eco-friendly tour. Transportation is provided by quiet
electric vehicles, so you’ll be doing Mother Nature a favor while also hearing your tour guide loud and clear. Guests will see historic architecture and tree carvings created after Hurricane Ike. Departing from Ashton Villa, tours run every Saturday and last for one hour. Private tours are available for groups of five or more by calling 409-765-8687. Plan a day of historic exploration at www.galvestonhistory.org.
Don’t mind getting spooked? Then sign up for one of Houston Historical Tours Haunted Tours where you’ll visit parts of the city notorious for haunted happenings. Tours start around dusk and you can choose between two different adventures. One tour will take you to two abandoned cemeteries, the Julia B. Ideson Library and even a haunted bar. The other tour visits the former Jefferson Davis Hospital, Alley Theatre and more. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight and camera for your expedition. For rates and photos, check out www.houstonhistoricaltours.com.
The Texas Gulf Coast is full of exciting tours and adventures. There’s never a dull moment in Texas, so get more travel ideas at www.texas.gov.