Port of Galveston, Galveston

#3 of 10 in Parks in Galveston
Marina · Hidden Gem · Pier / Boardwalk
The Port of Galveston is the port of the city of Galveston, Texas. It was established by a proclamation issued by the Congress of Mexico on October 17, 1825, while the land known today as Texas was still part of Mexico. The Port of Galveston is the oldest port in the Gulf of Mexico west of New Orleans.
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  • Friendly people, easy access to shuttles, secured parking, well lit, I would recommend to others for peace of mind.  more »
  • The Port of Galveston is the region’s gateway to the Gulf for cruise ships and international trade. Located at the entrance to Galveston Bay, the Port leases and maintains facilities on both Galveston Island and Pelican Island. The Galveston Island operations are a diversified mix of cargo including roll on-roll-off cargo, dry bulk, export grain, refrigerated fruit, general cargo, and project cargo. In addition, the Port currently handles over 1.9 million passenger movements annually. The Port’s Pelican Island facilities are comprised of a combination of an active ship and rig repair facility, a liquid bulk operation, facilities that support the offshore exploration and production business, and two parcels of undeveloped property. The Port is a self-supporting enterprise utility of the City of Galveston with operating revenues of approximately $43.5 million. It does not rely on tax dollars for operations.
  • I think getting on or off a cruise ship is going to be a harrowing experience no matter what. I'm not sure what more could've been done to make it any more pleasurable. There are a million people all over the place and everyone is just trying to get to where they are going. Don't expect anything fancy until you get on that ship.

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