Take a little island time, slow down and enjoy the view from Galveston, Texas

Boat-Friendly Vacation Guide: Galveston, Texas

If your motto is "boat goes where the wind blows," maybe it'll blow you on over to Galveston, Texas. Take a little island time, slow down and enjoy the view from this Texas town.

4 Top Galveston, Texas Boat Launches and Marinas

Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park is located at 1600 61st Street, Galveston. The park can be reached at 409-934-8100. It's said that this launch is where most young anglers' fishing obsession begins. The park offers free truck and trailer parking, free boat launch, covered picnic area, grills and restrooms.

Sunset Marina at Offatts Bayou http://www.sunsetmarinaatoffattsbayou.com/ is located at 9415 Teichman Road, Galveston and can be reached at 409-682-5853. Here, you'll find ample space for boat and trailer storage, as well as a boat ramp and wet slips. Guests can also drop a line from their fishing pier.

It may be located at Pirate's Cove, but there's nothing to fear at the Galveston Marina.https://www.galvestonmarina.com/ Located in Galveston Island's West Bay, the marina offer easy access to championship fishing and waterway exploration. Transient boat slips are equipped with fresh water, electricity and marine grade fuel availability. Galveston Marina can be reached at 409-632-0233 and is located at 14302 Stewart Road B, Galveston.

The West End Marina http://westendmarina.com/west-end-marina/ is the perfect spot to tie up your boat after a day on the water. The marina features two casual restaurants and picturesque views of the bay. The West End Marina is located at 21706 Burnet Dr., Galveston and can be reached at 409-497-4152.

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Great Galveston Boat-Friendly Restaurants

Feast your eyes on a sunset to remember and your appetite on a meal to savor at Waterman Restaurant.http://www.waterman-galveston.com/ Oversized outdoor decks overlook Galveston Bay. The restaurant serves fresh, Gulf seafood. The causal feel can be attributed to 10,000 square feet of antique long leaf pine adorning the restaurant. The wood was salvaged from a 100-year-old cotton warehouse that was part of Galveston's "glory days." Reserve your table at Waterman Restaurant by calling 409-632-0233. The restaurant is located at 14302 Stewart Road, Galveston.

Located at Pelican Rest Marina, 7809 Broadway, Galveston, you'll want to wear your stretchy pants to Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood. http://www.number13steak.com/ Upscale dining and a large wine selection makes the restaurant ideal for date night after a sunset boat ride.

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Where to Stay: Boat-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Galveston

Canal and Bayfront homes are the order of the day on a Galveston Island vacation, http://boatfriendly.com/listings/list?Search[city]=Galveston making it the perfect destination for a boat-friendly vacation. Many canal vacation homes offer boat slips and lifts, so it's easy to store your vessel for a fun a day on the water. Reserve a boat-friendly rental with a deck on the water and enjoy Texas sunrises and sunsets during your vacation.

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