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Port of Houston Authority M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Free boat trip

Free trip, sodas provided. Very friendly crew, answer questions readily. Lots of industrial... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Houston, Texas
Fun tour

My husband and I went on the 90 minute Sam Houston Boat Tour on a Tuesday in mid-May and loved it... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Austin, Texas
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“big ships”(5 reviews)
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111 East Loop N, Houston, TX 77029-4326
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Reviewed yesterday

It doesn’t get better than free! We boarded the 10 am tour with two friends. Staff were very friendly and offered free coffee at the start of the journey and then free water, coke and sprite after 45 minutes. Great initiative by the Port of...More

Thank kohkoh
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Free trip, sodas provided. Very friendly crew, answer questions readily. Lots of industrial scenery!

Thank ProcessPM
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Thank you for allowing me to take my 4 sisters in town from Ohio on the POH 'Sam Houston'. One sentimental sweetness was that I took our parents (Air Force WWII Bird Colonel + mother of 12!) on the same vessel and tour 31 years...More

1  Thank Mary N
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Had to reschedule due to a death in the family. Leticia G was awesome and updated the reservation within one week. My wife and daughter decided to stay home on the day of the rescheduled trip due to my daughter having surgery the previous Tuesday....More

Thank Ben E
Reviewed 24 May 2018

My husband and I went on the 90 minute Sam Houston Boat Tour on a Tuesday in mid-May and loved it. The tour was down the ship channel. We saw lots of big ships, barges, tug boats and warehouses. On the first half of our...More

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Took the entire family on the boat tour, mom and dad, kids, grandma and grandpa and aunt and uncle. Everyone enjoyed it, good fun for a family. The boat was comfortable and the tour was interesting. Didn't see as much of the ship canal as...More

Thank bherrltc
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Sam Houston has been in operation for YEARS. It is easy to park and the location is secure. The tour includes a great narration of the ship channel and the sights you'll see along the way. The boat is large and easy to move...More

Thank runbyfusion
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely a different tourist opportunity. Neat to see a lot of big ships and how a working port works. It's not for everyone, but if you are not expecting everything to be Disney-fied, give this a try.

Thank HistoricGuy
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This free tour (reservations required) abour the Port of Houston tour boat is very informative about the history and activies along the ship channel. We decide to try to take the tour only a few days before we intended to go and the online system...More

Thank CLTexasTraveler
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Being a (retired) Rotterdam pilot it was very, very interesting to have a look in the Port of Houston. Maybe (for instance) an "radio-information" could help where you are in that big port ! And about the foreign ships you meet (ship length, draft, nationality,...More

2  Thank hkoolsr
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It is free. just book in advance