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Port of Houston Authority M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour

111 East Loop N, Houston, TX 77029-4326
+1 713-670-2400
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NIce Boat Ride

The boat ride was nice. Very comfortable seating either indoor in the air conditioning or there is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Uninformative, but pleasant

The ship is very comfortable with both indoor air conditioned seating, or outside SRO viewing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert U
Houston, United States
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111 East Loop N, Houston, TX 77029-4326
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The boat ride was nice. Very comfortable seating either indoor in the air conditioning or there is minimal seating on the back deck or you can stand on the sides. There isn't any "awesome" views to see from the boat, it is definitely a tour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ship is very comfortable with both indoor air conditioned seating, or outside SRO viewing. Crew is very courteous. Free coffee is served outbound, and free soft drinks on the return leg. No other refreshments or snacks are available. Interesting sights along the way, but...More

Thank Robert U
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Free tour with free beverage (coffee on the way out and canned sodas after they make the turn around - one can per guest and you gotta be quick as the serving window is like only 10 minutes). Tours at 9 am and 2:30 pm....More

5  Thank luvtotravel2006
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a very nice Boat Tour of the Port of Houston. The boat is very nice. We went in early December when it was colder and rainy. The inside of the boat was very comfortably and warm. It's a free boat tour. They give...More

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great relaxing view of the Houston deep water channel. Very relaxing and low key. The narrated tour is very informative. The tour is free but Reservations are required and can be done online. It is a family friendly tour. Opportunity to see large freighters and...More

1  Thank JimH88011
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The staff was wonderful. Very very hospitable and warm. They were the best part of the trip! This is a free harbor cruise, so one can hardly complain! I live in Galveston and take the Bolivar Ferry occasionally..that's free too. If you are on a...More

4  Thank GraceMorris
Reviewed 6 September 2016

You get what you pay for … it is free. That should explain much of what you may expect. It takes weeks to actually get a spot on the boat. The one-hour trip from the upper turning basin of the Ship Channel down to the...More

3  Thank CaptainBlackie
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We took our two grandsons ages 10 and 5. After seeing the first couple of ships, they asked how much longer until we get back. I noticed that other children weren't that interested either. The Port Authority does everything right. The grounds are very clean,...More

4  Thank NoniBaroni
Reviewed 7 April 2016

FREE boat ride past the shipping docks and ships in Buffalo Bayou, part of the Port of Houston. Handicap accessible. Hard to find in the industrial district. Interesting if you are into big boats.

2  Thank Al S
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We enjoyed our boat ride that left precisely on time. The ride was a little over an hour, there is no cost and they give you water, delicious coffee and soft drinks. There was an informative narrative about the port and the workers were extremely...More

5  Thank PeachtreeTraveler
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Es gratis?
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