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Boat Tour FAQ

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1. Refer to the calendar for a date and time to reserve your boat tour. Click on the time you wish to attend.

2. Complete the reservation form and click on "Make Reservation".

3. After completing the form, you will then be directed to a confirmation page. You may print this page for your records only.

4. Each individual, family, group, or organization is limited to 45 seats per tour.


Get ready for an unforgettably spectacular waterborne tour of one of the busiest ports in the world aboard the Port of Houston Authority's public charter tour boat!



Passengers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their tour launches to ensure adequate time for check-in.


Parking at the Sam Houston Pavilion is free. Ample spaces are available for personal vehicles as well as charter vans and buses.


All passengers must have a reservation in advance. Passengers age 18 and older must present a valid, government-issued photo identification before boarding the vessel. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include:

  • driver’s license
  • state-issued identification card
  • passport


All children under age 12 must be accompanied by one or more adults. A maximum passenger ratio of one adult for every four children under age 12 is mandatory.

Food and Beverages

Passengers may not bring food or beverages into the pavilion or aboard the vessel. One free beverage per passenger is offered on the vessel during the tour.

Carry-on Bags

Backpacks, over-sized purses and other large bags are prohibited aboard the vessel. Passengers' personal belongings may be subject to searches in accordance with federal regulations.

The Port of Houston Authority reserves the right to refuse passage to board the vessel to any person for any reason at any time.

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