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Port of Houston Authority M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour

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Port of Houston Authority M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour
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“big ships”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this tour and were not disappointed. The crew and boat were great. The narrative was well done and informative. The ride was free and offered free refreshments. A most see for anyone interested in the Houston Harbor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rjdelaere
Reviewed 31 October 2018

What better way to learn about the industry and shipping in Houston than by boat, at no charge. The narrated tour is well done, best enjoyed by standing by one of the speakers. The employees were helpful answering specific questions, and there are maps and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ehbluzerne
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank kohkoh
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ProcessPM
Reviewed 30 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mary N
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank M J
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bherrltc
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank runbyfusion
Reviewed 6 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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