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Spooky Strand Ghost Tour provided by Historic Galveston Ghost Tours

Spooky Strand Ghost Tour
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About
Galveston has seen a horrifying number of sudden deaths. An ungodly number of the islands dearly departed, well never departed. Their spirits are lurking in the shadows, alleys, staircases and stalk THE STRAND every day! The historic 19th century buildings on THE STRAND have become ghost sanctuaries. And the ghosts inside are just dying to meet you. Join us on our 90 minute walking tour as we explore the fascinating paranormal happenings on the strand, the original street of horror. Hurricanes, war, fire, and epidemics! The pirate Jean Lafitte even turned the island into a den of thieves. Galveston has more ghosts than any other city in U.S. Walking in the night, translucent figures will float by the windows. Shadows will suddenly appear and objects move of their own accord as we huddle closer to one another for are mutual protection. We never know what’s waiting for us around the corners. Beware and be scared! After all Galveston is nothing but “a cemetery with a beach attached.”
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 129661P10
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced Guide Tour
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 2411a Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA Your tour guide will meet you at this address in front of Patrick's Bar. Parking on the Strand is free after 6 pm..
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Active military personnel free
  • Active military personnel free
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Experienced Guide Tour
Departure details
  • 2411a Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA Your tour guide will meet you at this address in front of Patrick's Bar. Parking on the Strand is free after 6 pm..
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Active military personnel free
  • Active military personnel free
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2411a Strand St
    2411a Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
    Your tour guide will meet you at this address in front of Patrick's Bar. Parking on the Strand is free after 6 pm..
    See address & details
  • 1
    Galveston Railroad Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Tremont House
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Grand 1894 Opera House
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Tierney L
2 contributions
Canceled with no notice...
Was canceled I received no notice of it being canceled till I called and was told... I was at the meeting place to end up not going... a heads up would have been nice...
Written 11 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Walter K
Our deepest apologies. It's very rare that we canceled the tour. Normally we call , leave a message and send a text. Also when we cancel fare harbor usually sends a text as well. I don't know how you were missed. But again our sincerest apologies. Anytime you'd like to take another tour just call me John 832-245-0492 and it will be on the house no worries. Again please accept our apology
Written 11 September 2021
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Maureen G
1 contribution
Spooky and informative
Aug. 2021 • Couples
All the info ghost stories and the three pictures I got with mist or faces. Submitting one to you tonight.
Written 30 August 2021
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Walter K
Thank you. Looking forward to seeing what you caught. Thank you for taking the time to write and for sending me your evidence. Please come visit us again soon
Written 31 August 2021
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Laura C
4 contributions
Rob our tour guide
Aug. 2021 • Family
My 9 year old son and my 16 year old niece loved it. Our tour guide was very energetic and fun to listen to. He was excellent.
Written 14 August 2021
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John K
Glad you had a great time. Rob stepped in and last minute emergency. So I'm glad to hear he did a good job. Thank you for writing such an awesome review we appreciate it
Written 14 August 2021
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Patricia
Frisco, TX2 contributions
Pirate John was the best!
Aug. 2021 • Family
Pirate John was fantastic! Our family was completely entertained by John the Pirate. He was incredibly knowledgeable, knew all the history of Galveston Island and had great family jokes!! Our boys are ready to go visit some key haunted spots he shared!
Written 7 August 2021
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John K
Mission accomplished! Our goal is to encourage people to learn more about Galveston's history. Apparently John did an excellent job. We're glad your children are interested in finding out more. Thank you for your awesome review. Please come visit us again soon
Written 7 August 2021
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melissa l
Decatur, TX5 contributions
Captain John scared our booty off!
Jul. 2021 • Family
Captain John did an excellent job! One of the most informative ghost tours we’ve done! He kept it engaging, knew his audience, was entertaining, and very knowledgeable about Galveston history. Pirate jokes on point! Also who doesn’t want to have a HOT pirate for a tour guide?
This was actually the second ghost tour we’ve done on Galveston (different tour company) and it was much better than the first! This was our kids very first ghost tour and they loved it! We will definitely do another next time!

Bonus points for military discount! It was our son’s first leave after boot camp and he was so proud to be able to use the discount, and be honored because of his service.

Thank you again Captain John! Can’t wait for next time!
Written 18 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Walter K
Wow! Pirate John really scored. It's awesome to wake up to such a wonderful review. I'll make sure Captain John sees it. Glad you're some sun survive boot camp and we're all proud of him
Written 18 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

K F
3 contributions
Below expectations
Jul. 2021 • Couples
It was on the low end of ok, guides mic was not loud and so anyone who was towards the back were left straining to hear. You couldn’t really bunch up to hear cause of the heat and of course covid. Then he talked about things when we were walking and chances of hearing that where low.

Been on several of these in different states and this one just lacking… win some and lose some right.
Written 17 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Walter K
Sorry you were disappointed. The Strand can be very loud and sometimes the guides forget to adjust for the noise on the weekends. We hope the rest of your stay in Galveston was more enjoyable
Written 18 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Whitney L
8 contributions
History of the Strand
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Nicki was our tour guide. She was fun and entertaining. There was also interesting history to be learned about the buildings downtown.
Written 8 July 2021
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Walter K
I'm glad you had a great time. Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. And thank you for allowing us to share some of Galveston's awesome history with you. We hope to see you again soon
Written 9 July 2021
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Experience180053
Arlington, TN3 contributions
Some Ghost of Galveston
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Nikki was very friendly and funny! She told the haunting stories well and added her own experiences. Nice ghost tour!
Written 22 June 2021
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Walter K
We're glad you enjoyed yourself and want to thank you for your awesome review! We really appreciate it. We hope you'll see you again soon and again thanks for writing
Written 22 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelbug101101
Houston, TX2 contributions
Buried bodies & Pirate John
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Thanks Pirate John for showing us all the haunted spots of the Strand! Galveston Strand is full of historical secrets buried below. Spooky good times! Highly recommend it!
Written 19 June 2021
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Walter K
Awesome review! I'll make sure John the pirate sees it. He goes deep into the history to uncover where all the bodies are buried. Again thank you for taking the time to write
Written 19 June 2021
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Kayla M
Houston, TX3 contributions
Ghost Tour
Jun. 2021 • Friends
I did this for my bachlorette party this weekend. Pirate John was super nice & funny! I do wish I would have went at night to actually experience the supernatural! Definitely recommend!
Written 6 June 2021
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Walter K
Congratulations! We're glad that you and your friends had a wonderful time. Thank you for taking the time to write. We know you're very busy at this time. We hope to see you after your married LOL. And again congratulations
Written 7 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Historic Galveston Ghost Tours
Chris M
Chris M
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Ghost haunting tour
Well worth the money.It was a quick trip to Galveston down from Beaumont. Interesting houses and their history. And
246staceySE
246staceySE
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History to blow your mind
While my favorite part of the tour was the black cat, the whole tour was fun! I appreciate Michael, who overcame t
Curiosity252790
Curiosity252790
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Great Experience to learn about some of the spooky side of Galveston
We made the mistake of going this weekend while a motorcycle rally was going on. However Michael managed to deal w
Jade_Mont15
Jade_Mont15
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Robert Durst
Great Trour. Great Tour guides.Be prepared to walk a short distance. Research Robert Durst before going.
99shellis
99shellis
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Great tour!
Loved the tour! Fun thing to do while in Galveston! Tons of history and info about Galveston founders. - A very in
mikefM6913FX
mikefM6913FX
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A fine tour and a lot of information
We took the tour tonight, 10/24.21. Ron was high-energy and a lot of fun! We are Galveston history buffs, but we s
SARAHE861
SARAHE861
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Fun evening
We had a great time. Didn't realize all the history to Galveston Island. Definitely will book another tour.
RegDallasGayCouple
RegDallasGayCouple
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Fun Themed Historical Tour
Really fun evening. We liked the real history of downtown Galveston and the 1900 storm spiced with spooky stories o
byemari
byemari
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GHOSTLY
I wasn't sure what to expect being my first experience I'm glad I did go, Captain John was captivating and fun. We
MrandMrsLeadbetter
MrandMrsLeadbetter
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Do it!
Loved this tour! Pirate John was great with all the jokes!!! So much history here in Gakveston and I love learning
T7077IFmichelles
T7077IFmichelles
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Ghostless
Great historical tour! Didn’t see any ghosts or goblins but will try again! Loved the beautiful historical homes
868brandyn
868brandyn
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John the pirate!
I have been on several ghosts tours and John the Pirate is by far the best!. Great story teller and kept the energy
MrandMrsLeadbetter
MrandMrsLeadbetter
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Must do
Had a great time learning about the history of Galveston! Noelle did a good job and was willing to answer all our q
susanlS4705PY
susanlS4705PY
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It was spooktacular
Noelle, our guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Galveston and where the ghosts live! Sh
admjm
admjm
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One of the best ghost tours I have been on!
Mike was very knowledgeable and entertaining! I thought I had a good knowledge of Galveston history, but learned s
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