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Port of Houston Authority M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour

111 East Loop N, Houston, TX 77029-4326
+1 713-670-2416
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wonderful trip on board the FREE Houston Port Boat Tour

Being a (retired) Rotterdam pilot it was very, very interesting to have a look in the Port of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hkoolsr
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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
Free - Interesting to be up close to BIG ships and Industrial area

I love learning about different areas. I became interested in doing this tour after going to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dsch
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South Deerfield
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111 East Loop N, Houston, TX 77029-4326
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love learning about different areas. I became interested in doing this tour after going to the San Jacinto Monument and seeing the Port of Houston from above. The tour is NOT pretty but it is certainly the life blood of Houston. I did not...More

Thank dsch
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

12-30-17. My adult family loved the Houston Port Boat Tour today. Restrooms and outside seating is available near dock while waiting to board. Outside deck and back inside cabin area, we heard the announcements very clearly. Free hot delicious coffee provided on one end of...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

An unpleasant and unsightly way to spend 90 minutes. The way heavy industry is allowed to pollute the water and air is on full display. Isn’t this all violation of clean air and clear water acts? The tour is reminiscent of a scene that could...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Our sunday school took the channel tour. Was worth the wait. Tough to get reservations. Free nice boat with AC. Staff helpful and courteous.

1  Thank Dano1946
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 7 May 2017 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
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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

6  Thank luvtotravel2006
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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
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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 James H
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Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
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