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Colonel Paddlewheel Boat


Face Masks are Required Aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

In compliance with Federal Order, passengers ages 3 and above are required to wear a face mask while on conveyances and at transportation hubs. 

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat


Day Cruises

Live the high-life on a 45-minute cruise aboard a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. (Weather and wind permitting. Please call 409-683-4200 to check schedule status.)

Please note: boarding begins 30 mins prior to sail, gates closing 10 mins prior to sail.

Dinner Cruises


$75/child ages 12 and under, senior 65 and older

Time: Boarding begins at 6 p.m., cruise from 7-9 p.m. 


December 11, 2021 - Steakhouse

March 12, 2022 - Texas BBQ

April 9, 2022 - Cajun

May 14, 2022 - Tex-Mex

May 28, 2022 - Texas BBQ

June 11, 2022 - Asian Sunset

June 25, 2022 - Steakhouse

Call 409-683-4558 or email for more information.

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Colonel Paddlewheel Dinner Cruise
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Groups & Events

Interested in hosting a group or event? The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat is the perfect setting with a wide array of menus for cocktail parties or full dinners. 

The Texas Room and The Galveston Room are available for private parties during our regularly scheduled cruises. Each climate-controlled room has bar facilities in addition to the bar on the Promenade Deck. Dining capacity for The Texas Room and The Galveston Room is up to 150 each. A stereo music and sound system is installed throughout with microphones located in both rooms.

*Reservations required in advance.

Please note: Moody Gardens reserves the right to cancel any program due to minimum enrollment, inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

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