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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


Weekend Cruises

* Currently Sails Weekends Only * 

Saturday and Sunday - 2PM, 4PM

Live the high-life on an hour-long 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


$70/child ages 4-12, senior 65 and older, and annual member 

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

May 8, 2021
May 29, 2021
June 12, 2021
June 26, 2021
July 10, 2021
July 25, 2021
August 7, 2021
September 11, 2021 

Call 409-683-4203 or email for more information.

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Groups & Events

Currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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 a 144 sq. foot dance floor and bar facilities in addition to the bar on the Promenade Deck. Dining capacity for The Texas Room is 240 people and 200 people for The Galveston Room. 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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