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Colonel Paddlewheel Boat


Colonel Paddlewheel Boat


Day Cruises

Please refer here for sail times (weather permitting)

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 Cruise Details

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

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

Dinner will still be served dockside if weather does not permit the boat to sail. No refunds will be given in the event that the boat does not sail due to weather events.

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

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See Cruise Dates Below:

​June 10, 2023​ Aloha Buffet

​June 24, 2023​ French Buffet

​July 8 2023 Louisiana Bayou Buffet

​July 22, 2023 ​Tex-Mex Buffet

​August 5, 2023 ​Aloha Buffet

​August 19, 2023​ French Buffet

​September 2, 2023 Colonel’s BBQ Buffet

​September 16, 2023​ Tex-Mex Buffet

​September 30, 2023​ Louisiana Bayou Buffet

Colonel Boat Dining

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.

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

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

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