Colonel Paddlewheel Boat
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.
See Cruise Dates Below:
March 11, 2023 Colonel’s BBQ Buffet
March 25, 2023 Aloha Buffet
April 15, 2023 French Buffet
April 29, 2023 Louisiana Bayou Buffet
May 13, 2023 Tex-Mex Buffet
May 27, 2023 Colonel’s BBQ Buffet
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
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.