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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
Media Contact
Mary Beth Bassett
Director of Public Relations
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5121

5 Galveston Beach Activities To Try This Summer

GALVESTON, Texas (July 21, 2015) – Swimming and sunbathing are customary activities for a typical day at the beach. But, if you want to spice up your beach plans this summer, there are plenty of ways to do so on the Galveston coast.

Here are five lesser-known Galveston beach activities to try this summer:


For adventure at the beach this summer, try a parasail flight over the Gulf of Mexico with Caribbean Breeze Parasailing. On this excursion, riders can soar up to 500 feet above the water, suspended from a boat by a parachute-like wing. In addition to the thrill of the 15-minute flight, riders will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the coast for a truly unique experience. The entire excursion lasts about an hour and cost $90 per person. You can also take home your very own GoPro video for an additional fee. For more information, see


Like a scene out of futuristic movie, flyboarding allows flyers to strap on a jet-pack device and hover up to 35 feet above Offatts Bayou. Extreme Water Sports has brought this fast-growing sport to the island and offers rides lasting from 20 to 60 minutes starting at $99. Each ride includes one-on-one training with a professional, certified instructor. For details, visit

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

For a fun, relaxing way to be on the water and get some exercise, stand-up paddle boarding fits the bill. SUP Gulf Coast, operating at 29th and Seawall Boulevard, offers group and private lessons, vacation packages and paddle board rentals starting at $20 per hour or $50 per day. For a unique way to start the day, consider joining SUP for a sunrise paddle. For more information, visit

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure

Galveston’s Artist Boat offers kayak adventures on Galveston’s bays. The adventures are led by certified guides and can include an art lesson. These interpretive kayak tours on Galveston’s East End Lagoon and at the Galveston Island State Park give participants the opportunity to admire Galveston’s natural beauty and wildlife during a two- or four-hour tour. More information is available at

Music at East Beach

There’s fun to be had out of the water, too. Galveston’s party beach, East Beach, gets even more festive during weekends throughout the summer. DJ concerts will take place on Saturdays and live music concerts will take place on Sundays from 3 6 p.m. now through Labor Day weekend. For details, visit


Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit government agency and the official destination marketing organization for Galveston Island. For more information, visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

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