Named for the legendary military commander who led the fight for Texas independence from Mexico and later statehood, the M/V Sam Houston offers free leisurely 90-minute round-trip educational tours along the Houston Ship Channel. Individuals and groups are invited to learn about the port through this enjoyable tour.
Embarking from the port's Sam Houston Pavilion, visiting sightseers aboard the M/V Sam Houston can enjoy passing views of international cargo vessels, and operations at the port's Turning Basin Terminal. The 95-ft. vessel holds up to 100 passengers and features air-conditioned lounge seating as well as standing room outside on the boat's deck. Here is a preview of some of the things you might see on your tour.
The M/V Sam Houston has been operating as the Port of Houston's public tour vessel since its first voyage on July 30, 1958. In 2010, the vessel received new low-emission fuel engines and a new generator. The environmental upgrades were made possible through grants from the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through EPA's National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.
Make your reservations now for this rich and unique educational experience.
The tour is free. Reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis are required at least 24 hours in advance.
The current tour schedule can be found here.
Register online any time, or call 713-670-2416, Tuesdays through Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
PORT AUTHORITY ACCESS
The Port of Houston Authority maintains a steadfast commitment to safety. Due to activities inside the Port Authority terminal, no one is allowed to walk onto port property to access the M/V Sam Houston tour vessel. All individuals and groups taking the boat tour must enter the terminal and drive to the tour boat area in a car, van, or bus.
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