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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

 

Day Cruises

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 Cruises

Pricing:

$90/adult
$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.

Dates:

March 12, 2022 - Texas BBQ

April 9, 2022 - Cajun

May 14, 2022 - Tex-Mex

May 28, 2022 - Texas BBQ

June 11, 2022 - Asian Sunset

June 25, 2022 - Steakhouse

Call 409-683-4558 or email AttractionSales@moodygardens.org for more information.

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Colonel Paddlewheel Dinner Cruise

New Year’s Eve Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise

December 31, 2021
Cruise out of 2021 aboard the Colonel PaddlewheeI Boat with spectacular water views of the Festival of Lights with this Couple’s Package. Enjoy music, dancing and a delightful menu featuring an array of heavy hors d’oeuvres ranging from Chilled Shrimp and Crab Cakes to BBQ Short Ribs with two complimentary drinks. Two hour cruise starts at 10 p.m. with boarding at 9 p.m.

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New Year’s Eve Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise Hotel Package

December 31, 2021 - Package Coming Soon!
Cruise out of 2021 aboard the Colonel PaddlewheeI Boat with spectacular water views of the Festival of Lights with this Couple’s Package. Enjoy music, dancing and a delightful menu featuring an array of heavy hors d’oeuvres ranging from Chilled Shrimp and Crab Cakes to BBQ Short Ribs with two complimentary drinks. Following a Midnight Champagne Toast, you will return to shore to greet the New Year 2022. Return to the Moody Gardens Hotel just a few steps away where you’ll enjoy a spacious 500 square foot guestroom with spectacular views of the Moody Gardens property dressed up for the holidays. Two hour cruise starts at 10 p.m. with boarding at 9 p.m.

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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.

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