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Pet Boarding

Have you ever scheduled a vacation and then realized that the hardest part of leaving is finding someone, or somewhere, to take care of your beloved pets while you’re away? In-home care can be expensive, and kennels can be…well, oppressive. 

Wouldn’t it be great to have a place in Galveston that caters to your pet in a safe, secure,  clean, and enjoyable environment. Soon, you can relax on your vacation knowing your pet is on vacation too.

 We offer a loving facility for your pet. We are both dog/cat lovers and encourage you to stop by for a visit. We provide a clean indoor/outdoor facility with heating and air conditioning. Our #1 priority is to make your family friend comfortable and happy here. If you bring treats, toys, bedding, medication, leashes, or collars, please label them with your name. Our services are excellent, your pet will receive lots of tender loving care by meticulous caretakers that will closely monitor each guest during their stay. Our normal daily routine provides for plenty of activity for your pet. A dog bath is available as an extra service. We think you’ll agree that we have gone out of our way to make your pet feel at home.

At Dogs At Dolphins View, we take care to provide our customers high quality dog care and boarding services personalized to meet the unique needs of your precious family dogs.
 
We are available to care for your fur kids 7 days a week.
 
Customized care based on your dog’s needs, choose from a variety of services including:
 
  • Day Play Care
  • Overnight Boarding
  • Huge Outdoor fenced in yards
  • Indoor Climate-controlled Play options
  • K9 Leisure Consultants on premises
  • Spotless, safe, and supervised environment
  • Separate playgrounds for large and small dogs
  • Pickup, Drop-off and Grooming available

MEET AND VISIT OUR NEIGHBORS

Explore Crystal Beach/Bolivar Peninsula

A Shore Venture offers unique, customized activities and creative events on the Bolivar Peninsula! Knowing who to call and where to go is the key! We are from the area and grew up doing all the things our beautiful area offers and love it here! We want to share our experiences and zeal for life with you, your family and your friends by providing you with help from us.

The main dining room of Stingaree Restaurant and Marina is upstairs overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy our unique atmosphere, down-home service and our full restaurant menu. Choose a seat at the bar or grab a table and watch as barges, boats and birds pass by while you sip an ice-cold drink and enjoy our famously fresh and delicious food.

The Texas Frog Fest (TXFF) is an effort of Brint Construction and the local Bolivar Peninsula community to provide a weekend-long entertainment venue showcasing local and national artists for the benefit of the Lone Survivor Foundation’s Crystal Beach retreat facility.

Splash away in our outdoor water slide park, explore activities and attractions throughout the Peninsula, and experience delicious Gulf Coast dining too.

Steve’s Landing serves its customers with exceptional food, personal service, and an atmosphere that is like no other on Bolivar. Enjoy waterside dining with fresh seafood, premium steaks, colorful salads, and delicious desserts. Immerse yourself in this dining experience, and enjoy the sunset, as well as the Gulf’s intracoastal waterway. Launch your boat at our Landing and, after a day on the water, join us for lunch or dinner. Tie up to our private dock; even bring your ‘catch of the day’ and we will prepare it for your dining pleasure. 

The new, recently re-opened Ocean Grille of Crystal Beach has a new look, new menu and new surprises.

With our full entrée selection, you’re guaranteed to find a new favorite. Choose from our favorites: Shrimp, Fish, Quesadillas, Burgers, Stuffed Potatoes, Wraps and of course the Specialty Pizzas you’ve come to expect, plus more.

Come dine with us in our updated, relaxing, family friendly restaurant with a brand new full bar for the finishing touch on that beach getaway.

Jason and Andrea Kaptchinskie are proud to announce plans to open a new form of entertainment here on the Bolivar Peninsula.

Although, the brainstorming of HardHeads began during a fishing trip back in 2011 (all Jason caught were hardheads), we have finally approached the point of announcement.  HardHeads will be your go-to hotspot to enjoy those awesome coastal breezes in a Texas-style open-air icehouse atmosphere.

Music, Art, & Crabs … Gulf Coast Style!

Featuring more Gulf-Coast Style, Music, Art and Crabs than you can shake a claw at, the Texas Crab Festival is a full weekend of family entertainment featuring great Live Music from a lineup of Gulf Coast favorites, a Crab Gumbo Cookoff, Carnival Rides, Crab Races and Crabby Arts and Crafts.

The best BBQ & Juiciest Burgers on the Bolivar Peninsula…
BBQ Brisket, Sausage,Pulled Pork and Ribs – Homemade Burgers (never frozen) , Boudain Balls, Shrimp Hoagies, Chicken Strips, Fish Sandwiches, Spuds, Fries, Onion Rings, Fried Cheese, Kid’s Menu’s, Hot Dogs and much more. We also do Catering.

A true Crystal Beach eatery on Bolivar Peninsula Texas with a laid back atmosphere, a favorite of many visitors and locals to relax, enjoy an adult beverage and a great meal. Built from the ground-up in stages as the crowd grew, you don’t want to pass up the awesome food Tiki has to offer.

Explore Dickinson Texas

My name is Kelly Railean, but most people just call me “RAILEAN”. I founded Railean Distillers, LLC and constructed the first and only distillery in the Houston / Galveston vicinity with the vision of re-establishing the American rum industry in the USA. Most Americans don’t realize that rum was the “Original” American spirit with over 60 rum distilleries in operation in the 1700’s. To see this American tradition taxed and regulated out of existence was a sad day for all Americans.

Family, friends and co-workers thought I was crazy to quit the rat-race and start-up my own company; especially in a world monopolized by mass-produced spirits companies, where very few woman have ventured. However, my fascination and passion for sailing, tropical islands, pirates, parrots (and of course rum and tequila); determined my destiny. Today, my dream of owning a distillery & making Handcrafted American Rum™ has come true but it has taken over 5 years to get to this point.

We are a family owned winery located in south Texas and an extension of our family’s winery & vineyard located in Michigan. Decades of research have enabled our family to cultivate vineyards that are planted to traditional European wine varieties selected for their ability to thrive in a cool northern climate.

Topwater Grill Opened On May 27th of 1999. We Serve Fresh Gulf Coast Seafood Overlooking Beautiful Galveston Bay At April Fool Point Marina.

The Links at Green Caye is not a PGA Tour-caliber golf course and we don’t pretend to be. We’re an affordable, fun, family-friendly, laid-back course.  We don’t require set tee times or ask that you wear certain golf attire.  We want you to be able to get in a round of golf anytime – no matter where you’re coming from or where you’re going afterwards.

In addition to our family-friendly par-3 image, you will find that our grounds are well kept and the golf course still provides a unique challenge to more serious golfers. Our course is lighted to allow you to keep golfing into the night, well after other courses have closed, and our driving range is covered to help you beat the heat and rain. We even offer several monthly golf membership options as an alternative to our daily rates, to provide a value that other courses simply cannot match.

Fruits ‘n Such Orchard is a small family owned pick your own orchard.
We are only open when there is produce to pick. Usually during May and June.

We provide family fun entertainment with fun, Bay Area Raceway has a large outdoor track fast go kart racing along with a 5,000 sqft game room and a 5,000 sqft Laser Tag Arena. .   We have lots of games and a great redemption counter to cash in your winning tickets.  Everyone young or old is sure to have a memorable experience when you come to Bay Area Raceway.  It’s a great place to have your next party. We have karts, laser tag and games for all ages.

When you visit the Bayou Wildlife Zoo, you’ll get to take a safari-like adventure throughout the park. When you’ve finished, relax for a bit in our picnic shelter, take your kids to the petting zoo, or browse the fun souvenirs in our shop.

In every country and every language, great wine is in many of life’s most memorable moments. With deep passion, Haak Winery is dedicated to creating wines of distinction that accompany the memories of all who taste our wines and visit our estate. As the first winery and only commercial vineyard in Galveston County, we are excited to offer you premium wines made in the great state of Texas. We invite you to visit us and our gift shop where we offer daily tours and tastings. Around the world, milestones are marked with glasses held high. From Haak Winery, here’s to history in the making.

Explore Kemah Texas

Amusement Rides, Boardwalk Midway Games and Prizes
At Kemah Boardwalk, it’s like a summer fair all year long! Check out our rides and games that kids (and adults) of all ages can enjoy!

Hours of Operation for Amusement Rides
Sunday – Thursday: 10:30am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:30am – 11pm

Stingray Reef & Rainforest Exhibit
Experience the excitement of Stingray Reef, where you can touch and feed live stingrays. Discover these deep-water dwellers up close and personal. Our one-of-a-kind touch tanks offer a hands-on experience you won’t soon forget!

Plus journey through our rainforest exhibit with piranhas, snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, turtles and tons more!

We are located at the Aquarium Restaurant, 1st level

Welcome aboard the 55′ topsail schooner “Capt Kidd”! She’s a 19th Century replica of the schooners that once sailed the seven seas. She is a USCG inspected vessel that can carry a maximum of 28 passengers. We offer scheduled sails all year that are open to the general public. We also offer “private charters” for your special get togethers and celebrations.

The premier destination for cruises in the Houston, Kemah, Clear Lake and Galveston Bay area! As the largest charter yacht anywhere on the legendary Gulf Coast, the Boardwalk FantaSea is home to elegant dinner voyages, historic sightseeing along the water and unforgettable party cruises.

You can use this site to purchase tickets, book corporate events, weddings or special occasions and learn more about our wonderful services. No matter what you’re looking for, the 
Boardwalk FantaSea is the yacht for you!

Yall need to come out to Kemah this weekend, take a ride on one of these beautiful carriages with their big beautiful, brawny drafts , OH….and did i mention how good looking and well taken care of their hoofs are……come out and take a ride, you’ll have a great time…. 281-538-3200

Explore Texas City Texas

The Texas City Dike juts out into Galveston Bay on the easternmost end of Texas City. The dike is parallel to and north of the 50-foot deep, 600-foot wide Texas City Channel, which allows shipping traffic to access the Port of Texas City. The dike’s structure consists of a 28,200-foot-long (approximately 5.34 miles) pile dike paired with a rubble-mound dike that runs along the south edge of the pile dike (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2007). The Texas City Dike was built to protect the Texas City Channel from cross currents and excessive silting, although the channel must still be dredged frequently to prevent shoaling in the waterway.

The Texas City Museum is supported by the City of Texas City. Located at 409 6th Street North in Texas City, the Museum acquired its current building in March 1992. The 30,000-square-foot building, previously known as the old J.C. Penney building, was donated by the McDaniel family of La Marque. Since its opening in March 1994, visitors from around the United States and abroad have toured the Museum. 

Throw in a couple of hours for shopping at Tanger outlet mall; just a few minute drive, north including everything from Coach, Ralph Lauren Polo and Ann Taylor to Brooks Brothers, Barney New York and Michael Kors.

Designed by Houston-based architect Joe Finger, the 200-acre site on the bank of Moses Bayou boasts a championship layout with elevated greens and tee boxes.  Amid the blue sky and palm trees, golfers enjoy the tropical climate for year-round play.  Winds from Galveston Bay, water on 12 holes and  sand traps present a challenging course. Beginning April 28th, 2014, the Bayou Golf Course began an 18 hole green’s renovation which includes the putting green using Mini-Verde Ultra Dwarf. The golf course redesign Architect, Mike Nuzzo, has increased the average size per green to 5,000 sq.ft.. In addition, we have rebuilt all sand traps and added new tee complexes on holes #5,7,10,13,16 &17. We have also added a new, one of a kind, 5 1/2 acre Family Pitch & Putt golf course for walkers, local High School Golf Team’s and anyone wanting to spend quality time with friends and family. 

For tee times, call 409-739-9622.

The Largest Trampoline Park in the country is NOW OPEN! Our park features high energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, a trapeeze, basketball, battle beam and so much more! Come and jump by yourself or bring out your friends, we can handle any size group!

 Coming Soon…Adventure Pointe Theme Park for the Gulf Coast, located on the 45 Freeway between Houston and Galveston. From the family that started Playland, here comes Adventure Pointe! The 25 acre site will host rides and attractions.

Construction work has been approved for Adventure Pointe’s Main Street building, which serves as the entrance to the park, as well as the Pirate Ship building, according to Texas City officials. Attractions planned for the theme park include a miniature railroad, go-karts, an outdoor ice skating rink, a pirate ride, a boardwalk and an outdoor entertainment venue with seating for up to 1,200 people.

Explore Bay Area Houston

Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Now docked along the Houston Ship Channel, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times. Come walk her decks, and imagine life as a sailor!

  • Space Center Houston offers a rich array of education programming for teachers and students, providing extraordinary learning opportunities.
  • Inspiring young people to choose careers in STEM is one of the outcomes of our program.
  • Education programs are based on data-supported evidence of effective learning and teaching methods.

The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow is an IRC 501(c)(3) community event presented by the volunteer efforts of the Houston Wing, Gulf Coast Wing , and Tora! Tora! Tora! of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, the Texas Flying Legends MuseumCollings Foundation-Houston based at Ellington Airport, and the Vietnam War Flight Museum. One of the top air shows in the United States, this premier Houston event is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation, and has supported a variety of local and national charities during its 30-year history.

Our hilarious “one of a kind” guest interactive mystery Dinner Theater is a great alternative to the same ol “dinner and a movie”!

Uncover the origins of the Lone Star State at the San Jacinto Museum of History. Discover how a decisive 18-minute battle for independence empowered a young nation and forever altered the course of world history. The story of America is infused with the legacy of Texian valor.

Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the largest urban wilderness preserve in the U.S., protecting 2,500 acres of natural wetlands, forest, prairie, and marsh habitats once abundant in the Houston/Galveston area. ABNC is home to more than 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, along with thousands of native plants. 

When you want to let your fun out with family and friends, Main Event is the best – and easiest – place to HEAD FOR FUN. With state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, over 100 games topped with handcrafted food and a full bar under one roof, Main Event is THE destination for FUN. Join us!

Explore Pelican Island Texas

Pelican Island in Galveston, TX is its own island, distinct from Galveston—but as the island is only accessible via roadway from Galveston, and is part of Galveston City, it’s often considered to be part of Galveston Island rather than part of the mainland. Despite its relative isolation, Pelican Island offers a mix of activities, hosting campgrounds, fishing grounds, and old naval vessels at Seawolf Park.

Galveston’s Pelican Island is also home to Texas A&M University at Galveston, with much of its land being bought in 1965 and donated to the University. Despite this, most of the island is left fairly undeveloped, with only a single major road running across the island. This makes it a great place to get away from the noise and bustle of the city.

Cross the drawbridge along Pelican Island Causeway to reach the island itself, then continue down Seawolf Parkway for 10 to 15 minutes and you’ll be at Seawolf Park—the star attraction of Pelican Island. Once an immigration station site—an Ellis Island of the South, if you will—the Park now homes an unlikely combination of features: fishing grounds, picnic sites, and retired naval vessels.

Hosting the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart, the American Undersea Warfare Center is another major attraction of the park. Google reviews adore the experience of entering the old World War II submarine, the Cavalla—a relic of one of the most devastating and far-reaching conflicts of human history, the Cavalla shows off first-hand the ground-breaking technology that now comes standard in naval vessels. The USS Stewart is also on display—it’s a fascinating ship because it is one of only three US destroyer escorts in the world. This unique designation gives it its own special features and considerations. While not part of the exhibits, people visiting the AUWC can also view the remains of the S.S. Selma, a tanker that is the largest concrete ship ever constructed.

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus offers educational outreach programs to people of all ages.

Sea Camp is a week-long residential adventure exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments for campers ages 10-18. As a Sea Camper you will have access to research vessels, oceanographic equipment, laboratory facilities, and a professional staff enabling you to learn about the ocean through hands-on experiences.

Sea Campus Kids is a marine oriented day program for campers ages 6-11.  Campers will have their hands-on and feet-in as they participate in activities such as wading through a salt marsh, dissecting a fish or seining in the surf.

Talented & Gifted (TAG) Career-oriented Sea Camp programs for high ability students ages 14-18.

Internships for Educators Texas A&M University Galveston Campus sponsors free summer internships for school teachers, counselors, administrators, and other individuals involved in education. Internships are operated in conjunction with Sea Camp and Talented & Gifted (TAG).