Explore Galveston Like Never Before With These Unique Options

Ditch the car and experience all that the island has to offer in these unique transportation options.

Aside from Galveston's 32 miles of beaches, there are endless things to do and see. From tree sculptures and Turtles About Town to magnificent architecture and historic neighborhoods - explore our old-world charm in style with any of these rental or tour options.

pictured: Carriage Haus Rentals Model-T replica golf carts.

Carriage Haus Rentals

In their devoted love for this historic and vibrant city, is proud to provide a prototype of the famed 1908 Ford Model-T. This golf cart vehicle truly pays homage to Henry Ford, retaining much of his noble and charming vision.

It must have been a real marvel to see hundreds of Model-T’s lined up all along the seawall back in the early 1900’s as their owners enjoyed a wonderful day at the beach.

Veronica and Brett Von Blon (owners of Carriage Haus Rentals) hope that driving their electric golf carts around town will bring you back to a much simpler place in time.

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Galveston Slingshot Rentals

Explore Galveston Island in exotic fashion with Galveston Slingshot Rentals. These unique vehicles pack a punch and are sure to have heads turn to you while you're cruising down Seawall Blvd., Downtown Galveston or where ever the road takes you!

Galveston Slingshot Rentals

There are many options for every kind of driver when renting a slingshot from Galveston Slingshot Rentals, including manual and automatic transmission vehicles, plus covered and uncovered options.

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Galveston Slingshot Rentals

Brand-new in 2021, Galveston Slingshot Rentals will be offering street-legal motorized scooter rentals. Feel the wind in your hair and explore with one of these fun rides.

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Crab Scooters

Crab Scooters are focused on providing e-mobility systems to Galveston Island in a way that is responsible and sustainable, as well as considerate of the scenic and natural beauty of the area.

With four locations around Galveston Island and over 150 vehicles for rent, consider renting a Crab on your next visit. Find a convenient location for you here.

Crab Scooters

Stand up ride:

  • $25 per hour
  • Up to 15 miles per hour
  • 2-3 hours ride time
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Crab Scooters

Sit down ride:

  • $30 per hour
  • Up to 20 miles per hour
  • 3-4 hours ride time
  • Bluetooth speaker
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Galveston Golf Carts

Rent your 2-8 passenger golf cart at Galveston Golf Carts. You'll be able to cruise down the Seawall and around downtown Galveston at hourly, daily, and even weekly rates! All carts are gas. No refill charge.

Galveston Golf Carts

1919 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550

Contact: 409-996-9068

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Galveston Golf Carts
Seawall Location

4102 Seawall Blvd. Ste. 100, Galveston, TX 77550

Contact: 409-939-7467

Galveston Trolley

The trolley is $1 for adults, while minors who are accompanied by adults can ride for free. Riders will need to bring exact change to place in the farebox; drivers do not have the ability to make change for riders. The trolleys pass each stop on the trolley route approximately every 30 minutes. A transfer between the Downtown and the Seawall Loop is included in the price.

Galveston Trolley

The trolley travels between Stewart Beach and Moody Gardens along the Seawall. East and Westbound stops are available along the way. A transfer to the Downtown Loop is available at 21st Street & Seawall Blvd.

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Galveston Trolley

The trolley travels between The Strand and the Seawall. North & South Bound stops are available on 25th Street, Postoffice Street, 20th Street, and The Strand. A transfer to the Seawall Loop is available at 21st Street and Seawall Blvd.

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Galveston Trolley

Damaged during Hurricane Ike, the Island’s Vintage Rail Trolleys will soon be traveling the Downtown Loop between The Strand and the Seawall with a connection to the Seawall Loop (returning summer 2021).

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Bicycle Rentals

Looking to keep it simple with a traditional bicycle rental? Galveston Island has plenty of options for you!

Bicycle Rentals

Location: 1808 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas

Contact: 409-762-2453

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Bicycle Rentals

2311 Mechanic Galveston, Texas 77550

Contact: 409-539-3323

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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Experience an Island Carriage Victorian Excursion in the heart of Historic Downtown Galveston and beyond. Established in 1996, Island Carriages is located at 2528 Postoffice Street in Galveston, TX.

A horse-drawn carriage can transport you along tree-lined streets, giving you a unique perspective on our history. Allusions to Galveston's "Gilded Age" can be seen in the form of towering mansions, shadowed silhouettes of ornate carvings, splashes of stained glass, large inviting porches, and a smidgeon of wrought iron fencing.

Island Carriages also offers services for weddings, anniversaries, corporate parties, and other special occasions.

Contact Island Carriages today at 409-765-6951!

Surrey Rentals

Surreys have become iconic along Galveston’s beach front and part of the childhood and memories of generations of visitors to our historic island.

What is a "Surrey"?

A Surrey is a four-wheeled, either a 2-, 4- or 6-person, bike, enjoyed by couples and families worldwide. The name “Surrey” is a generic term describing pedal-powered quadricycle vehicles.

Click here to see surrey rental locations around Galveston.

Additional Options For Exploring Galveston

If by some chance none of the above options fit your liking, there's still more great opportunities to see Galveston in a unique way.

Galveston Running Tours

Galveston Running Tours can take between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on engagement at each landmark. Their goal is to exhibit a macro view of Galveston’s rich historical significance to Texas, the U.S., and the world - all of this while getting in a great workout!

Explore Galveston

Reverie Skate Shop is located in the Hutching-Sealy building at 2328 Strand Street, in Historic Downtown Galveston.

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Explore Galveston

A short trip to the Texas coast and you'll be on the stunning, historic island of Galveston, where you can jump on a Galveston Segway and ride your cares away.

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