Getting Around in Galveston

Discover the best ways to get around Galveston, TX by learning about local transportation and rental options such as golf carts, bikes, the Galveston Trolley, and more.

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.

Surrey Rentals

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


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.

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.

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4102 Seawall Blvd. Ste. 100
Galveston, Texas 77550


2311 Mechanic
Galveston, Texas 77550