Free Interpretive Beach Tours
Your Health and Safety
Artist Boat has always had safety at the forefront of our guided-interpretive tours, and our number one priority is the safety of all guests. Artist Boat is committed to following the recommendations from recognized health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
As we open up, Artist Boat’s interpretive guides and educators continue to take extra precautions during the current global pandemic. We have implemented special measures to keep everyone safe during and after your activity.
Stringent Cleaning – All equipment is disinfected thoroughly between guests, and hand sanitizers are available. Masks are optional but encouraged. If you do not have one, we can provide one.
Physical Distancing – We request that everyone maintain 6 feet of physical distance between other guests and Artist Boat’s Tour Guides.
Wellness Checks – Employees are checked daily to ensure that they are healthy and symptom -free. If you are anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
Please call us with any questions or concerns (409) 632-0388.
Interpretive Beach Tours
Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours
Saturdays & Sundays
June 5 – September 5, 2022
Join the Bucket Brigade in exploring the creatures and features that make Galveston beaches unique! There is more to the Sargassum and turbid water than many people think, and there is much more to be found on the beach than just sand. Tours are educational and fun for ocean lovers of all ages. Hands-on activities investigate topics including Galveston’s turbid water, marine debris, Sargassum landings, and more! All ages welcome!
The beach tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, and they last approximately 45 minutes.
Location & Schedule
R.A. Apffel East Beach Park1923 Boddecker Drive, Galveston, TX 77550 The address above is for East Beach. Once at the entrance, proceed to either the paid parking booth or free parking. If parked in free parking, once parked head out to the beach meeting location on foot. If you paid for parking, drive past the paid entry gate, take a left, and drive all the way to the end of the parking lot where the fence for the edge of the parking lot is. Turn right, and drive all the way to the corner of the parking lot (easternmost point of parking lot). Park anywhere you can find a spot. Walk to the Lifeguard Stand #1. Look for a wagon, buckets, and an employee in a bright orange shirt.
11:00 am to 11:45 am
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
3:00 pm tp 3:45 pm
Look for the bright orange shirts at your designated location.
The entire tour is limited to 15 people so register now!
If you have a bigger group and want to reserve a specific tour time, you can call our office or contact email@example.com.
See Schedule and Book online below.