Moody Gardens Marina

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One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
29° 16' 36.98'', -94° 51' 0.14''
Galveston Bay
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Moody Gardens Marina
Moody Gardens Marina
Moody Gardens Marina
Moody Gardens Marina
Moody Gardens Marina
Moody Gardens Marina
Moody Gardens Marina


Our Galveston marina is a wonderful place to dock your boat while you visit Moody Gardens. Located on Offatts Bayou, our 18 slips are available year-round.

Relax, unwind, and enjoy this spectacular island vacation destination. This award-winning hotel offers the ideal escape that is truly memorable with 433 guest rooms, surrounded by 242 acres of breathtaking tropical gardens. It all overlooks majestic Moody Gardens pyramids and Offats Bayou.

Stay at the hotel and relax with your family by our Texas-sized pool. We even have complimentary bikes for hotel guests to enjoy around the property. And don’t forget about our award-winning golf course and relaxing spa… Those toes deserve a treat!

Unique entertainment options surround you here at Moody Gardens. We have three glass pyramids that house a world-class aquarium, a living Rainforest and Discovery Museum. For our more adventurous guests, test your adrenaline on our ropes course and zip line. We also have a premier public golf course, only a few miles from the hotel. Guests can also explore the bay via the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. Experience the wonder of the 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater and 20,000 Leagues Interactive Adventure are just steps away. You can take a swim in our heated indoor and outdoor pools, voted top 2% in the World for hotel pools by Travelmyth.

Dining is a delight on our property. On our ninth floor, we have Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks. Shearn’s Restaurant is one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. It’s known for its outstanding service, fresh cuisine, and breathtaking views of the coast. Guests can watch the sunset while enjoying a five-star meal. Our Executive Chef Kevin Cryan creates delicious fresh Gulf seafood dishes.

On our first level, guests can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at Cafe In The Park. Known for its signature seasonal soups and desserts, this restaurant will not disappoint. Need coffee? Visit Moody Brews, which serves Starbucks beverages.

Berth Capacity



Go down the Houston Ship Chanel, bypass the city dike, and follow the ranges to the Causeway. Make a left under the Causeway and go back left under the coastline. The use of a depth finder is recommended in this area, since some areas may be very shallow.
Minimum Approach Depth:10.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:10.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2020

Water Hookup:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Swimming Pool:Nearby
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Fitness Center:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:60.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Meters
Fixed Docks:Yes
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Very helpful staff and awesome accommodations.

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Good stay at Marina. Restrooms are clean but only one shower. Will stay there again. Bit of a walk to check in. Can get bellhop to bring you back. Apart from water and electricity no other services. Hotel did give free access to pool, water park and discount to other amenities.

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really good and I would give 5* but the shore power plug needs to be repaired - it was not affixed into the box and dandling out so I had to be really careful to connect and disconnect without shocking or grounding.

Marina Response:
Thank you Matt for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We have repaired this issue and look forward to your next visit.
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Mice place, Marina is unprotected from the bay

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First let me say we loved our trip and though the Marina was very nice. The slips are well maintained, in fact it appeared they had just re-decked everything. The grounds are impeccable. Even though it's a little bit of a walk to the attractions, the over all convenience is nice. The staff were friendly and very nice. So why the 3 star rating? The first day we were there I wanted to go take a shower before dinner so I walked up to the bathroom facilities. I turned on the shower and waited and waited and waited for the hot water which never came. I toughed it out and took a cold shower. We later mentioned it to the front desk and they were very apologetic and said they would mention it to maintenance. 24 hours later I went back for a 2nd shower and still no hot water. We own a 38' sailboat and paid $200 for the two nights which I still thought was a decent value for the Labor Weekend, but I would think hot showers would be part of the deal. Hopefully next time we go back they will have addressed the showers but just in case, I'll remember to bring my hose so I can at least take them on my boat. :)

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Stayed at the marina and used shore power and water. Utilized the fitness center/spa area showers. Enjoyed eating at the Cafe and the steakhouse. We found it very easy to be at Moody Gardens.

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Moody is severly understaffed right now. Long waits on transportation, ran out of towels, pool area was dirty and cluttered. Not up to their normal standards. My guest just decided to stay on the boat and did nothing at Moody Gardens.

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There was a 22 mph prevailing wind and they put us on the south side of the marina instead of on the north side so that we could back into the wind when docking. There were only 3 boats there that night and 2 of us were on the south side. It looked like a 3 ring circus there. Whoever does the booking should know things like this. This was our first time staying there.

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