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Named after the legendary military commander who led the fight for Texas independence from Mexico and later statehood, the M/V Sam Houston has been operating as Port Houston’s public tour vessel since its inaugural voyage on July 30, 1958. This free service offers a leisurely, 90-minute round-trip, educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel. Individuals and groups are invited to learn more about the port and maritime industry through this enjoyable tour.
Embarking from the port’s Sam Houston Landing, visiting sightseers aboard the M/V Sam Houston can enjoy passing views of international cargo vessels and operations at the port’s Turning Basin Terminal. The 95-ft. vessel holds up to 100 passengers and features air-conditioned, lounge seating, as well as standing room outside on the boat’s deck.
As part of Port Houston’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the vessel operates on low-emission fuel engines and generators. The environmental upgrades were made possible through grants from the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.
Make your reservations now for this rich and unique educational experience. Note: Reservations 713-670-2631.
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