Details for Pelican Rest Marina

Pelican Rest Marina

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 11 reviews

Address 7819 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77554


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Pelican Rest Marina LP


Marita Schultz, 713-249-3022


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 18
Fuel dock: 18

Other depth info: Offatt's Bayou is fairly deep once you are inside but the approach is shallow and tricky. Enter only from the east leg of the "Y" from the GICW. The west leg is shoaled.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 10
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.50/ft (2017-09-06)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: More options available including 460V 3 phase.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Optional

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - Information is mixed. Prices quoted as $5 per foot per person per month in addition to slip rental. Other places indicate liveaboard not permitted. Contact office for information.


Fuel brand:

Gas price$3.44/gal (2017-09-06)

Other price info:

Diesel price$3.19/gal (2017-09-06)

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Grass area for dogs. Owners to pick up waste.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

No - Although listed on the state registry as having a pumpout, the harbormaster reported on May 25, 2014 that they had no pumpout station.




Yes - There is a men's restroom that has one shower. Assume women's has one as well.








Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Signal is reporetd to be weak in a slip, about halfway out the east pier.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Land and water transportation advertised.

Other services


Located across Offatt's Bayou from Moody Gardens.

Reviews for Pelican Rest Marina
Beautiful Facility / Excellent Service / Excellent Restaurant, 2017-07-31
Captain: , Beaumont, TX (310)

My wife and I stayed here Fri - Sun Jul 28-30 2017 weekend. I have a 47' Meridian 441 Sedan Bridge Power boat. Staff is very friendly and helpful. First marina in this area I've come across in a while that actually monitored/answered VHF 16 and sent staff out to greet and assist with mooring. All piers are floating concrete docks. We were assisgned a slip near the font of the marina close to the pool and restaurant but there is also some side tie spots available around the marina. Marina allows the use of a pool of bicycles they have around which is very convenitent for those on some of the far reaching piers/slips. Galati Yacht Sales has a pier here as well with some beautiful new boats for sale to go dream about if thats your thing.

The marina continues to expand and more dockage will be available soon. Understand future plans for condos is in the works. Can't wait to see how this all turns out in the end.

The restaurant, Number 13, is very high quality. Food is excellent but a little on the pricey side but in my opinion the service and food quality makes it well worth it, especially on a special occasion. We were there for our 14 yr anniversary and enjoyed all that the restaurant had to offer but definitley couldn't afford to do that regularly. There is a two-story outside deck adjacent to the restaurant, with a bar downstairs. The service inside and out was impeccable.There is a bait shop/office at the fuel dock with basic necessities and an assortment of Yeti Cooler items and a nice selection of Costa sunglasses. If you need more, you'll need to call a cab or get an uber. Uber is now available on Galveston Island which is a recent change.

This place is definitley worth a stop off when passing through or even a home base if your looking to make Galveston your home port.

Great Marina, 2017-05-31
Captain: , Houston, TX (42)

I stayed here Wed - Sun of Thanksgiving weekend. I have a 46' Island Packet sailboat. Blake was manager while I was there and very friendly and helpful. I had no problem making a reservation. At least 4 other boats from my yacht club arrived on Friday, so slips are not a problem this time of year. For larger boats, it is the best facility in the Galveston/Freeport area that I am aware of.

Update (Aug 2014): Stayed here for 2 nights. The second phase of the floating piers have greatly increased capacity. The transient piers are closest to Offatt's Bayou, i.e. furthest from shore. Had blustery winds (20+ kts, SSW) when I arrived, which made entering the slip and tieing up somewhat challenging. It also meant occasional spray landed on the main pier. There are finger piers every two slips. The electrical tie-in is in the middle, not at the finger pier, which makes for a longer distance back to my plugs in the cockpit. Bryce lent me a 50 amp cord to account for this.

The restaurant, Number 13, is now open and very high quality. Food is excellent but pricey. There is a two-story outside deck adjacent to the restaurant, with a bar downstairs. We sat upstairs and watched a pre-season football game. The service inside and out was impeccable.

There is a bait shop at the entrance to the marina with basic necessities. If you need more, you'll need to call a cab.

Celtic Cross 43ft Trawler, 2016-07-31
Captain: , Seabrook (30)

Great marina with excellent service. Great stopping place and first class service.

Great Improvements, 2016-03-15
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (11)

Just stayed at Pelican Rest this weekend. They have added a very nice complex for transient boaters. These new facilities have large bathrooms with very nice showers, commercial grade washer & dryer and a great hanging space with large service counters and a very nice gas grill. Bryce and his team are wonderful.

Very Nice Marina, 2015-11-07
Captain: , Corpus Christi (221)

The winds were high and I was by myself...the slip was easy in and the dock master sent help...the walk to the office was a bit long...but I needed the dog love the dog run "canine bluff".... Enterprise car rental less than a mile away and they pick you up and return you to marina....the restaurant was a treat....the outside deck hamburgers were to die for......Marina is a little expensive compared to other marinas...but it is well run and the old saying get what you pay for applies...I would stay here again.

Gypsy Soul....Bill King

Love this marina!, 2015-08-04
Captain: , Galveston, Texas (10)

They have everything but a laundry facility.

Nice marina, too expensive, 2014-01-29
Captain: , San Marcos, TX (865)

Spent one night (11/29/13). Nice docks, friendly staff but too pricey for available amenities. Confusing channel markers to enter, call ahead to get clear instructions.

Nice marina, still new and expanding., 2012-08-29
Captain: , Houston, TX (1409)

Phase I complete, transient dockage sporadic. Call ahead, as they only have a few, and sometime rent them out. Restaurant open on site now, great bait tackle shop on site. Phase II will include more slips including transient for <60' boats.

Services and Information, 2012-05-23
Captain: , kemah Texas (10)

Looks like a really nice marina but have called three times, one no answer, other two times person who picked up had no idea what was going on. May just be getting up an running, There is a sign when entering by boat that states you must call before?

New Marina, 2012-04-28
Captain: , Absarokee Mt (1228)

New Facilities, good dockhands, can be a handful to get into slips with south/west wind. We docked with 20 knots crosswind, and it was not pretty. Good power and water, cab ride into Galveston. If I were to do it again, I would not stern in.

Pelican Rest - Awesome development, 2012-03-18
Captain: , houston, tx (403)

Stayed March 17,2012.This will be an outstanding marina (5stars expected)when completed. Now open with concrete floating docks with one side short finger piers (designed primarily for large sport fisherman vessels -slips around 65ft). This one basin really prevents the chop from entering wich can be significant on Offatt's. Construction planned on a second basin.Very friendly owner / staff. Fuel (diesel and gas will be available soon-tanks set ).

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