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Spooky Strand Ghost Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy an offbeat introduction to the spooky side of Galveston that few travelers get to experience during this private ghost walking tour of The Strand, ideal for travelers on a time budget. Gain an insight into the multitude buildings alone The Strand, learning tales of ghosts, pirates, and civil war soldiers that you wouldn’t uncover alone.
  • Take an immersive ghost tour of the (so-called) most ghostly city in America
  • Stop by Galveston highlights such as the Railroad Museum and the Tremont House
  • Learn the dark history of The Strand from your guide
  • Visit buildings and streets you might otherwise have overlooked

What's Included

  • Experienced Guide Tour

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 2411a The Strand
      2411a The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

      Your tour guide will meet you at this address in front of Patrick's Bar. Parking on the Strand is free after 6 pm..

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Active military personnel free
    • Active military personnel free
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews
    4.5
    49 reviews
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    Good and Worth It.
    Scott_D, Jun 2021
    Very good. Pirate Jean (John?) knew his stuff. Interesting history of the island. Info you might not otherwise get.
    Response from Host, Jun 2021
    Thank you for your review! It's pirate John and he's from the island and knows his stuff we hope to see you again
    Kids loved it!!!
    FeliciaC, Jul 2021
    Our family had a great time on this tour, 12 year old twins were talking about everything we learned and all the spooky spots. History of Galveston was great, we would recommend.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Thank you for allowing us to share some of Galveston's history with your family. Glad that everybody had a good time. We hope to see you and your family soon. And again thank you for writing
    It is good.
    Kimberly_S, Jul 2021
    Michael was fantastic. He as knowledgeable and engaging. He had the right amount of humor. Highly recommend this tour. .
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    I'm glad to hear Michael did a great job. Thank you for taking the time to write. We all enjoy a awesome review. We hope to see you again soon and we hope your rest of your stay in Galveston was enjoyable
    Fantastic!
    Leslie_H, Jun 2021
    I took my 8yo and 10yo on this tour and they LIVED IT! They’re little thrill seekers and I was concerned this wouldn’t be exciting enough, but it was perfect! Our guide was knowledgeable about Galveston’s history and kept the crowd engaged with ghost photos! Highly recommend!!
    Response from Host, Jun 2021
    Glad your family had a great time. We hope to see you again soon. I want to thank you for taking the time to write we really appreciate it!
    Disappointed
    Tracy_P, Aug 2021
    This tore was a little misconceiving we thought we would be doing something mire creepy… the host was very nice just disappointed in the experience.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    So sorry you were disappointed. I hope the rest of your trip to Galveston was more enjoyable
    Fun experience
    Anna_K, Aug 2021
    There were lots of interesting stories about the history of Galveston. Lots of fun ghost stories from various buildings.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Glad everybody had a good time. Thank you for riding and allowing us to share some of Galveston's history with you. We hope to see you again soon
    Spooky strand tour
    Michael_R, Jul 2021
    We had a great time on the tour. Me and the wife took our daughters they loved it all the way through. Michael was a very knowledgeable tour guide and had some very good stories about each site we stopped at. He made the tour exciting and fun and spooky. Would recommend this tour if you like history with your ghost.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and that Michael did a great job. Thank you for taking the time to write we appreciate it we also want to thank you for allowing us to share some of Galveston's history with you. Please come visit us again soon
    Lots of fun
    Gracie_B, Jul 2022
    We had a great time, and our guide was awesome. Not too much walking, some good stories and history.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Glad that you had a good time! Thank you for writing we really appreciate it. We hope you can see you again soon and one of our other tours.
    Captain Jack’s tour
    Patrick_L, Oct 2021
    Very enjoyable Captain Jack is not only knowledgeable but that’s a good attitude and sense of humor.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Glad you enjoyed yourself. Appreciate your great review. We hope to see you again soon
    Pirate John Spins Great Yarns
    Chris_F, Aug 2022
    Pirate John is great, has a real flourish, and like any true pirate, knows how to spin a yarn. We had such a great time getting to know the history of this great Island, once home to the biggest storm disaster in US history.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Irish on loves to share the history of Galveston! I'm glad you had an awesome adventure. Appreciate you taking the time to write. We always like that. And thank you for the five stars
    Boo Talk
    Melle_K, Jul 2021
    The story about the 6th floor! Also, all the history regarding the mass body disposal efforts! Our tour guide was named John and was very personable and knowledgeable about the Allen’s history. Had a wonderful time and plan to experience that you are again one day
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Well we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review we hope to see you and I'm glad John did a great job enjoy the rest of your stay in Galveston
    Enjoyable
    Dustin_H, May 2021
    A very enjoyable tour for the family and younger children, I definitely recommend for anyone to go on this tour.
    Response from Host, May 2021
    Thank you and we're glad you enjoyed yourself! We appreciate you that you took the time to write and we hope to see you again soon
    Pirate John was great!We...
    Karyn_B, Aug 2022
    Pirate John was great!We had a great time learning the history of the island. Plus our guide was easy in the eyes.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    I'll make sure John sees this review! Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate the five stars hope to see you again soon
    Pirate John was the best!
    SuzAnne_T, Jul 2022
    Great History lesson, Pirate John was awesome!! filled with lore, our tour taught us so much about the tragedies and triumphs Galveston island has gone through. Loved it!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Pirate John is a great tour guide. Glad that you had an awesome adventure. Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We hope to see you soon.
    Our guide was full of stories and very knowledgeable which made it interesting.
    Lori_F, Aug 2021
    Super stories. Very nice tour guide. Had cute jokes in between walking spots. I would suggest he start the tour in a quieter place though. ;)
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thank you for your awesome review. I'm glad John did a great job. We hope to see you again. And thank you for taking the time to write
    Fantastic
    Jeff_O, Oct 2021
    Our guide was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly, and full of ghostly experiences of Galveston. We would recommend the tour to anyone who wants to learn the history of the city and the events that happened here years ago.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Your review is amazing. Thank you for writing. We hope to see you again soon.
    Good time
    Wallis, Jul 2021
    Knowledgeable and very friendly we have a lot of pictures of strobes and some faces in windows had a great time
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Glad you got to meet some of our permanent guests. Thank you for taking time to write we really appreciate your awesome review we hope to see you again soon and that you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in Galveston
    Amazing ghost tour of the Galveston strand!
    Jeremy_T, Jul 2021
    Pirate John was an amazing tour guide! Best tour guide I’ve ever had! I will gladly take the tour again and I highly recommend it.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Wow what up recommendation! Thank you for your awesome review. And we do hope to see you again soon
    Ghost tour
    Brayden_H, Sep 2021
    We were very impressed by Pirate John. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We would definitely recommend this tour!
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    PirateJohn really enjoys his work. He appreciates the opportunity to share some of Galveston's awesome history with you. We're glad you enjoyed your adventure. And hope to see you again soon and I'll make sure he sees this review
    Awesome
    DeVon_M, Sep 2021
    I had so much fun! Our guide was funny ans entertaining! I never knew that Galveston had so much history
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    Thank you for allowing us to share some of Galveston's awesome history with you. We're glad that you enjoyed yourself. Please come visit us again soon and thank you for riding

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