Downtown Houston on Buffalo Bayou, powerboats only. Special permission required from Homeland Security to transit the inner stretch of the Houston Ship Channel. HYC sponsors a cruise to this destination once a year (Oct. 13-14, 2012).
Army Hole (Matagorda Island)
Shallow channel from Port O’Connor. Location: 28.452N 96.388W, good fishing, away from it all, ask about the “green flash.”
Bridge Harbor Yacht Club (Freeport)
Full service docking facility with a pool, swim-up bar and grill, convenience store, courtesy security service and private bathhouse. 979-233-2101
Bubba’s Shrimp Palace
113 6th St., San Leon, TX 77539, Phone: 281-339-1515
Leads to an old clay quarry in Baytown. At Morgan's Point, take a right and follow well-marked barge canal 4 nm to the Bayou entrance. Cruise through scenic woods and wetlands for another 7 miles to the anchorage. There is a fixed bridge with 50 foot clearance about 5 miles up the bayou.
Corpus Christi Marina
Latitude 27 48' N Longitude 97 23' W, Street Address: 98 Coopers Alley, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, Phone: 361-883-6518, Fax: 361-883-3121, wet slips, fuel dock, free pump out station, air conditioned showers, restrooms and laundry, four public boat ramps, dry storage and board boat racks, adjacent to Corpus Christi Yacht Club.
Freeport Municipal Marina
Deep harbor, walk to restaurants, shopping, free trolley. 979-373-0900
Galveston Yacht Basin
Galveston, Texas, 409-762-9689 ext 201; Location: 29deg 19’05.34”N -- 94deg 46’42.71”W; Boat slips with shore power, water, bathhouses, laundry, ice, fuel dock, marine store, bait, public boat ramps.
Harbor House (Galveston)
Location: Pier 21, Slips reserved for hotel guests, walk to restaurants, shopping, the Strand historical district, etc., Phone: 1-800-874-3721, 409-763-3321.
Island Moorings Marina (Port Aransas)
Floating docks, ship's store, restaurant, swimming pool, bathhouse, laundromat. Phone: 888-749-9030
Key Allegro Marina (Rockport)
Fuel dock, ship’s store, bar and restaurant, bath house, laundry facilities. Phone: 361-729-8264
Matagorda Club Airfield Anchorage (Matagorda Peninsula)
A fairly protected area in Matagorda Bay. This is a great place for those who like to get away from it all.
Matagorda Harbor Marina
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Texas mile 440, near bay and offshore fishing locations. Limited bulkhead space for transients, electricity, water, restrooms, showers, fuel dock, restaurant, bait, ice, paved boat ramps. Harbormaster: 979-863-2103
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