Houston Yacht Club offers an exciting program for cruisers, power and sail. And if you don’t have a boat, you can join many of the cruises at land destinations. We have cruises to many destinations in Galveston Bay as well as up and down the Gulf coast. Cruises typically include parties and shore-side activities. Cruises are carefully organized to assure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. The Cruising program often includes seminars on local destinations and weather, radio usage and other topics of interest to cruisers.

LAND CRUISERS – No boat? No problem! You can join the cruise events that have shore-side destinations, thereby enabling you to join the festivities with the boat cruisers. Many of these destinations have hotels and/or RV parks that can accommodate you.

Cruising with HYC is a great way to take your boat out and meet new friends!
Go to Cruising Destinations for more places to travel on your boat.


2024 Yachting Committee

Cruising Events

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    March 16, 2024 – Raft up in Woosie Bay.

    March 30, 2024 – Daytime cruise to Bayland Marina for lunch at O’Neal’s.

    May 4, 2024 – Daytime cruise to Topwater Grill. Harbor is well sheltered from the North but challenging when wind is from the South. Popular place so finding room to moor could be challenging. Alternative would be Pier 6 in San Leon.
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    May 24-27, 2024 – Memorial Day weekend cruise to Pelican Rest Marina. Pier 13 is the on site restaurant. Slip fee is $3.00 per foot of boat length per night.

    June 8, 2024 – Evening raft up in Woosie Bay. This has the potential for the Windward Bound sailors to watch the sun go down over Shoreacres and enjoy the tranquility of the Bay.

    July 4, 2024 – Evening raft up or disorganized anchoring in Woosie Bay to watch the local fireworks.

    August 16-18, 2024 – “Some like it HOT cruise” to LYC.
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    August 30 – September 2, 2024 – Cruise to Harborwalk in Hitchcock. Transient slips are close to a very nice pool that has a libation station (aka bar). Work is currently underway to demolish/remediate the building that was once a restaurant that closed/was refurbished and then caught fire in 2022. Definitely a self-catering venue. Slip fee $100.00 per night, more over holidays.

    September 28, 2024 – Progressive pier party.
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    October 5, 2024 - Raft up at Red Fish.

    November 16, 2024 – Day cruise to Pier 6 in San Leon.

    December 6-8, 2024 – Dickens on the Strand cruise. We have a standing reservation for this weekend and rate is $65.00 per night.