Boat Launches Areas



Looking for a convenient place to launch your boat into the waters? Check out the local Galveston island boat launches.

Saltwater Recon is the Know Before You Go Galveston Island resource for boating, fishing, and observing real-time coastal conditions.


Regatta Basin Public Boat Ramp

Located on Basin Drive at the corner of Jamaica Inn Drive, Regatta Basin Public Boat Ramp provides access to the canals of Jamaica Beach, which lead to West Bay.

Public parking is available on a limited basis. Please be sure to check the posted signs for parking restrictions!

Location: 29°11'20.1"N 94°58'48.5"W

Lee & Joe Jamail Bay Park

When you arrive on Galveston Island and exit 61st Street, one of the first things you`ll see is the Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park. The Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park offers free truck and trailer parking, free boat launch, covered picnic tables, barbecue grills, and seasonally available restrooms. There are also electrical outlets available under the pavilion on the south side of the park.

This family-friendly park is open 24 hours per day.
Location: 1600 61st Street, Galveston, TX 77551

San Luis Pass Boat Ramp

San Luis Pass is a 15-acre bay park and offers a pavilion, restrooms, playground, fish cleaning stations, paved parking and a boat launch.

San Luis Pass County Park is just west of the Brazoria-Galveston County toll bridge at San Luis Pass.

Hours of Operation: 8 am - dusk

Park is currently looking at redredging boat dock area. Please call ahead for additional information regarding docking larger boats.

Location: 14001 CR 257, Freeport, TX 77541
Phone: 979-233-6026

Jones Bay Boat Ramp

Fishing pier and parking are also available.

Located under I-45 & Santa Fe Railroad Overpass, just North of the Galveston Causeway.
Location: 601 Jones Lake Road, Tiki Island, TX 77554

Galveston Yacht Basin

Galveston Yacht Basin is located right off the Galveston Ship Channel and conveniently positioned within the heart of the city of Galveston. Besides their yearly and monthly options, Galveston Yacht Basin also offers transient slip rental and use of their boat launch for a nominal charge.

Marine liability insurance is required for use of Galveston Yacht Basin`s facilities. The boat launch is only available during the bait shop hours, which change seasonally.
Location: 715 N Holiday Drive, Galveston, Texas 77550
Phone: 713-526-9810