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Local Scene

We love sailing as much as you do. And around here, there’s plenty of great sailing to be found, so we wanted to pass on some tips and suggestions to make it easier for you to get in on the action. From local boat drop-ins and yacht clubs to restaurant recommendations, here’s everything you need to make the most of your experience.

Boat Drop-Ins

Texas City Dike

Kemah Boardwalk Bridge

Underneath the Highway 146 bridge there is a public boat ramp that allows you easy access to Clear Lake and the bay.


Local Yacht Clubs




Local Attractions

Armand Bayou Nature Center

NASA Space Center Houston

Kemah Boardwalk


Local Restaurants (on the water!)

Classic Cafe
Seabrook, TX (281) 326-1512
Owned by one of our favorite KO customers, this spot is a local gem! Stop by for a drink in the bar or a meal with the family. A new menu boasts delicious down-home appetizers, soups, salads, "classic" dinner plates and sandwiches.

Turtle Club
Seabrook, TX (281) 326-7613
Bar/Restaurant with live cover bands, karaoke, darts, or bikini contests depending on the evening. Not exactly a place for the entire family, but great fun after hours with a hopping singles’ scene! Food includes burgers, sandwiches, and shrimp.

Topwater Grill
San Leon, TX (281) 339-1232
Bar/Restaurant - Great place for family dinner or a rooftop drink with friends! Amazing food with some of the best fish tacos around. Don’t skip the appetizers, either. The Sinkers are to die for.

Harbor House – Pier 21 Marina
Galveston, TX (409) 763-3321
Described as a “modern day translation of a working waterfront warehouse” turned hotel, the Harbor House Hotel is a wonderful vacation destination for families or couples. Rent a boat slip at the Pier 21 Marina and enjoy a day (or several days) of great food, beautiful lodging, and all the sights and activities Galveston has to offer!

Restaurants near Pier 21:

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Willie G’s

Fisherman’s Wharf

Joe’s Crabshack

Ray's Bayou Bar
Offatt's Bayou/Galveston, TX (409)744-2111
Bar/Grill. A great hang-out for just a couple of friends or an entire entourage! Ray's hosts live bands on the weekends in its multi-level establishment and has plenty of dock spacy for boats. If you're looking for a casual, tropical atmosphere in the area, this bar is right up your alley...er, canal!