Come aboard for a one-of-a-kind, waterborne voyage that provides a unique and educational introduction to the Houston Ship Channel, home to one of the busiest and most diverse ports in the world. Port Houston’s free, public tour provides individuals and groups a fantastic opportunity to experience, first-hand, one of the region’s greatest economic contributors.

Reservations are required in advance and can be made online here at any time, or by calling 713-670-2631, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Update 7/30/2021: The health and safety of Port Houston visitors, employees and the community remains our primary concern. As we continue to evaluate local trends related to COVID, and out of an abundance of caution, we will continue to postpone all public and special tours until further notice. We look forward to seeing you aboard the M/V Sam Houston soon. Until then, our Captains and crew will be carefully planning and making all necessary arrangements so our team can provide you the safest possible experience when we re-open. Please check back with us regularly for additional updates.

Reservations are only available 90 days from the present date.

If you have any questions about a current reservation or would like to inquire about a tour date more than 90 in advance, please contact the Sam Houston team at 713-670-2631 or