Experience Galveston Bay’s Best: Seamah™ Texas

September 1st, 2018

By Sumer Dene

Seamah™ is the name coined by locals of the two thriving coastal towns, Seabrook and Kemah. The towns are separated by a canal that joins the Galveston Bay with the brackish waters of Clear Lake. It’s vast waterways, canals and bayou inlets snake through Seabrook and Kemah neighborhoods making this recreational area the country’s 3rd largest boating community. This coastal area offers a most unique experience in boating, with its waterfront hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, marinas and yacht clubs.

The gulf coast marine is booming with new business. The area features several quality marinas and clubs to enjoy boating, yachting and fishing. At the Endeavor Marina they maintain your boat indoors and offer high-end concierge service. This service makes it easy for you and your family to go out on the water, worry free. All you need to do is call ahead and experienced staff will prepare your boat for you. They fuel and stock your boat with ice, beverages and all of the amenities by the time you arrive for your leisurely cruise.

Seamah’s™ landmark is Lakewood Yacht Club, a beautiful private yacht club nestled on Clear Lake. The club is ranked in the top ten best yacht clubs in America. Lakewood Yacht Club has over 300 boat slips in all sizes. It’s a charming and gorgeous place to eat great food, drink cold beverages and cocktails, socialize by the pool and enjoy the bay life. It provides members exciting regattas, sailing lessons and many social and water activities. Lakewood Yacht Club serves lunch and dining and a mouth-watering Sunday champagne brunch. This is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful waterfront lifestyle.

The Kemah Boardwalk is the ultimate waterfront amusement park with fine and casual dining, theme rides and seasonal events. There’s always a festival with live entertainment taking place in Seamah™. It was named one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country. You can enjoy fireworks and evening concerts all summer long. “Rock the Dock” features a live concert on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. and fireworks begins every Friday night at 9:30 p.m. Bring your family out for a boat ride on the large speedboat the “Beast”or choose the “Fantasea,” the largest charter yacht on the Gulf Coast. Come unwind and relax with your entire family. Experience the best in dining and sightseeing Seamah™ has to offer.

Plan to stay overnight to enjoy the Kemah Boardwalk Inn. This quaint boutique hotel offers a variety of services with your own private balcony overlooking the scenic Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Bay.

The colorful Aquarium Restaurant gives you and your family a total marine experience. Come explore and discover the deep sea mysteries and many ecosystems.

Their bar and restaurant has a 50,000 gallon tank filled with various aquatic life such as sharks, rays and fish found in Galveston Bay. The aquarium includes a rainforest exhibit with piranhas, snakes, scorpions, tarantulas and much more as well as guided tours and numerous hands-on educational programs. Experience the stingray reef where you can get up close and personal with the mystical creatures of the sea.

If you have an adventurous side, explore Galveston Bay on a 3-hour luxurious sunset dinner cruise. This private charter boat is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or get together with friends. Windward Sea Adventures is recognized by the American Sailing Association and offers sailing lessons no matter your prior experience. Pine Gully Park has a fishing pier on Galveston Bay and overlooks the Great Texas Coastal birding trails. Take your family fishing and watch migrant birds in their natural habitat at this remarkable restored wetland.

Seamah™ is known for its fresh quality seafood establishments. People come from all over Texas to shop at the local family-owned markets. Rose’s, Emery’s Baybrooks and Golden Seafood all have a view of Galveston Bay. They are some of the largest distributors in the seafood industry in the United States and Mexico. You can enjoy a Raw Bar experience with live music and food and drinks on an outdoor deck at the Swamp Shack, Sam’s Boat or Outriggers Restaurant. Another noted eatery is The Classic Cafe’ which serves homestyle seafood and carries many delicious desserts, homemade cakes and pies. A must is to take your family out for fine dining and gorgeous views at The Flying Dutchman, Landry’s or at Villa Capri. Seamah™ is the place to experience a waterfront lifestyle at its best. Seabrook’s seafood houses feature the freshest quality seafood such as Gulf Coast fish, shrimp, oysters, crawfish and more served year-round. Come to Seamah,™ Texas. You will not be dissapointed.

An Eventful Region

February 1st, 2015

Upcoming Events and Festivals in the Houston Port Region


Jail Break Run – 5K and ½ Marathon – Baytown
The race begins in front of the Baytown Police Department on Main Street. Runners of the half marathon travel through historic portions of Baytown, to the top of the Fred Hartman Bridge, before heading back to the station. Runners sometimes even run handcuffed to each other in this unusual run. The Jailbreak Run is the only event that allows participants to travel the bridge on foot. Participants come from all over the United States and the world, to attend this event which benefits Project Blue, a non-profit organization that helps officers who face serious illness or injuries outside the line of duty. Scheduled: Feb. 14, 2015.

Mardi Gras On Main – La Porte
2015 is the inaugural year for Mardi Gras on Main. Main Street will come alive with the festive spirit of Mardi Gras. Enjoy a craft beer garden, a food truck court, Mardi Gras entertainers, music, and the farmers market. This initial year will feature the Mambo Jazz Kings and possibly one other live band! There will also be a family-friendly Mardi Gras after party! Scheduled: Feb. 21, 2015.

Senior Market Day – Harris County/ Houston
The community is encouraged to stop by and participate in the Annual Senior Market Day. Over 35 vendors set up inside Precinct Two’s Grayson Community Center and offer a wide variety of products. Entertainment, door prizes, raffles, and concessions are also part of this great event. Scheduled: Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Grayson Community Center, 13828 Corpus Christi, Houston, Texas 77015.


MAR_LuckyTrailsMarathonLucky Trail Marathon – Seabrook
Every year in March, the Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon is held on the Seabrook Trail System. This weekend event happens around St. Patrick’s Day each year. Runners may sign up for either half or full marathon plus a two-person or four-person relay. This popular event has been known for its enthusiastic volunteers, great goody bags, and awesome post-race party. Scheduled: March 14-15.

Paws in the Park – Pearland
Pearland Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the 21st annual Paws in the Park, coordinated by Pup Squad Animal Rescue. The event kicks off on a Saturday morning with the HEB Plus! Pet and Owner Fun Run followed by the national “Dock Diving” competition. In addition to a Dock Diving competition, Paws in the Park hosts teams from across the nation competing in the U.S. Dog Disc Nationals. Demonstrations planned throughout the weekend include: Flyball, Agility, Doggie Dancing, Obedience, and Grooming. Scheduled: March 28–29.


Country Fair – Galena Park
The City of Galena Park and the Galena Park/Jacinto City join forces on an annual four-day Country Fair. Residents and visitors enjoy carnival rides, vendor booths, game booths, prizes, and live music. The event is held at the Galena Park Community Building at 1302 King Street. Scheduled: April 10–12.

Pearland Crawfish Festival – Pearland
This festival boils up tons of delicious, spicy crawfish at a great price, a world of great food, lively music, vendors, games, and more in the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair. The area’s best Zydeco bands provide the infectious rhythms where the Bayou meets the Bay; meanwhile The Houston Blues Society brings the blues. Each year there are crawfish eating contests, gift vendors, arts and crafts, a children’s area, world-class carnival rides, and plenty of activities and fun for kids. Scheduled: April 10 – 12, 2015.

APRIL_SanJacintoDaySan Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment  – La Porte
A dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History, Texas Parks & Wildlife and the San Jacinto Volunteers, the festival is a full day of music, entertainment, food, games and fun set amidst living history. Scheduled: April 18.

Sylvan Beach Festival – La Porte
April 2015 will mark the 59th annual Sylvan Beach Festival. The event opens with the parade on Main Street, followed by the annual Sylvan Beach Festival and Crawfish Jam held at the historic Sylvan Beach Park on Galveston Bay. Visitors enjoy live entertainment, food, arts and crafts booths, a cook-off, a carnival, and a pageant.  Scheduled: April 24-25.

Totally Texas – Deer Park
This annual festival organized by the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce salutes the Battle of San Jacinto and is a fun way for area families and visitors to learn about Texas history. The event usually takes place the second weekend in April and includes an arts and crafts show, children’s entertainment and games, a talent contest, live music, and a cook-off. The event is held in conjunction with the Shell Strides for 5K Kids Fun Run.

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