Pelican Rest Marina

The marina, located on the north side of Offatts Bayou, a long-standing natural yachting hub for Galveston, is the newest and one of the most upscale in Texas. Pelican Rest Marina, billed by the owner as the "Gateway to Galveston," is a part of a multi-use high end marina complex in the center of a growing and vibrant area in Galveston.

  • Boat show setting every day
  • Reduced dockage rates
  • Protected marina
  • On-site restaurant

The new marina serves as a social and commercial hub and destination for boaters along the entire Gulf Coast. The marina site, scoured by Hurricane Ike and left riddled with debris, has been transformed into an inviting lush manicured and landscaped tropical showpiece with a wide variety of palms, tropical plants and flowers, a stunning new fountain and private pool and well laid hard-scape paths. After only a few minutes on the site, visitors are delighted with the frequently visiting brown pelicans looking for fish, resting on a piling, or going for a leisurely flight around the bayou and understand how the owner's coined the name.

Pelican Rest Marina is a state-of-the-art concrete floating dock designed of ShoreMaster and Bellingham systems to house 30’ – 50’ and 60' and larger class sport fishing yachts. From the beginning, the vision of the owner was clear; build the best marina possible. ShoreMaster working with Shelmark Engineering LLC, designed the marina to be functional for boats over 100' with wide walkways and fingers, expantial room to maneuver within the marina footprint and overflow room for larger vessels on the perimeter. Pelican Rest members and visitors have access to deep water slips and accommodation for mega yachts, transient dockage for overnight stays, an industry leading fire protection system, potable water and 50, 100, and 200 amp electrical service along with 230 V and 460V – 3 Phase. The new fuel dock offers gasoline and diesel. Pelican Rest Marina is the most protected deep water marina in Texas. Our slips are as follows:

22’ wide – accommodate vessels to 85’
27’ wide – accommodate vessels to 100’
50’ wide – accommodate vessels to 165’ inside the marina with a draft of 22’
Side Ties – 22’ draft can accommodate vessels to 200’

Being a "white-glove" marina, patrons have access to all Marina Village facilities and a wide range of on-site services. The historical island landmark, Smitty’s, has been remodeled and is the on-site Marina Bait & Tackle facility which provides, bait, ice, tackle and marina supplies. Pelican Rest clients can also take full advantage of VIP Vessel Concierge Service which include fuel and standard maintenance assistance, laundry, transportation, deliveries of provisions, and boat wash & detail. Pelican Rest has a secure entrance, on-site security and ample parking for the marina and guests.

Pelican Rest Village will offer the finest in water-front living. The luxurious tropically landscaped Condos will have an awe-inspiring view along with the amenities of private pools and Number 13 Prime Steak & Seafood. Pelican Rest's grand vision of a World Class Marina Facility will welcome Galveston residents and visitors as they arrive on the island. It will set the stage for what a Coastal Island Community should be and will surely enhance the already charming Island City.


29° 17’ 04.57” N 94° 51’ 26.49” W

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