If you’re looking for the best boat launch in Galveston, and a really chill spot, you need to check out The Outpost General Store and Waterman’s Marina. Great food, great prices, and a really super way to launch in the bay!
If you’re looking for a good boat ramp in Galveston that won’t break the bank, you’ll want to visit the Outpost General Store on the West End of the island. Located directly under the Waterman’s Restaurant, it’s a quaint little setting with a full bar, friendly service, and a nice little menu with affordable prices.
At only $10 per launch, this is a really nice ramp with ample room, and you can head back when you get hungry for a snack and a drink before heading back out to the bay on your boat.
Gas up while you’re there because it’s really convenient, and if you want, they have a bait shop too, so stock up on that shrimp and get ready to fish the bay!
Really, this place has it all and you’ll love the atmosphere!
The Outpost in Galveston: Great Boat Launch and More!
Although, technically a “bar”, the Outpost General Store is completely kid friendly with clean bathrooms and ample seating.
There are old timey board games that my babies have never seen before (including dominos and Sink My Battleship…the no-battery variety kind!). So. Much. Fun!
Then there’s Claire. Bartender, wait staff, and decorating aficionado extraordinaire. Seriously, Claire’s company is worth the visit alone, even if you aren’t launching a boat and just want to grab a quick bite to eat.
That’s Claire. She’s sweet, she’s friendly, and she’s fun! When you see her, tell her the Gossett clan says hi! We haven’t seen her the past few times we’ve been back, but the rest of the wait staff is very friendly too, so they won’t disappoint.
The toughest part of a day out on the island, other than deciding where to launch (duh?) and where to travel to that day, is, ‘are we going to be able to find something that Bubby will actually eat?’ during our lunch or dinner stops.
Turns out, the Outpost General Store’s food is Bubby approved and that’s saying a lot, y’all. A whole lot! It’s even better than McDonald’s or Burger King…in case you were wondering.
So, if you’re looking for an affordable, family-friendly place to launch your boat in Galveston, grab some lunch or dinner, or just have a little lunch or dinner without breaking the bank, the Outpost General Store is where it’s at. Tucked away neatly on the west end of the island, it’s quiet, friendly, and totally affordable.