The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization that sponsors, supports and develops nature-based educational and recreational activities. We also help promote the value of natural habitats and resources in the Galveston area.
Interest in nature tourism is on the rise! We invite you to explore our website and learn about our plans, programs and projects for the environmentally-rich Galveston Island and its surrounding areas. We’ve enjoyed great success with the annual FeatherFest Birding and Nature Photography Festival and our community education and outreach programs, and anticipate continued growth in these and other endeavors.
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council would like to offer special thanks to our members and volunteers, the City of Galveston, Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Galveston Park Board of Trustees, Galveston.com, and corporate members Samson Energy, Sand ‘N Sea Properties, Classic Auto Group, Moody Gardens, and Casa del Mar for supporting our efforts throughout the year. Special applause also goes to Scott Buckel, Barbara Rabek, Vadim Troshkin and others for generously sharing their beautiful photography with us.
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Outdoor enthusiasts love to surf, fish, bike, kayak, and of course, go birding. The Island is also home to the Historic Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and art galleries.