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Old 28-06-2013, 19:52   #1
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Liveaboard Clear Lake TX area/Cruising Galveston Bay?

Just joined and can't wait to spend more time looking around this wonderful site!

My main questions tonight(1st one most important) are:

1. Are there liveaboard marinas in the Clear Lake/Kemah/Seabrook areas?
2. Is there decent weekend cruising/gunkholing in the area?

It appears as if I might have a career move there. If this happens one option we are considering is me living aboard for a few months to make sure I like the new opportunity before I move the wife and two sons there. If so, we would buy a home in the area once ours in Alabama is sold, but my living aboard during the week and flying home on the weekends until then might be the right approach.

I look forward to any comments or suggestions!
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Old 28-06-2013, 20:58   #2
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Re: Liveaboard Clear Lake TX area/Cruising Galveston Bay?

1. Yes, tons and all with different amenities and personalities so you are pretty certain to find one that matches what you want in a marina.

2. Not so much. If you are happy to go out, anchor out and go home in the am, there are a few options. If you are looking for a quiet cove where you can anchor and swim, you are pretty much out of luck.
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Old 29-06-2013, 06:20   #3
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Re: Liveaboard Clear Lake TX area/Cruising Galveston Bay?

According to our marina listings, several of the marinas in that area allow liveaboards. There's normally an additional monthly fee ($75-$100), and often they have a minimum boat size allowed for liveaboards...something you might need to consider if you already have a boat or are in the search. Good luck!
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Old 29-06-2013, 06:21   #4
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Re: Liveaboard Clear Lake TX area/Cruising Galveston Bay?

Just about every marina in the area allows live-aboards. However, they do charge a separate live-aboard fee. After all you are using the facilities more than non-live-aboards. I have been in this area for about 7 years and have lived aboard in Marina Del Sol, Waterford Harbor Marina and currently at Blue Dolphin Marina.
Send me a private message and I will give you my cell number.

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Old 29-06-2013, 06:33   #5
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Re: Liveaboard Clear Lake TX area/Cruising Galveston Bay?

The gulf's water in Kemah and Seabrook is brownish; I wouldn't swim in it. Seabrook is a resort town, about a mile away from Kemah; a decent place to live in. Kemah is less picturesque, but it has all the facilities you need at a slightly lower cost; would not be my choice for living there, unless on a very tight budget.

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Re: Liveaboard Clear Lake TX area/Cruising Galveston Bay?

The nearest place with water that I would consider swimming in would be Florida.
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