*The Port of the Future Tour scheduled for March 12th has been cancelled due to precautionary measures Instituted by the University of Houston, due to coronavirus concerns.
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Depart the University of Houston – 9 am Tour – 10 am-11:30 am
The Port of the Future 2020 Conference invites interested conference participants to tour Port Houston aboard the M/V Sam Houston on Thursday, March 12th.
M/V SM/V Sam Houston has been operating as Port Houston’s public tour vessel since its inaugural voyage on July 30, 1958. This free service offers a leisurely, 90-minute round-trip, educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel. Individuals and groups are invited aboard to learn more about the port and maritime industry.
Embarking from Port Houston’s Sam Houston Landing, visiting sightseers aboard the M/V Sam Houston can enjoy passing views of international cargo vessels and operations at the port’s Turning Basin Terminal. The 95-ft. vessel holds up to 100 passengers and features air-conditioned, lounge seating, as well as standing room outside on the boat’s deck.
Departure. The Port of the Future 2020 Tour will depart promptly from the entrance to the University of Houston Student Center, 4455 University Drive, Houston, at 9:00 am in order to arrive at Sam Houston Landing for the 10:00 am to 11:30 am tour.
Requirements. All passengers must have a reservation in advance. Passengers age 18 and older must present a valid, government-issued photo identification before boarding the vessel. All children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No food or beverages may be brought on board the vessel. Soft drinks, water and coffee are provided on board.
Handicapped Accessibility. The vessel is not currently handicapped accessible.