Pelican Rest Luxury Marina Slated for Summer 2011 Opening

Galveston’s new Pelican Rest Marina Village celebrated completion of its much anticipated luxury marina last month. The marina, located on the north side of Offats Bayou, a long-standing natural yachting hub for Galveston, will be the newest and one of the most upscale in Texas.
Pelican Rest Marina, billed by the owner as the “Gateway to Galveston,” will be a part of a multi-use, high-end marina complex in the center of a growing and vibrant area in Galveston. The new marina will serve 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 will be delighted with frequently visiting brown pelicans looking for fish, resting on pilings, or going for a leisurely flight around the bayou and understand how the owner’s coined the name.
Currently under construction, Pelican Rest Marina is a state-of-the-art concrete floating SHOREMASTER system that is designed to house 60’ and larger class fishing yachts. “From the beginning, the owner was clear…Build the best marina possible,” emphasizes Bryce Fisher, SHOREMASTER Regional Sales Manager.
SHOREMASTER, working with local marine engineer Marcus Michna, Principal and President of 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 accommodations for mega yachts, transient dockage for overnight stays, an industry leading fire protection system (which you can look here), potable water and 30, 50, 100 and 200 amp electrical service. When completed, Pelican Rest Marina will be the most protected deep water marina in Texas.

As a “white-glove” marina, patrons will have access to all Marina Village facilities and a wide range of on-site services. The historical island landmark, Smitty’s is scheduled for upgrading and remodeling, and will be the on-site Marina Bait & Tackle facility that will provide fresh seafood, bait, ice and tackle and marina supplies. Land- and water-based shuttles will be available to ferry guests to Galveston hot spots, hotels and golf courses and Scholes International Airport at for private aircraft.
Pelican Rest clients can also take full advantage of VIP Vessel Concierge Services which include fuel and standard maintenance assistance, laundry, transportation, deliveries of provisions and Wi-Fi. 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 waterfront living. The luxurious tropical landscaped condos will have an awe-inspiring view along with the amenities of a restaurant and private pools. The Marina Village will have water sport rentals such as sailboats, jet skis, kayaks and small fishing boats.
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 and will be and will surely enhance the already charming island city.
For more information about Pelican Rest Marina, please call 409-744-2618, visit the website or email

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