Texas Mariners Cruising Association is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit social club formed in 1979 to promote cruising and related boating activities. Our memberhip is for both power and sail. Cruises are organized throughout the year for many destinations on Galveston Bay, the Gulf Coast and beyond. In addition, numerous social events are scheduled, ranging from informal dock parties at local marinas to the Annual Commodore's Ball.
Education is also an important element of TMCA. Monthly meetings feature educational and entertaining programs, while occasional courses are sponsored on a variety of boating topics. Naturally, the greatest educational benefit comes from participation in the club cruises.
Single Memberships receive all the benefits of membership, including a single voting right, single admission at member prices to TMCA events and subscription to The Texas Mariner.
> Dual Membership $50.00
Dual Memberships are for couples or co-owners and receive all the benefits of membership, including voting rights for two, admission for two at member prices to TMCA events and a single subscription to the Texas Mariner.
> New Member Initiation Fee $20.00
In addition to applicable dues as listed above, each new membership application (single or dual) is subject to a one time initiation fee.
You can't find a more active, educational and fun boating club around!
If you prefer to mail in your application or annual renewal, or bring to a meeting, please complete the Membership Application
TMCA does not hold any financial information on its website pertaining to dues or cruise/social registration. We will not sell your personal information to any organization without your consent. All information collected is to inform you of upcoming activities and to assist you in the enjoyment of TMCA.
General meetings feature speakers and programs aimed at enhancing seamanship, boat handling skills and enjoyment of local waters.
The calendar is filled with organized cruises and include a Cruise Leader who is experienced with the destination and knows how to avoid trouble. You simply participate and have fun!
We present occasional courses to help members feel confident and comfortable with their own boating skills. Navigation, piloting, first aid, CPR and the use of the Loran or GPS are just a few examples.
From monthly Dock Parties to Wine & Cheese Cruises, our social calendar alone makes the club worth joining! Check out some of our recent functions at our Photo Gallery.
Monthly newsletter with informative information on cruising adventures, future events, changes in boating laws and other tips.
Each week you'll receive a weekly email with the upcoming activities for the next two weeks, plus any future cruises or parties where sign up is opened.
An annual directory is published to help you remember your new friends as well as their boat's name.
An excellent source of information including our calendar of events, member directory, photos from past cruises and parties, articles and information on cruising in our area and boating in general.
All TMCA members get 50% off when you join Boat US. Regular dues are $30 and TMCA members pay only $15 with the BoatUS Promo Code. Applies for both new or renewal memberships.