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Allen's Landing
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Allens Landing 2016

Join TMCA for one of the premier cruises of the year - a trip up the Houston Ship Channel to Allen's Landing at the end of Main Street in downtown Houston.  Due to the low bridges, this cruise is for power boats only - and many of the power boaters always invite their sailboat friends to come join them.

The trip is limited to 22 powerboats (powerboats will need to clear 25’ bridge & consistently cruise @ 8 knots).  The number of boats may change - depending upon the length of the boats that sign up.

  • You will need to fly your TMCA burgee thru the Ship Channel Security zone
  • This cruise requires Coast Guard Approval
  • Boats will need to submit names of all passsengers on their vessel
  • Insurance will need to be submitted to the City of Houston (which we will coordinate)
  • All boats travel together up the Ship Channel
  • There is no power or water at Allen's Landing.
  • You will need to be prepared to tie up with other boats

For our first timers, this is a trip we can only make with permission from the Coast Guard.  We, TMCA, make this cruise once a year. It truly is a privilege to travel through the Houston Ship Channel, and dock in downtown Houston. This is an amazing, unique cruise!  You'll start at the Fred Hartman Bridge, travel up into the Houston Ship Channel thru the security zone, past the Battleship Texas, San Jacinto Monument, the turning basin, and up into Buffalo Bayou.  From there, it will be part green/part industrial into downtown Houston and Allen's Landing at the end of Main Street.  To see the city skyline from this angle is breathtaking! 

Allen’s Landing is located @ 1001 Commerce St. (at the end of Main Street), nestled next to Spaghetti Warehouse.  For more information on Allen’s Landing go to the following website:  www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMRD6

We plan to depart below the Hartman Bridge @ 8:00 a.m SHARP. on Fri., 10/20/16.  All boats must travel together from this point to Allen’s Landing, Coast Guard Rules; this applies on the return trip as well!  You will be assigned a position in the boat lineup which will correspond to docking.  The trip should take about 4hrs.  It will take an hour or more to dock all the boats.      

Cost of the trip will be $125 per boat which includes park fees, overnight security, Port-O-Can, music and misc. costs.    

Passengers:  We will need to submit information of everyone who will be on the cruise.  Please use this form to complete the info.  Absolute deadline to list travelers is September 23. 

Want to go and no boat??  For those who would like to Cruise or attend trip to Allen’s Landing but need a boat ride, email Charles Parette charles.parette@gmail.com.   Once, we have the list of power boaters, we will see who might have room for you to ride along with them. You can have a car waiting for you at Allen’s Landing, take the Metro back, or better plan stay at one of the area hotels. 

Marriott-The ICON Hotel- 220 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002    832-667-4484   Special TMCA rate of $169 per night.  Click the link to reserve, rate special expires September 20.

Land yachts are welcome to party with us for any and all festivities.                                                                            

A captain’s meeting will be held @ 6pm before TMCA meeting on Thurs, Oct. 13, 2017     



It will take about four hours to make the trip and get everyone in postion at Allen's Landing.  Once there, you're free to explore downtown or just relax.  That evening, bring a dish to share for dinner.



Lots of opportunities!

Explore downtown Houston on a Seway!  Meet at the Wortham Center and get a two hour guided tour viewing the city's landmarks and hear about Houston's amazing architecture.  Tours are aat 8, 10, 12, 2, 4 and 6:00.  Ask for the specialTMCA rate of $49.  Call to make your reservation 713-630-0552.

Bring your dinghy and and head further up Buffalo Bayou

Take part in a Photography Scavenger Hunt

Evening - Enjoy one of Houston's restaurants, or have dinner on your boat.  Hafve a romantic dinner for two, or get a group together.



 Bring a dish to share for breakfast before we head out.  We'll once again go thru the Houston Ship Channel as a group.



Location Allen's Landing- 1001 Commerce St 77002

You will need to fill out boat information on the registration. You will also receive an email with a form to fill out for the Coast Guard. Updates will come in the form of emails as we get closer to the date. Money will not be refunded unless a wait list person takes your space.

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