How It Works

Tips, Rules, Prizes, and Race Details

The Fantastic Race

Working in tandem with Galveston businesses new and old, The Fantastic Galveston Race will help you explore the Historic Strand District.

Competing teams of 2 to 5 people receive their first clue at the starting line. Equipped with nothing more than a pen, a map, and their own wits, they scramble to find their next location and a new clue (which could be anything or anybody). Each location brings a different and exciting puzzle to solve.

The race includes entrance into two museums, a tasty treat along the way, and free appetizers and a beverage and at the finish line.

Fantastic Race Galveston is unlike anything you’ve ever done before, and we offer an experience you will never forget. Great for the whole family. Great for couples. Great for team building!

Contact us details on large groups, corporate events, wedding and birthday parties.

Rates & Times

General Admission Tickets: $89.99
*Admission includes entrance into two museums, a treat along the way, and free appetizers and a beverage and at the finish line.

Discount Puzzle: The solution is a coupon code worth up to 45 % off!
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Hint: najeefitlta

Remember, the right answer, with no spaces or punctuation, entered into the coupon code during registration can be worth up to 45% off.

Sales tax (8.25%) & booking fee (6%) to be added to each booking.

Races begin promptly at 1:30 at Pier 21.
Click here for a map


Registration includes entrance into two museums, a tasty treat during the race, and free appetizers and a beverage and at the finish line.

We award prizes to the top 3 teams.

Do you have what it takes to win? Book your race today!


Ticket Includes all the items you will need to complete the 2-3 hour race. And, regardless of what place you or your team finish, everyone receives free appetizers and one beer per person (or a soft drink) upon crossing the finish line for the medal award celebration!
The race typically takes 4-5 hours to complete, though it can vary based on the quickness of your team.
We do not currently have an age limit for children but have noticed that most children under 10 struggle to stay engaged for the entire race.
Each team must have a minimum of two members and can have no more than 5 members.
Yes, each team member will need a ticket! Tickets can be purchased in groups during registration.
Races begin at or 130 PM on Pier 21. (On the harbor side of Olympia Grill.) Click here to see a map.
Yes! Tickets can be purchased on-site prior to a race starting.
Paid/street parking is available, but not included in the ticket price.
Date and times can be negotiated with advanced notice.
The solution to the discount puzzle is a coupon code worth up to 45 % off!
This pirate invaded Galveztown in 1819..
Hint: najeefitlta

If you know the answer, apply it, with no punctuation or spaces, into the discount section during registration. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

Customers will receive a refund upon giving a 48 hour notice of cancellation. Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to SEVERE weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances only. And, here on the Island, we go come rain or come shine. Failure to show up without 48 hour notice or cancelation from the operator due to severe weather will result in full charge and no refund.

What Our Participants Are Saying

  • This definitely exceeded our expectations and created a very fun family filled day! We were able to see parts of Galveston that we normally wouldn’t. It was a fun event that brought our family together and in a manner that will never be forgotten! Highly highly highly recommended! Thank you so much

  • My daughter and I ran the race today and it was a blast! Highly recommend for a day when you’re ready to take a break from the beach and explore the Strand looking for clues and figuring out puzzles!

  • My best friend and I decided to do this at the last minute, and we’re certainly glad we did! We had a great time, and were able to see parts of Galveston not previously explored. We would definitely return with our husbands next time we are down! If you are looking for something fun, give it a try–you won’t be sorry.

  • Great fun. We were two groups of 3, mid thirties. Thoroughly enjoyed it, pretty challenging but very satisfying. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Awesome way to see Galveston which turns out is pretty underrated.

  • Our group may have been small, only our family of 4 competing, but the race was a complete blast! We had a great time! Best money spent in Galveston.

  • I gave this to my husband for his birthday. We have two high school aged teenagers, so we broke up into two groups. Parents vs. Kids. We all had so much fun! Our kids love having bragging rights for beating us. Would absolutely recommend this as a great way to spend an afternoon on the Strand.


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Wall of Champions

Do you have what it takes to add a photo of you and your team to our Wall of Champions? There’s only one way to find out. Book your race today!

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