GHCA members and guests tour port of Houston and container terminal

GHCA Sam Houston Tour

Members and guests of the Greater Houston Coffee Association enjoyed networking and a tour of the port of Houston aboard the M/V Sam Houston on April 25, 2018. The tour left from San Jacinto Battleground, just a few hundred feet from the Battleship Texas, and made its way to Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Barbours Cut, the older of the two Port Houston container terminals, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. GHCA president and Port Houston trade development manager Ricardo Arias narrated the tour, highlighting the history of the port and its container trade.  

The new container cranes at Barbours Cut rise 405 feet high. GHCA guests were able to see them up close on the M/V Sam Houston tour.
GHCA guests hear the history of Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

Dinner Tour on the M/V SAM HOUSTON

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

Coffee-focused boat tour of the Port of Houston

See a part of the Houston Ship Channel few get to experience on this unique M/V Sam Houston Dinner Tour. Unlike most tours on the M/V Sam Houston which focus on the Turning Basin, this tour leaves from the San Jacinto Battlegrounds near the Battleship Texas and passes Barbours Cut, one of the two primary container terminals in Houston. GHCA President Ricardo Arias will narrate the tour, providing insight into Port Houston’s container business and the coffee trade.

Guests enjoy a complimentary Cajun dinner:

Red Beans and Sausage with cheddar cheese and green onions
Shrimp Etouffee
White Rice
Green Garden Salad
French Bread and Butter
Buttercake and Brownie Squares

Important notes:

  • Guests must arrive by 5:30 pm for the 5:45 pm boarding.
  • Each guest must have a current photo ID to board (no exceptions)
  • Registration deadline is 12:00 noon on April 23, 2018. However, this tour will fill up, so register early to save your seat.
  • Download the invitation and map.

Registration open for Port of Houston boat tour on April 25!

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

See a part of the Houston Ship Channel few get to experience on this unique M/V Sam Houston Dinner Tour. Unlike most tours on the M/V Sam Houston which focus on the Turning Basin, this tour leaves from the San Jacinto Battlegrounds near the Battleship Texas and passes Barbours Cut, one of the two primary container terminals in Houston. GHCA President Ricardo Arias will narrate the tour, providing insight into Port Houston’s container business and the coffee trade.

Visit the Events page to register today!