Port Personality: Eric Edwards, Moody Gardens Marina, Galveston, TX


Eric Edwards

Guest Services Manager

Moody Gardens Marina, Galveston, TX

Eric Edwards

What brought you to Moody Gardens?

I grew up just outside Galveston and always had a love for the water. I enjoyed visiting Moody Gardens over the years — so much that I ended up working there!

If you could spend a day on the water with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Jean Lafitte, a pirate who wreaked havoc in Galveston with a colony of privateers and smugglers in the 1800s. With the history of Galveston Bay and his time sailing the local waters, I’m sure he would have a story or two to tell.

Name your top three favorite boating songs on your summer playlist.

“Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys, “Toes” by Zac Brown Band and “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry.

What is your favorite part of the day at the marina?

The sun shining, the wind blowing in your hair, and the sound of people laughing and having a good time.

What are the top attractions you recommend to first-time visitors?

Moody Gardens’ on-site, one-of-a-kind attractions! Our Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid and Discovery Museum are open year-round. Guests may purchase discounted tickets at the hotel during their stay.

What is the nicest compliment a boater said about your marina?

I love to hear guests say that we have great transportation, outstanding amenities and easy booking. Describe yourself in three words. Hard worker, dedicated, entertaining.

Describe the perfect meal. What would you eat and where would you be?

There’s nothing like a fresh meal from the catch of the day straight off the boat, so I’d say a beautiful red snapper and fresh shrimp at a restaurant with great waterfront views.

What is the one thing everyone should do or see at your marina?

There’s so much to see and do! Our marina guests have access to Palm Beach Waterpark, as well as hotel amenities. Visitors must dine at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks restaurant on the nineth floor of Moody Gardens Hotel to see panoramic views of Galveston.

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