A down coast trip is in the making for June 18-26! We may visit exotic ports such as Harborwalk, Bridge Harbor, Matagorda Harbor, Matagorda Club, Coasta Grande, Army Hole, Rockport, and Port A. Check out the details as they develop.
You don't want to miss this exciting cruise set for June 22nd thru the 30th. Check the calendar for all the details and agenda.Read More
We are all set for our Forth of July Harborwalk Cruise again this year. We have 15 slips available to us on "A" dock and 3 on other docks. First 15 to sign-up will be on A dock so don't delay!
Save the date! May 26th to 30thRead More
Join us July 23rd from 5:00 to 10:00 pm at Portofino Harbor Marina (Clubhouse & Pool Area)Read More
Texas Mariners Crusing Association is a nonprofit social club in the Clear Lake area of Houston, TX. Our members have power boats, sailboats, or are "in between" boats. Our activities include cruises of all types: one day, weekend, or extended cruises. They can be geared for power, sail, or both. We also have small boat excursions or dinghy regattas. And certainly no boating organization would be complete without social activities!
These range from dock parties, themed parties or parties in conjunction with our cruises. We also offer great educational opportunities where you can sharpen your boating skills. If you have a boat ~ or are thinking about a boat, if you're a novice boater ~ or experienced boater, TMCA is for you! Come join us!
Come cruise with TMCA! Check out all the details and join us. Registration is OPEN!
"Just when you thought it couldn't get any better..." is a phrase I heard repeated many times over the past two months. Our Spring Fling at the end of May in Port Arthur was a huge success attended by nearly 400 folks in over 120 boats. We had 5 bands over 4 nights, catered meals, food trucks, vendors, hula parties, pirate parties, opti boat races, seminars, etc. In spite of some rough weather at first, we all had a fantastic time.
Right after Spring Fling, ten boats left Port Arthur heading to Key West for our next big adventure--sailing across the Florida Straits to Cuba. We chartered six more boats in Key West and left for Marina Hemingway, just outside of Havana, on June 23. What a wonderful, history-making experience. For the first time in 60 years, the Cuban government allowed a group of pleasure boaters to sail into Havana harbor. As we waived at the crowd and they waived back, we saw a man with a trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner. Gives me goosebumps even now. The folks were friendly, welcoming, and helpful, and the history and architecture were astounding. On the way back, a pod of short-finned pilot whales played around our boat. The experience from beginning to end was absolutely awe-inspiring.
Meanwhile, back at our home-base in the Galveston Bay area, we had several cruises and parties at various locations and marinas. There is always something fun going on at TMCA. We have lots more planned in the months to come. Check our our calendar and join us!
If you have an idea for a cruise, party, or other event, I'd like to hear from you. This is your club and you get to decide what we do. My job is to make it happen.
Until next time, throw off those bowlines…catch the trade winds….
Explore! Dream! Discover!
Jerry W. Simoneaux, Jr.