If you’re thinking about cruising out of Galveston, there’s some good news on the accessible transportation front. Accessible taxi service in a ramp-equipped van is now available through Yellow Cab Company of Galveston.
Previously, cruise passenger that arrived one day early (sometimes a necessity because of air schedules and cruising times) could get accessible transportation to their Galveston hotel via Super Shuttle, but when it came time to get to the port the next day they were out of luck. With the introduction of this new accessible service by the Yellow Cab Company of Galveston, passengers can now just call (409) 763-3333 for a ride to the Galveston Cruise Terminal. Of course since they only have one accessible van, advance reservations are recommended. They can be made by phone on their website at www.yellowcabgalveston.com.
You can also use Yellow Cab if you require accessible transportation from either of the Houston airports to the Galveston Cruise Terminal (for same-day sailing arrivals). Says Robert Rugg of the Yellow Cab Company of Galveston, “Since many cruise passengers fly in to Houston Hobby or Houston’s Bush Intercontinental, we offer service from those airports to the Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal via our Yellow Cab Company in Houston. Through a special permitting arrangement with the Port of Galveston, Yellow Cab Houston accessible vehicles may pick up in Galveston for return trips to Houston.” Although Houston has a greater number of accessible vehicles, advance reservations are still recommended. Call (713) 236-1111 or visit www.facebook.com/YellowCabHouston/ for more information.
And although Yellow Cab of Galveston only has one accessible vehicle, plans are in the works to add more to their fleet.
Now that’s progress!