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A Taste of Texas Returns; Dock Party, Sail Away Flotilla Announced    

March 2, 2023

A map of the ports of call for Summer Sea Term 2023.
A map of the ports of call for Summer Sea Term 2023.

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Update: The ports of call for Summer Sea Term 2023 has been updated since this story was published. Please visit for the latest schedule.

With Summer Sea Term 2023 fast approaching, the Texas A&M Maritime Academy announced several events both locally in Galveston and in our ports of call! This summer, cadets will sail from Galveston to Willemstad, Curaçao; Savannah, Georgia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; New Orleans, Louisiana and back to Galveston. 

The annual Dock Party and Sail Away Flotilla will kick off SST ‘23 right here in Galveston, marking the beginning of a promising two-month semester at sea. Cadets must report on May 30, 2023, with the time to be assigned by their company. Student leadership will report four days prior, on May 26 at 1000. 

After last year's success in Charleston, we are bringing back our "Taste of Texas: BBQ & Blue Bell" dock parties, planned for San Juan, Savannah and New Orleans. The public is invited to join us to tour the 540-foot training ship, sample barbecue and Blue Bell ice cream onboard, and enjoy dockside activities throughout the afternoon. 

Students and attendees at the "Taste of Texas: BBQ & Blue Bell" party in Charleston.

Check out all of the events on the Summer Sea Term 2023 events page.

Looking for more information about Summer Sea Term? Check the Summer Sea Term 2023 site regularly for updates and remember that details are always subject to change.


Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.