Galveston Cruise Parking Discounts, Coupons, and Promo Codes

Looking for a discount on cruise parking in Galveston? What about a promo code to save a few extra bucks? You’re in luck.

Galveston is by far the best port in the country when it comes to inexpensive cruise parking options. Because of the port’s location on the backside of island, there are several lots in the immediate area. The high amount of competition keeps rates low. Parking for a 7-day cruise can run as little as $70 — or $10 per day.

But that’s before you add in any coupons. We’ve found some lots that can offer big discounts — up to $15 off a one-week cruise in some places, plus many ways to qualify for 10% off the total bill.

Common Ways to Save Money on Galveston Cruise Parking 

Galveston cruise parking shuttle

With a little effort, you can save decent chunk of change off parking. In general, you’ll find the following ways that lots around Galveston offer savings:

Park & Walk Discounts
Independent parking lots are charged by the port for access to drop off passengers. That means each shuttle hitting the port costs the parking lot money. If you’re willing to walk, some lots offer lower prices for your parking.

Discount/Promo Codes & Offers
Some parking lots have discounts for people like military and first responders. As well, others offer up promotional codes on their websites that can help you save $5-10 off the cost of parking.

Loyalty Programs
A few lots, including the port’s official parking, offer loyalty programs. For each dollar you spend, you earn a point. Then you can redeem 10 points for $1 off your parking. So if you earn 500 points, then that’s $50 off parking. These programs are slower than instant discounts, but can save you a lot over time.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best ways for you to save money on Galveston cruise parking by covering the coupons and discounts available for each lot that offers something to passengers.

Official Port of Galveston Parking Lot Discounts

Cruise parking sign

Loyalty Program: The Port of Galveston offers a loyalty program that can help you save. Signing up alone gets you 50 points in credit to start, and then you get one point of credit for every dollar spent on parking. You can then redeem 10 points for $1 off the price of parking. 

Disabled Veteran/Purple Heart Discount: If you’re a disabled veteran, then the port offers a 15% discount. You will need to provide documents to prove your status. 

Falstaff Cruise Parking Discounts

Park & Walk Discount: While technically not a discount, Falstaff offers a shuttle to/from the cruise ship and the parking lot for $15. However, it is optional. If you decide to just walk, you will save that amount off parking. Note that it is about 0.8 miles to the cruise ships from this lot. 

Lighthouse Parking Discounts

Discount Code: Lighthouse Parking offers discounts codes on their website that can save you money off regular rates. Recent discounts were $10 off covered parking and $5 off uncovered parking. You can view the current codes here.

Disabled Veteran Discount: If you are a disabled veteran, then Lighthouse Parking offers a $20 discount off an uncovered spot. Note that the website says this discount is only available at the gate and not reservable online ahead of time. You’ll need to show some sort of proof of your DV status as well.

81st Dolphin Parking Discounts

81st Dolphin parking discount

Discount Code: 81st Dolphin Parking offers a coupon code on their website that can save you a little on your stay. Most recently we saw a discount of $5 off uncovered parking. You can view the current codes here.

Note that there is also mention of a disabled veteran discount, but no reference to how much. 

Port Parking Discounts

Loyalty Program: Port Parking offers a loyalty program that can help you save money on parking over the long term. With the program, you earn one point for every dollar spent. So if you pay $100 for parking, you earn 100 points. For every 10 points earned, you can get $1 off parking. The parking lot does require 200 points to be earned before redeeming.

Military/First Responder/Teacher Discount: Are you in the military or work a job like police officer or teacher? If so, then you can earn a 10% discount. The parking lot asks that you email them proof of your profession ahead of the cruise and your discount will be added to your account.

Senior Citizen Discount: Are you a senior citizen? Then you might be eligible for a 10% discount. Currently there is no specific age mentioned, so we’d assume they mean anyone 65 and older. You’ll need to be a loyalty program member and send proof of date or birth at least a few days before the cruise.

EZ Cruise Parking Discounts

EZ cruise parking Galveston discount

Park & Walk Discount: Many people take a shuttle from the parking lot to the cruise port. But it’s not a far walk (about five minutes), and if you choose to walk instead of get a ride, then the cost of parking is $15 less on a 7-day cruise. You just select the “Park & Walk” option when booking.

Discount Code: An easy way to save $5 is to sign-up for EZ Cruise Parking’s email list. You can find the box to sign-up at the bottom of the website. Then approximately once a month you’ll be sent a newsletter with a discount code for $5 off the price of parking.

Loyalty Program: EZ Cruise Parking offers a loyalty program that can help you save money on parking over the long term. With the program, you earn one point for every dollar spent. So if you pay $100 for parking, you earn 100 points. For every 10 points earned, you can get $1 off parking. The parking lot does require 400 points to be earned before redeeming.

Military Discount: Are you in the military? If so, then you can earn a 10% discount. The parking lot asks that you email them proof of your status ahead of the cruise and your discount will be added to your account. The special rate also includes veterans.

First Responder/Teacher Discount: Similar to the military discount, if you are a first responder or a teacher, then EZ Cruise Parking offers a 10% discount. You’ll need to be a loyalty program member. A few days before the cruise, you’ll email proof of status to the parking lot and they will credit the special rate to your account.

Senior Citizen Discount: Are you a senior citizen? Then you might be eligible for a 10% discount. Currently there is no specific age mentioned, so we’d assume they mean anyone 65 and older. You’ll need to be a loyalty program member and send proof of date or birth at least a few days before the cruise.

Galveston Hotels with Cruise Parking

If you are planning to stay in Galveston before or after your cruise, then see our list of hotels offering free or discounted cruise parking to save even more. These deals allow you to park at the hotel as long as you stay at least one night with them before or after your cruise. Sometimes parking is free of charge. Other times it might be a discounted rate.

Know of any other cruise parking coupons, discounts, or promo codes? Tell us about them in the comments.

More on Cruising From Galveston

Getting to the Port of Galveston — Transportation options from airports and the Galveston area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Galveston Cruise Parking —  Driving to the port? Not sure where to park? We prices and profiles of all the lots near the cruise terminal.

Galveston Park & Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port, including those with park and cruise packages.

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