What we do


Ship visits

We have trained volunteers that enjoy coming to your ship and sharing friendly conversation. Tired of seeing the same faces and hearing the same stories?

Reading materials

English magazines and books are plentiful and freely given at no cost. We occasionally have foreign language materials also.  We often bring a random collection to your gangway but there are plenty more inside the center for you to choose and carry back to your ship.

Free Internet

Free internet is available 24/7 at our center. The network password can be found on the "Welcome" sign above the guestbook.

SIM cards

We try to stock international SIM cards to help seafarers connect with family and friends via the internet. Text us on Whats App +1.361.987.0569 or Fb Messenger @ptcomfortsc to check current stock.

Package delivery

You can shop online and send the packages to us. Maybe your family wishes to mail something to you? We will bring your parcels to your ship after your arrival.  Address for delivery is:

Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church

Your Name / Your Vessel's Name

415 W. Austin Street

Port Lavaca, Texas  77979 


The Center does not have a van. Transportation to shopping is available with the Ship Shuttle Taxi. The new owner, Mr. Greg,  can be reached by telephone +1.361.552.1212 or on WhatsApp +1.361.746.2265.

1-4 crew to local Walmart (about 10 minutes away) costs $30. Each additional person is $5 more. His van holds 7 passengers.


We cannot do your personal shopping. We can recommend 4 CREW TEXAS which is a Crew Services Company. Visit them at www.4crewtexas.com or www.facebook.com/4crewtexas . Thomas Gola can also be reached on mobile and WhatsApp +1.856.236.6043

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