Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. in area and population. The largest in terms of area is Alaska. Austin is the capital of Texas and Houston is the largest city and biggest port. Galveston is the next largest port.
Shipping and related industries employ over one million people here. The Texan cast is lined with inland channels and has over 1000 small and big sea ports.
Because of the well structured shipping lines, tourism along the coast has flourished. It has led to a growth in resorts. These resorts and seaside agencies have plenty of options for water sports and yachting especially.