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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

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Address: 2101 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 832-859-4557
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Description: BayWatch Dolphin Tours is been serving the Galveston and Houston area...
BayWatch Dolphin Tours is been serving the Galveston and Houston area since 2005. We're located on Pier 21, only a short distance away from the historical Strand District in Downtown Galveston.
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Best tour in Galveston for CHEAP

I love this dolphin tour. 45 minutes to 1 hour. $10 for adults. $5 for kids. I believe younger ones are free. Always always see Dolphins. You also get a wonderful commentary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Galveston Island, Texas
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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this dolphin tour. 45 minutes to 1 hour. $10 for adults. $5 for kids. I believe younger ones are free. Always always see Dolphins. You also get a wonderful commentary about the harbor and its history. Done this tour multiple times and loved each one.

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Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Not at all what we expected. We saw one dolphin fin way off in the distance. The driver did not make an attempt to "find" the dolphins. They didn't even slow down or announce that any were in the vicinity. It was a ride out in the bay, turn around, and come back. Not worth it...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It was a nice boat ride, but we only saw one dolphin four about 15 seconds way off the boat. They do provide beverages on the boat (adult and kids). Get there a little early to get a good seat. Enjoyed it, but wish we would have seen more dolphins.

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Round Rock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Although the price is only $10 for adults and $5 for children, we were able to see more dolphin from our condo balcony. Unless you were first in line, the seating options are not optimal for viewing.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice tour of the harbor side of Galveston. Captain is entertaining, saw one dolphin then pod of dolphins for about 15 mins up close. Tour worth it even if you didn't happen to see Dolphins, plenty of Pelicans and seagulls. Doesn't drive very fast so no sea sickness. Only waited 45 mins at noon.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The wait can occasionally be a bit long but, it is totally worth it! I've been going here for years. Highly recommend if you have kids!

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had teens and a toddler and it was perfect for both. The tour is affordable and family friendly. We took the boat that was a double decker and they serve drinks at the top level. The front of the boat is best for seeing dolphins , but you'll see them no matter where you sit. This is by plenty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Kinda funny. The price was too good to be true. $10 adult, $5 kids. Their boat takes you around the bay, looking for dolphins. Saw 3 or 4 in distance. Saw their fins, then that was it. I noticed boat followed simular pattern that the FREE ferry from Galveston to Bolivar Peninsula follows. All the customers on the boat were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

So $10 for a boat tour sounded really low, and led to low expectations. I was wrong. For the money this is one of the best things to do in Galveston. I took my wife and four kids (all under 5) on this tour. We expected a nice ride around the bay. We got that. What we also got was... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice little tour, lasts about 45 minutes. Our Captain was funny, friendly and tried his BEST to find dolphins for us. We did see three or four jumping and playing. Very nice little excursion. Enjoyed being on the water!

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Additional Information about BayWatch Dolphin Tours

Address: 2101 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 832-859-4557
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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