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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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Dolphins in the wild

We had so much fun on this adventure seeing the dolphins in the wild. It took a bit to see them but the captain was great and made sure everyone had a wonderful experience. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had so much fun on this adventure seeing the dolphins in the wild. It took a bit to see them but the captain was great and made sure everyone had a wonderful experience. We also loved watching the seagulls and pelicans diving into the ocean after the fish. Worth the time and money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Capt. Mike and the tour was one of the highlights of our family vacation! Not only did he show us tons of dolphins he told us all about the harbor. If there is one this to do this would be it! We will be back for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved this tour. Sit in the back for the shade and if you have little kids. Have your cameras ready!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This tour is only $10- what a deal! It lasts about 45 minutes and the captain definitely knows his way around the harbor and everything is really interesting. The last time we went we saw so many Dolphins throughout the entire time and it was an overall great experience. I would recommend this to everyone.

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Poteau, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The tour was only $10 per person! As soon as the boat left the dock, we had dolphins all around. We ended up seeing four different pods of dolphins on our tour. The guid was very friendly and funny. He was quick to point out exactly where the dolphins were surfacing so that everyone could gets pictures. This was a... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

"Uh sir, that's the pointy end of the boat!" Yea, the jokes were a little lame, but the Captain spent almost the entire hour with at least one dolphin pod, and sometimes more than one, that our Captain obviously knows Galveston Harbor. And the ground crew deserves some praise also, as they were constantly attacked, yes I said attacked, by... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and teenage daughter and I enjoyed the dolphin tour very much. It is a safe and fun activity for the whole family. The captain and crew were friendly and knowledgeable of the harbor area. We learned a lot in the 45 minutes we were on the boat. We saw many dolphins both at a distance and up close.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Awesome time. Captain went out of his way to make the trip great. Would highly recommend. Kids loved it. Good time. Lots of Dolphins. Up close look at the oil rigs too.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well, we saw many, many dolphins and I was very pleased with this tour. Tour guide was friendly and pleasant and went out of his way to turn the boat and go back and fourth so that all guest had the opportunity to see the beautiful dolphins. Worth every penny and I highly recommend this tour!

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Allen, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Captain Wes was the best, he made us smile, laugh and made the tour better than I could have ever expected for me and my family. Very kind and fun loving! The weather was perfect, and though I only anticipated seeing a few dolphins, these guys were all over the place! We even saw a baby dolphin! I highly recommend... More 

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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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