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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 for the price in Galveston

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a great 45 minute boat ride/ tour of the Galveston port area. Very interesting and we got to see some Dolphins as well. It was a nice experience and very well worth the $10 fee. Would definitely do this again! Very enjoyable. My only complaint is that it was a full boat and not much room to move... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had a great time with Cpt Mike. It was a great tour. Cpt Mike was a great tour guide....very informative. Very glad I decided to take the tour.

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Fayetteville, GA- outside of Atlanta
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our captain was very informative as we drove around the bay. He was personable & also knew when silence was relaxing. We enjoyed this, and my daughter (& I) said it was the best part of our week in Texas. We saw several pods of dolphins and our captain navigated them safely. A fantastic trip! And at the small price... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Affordable, knew where to take us to see Dolphins. Very friendly, informative and great ride. Nice clean boat. Would do this again.

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Arlington, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

For about $10, you can buy a boarding pass to this 35-40 minute tour of the the harbor area & Galveston Bay. The captain is your tour guide and does his best to show customers the best places to spot the dolphins. (He claims a 98% success rate.) I was able to get some excellent up-close video of about a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Josh our tour guide was fabulous!! Stephanie was very sweet. Both went out of their way to make this a memorable part of our trip. We saw alot of dolphins. Definitely worth more than the $10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

For 10 bucks it's a must do! We saw MANY Dolphins and it was such a nice long boat ride. My 5 yr old loved it! They also sell drinks for $1 and have a restroom on the boat.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

For a cost $10 for a 45 minute boat ride in Galveston Bay to see dolphins, it was a good deal. We could have seen the dolphins at a distance from the pier for free, but it was great to get out on the water and see them up close for not much money.

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