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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

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Address: 2101 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: +1 832-859-4557
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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BayWatch Dolphin Tours is been serving the Galveston and Houston area since...

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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Great little tour!

Just great to hop on the boat and have the captain telling great stories about the harbor and the Dolphins. It is good value for money. Nice 45 minutes tour seeing the harbor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
FreFlyerr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just great to hop on the boat and have the captain telling great stories about the harbor and the Dolphins. It is good value for money. Nice 45 minutes tour seeing the harbor from the water.

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've done this type of tours before. Dolphin watch or Whale Watching. And often it didn't pan out. Can't predict nature or guarantee you will see them; but it's a good bet in Galveston. With all the fishing going on in that bay, dolphins are plentiful and we seen many. A few seemed curious of us and popped their heads... More 

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Thank AngieS61
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've taken this tour twice now and I've seen dolphins both times! It's a great affordable trip! I recommend it to all ages!

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Thank Randatx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely ride Captain Mike was very informative of the history of the area. It was cold and Gray but they provided bankets as it was too crowded to sit in doors. They had a"bathroom" on the boat (port a Jon style) and sold can drinks. Fantastic time lots is dolphins right next to the boat even blew spray... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We saw lots of dolphins on our 45 minute tour. The Captain was attentive and knowledge. Took the noon tour out.

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Thank 444robing
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The price is right, the captain is funny, and you get to see dolphins right up next to your boat! It's doesn't get any better than seeing marine life in their own natural environment! The captain let each of our four kids sit in the driver's seat for a photo with his captain's hat on, and they really got a... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Best chance to see dolphins is the last cruise of the day when the cruise ships are departing. Captain was great and informative. A wonderful little tour of the harbor...you will learn a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Our 1 year old grand daughter was the one I was worried about being out on the boat. She did just fine...it was me that had the issue! One of the guys on board must have felt bad for me looking green on the side of the boat, he brought me a Sprite LOL Being a tad woozy wasn't going... More 

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I went as part of a sightseeing tour for a conference. We only saw a few dolphins, but what was even better was seeing everything else in the harbor. We had a great guide in the captain and co-captain who explained what things were. It was fun to learn how the port worked. I HIGHLY recommend taking this tour. Not... More 

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2 Thank Loniedee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

On our trip to Houston my husband and I decided to take a ride up to Galveston. We LOVE dolphins (who doesn't) &for $10.00 per person we had to take this tour. We really lucked out as our boat only had 2 other people on it so we had plenty of room to walk around the boat to take pictures... More 

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