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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

2101 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
832-859-4557
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Ranked #6 of 38 activities in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Goddard, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We enjoyed our dolphin tour. It cost $10 for about 45 minutes (kids are $5). At first we didn't see many dolphins so the captain filled the time with information about different places around the harbor, which was interesting and helped us understand all the machinery around the harbor. The dolphins weren't extremely active but we still enjoyed being on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a blast. Lots of dolphins. The Captain was really funny and full of facts. You will get wet if you sit up front and in the rear of the boat.

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Although there is no guarantee that you will see dolphins, we have been on this tour three times in three different years and have seen plenty each time. The front of the boat does get wet and this is stated up front; however, I have never seen anyone drenched. It is fairly inexpensive to do this tour. We have been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We saw this by accident and decided to give it a try. Our captain did great job supplying lots of information for the things we saw and then when we spotted the dolphins he continued to circle and give everyone ample opportunity to see them. It was inexpensive and fun!

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The boat was small and it was hot but we saw lots of dolphins and the captain was very knowledgeable about the things we saw.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've seen dolphins from a canoe in Bali, so I wasn't really interested in going myself, but my 11 year old really wanted to have the experience. We did see a ton of dolphins, many right next to the boat, and I enjoyed seeing working shrimp boats, the ferries, and learning a little about the port. Yes, the captain is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great price. Great tour guide. We got to see many dolphins and get more familiar with the harbor. Even our teen who's bored easily and hates boats had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Worth doing. You do get to see dolphins and tour the bay. great tour guide. Tour last and hour. Fun Fun Fun

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were able to see at least 5 dolphins within the first 5 minutes of our tour. We were very impressed about the captain's knowledge of the surroundings of the tour. It was educational and fun. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Galveston!

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Even if you don't see any dolphins, just the boat ride and the captain telling you the history of the place is pretty cool. We did see a couple of dolphins. The price for this attraction is really reasonable. We had a really nice time! The captain was hilarious. We took our 1 and 5 year old so it's also... More

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