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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

Address: 2101 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 832-859-4557
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Ranked #8 of 60 Activities in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: BayWatch Dolphin Tours is been serving the Galveston and Houston area since 2005. We're located on...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

They didn't go very far. Captain kept repeating himself. I felt the fairy was better for site seeing and that was free. Very disappointed as far as dolphin tours go.

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OKC, OK
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a fabulous time & would highly recommend this dolphin tour!!!! We saw so many dolphins & the captain made sure everyone on the boat got to view them multiple times!! He told us fun & interesting facts about the harbor, sold drinks for a very reasonable price, we sat on the back deck (best seats as far as... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was a cold weekday in January. We were the only passengers. Our captain was supremely knowledgeable and friendly. Waters murky but saw about 20 dolphins and learned plenty about the area. Do this.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Captain was very knowledgable about the history of the harbor and such fun almost forgot we were there to see dolphin! And we sure saw many jumping in the waves- great value for the cost of a ticket!

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Orange, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is the best $10 you'll ever spend! A 45 minute boat tour of Galveston Bay which is a lot prettier water than the usually murky Gulf of Mexico. I suggest off season because summer in south Texas is not my cup of tea. I just made the day trip with my grandchildren (early teens) on a cold November day.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You don't go far from the pier and its not long, I was actually disappointed in it. The captain was super friendly and nice though!. We actually found one that's cheaper, longer, with a top deck and goes super far out by the Elissa that we liked better.

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Crosby, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I took a quick get away weekend to Galveston with no real agenda. No real plans and as we were walking in to the Pier 21 Theater to see the movie on the Great Storm the ticket person for BayWatch Dolphin Tours was passing out flyer about the tour. My husband was not about to be "suckered"... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went this last Sunday and it was overcast and sprinkling a little...but the tour started and the captain and deckhand let us know that we might get wet, etc. 10 minutes in, the captain informed us that we would have to head back because the storm was getting rough, not 2 minutes after it started down pouring!!! The captain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My hubby and i took this tour and boy we loved it! The captain was funny and very informative. The boat was clean and even had a bathroom. They even have soda and water for sail on the boat. This tour is perfect for couples. We will be back!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went on this boat ride just to do, as we had seen dolphins before, while riding the ferry. You do see a lot of them, up close. This boat ride was much more than dolphins, it was very informative, the captain told a lot about the area, the ships around and all about Galveston. It was much more than... More 

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