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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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Looking for dolphins

The captain was knowledgeable and the tour was 45 min. for only 10.00 a piece. We did see dolphins and also a lot of the sites along the shore. Would give this tour 5 stars with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The captain was knowledgeable and the tour was 45 min. for only 10.00 a piece. We did see dolphins and also a lot of the sites along the shore. Would give this tour 5 stars with no problem

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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