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“Very Intetesting!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Galveston Island Duck Tours

Galveston Island Duck Tours
2500 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409)621-4771
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Ranked #20 of 52 Activities in Galveston
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Canton, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very Intetesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I decided to take the Galveston Duck Tour one afternoon. It was a very informative tour, the guide was very knowledgeable about Galveston history. I just wished that there would have been a longer water tour.

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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“Slightly rushed but decent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The tour captain was very experienced and considerate. he actually helped one of the riders park in the downtown area. The tour itself was very decent length (1 hr) but there was too much information covered so if you are trying to digest some of the information I suggest taking notes or bringing along a recorder. The land portion of the tour was much nicer than the sea portion. Not the best tour for kids because it would be boring for them.

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Interesting hour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Not exactly what I expected, but still interesting. We did go into the water, but for a very brief time. The land portion of the tour took us along the Seawall, to the Strand, the Silk Stocking District, and along Broadway. The guide was informative but hard to hear. I enjoyed it, but wouldn't do it again. I think my 18 year old niece and her friend were bored.

Visited July 2012
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not bad...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We just so happened across this tour a few minutes before leaving and bought our tickets and boarded immediately. The tour guide was informative and had a sense of humor even if he did look a bit rough but we were not there to judge his looks and he did an adequate job explaining the sites we passed and pointing out interesting tid-bits about Galveston.

We enjoyed the tour but once you have been on it you will not feel the need to go back again. The drivers or Captains as they are called do work for tips as well and stand at the exit not necessarily with their hands out but you know they are expecting it.

Overall not a bad way to spend a little time if you want to learn a little about Galveston. By the way, we found them just outside the Pleasure Pier. I guess their location tends to change a bit.

Visited August 2012
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Katy Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Never got to ride”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Had a difficult time finding where to buy tickets. We called and they said they were on the corner of 25th and Seawall blvd. We drove by several times and could not find a building where tickets were sold. Finally parked the car and walked around the area. Finally found a small billboard on the seawall sidewalk. Stood for about 45 minutes til a young women finally showed up to sell tickets. In the 100 degree weather, was soaking wet by then. Was told the next two tours were booked and we would have to wait 4 hours for the next tour. So we said no thanks.

They need better advertising and phone skills. Surprised they stay in business. We have taken these types of tours in other places and enjoyed them very much. Too bad we couldn't do the same here.

Visited August 2012
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