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Address: 2500 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7956
Phone Number:
+1 409-621-4771
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This is a one hour, narrated tour of Galveston Island. It is both...

This is a one hour, narrated tour of Galveston Island. It is both educational and fun! We cover about 15 miles of the island on both land and sea!

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Nice tour

This was an okay tour with a nice and friendly driver/tour guide. They set up right on the Seawall between the two piers and we caught a 4 pm tour. It was very inexpensive and a... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2016
Nokesville, Virginia
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Nokesville, Virginia
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This was an okay tour with a nice and friendly driver/tour guide. They set up right on the Seawall between the two piers and we caught a 4 pm tour. It was very inexpensive and a good value. Unfortunately the PA system wasn't the best and some very rude passengers talked loudly throughout the tour so we really couldn't hear... More 

1 Thank Scoochtravels
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106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The tour was fun, informative and reasonable. We really liked the captain. He told us a lot of interesting facts and was always keeping us updated as to where we were. Would recommend this to our friends.

Thank Anita W
Sinton, Tx
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

We took the tour yesterday morning. Had a great time. Very sweet girl selling tickets, and the driver was very good. Learned a lot more about the history of the island.

1 Thank nannygb
Freeport, Texas
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

My main goal was to ride on this WW2 duck boat no matter where it went. I wasn't prepared for the tour and commentary which was fantastic! The duck boat rambles around some old parts of the island and pointing out cotton gin warehouses and things of long ago - things I've seen many times but didn't know their history.... More 

2 Thank tastypet
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

The Duck Boat tours are quite informative. A great deal of history can be learned while enjoying a ride throughout the streets of Galveston. Our tour guide was awesome and shared with us a great deal beyond what was expected on the tour. If you have not taken a ride on the Duck, try it out.

1 Thank Jason W
San Antonio, TX
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 17, 2016

My wife and I decided to try this tour since we have had good luck with them in other cities but I have to say we were HIGHLY disappointed when we arrived at the pick up point 30 minutes early and no duck was there. Granted it was raining a little bit but a little rain shouldn't stop this tour... More 

Thank SublimeZak
Houston, Texas
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251 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

The duck vehicles were built in the 1940's and it seems the booking and PA systems for the tour also come from this era. You cannot book this tour online or on the phone. You must arrive in person. We could not hear the guide because the speaker was broken. The water part of the tour was very limited. I... More 

Thank FayeJ42
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Great way to take the kids on a fun historical tour of Galveston Island. Yes you go in the water. Very fun and great way to see the island. Fun Fun Fun for the whole family. I been on the duck tour in Seatle, WA and my husband and I are still talking about it. Went on the Duck Tour... More 

1 Thank katherinegann
Houston, TX
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189 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

......about Galveston. I now have been on all of the Galveston city/historic tours. I did enjoy the hour and since we didn't go "straight to the Strand" I learned things about the "new" route. My granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very hot but the breeze kept us relatively cool.

Thank PegJohnston
Denton, Texas
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123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We've done duck tours in other towns and of course you get the charismatic driver, fun facts and history, but I was disappointed with the water part of the tour. You do one loop in a small marina / inlet, so most of the tour is actually spent driving around the city. Either way, our daughter had fun, maybe wish... More 

Thank Chase E

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