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“Fun for the family to see dolphins and birds”

BayWatch Dolphin Tours
Ranked #2 of 75 Tours in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a great time seeing the dolphins and birds in the bay. It was just long enough to be enjoyable but not too long for the little one to get bored. Captain was very good with our grandson. Great value in a touristy place.

1  Thank Leftthedog
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

I went on this tour Monday June 2 with 4 visitors from Chicago, Milwaukee and Oregon. The captain told us we might get sprayed, however he did NOT tell us he would be deliberately speeding up the boat and circling tightly in order to deluge us with water. So much so that he managed to ruin 3 cell phones, drench us to our underwear, fill my purse with 2" of water, and cause a young girl to cry hysterically. Also with us was an 82 year old nun who was shocked by this obvious prank gone bad that the Captain thought would be cute! I am a lifelong Houstonian, and am completely disgusted that this is a normal treatment our tourists get from this tour. When leaving the parking lot, we were told that he does this routinely, and that many many people leave there very upset and drenched. Needless to say, the shopping trip to the Strand area was aborted so we could all go shower and change, and by the time we got back all shops were closed. Wonder how much revenue is lost to the city by this jerk's childish behavior!
If we had wanted to go to the water park, we could have gone to Schlitterbahn!
But what started out as a great tour ended in disaster at the end of the trip. Mind you we are not wimps, I'm talking a HUGE amount of water, not the normal spray you get in a boat like that.
I am sorry this is a representative tour of our beautiful area! If I could find someone of authority to speak to besides the very Captain who did this, I would have chosen an alternative method of complaint.

15  Thank Debra F
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fun way to spend some time together as a family. Saw lots of dolphins. Think the kids enjoyed the views of the large cruise ships in the harbor just as much. Enjoyed the tour guide/Captain. He kept us entertained!

Thank char06
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had a very nice time taking this short tour of the bay. It's about a 45 minute ride in the dolphin friendly boats (jets, no propellers). You have a choice to sit covered or uncovered parts of the boat. We were able to see many dolphins and some swam very close to the boat. It's a nice way of seeing nature up close and getting fun facts about the bay from the very funny boat operator.

Thank SonyaInTexas
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

The main goal of taking this tour is to see dolphins up close and personal and that's exactly what we did with several of the popular mammals appearing singularly and in pods. We also had a narrative of the buildings and harbor as well as the ships, tugs and pilot vessels. All in all an enjoyable experience.

1  Thank Linda C
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