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“Great value for families in a budget”

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 August 15, 2014

This tour was great and for the cost you can't beat the value. The staff was courteous and efficient plus a very knowledgeable captain. A great way to see the harbor and get a feel for the ship activity in the harbor. Oh, and we did actually see a few dolphins lol plus some kind of a sea snake. I would recommend this for everyone young and old!

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Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had 2 adults, 1 teenager & a 5 yr. old in our group. It was our favorite thing to do on our trip this week! The Capt. did an excellent job navigating. He found us lots of dolphins, even babies! We saw many interesting old ships & the Capt. told us some interesting facts. This was my 2nd time to do this tour & I will do it every time in Galveston. It was so great! Thanks Capt!

2  Thank marciadawn
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went on the Baywatch Dolphin Tour at 4:30 during the week. It's inexpensive ($10 adults, $5 kids) and we enjoyed the boat ride but we did not see a lot of dolphins. There were a few baby dolphins playing in the water (none jumped so we couldn't see them very well) and we also saw tales of adult dolphins in the distance but overall, not much excitement in the Dolphin area.

The captain did offer up lots of interesting facts about other boats in the water and Galveston in general and he was really good with the kids. I think his name was Bud.

Tip: They told us to line up at 4:15 for the 4:30 ride but when we got there at 4:15, there were already 20ish people inline. The front of the boat is by far the best seat but if you want to sit up there you need to get in line way earlier than they tell you. We ended up at the very back of the boat, which is OK but there were lots of honey bees flying around and my daughter and niece have a fear of bees so there was some drama before the boat took off.

I do recommend this boat tour because it's cheap and fun but be prepared that you might not see a lot of dolphins. I think my daughter expected the SeaWorld experience so she was a bit disappointed.

Thank Michele D
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a wonderful time watching the dolphins on this tour! We saw dozens of dolphins right up close! The captain gave a great tour of the entire harbor- he was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. Great value! We highly recommend it for families with kids! They sold cold drinks on board as well for just $1.

Thank 765Michelle
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had 4, 2 adults and 2 kids, and we loved it. Saw dolphins but also got to see the bay from the water. The driver was very knowledgable about the other boats and docks, etc. it was about 45 minutes and a great overall experience. And, it was extremely affordable.

Thank Ready4MoreBeach
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