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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

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2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1658
+1 832-859-4557
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Great tour and lots of dolphins

Took the family on this tour (10 and 13 years old) and it was a blast!! Small intimate boat with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeannine B
via mobile
Dolphins seen, great staff, hot ride

The ticket booth lady was very helpful and the boat captain great. We took a 12 pm weekday tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TravelingforFunTexas
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“saw dolphins” (32 reviews)
“great tour” (28 reviews)
“shrimp boats” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1658
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+1 832-859-4557
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"saw dolphins"
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"their natural habitat"
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"galveston harbor"
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"dolphin watch"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the family on this tour (10 and 13 years old) and it was a blast!! Small intimate boat with some inside and outside seating so you can get great views of the bay and playful dolphins. We weren’t out just 5 minutes and saw...More

Thank Jeannine B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ticket booth lady was very helpful and the boat captain great. We took a 12 pm weekday tour. Enjoyed learning about the bay and activity and seeing dolphins with our 8 & 10 yr old kids. Cold water/soda were available for $1. Not everyone...More

Thank TravelingforFunTexas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 3pm tour today and had a great time. We saw several dolphins and were very entertained by our Captain. He educated us about the boats/ships in the harbor and made the tour fun. This is a great family activity. Take your...More

Thank April N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and tour guide. Jokes were kind of corny but enjoyable. Hard to hear at times. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any dolphins. May have been too late in the day. We took the 5:00 tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure of the captains name. Heavier set dude but super chill. He let it be known he gets his fair share of seafood which is what I would be doing in the gulf as well. Very personable with the adults and children. We saw...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect dolphin tour for young children since it is only 45 minutes long. We saw a lot of dolphins and got information about some of the area boats and warehouses. Our captain was funny and made the experience very enjoyable.

1  Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you get your tickets before you do any activities on the Strand. We didn't and ended up having two hours to kill before we departed. The trip is about 45 minutes and it is pretty cheap. We ended up seeing dolphins and our...More

Thank TMarie1980
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great activity for the money. We bought our tickets and then went shopping on Strand. Came back to pier then went out on our boat. We saw 5 Dolphins, which was really awesome. The girls really enjoyed seeing the Dolphins!

Thank lneises
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only $10 for a 45 min boat ride in the harbor. We did see some dolphins, but also got a lot of information about the other sites. Very nice guide! I appreciated being able to sit inside out of the direct sunshine. Highly recommend this...More

Thank Nomad062_10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 10:30 am dolphin tour of the harbor on a Friday that lasted about one hour. We saw dozens of dolphins. The dolphins were following the shrimp boats. The boat captain recommended the morning cruises before the heat of the day set in,...More

Thank ahrendse
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Jennifer J
17 July 2018|
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Response from Pat T | Reviewed this property |
We took the 11 a.m. tour - dolphins a-plenty!
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Marilyn D
14 July 2018|
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Response from LauraLW123 | Reviewed this property |
You can see dolphins any time of the year and any time of the day. The harbor is full of them! You do not see whales.
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jags0982
1 July 2018|
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Response from Tiffany L | Reviewed this property |
We did the morning tour. At that time there were several spaces available at a meter type place. Its kind of an honor system I believe. After parking we walked up to this big metal box and put $2 in the numbered slot that... More
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