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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

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Address: 2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1658
Phone Number: +1 832-859-4557
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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BayWatch Dolphin Tours is been serving the Galveston and Houston area since...

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.

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Worth the money

It was a great little boat trip. We saw lots of dolphins,both in the bay before the trip & during the trip. Well worth the low price. Be sure and arrive early to get a ticket... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Princesskeeper
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Park City, Kansas
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Park City, Kansas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great little boat trip. We saw lots of dolphins,both in the bay before the trip & during the trip. Well worth the low price. Be sure and arrive early to get a ticket! Everyone was nice and polite.

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Thank Princesskeeper
Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a tour recently and it was amazing! It is a shorter tour, which was perfect for my family as it is something that my youngest son and I love, but my husband and older son do to humor us :) It was action packed though we saw a whole bunch of dolphins within the first 10 minutes... More 

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Cave Creek
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best time! Great smaller boat which was easier to get around and find the dolphins. The price was great for what you got. We saw so many dolphins and enjoyed every minute. Galveston was such an interesting area and everyone was so nice! The boat leaves on the hour so nice the walk up and buy tickets. Great... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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179 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good value for tourists! We love to see the port area and watch the shrimp boats come in. The tour gave us information about the shrimp fleet, the banana industry, the other ships in the harbor, the history, etc. We had a three year old with us, who was just so excited to be on a boat! We were there... More 

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Thank cedar4604
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I figured that it would be a good day to actually see the dolphins but there were plenty of dolphins to see. One swam up right beside the boat. It was a nice relaxing boat ride with a little tour of the harbor. Plus a lot of dolphins. It was inexpensive and well worth it. I would even do it... More 

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Altus, Oklahoma
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We absolutely loved this tour! We saw so many dolphins and I really was skeptical about seeing any. The boat isn't huge and we sat at the front and it definitely wasn't comfortable seating. A large part of the boat is inside which was good for if it's cold or if you don't want spray on you.

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Thank Layla W
Richardson, Tx
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

For $10 per adult, this was a deal! We saw many dolphins and learned new information about the port of Galveston.

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Thank Teresa S
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

You had me at dolphin but my husband and 13 year old son also really enjoyed this dolphin tour and that is saying a lot! Captain Mike is a great tour guide and boat captain. We will do this tour again next time we are in Galveston. It was well worth the time and price of the ticket.

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Thank 13gracieh
Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great viewing and learning experience for the whole family. My youngest child was certain that we wouldn't see any dolphins but soon he was scouting them out. We saw quite a few of them. Also just being on the water with the cool breeze on a 100+ degree day felt like heaven. I would gladly take my... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
Milo, Iowa
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

$10 for the tour is a great value. you can sit in the front of the boat or inside We had a great captain told us about the ship wreck you can see on the tour. We say about 15 to 20 dolphins

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