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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Well worth it

The 45 min tour around the bay was informative and we saw plenty of Pelicans and Dolphins, guide was informative and chilled bottled soft drinks were only $1, a great way to relax... read more

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66 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The 45 min tour around the bay was informative and we saw plenty of Pelicans and Dolphins, guide was informative and chilled bottled soft drinks were only $1, a great way to relax 😊

Thank markiemoo
Pearland, Tx
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The experience was very enjoyable, although the approximate 45 minutes went by fast!! You can set inside or outside, the captain is knowledgeable about dolphins and the port area and was friendly and willing to share. The dolphins were plentiful and frisky that day. Pricing was amazing!! 10.00 each for adults. Parking is close, and you walk by the ticket... More 

Thank TxLepa
Belleville, Michigan
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour takes a little over an hour and goes out into Galveston Bay. Our captain was really good with the kids and even allowed 2 of them to "steer" the boat in open water. We saw a lot of dolphins on the way out and did manage to get some photos of them. This area of Galveston is really... More 

Thank Like2wander
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16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife on her birthday - it was free for her. At $10 per adult I'd have taken her anyway! Fantastic price. Relaxing Ride. We even saw some dolphins! (Do you ever see enough? I guess the TV show "Flipper" spoiled me ... You can't just call them?) Great tour of Galveston harbor and its sites ... nice... More 

Thank Chuck H
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great boat ride $10 for adults $5 for children 12 and under. Takes 45 minutes .Friendly staff, very informative boat ride.We saw a dozen or more dolphins with some really up close . Well worth the money .

Thank cme43wishes
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 10 dollars you will get a short 45 minute boat ride around the bay. While breathing fumes from the engine we heard explanation about the oil rigs which was interesting. You will see the Dole Company dock where product is shipped from South America. We only saw a couple dolphins but that was not our purpose. It was explained... More 

Thank marian m
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The captain gave us a nice informative tour while looking for dolphins. We saw several during our boat ride.

Thank travelagentchristy
Kearney, Nebraska
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106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this boat ride to see the dolphins! The tour guide was awesome and told us about many other points of interest in the bay area. The kids were super excited to see the dolphins and we felt the admission was very reasonable.

Thank Misty H
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Our captain was amazing! After a short trip away from the dock and some really interesting information about the ships and buildings in the harbor, we very quickly managed to come upon a small pod of dolphins following the shrimp boats back to port. He made sure to get both sides of the boat equal viewing of the dolphins. The... More 

Thank Toni L
Hesston, Kansas
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We actually got to see the dolphins! Well worth the $10! The only problem we had was it was hard to hear the speaker. Otherwise very cool and a great little side trip. Thanks!

Thank Family T

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