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Address: 25th & Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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Enjoy Galveston's only air-conditioned sight-seeing tours! You have two...

Enjoy Galveston's only air-conditioned sight-seeing tours! You have two great tour choices: the one-hour top-rated East End Historic Tour or the 2.5 hour Land & Sea Tour which combines the land-based East End Historic Tour with a 45-minute on-the-water dolphin-watching tour! Cool Tours also offers shuttle services to the Houston airport and Galveston locations, as well as charter services for conventions, weddings, reunions, and other group gatherings.

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Money well spent!

We did the city tour and dolphin excursion. Awesome city tour guide Kim is not a scripted tour guide. She grew up in Galveston and has studied and continues to study the island's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Beaumont
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Beaumont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the city tour and dolphin excursion. Awesome city tour guide Kim is not a scripted tour guide. She grew up in Galveston and has studied and continues to study the island's history. Been to the island many times but never took a historical tour until now. There is so much that happened here besides the great storm. My... More 

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Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Land and Sea Tour with Cool Tours was amazing. The land tour gave us a quick view of the city with the historic sites of Galveston. Lots of interesting history in this small city. The tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. The sea tour was amazing. We got to view a school of playful dolphins. Whole tour was a... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

A pleasant, chatty, y'all prone, conductor gave an hour and half tour of Galveston. Just hit the highest of spots with the most obvious information. Not worth the price. Get a book and do it yourself. It is an interesting little city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Kim was our tour guide and was so informative and friendly. She really knows the island and gave us a great tour. Would highly recommend this and we will be using Cool Tours in the future the next time we visit Galveston Island!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We used Cool Tours for shuttle transportation back and forth from Houston to the cruise ship terminal in Galveston. They could not have been better. Communication was excellent throughout the whole process. The drivers were always early and provided excellent communication. Vehicles were new. Prices were very reasonable compared to the other shuttles. Would definitely use them again.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I took 18 people on this tour. Sometimes you worry that the tour guide might be bored but not Kim. We could hear and feel the passion that Kim has for her adopted city. She was informative, funny and we all learned something about this city which is an hour from we live. All 18 people are ready for another... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Do this history tour before you do anything else in Galveston. Our guide was extremely good, pointing out things to do and see, including places to eat. We went from this tour to the recommended visitor center across from the Rosenberg Library/museum and feel we have all the information we need.

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was a one hour bus tour through the historic east end of Galveston Island. Being native to the area, I knew most of the stories that were told throughout the tour. However, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and personable, and gave us extremely interesting information about these old Galveston homes that even I did not know! The pickup... More 

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We did the land & sea tour and thoroughly enjoyed our tour Our tour guide Sue was very knowledgable and interesting as she knew the history of Galveston, we also had a boat tour with Dolphin sightseeing and did manage to see some. Excellent tour and thanks to Sue for keeping us all entertained

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We did the 1 hour historic tour in an air conditioned bus and found it so interesting. Our driver/guide made the tour, she was so friendly and knowledgeable we were sorry when it finished. I would thoroughly recommend Cool Tours. I went on line to Cool Tours and e-mailed them to enquire about the tours and times Steve the owner... More 

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