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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

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Address: 2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1658
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+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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We saw dolphins!

If you're planning to take pictures, put it on video mode. By the time you spot the dolphin(s), it's too late to take a shot. We were lucky to have several shrimp boats out so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
onedogcity07
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're planning to take pictures, put it on video mode. By the time you spot the dolphin(s), it's too late to take a shot. We were lucky to have several shrimp boats out so our Captain followed the shrimp boats and we saw dolphins following the shrimp boats.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very great tour! We saw plenty of dolphins right away. The captain did a great job with the tour and explaining everything. When we go back, we will for sure do this tour again.

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galveston, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a delightful way to enjoy the water! From a safe boat with a clever guide, they put you right into the schools of dolphins. Up close and personal!!! Mothers with their babies swimming side by side. See the real life flippers, jumping and playing as the chase the side of the boat...I really think they are performing.... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This tour is well worth taking. Very friendly people and comfortable boat. We saw dolphins, and other things of interest around the bay area including the oil platforms that are being repaired. I would highly recommend this for families.

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Park City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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