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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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Great experience and lots of dolphins!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Toni L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Thank Toni L
Hesston, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank Family T
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ranged all the way from 4 to 76 years on this family trip. We all loved looking for the dolphins and the Captain was very accommodating - moving the boat in circles so that everyone would get a chance to see these delightful creatures. We were given a tour of the area and interesting features were pointed out. I... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our tour very much, Caption Adam was very informative and funny. Seen several dolphins even seen a momma and her calf. We watched a cruise ship leave the harbor which was pretty cool. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Thank aahall
texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Baywatch Dolphin Tours was an inexpensive and really fun experience. Our whole family really enjoyed it. The ticket booth is located on Pier 21 next to Harbor House Hotel. You should purchase tickets about 2 hours before the cruise because it is a popular attraction and you should line up at least 25 minutes before the boat is set to... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$10 adults, $5 kids - worth twice that!! They were booked for the day when we arrived late in the morning. They asked us to wait a few minutes & came back to tell us they'd stay open 2 hours late to be sure everyone got to go. We saw several dolphins and learned quite a bit from the guide... More 

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Broken Arrow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met Capt Adam during our walk up to Pier 21 to watch the Carnival Breeze sail away. He was passing out information about the Baywatch Dolphin excursion. We decided to come back the next day (when it warmed up a bit and the sunshine returned) and give it a try. I was traveling with my senior parents and they... More 

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Thank 5inOklahoma
Richmond, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the boat-ride is only 45 mins, I recommend planning a couple of hours for your outing bc BayWatch doesn't take reservations (except for large parties). Go to the ticket booth as soon as your arrive. If you don't get on a tour right away, you can enjoy lunch nearby or walk over and explore The Strand. We got... More 

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Thank Christine W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cheap and fun 45 minute adventure. Saw plenty of playful dolphins. Had an indoor section of the boat which allowed for mommy to stay "warm". 😜

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my husband and 13 yr old daughter on the 1 pm ride this week. It was easy to park and buy the tickets and all the employees were friendly. We were there the week before spring break so there were no crowds. The captain is knowledgeable about the harbor and points out the sites as you go... More 

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