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Address: 25th & Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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+1 409-539-5374
09:00 - 19:00
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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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Awesome tour

Took the historic tour today of Galveston. Absolutely wonderful!! Our female guide Kim was VERY knowledgeable. Info about all the hurricanes that have hit this island, how the... read more

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Diane D
Bloomsdale, MO
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Bloomsdale, MO
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16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the historic tour today of Galveston. Absolutely wonderful!! Our female guide Kim was VERY knowledgeable. Info about all the hurricanes that have hit this island, how the town has been raised etc etc. Don't miss this tour!!

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a perfect length and quite informative tour of the historic east end! Kim did a great job of pulling us deeper into the history of the area. We can now appreciate Galveston for the challenges that the community and it's leaders had to overcome as a result of both the 1900 and 2008 (Ike) hurricanes.

Thank Mike M
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did just the land portion only and really enjoyed our driver (Kim?). She knew the town well and had many interesting asides. Its a great way to get an over view of the East end. Then you can decide where you want to go next.

Thank Gene C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 

1 Thank Charlotte L
The Woodlands, Texas
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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.

Thank haveenjoyedtheworld
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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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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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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 

1 Thank onedogcity07
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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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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