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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

#2 of 68 Tours in Galveston Features Animals
2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1658
+1 832-859-4557
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Loved it!

Sunday 06.18.17, My best friend of 28 years and I took a road trip to Galveston, for the day. She... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carmen L
Paradise, Texas

Very reasonable prices to tour. Spent an hour watching dolphins. Saw a shrimp boat hauling in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda F
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp boat” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1658
+1 832-859-4557
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sunday 06.18.17, My best friend of 28 years and I took a road trip to Galveston, for the day. She loves dolphins and I love being on the water, we decided to go on a dolphin tour. We passed up the 4:30 tour, because I...More

1  Thank Carmen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very reasonable prices to tour. Spent an hour watching dolphins. Saw a shrimp boat hauling in day's catch. Dolphins and seagulls everywhere. Wonderful!

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We randomly decided to join the tour and had a blast. We got to see dolphins in their natural habitat. Captain Adam was very knowledgeable about the dolphins and gave a nice tour of the harbor. He made sure to pull close up to the...More

1  Thank Tasha T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Mike gave us a nice 45 minute ride in the harbor to view the local area and see several dolphins playing in the water. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the fishing boats. We had a great time, took lots of pictures....More

Thank david b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a family today and really enjoyed ourselves! First of all, I had no idea there were dolphins in Galveston despite having gone 100's of times growing up. The water was super choppy today, the red flags were up at the beach the wind...More

Thank Kitty L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick, fun tour. We did see many dolphins! My kids really enjoyed it! It only takes 45 minutes but you need to buy your tickets at least 20 minutes prior to the time you'd like to go!

1  Thank Ksh27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BayWatch has fairly small boats with both inside and outside seaating. Inside, the windows are open, so you can get both fresh air and shade! Our tour guide was very pleasant and talked about some of what we saw and told us where he'd seen...More

Thank Bluebonnet2009
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Very affordable. Each captain I had was very nice and knowledgable. Each trip we came across multiple dolphins. Good, affordable fun! Definitely recommend.

Thank steffanym879
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This was a great short cruise and we did see dolphins! In fact, the Liberty of the Seas was departing, so our Captain cruised beside the cruise ship, and you could see dolphins surfacing in front of her - which was a very impressive sight!...More

Thank DallasKJG
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Everyone had a blast going out and seeing the dolphins :). We even saw a baby jumping around! It was a fun experience and the captain was great as well.

Thank Jules88765
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Terri G
Your ad mentions prices for pets. Do you accept a miniture Schnauzer? Do we bring the dog on a leash or do we need to bring the kennel?
20 May 2017|
Response from Motherhen54449 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't bring our dogs with, but the web site indicates that infants and dogs ride for free. I' m sure you could email them for further clarification. Since space is limited, I would think that well behaved dogs only... More
Is it suitable for a group of seven? How much is the cost per person? How long is the tour?
5 April 2017|
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Response from 2sFamilyFinders | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes. Yes great for a group. Like $10 adults and $5 kids.
Is the parking very expensive there? how much is it per hour? and will there be enough parking space? also, if plan to go there in April, will there be many dolphins available to be seen? also the morning tour or afternoon tour can have higher chance to see more dolphins or they are the same chance? thanks a lot.
28 January 2017|
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Response from sportstravelerTexas | Reviewed this property |
Parking across the Pier 21 is $4 an hour. Fuddruckers will validate for one free hour if you park in parking across the street from the restaurant, and if you eat there, of course.