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BayWatch Dolphin Tours

#2 of 66 Tours in Galveston Features Animals
2101 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1658
+1 832-859-4557
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This was a quick, fun tour. We did see many dolphins! My kids really enjoyed it! It only takes 45... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Really enjoyed this

BayWatch has fairly small boats with both inside and outside seaating. Inside, the windows are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laurel, Maryland
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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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 2 days 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 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 45 min tour around the bay was informative and we saw plenty of Pelicans and Dolphins, guide was informative and chilled bottled soft drinks were only $1, a great way to relax 😊

Thank markiemoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience was very enjoyable, although the approximate 45 minutes went by fast!! You can set inside or outside, the captain is knowledgeable about dolphins and the port area and was friendly and willing to share. The dolphins were plentiful and frisky that day. Pricing...More

Thank TxLepa
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The tour takes a little over an hour and goes out into Galveston Bay. Our captain was really good with the kids and even allowed 2 of them to "steer" the boat in open water. We saw a lot of dolphins on the way out...More

Thank Like2wander
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I took my wife on her birthday - it was free for her. At $10 per adult I'd have taken her anyway! Fantastic price. Relaxing Ride. We even saw some dolphins! (Do you ever see enough? I guess the TV show "Flipper" spoiled me ......More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Great boat ride $10 for adults $5 for children 12 and under. Takes 45 minutes .Friendly staff, very informative boat ride.We saw a dozen or more dolphins with some really up close . Well worth the money .

Thank cme43wishes
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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.