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From Houston: 6-Hour Galveston Island Tour

2.9 / 5

8 reviews

From Houston: 6-Hour Galveston Island Tour

From US$ 98.95 per person

Discover the great history and charm of Galveston Island on this 6-hour tour from Houston. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, you can enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Galveston before you go on an exciting dolphin watching cruise.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Visit the Island of Galveston, located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Explore the beaches and admire the Victorian architecture on the island
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Galveston
  • Enjoy an exciting boat tour to view dolphins in their natural habitat
Full description
Galveston Island is located on the coastline of Texas, just 50 miles from Downtown Houston. The island offers 32 miles of beaches, abundant leisure, vibrant historic areas, and one of the largest well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the United States. Discover the relaxed atmosphere of the island as you explore the relaxing beaches, antique stores, art galleries, and excellent restaurants. Explore the treasures and beauty of this historic island on this 6-hour tour. After the panoramic tour of the city of Galveston you will enjoy a fun dolphin watching tour. Cruising out in a safe jet drive boat, you will get up close to view dolphins in their natural habitat.
  • Dolphin watching
  • Boat tour
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point is located at Visitors Center located at 1302 Dallas Street Houston Texas 77002

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2.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Although there was a lot of driving the tour was just as advertised. The Pretour of downtown Houston made the most of the area and showed the main areas. The Galveston driver was polite and entertaining. They drop the NASA people off first then give you a chance to see the coast then the bishops house before some time to yourself before dolphin watching. Surprisingly we actually saw dolphins and plenty of them with the captain being funny and circling back so we could see more dolphins. The staff at all points of contact were unbelievably helpful and friendly and went out of their way to help. Galveston was a lot bigger than expected but was great to see. The mix of shops on the strand made for great exploring.

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September 17, 2019

A great day, although not quite what was advertised.

In the end we had *one hour* in Galveston to sightsee at our own pace *and* to have lunch. However, we did get to see lots of Houston I would have otherwise missed, and we did stop for 15 minutes or so on the beach front of Galveston which was wild and windy, and we did go on a boat trip and got to see pods of dolphins. It's just a matter of marrying up the programme description to the actuality of the outcome.

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May 14, 2016

Interesting and varied!

December 9, 2019

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