Want to see dolphin???? Cool Tours provides a unique and comprehensive Land and Sea Tour that combines Galveston’s top-rated dolphin tour with our East End Historic Tour. Note: The East End Historic Tour is still available as a standalone offering.
Your 2-1/2 hour Land and Sea Tour starts at Cool Tours’ loading location at 25th & Seawall Boulevard, next to the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier. For the first 30 minutes of your Land and Sea Tour you will travel on Cool Tours’ climate-controlled bus. You will learn about the history of Galveston Island and hear humorous and entertaining stories about the people who shaped Galveston’s unique history. This portion of the Land and Sea Tour will take you through the East End Historic District with its beautiful 19th century Victorian homes and mansions. You will also see unique tree sculptures.
When you arrive at Pier 21, you will board the 36-passenger Dolphin Tour boat. This unique boat is powered by a jet propulsion system to ensure no harm is done to the dolphins. You will enjoy a 45-minute narrated boat tour around Galveston Harbor while in pursuit of the beautiful and fun-loving pods of dolphin that live in the harbor. You have a choice of either enclosed seating or outside seating for year-round enjoyment!
After you finish the boat tour, you hop back onto the Cool Tours bus. You will then complete the remainder of the Land and Sea Tour through the historic Strand District. The Strand contains unique shopping, museums, and restaurants, as well as the art galleries and sidewalk cafes on Post Office Street.
The Land & Sea Tour itinerary is as follows:
- 10:00 / 2:00 – Board the Cool Tours bus at 25th & Seawall Boulevard for the first half of the land tour
- 10:45 / 2:45 – Arrive at Pier 21 and board the Baywatch Dolphin Tour boat
- 12:00 / 4:00 – Board the Cool Tours bus for the remainder of the land tour
- 12:30 / 4:30 – Arrive at 25th & Seawall Boulevard
Tour Loading Location and Parking:
Our tours load near the intersection of 25th & Seawall Blvd on the beach-side of Seawall Blvd and to the left of the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier, if you are facing it.
Parking is available along the seawall or next to the Fish Tales restaurant at the intersection of 25th & Seawall Blvd.
Land and Sea Tour Schedule:
The times shown below are Departure times. We begin loading 15 minutes prior to departure.
- New Years Day to Memorial Day – open Tuesday thru Saturday – 2:00; closed Sunday and Monday
- Memorial Day to Labor Day – open Tuesday thru Sunday – 10:00, 2:00; closed Monday
- Labor Day to November 30 – open Tuesday thru Saturday – 2:00; closed Sunday and Monday
- December 1 to New Years Day – all tours closed for winter break
Note: For groups of 8 or more, we are available for tours on days we are normally scheduled to be closed. Call 409-539-5374 and we will be happy to discuss your plans.
There may be periodic closures due to weather, private charters, etc. so we recommend that you call 409-539-5374 for information on the current day’s schedule. The Current Tour Schedule section of this website also lists any upcoming closures.
Same-Day Ticket Sales: Same-day tickets sales are on a first-come first-serve basis. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at the bus at our loading location at 25th & Seawall Blvd.
Advanced Reservations: Advanced reservations can be made AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling 409-539-5374. We require a credit card to secure the reservation; however, you do not need to pay for the tickets until you arrive for the tour. Your card will only be charged in the event of a no-show without at least 24 hours notice, in which case your card will be charged the full ticket price. Note: If you do not arrive at the loading location to purchase your reserved tickets at least 15 minutes prior to tour time, your reservations will be cancelled.
Private Tours: Our tour buses are available for private tours. Each tour bus holds up to 22 passengers. Call 409-539-5374 and we will be happy to discuss our custom tour options.
Group Discounts: For groups of 6 or more, we offer $2 off each ticket for the Land & Sea Tour.
|Adult||$30 (Reg $35)|
|Children (3-12)||$15 (Reg $20)|