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The Original Dolphin Watch

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Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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The Original Dolphin Watch
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One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour. South Texas is a year-round home to several large pods of dolphin and The Original Dolphin Watch is your ticket to viewing them in all their natural splendor. One...more
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33256 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The dolphin watch was amazing and very memorable.We saw many pods of dolphins for almost the entire time. (The dolphins are visible throughout the year.)The sunset tour is wonderful; the view is amazing. Don't worry too much about whether to sit on the top or...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nomad61733787115
Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and my grand daughter as well as a cousin were visiting from Denver and Chicago for our 50th wedding anniversary..so we took your boat.The day was great. Weather sunny and cool but perfect. The young man who did the ECO presentation was great...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pfcassidy
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s was just magic, the weather, the view, the seagulls flying next to us and been available to see the dolphins it was just perfect, the stuff it’s really nice, my son had fun getting to know some sea animals that they show to us...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boat ride was very good. Staff was outstanding. Viewing of sea items was good. Viewing of dolphins was good. Price was very good.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FarAway56913093046
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their location at the Sea Ranch Marina was easy to find. It was a very nice tour and very inexpensive. We did an eco tour where they bring up items from the bottom of the Gulf. The young man was so knowledgeable about each item...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price this is a very nice tour. We did an eco tour where they bring up items from the bottom of the Gulf. We got to see a puffer fish a spiny typfish and a small 🦑 squid. We saw the dolphins and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susieq1186
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not know what to expect on a cold day this past week out on the water but was pleasantly surprised! Saw many dolphins and even had several who were swimming in front of the boat. Crew was awesome and they even let our dog...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mike h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice I paid $15 Value is more than $100My daughter super excited .Thank you She wants to go one more time

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sherpa45943973638
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent - knowledgeable and friendly crew, we saw several active pods of dolphins. Wonderful way to spend Christmas!

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. The staff was super friendly and educational. Loved the Eco Tour part, we were allowed to touch jellyfish and take up close pictures of fish. Plenty if dolphins seen! Groups upon groups! Boat holds a large crew, our family was 20! And then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ortega4712
August 15, 2018|
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Response from GratefullySweeet | Reviewed this property |
I have not taken the tour in November.
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Annjuliette H
May 30, 2018|
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Response from originaldolphinwatch | Property representative |
I enjoy the afternoon Eco tours. But all the trips are great.
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santosron45
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Vidushi G | Reviewed this property |
10$ / adult for about 3 hours and kids get to interact with the sea creatures they pull up on the boat .Crew very friendly. Our 10yo girl liked it.
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