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The Original Dolphin Watch

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The Original Dolphin Watch
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“eco tour”(76 reviews)
“boat ride”(28 reviews)
“sea life”(29 reviews)
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
+1 956-761-4243
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All reviews eco tour boat ride sea life saw dolphins sunset tour lower deck great tour friendly crew puffer fish nice ride beautiful sunset great job hour trip lots of fun two hours amazing experience net
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time on the sunset cruise. Beautiful views, knowledgeable staff and we saw lots of dolphins.

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Thank Evangelia L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Crew is super nice and the boat ride was amazing. We saw so many dolphins!! Can’t wait to do it again sometime...

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the cruise very much! Nice boat, saw lots of dolphins and a gorgeous sunset. Well worth the $13 fee.

Thank dmsellars20
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing cruise. We have a riverboat cruise in Austin that only lasts for an hr. Here, you get to be out on the ocean for 2 hours, and you get to see amazing wildlife, views, and you learn a bit about the...More

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Thank Paul G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were very happy with our tour. The crew managed to bring up very interesting items in the net, and the guide also did a great job giving explaining various things about each sea creature! We were able to find several dolphins, and the captain...More

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Thank Keri S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at South Padre Island and The Dolphin Watch Cruise stole the show. Amazing encounter with the dolphins and what a view of the bay. I would recommend them highly...great price and a great adventure.

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw hundreds of dolphines jumping, pelicans, great view and sunset.And it’s way too cheap!!!!!!!!!!Strongly recommend.

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Thank jhunee80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a spontaneous Date idea. Sunset, Dolphins, And love. Exceeded on all hopes. Informative and educational and lots of picture opportunities. The crew were awesome,eating there dinner on the fly to get everyone out right on time and safety first. I recommend this for...More

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Thank jessie f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the dolphins, the price was great but our experience with nature was marred by having to listen to the worst of hip hop music blaring for an hour and a half. It would be great if they could offer a tour with...More

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Thank mubichubelle
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Everything was great and on time. Beautiful dolphin watch. Nice views and really relaxing trip. Recommended!

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August 15, 2018|
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Response from GratefullySweeet | Reviewed this property |
I have not taken the tour in November.
Annjuliette H
May 30, 2018|
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Response from jarre1973 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid afternoon. It wasn't so bad.
March 4, 2018|
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.