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Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

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Cameron County, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Watch for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that thrive along the coast of South Padre Island on a 1.5-hour wildlife boat tour from Sea Ranch Marina. Cruise past the U.S. Coast Guard Station and Boca Chica Beach, with a comfortable seat on a wildlife-watching boat that’s equipped with a wildlife-safe viewing net so you can see South Padre sea life up close.
  • 1.5-hour dolphin cruise and wildlife tour
  • See native wildlife in a natural environment
  • Spot Atlantic bottlenose dolphins
  • Bring your own snacks and drinks
  • Family friendly
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Live commentary on board
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Texas 78597, USA

Return Details

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Make your way to Sea Ranch Marina for a 10:30am or 1pm departure time (please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure), and find a comfortable bench seat on board the wildlife watching vessel. You’re welcoming to bring food and drink to enjoy during the trip, or simply sit back and take in the view: this 1.5-hour dolphin cruise passes some of South Padre Island’s most scenic stretches of shoreline.

The crew will cast a wildlife-safe net throughout the trip, bringing up sea life so you can see it up close, and they frequently catch sea horses, starfish, and sea slugs. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins live in groups, so if you spot one in the water, keep your eyes peeled for its “pod”, which usually consists of 10 to 30 members. After 1.5-hour on the water, the dolphin boat will return to shore, where this tour concludes.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Isla Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island.

Reviews

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Absolutely wonderful!
JudyH
, Nov 2020
Our group of three loved the tour. The guys were great. Great narration and driving the boat. Really knew their stuff. We got to see 10 dolphins which was wonderful. Definitely recommend this company for dolphin watching.
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Beautiful!
Joseph_H
, Nov 2020
Our boat captain went to great lengths to make sure we were able to see dolphins and even kept us out longer than expected.
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Seamless check-in, 5 minutes to the beach and very clean.
Jerry_C
, Oct 2020
We had a great time this past week. The condo was clean, spacious and well maintained. The walk to the beach just takes a couple minutes. Check in was hassle free. Absolutely no complaints here.
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EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!
Hannah_P
, Oct 2020
Absolutely fantastic! We loved the experience. Would highly recommend going! My four year old had a blast.
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Awesome time!
Ashlie
, Sep 2020
Staff was friendly and super knowledgeable about dolphins. Everything from the music to the commentary made the entire trip a great experience. I’ll be going again for sure!
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The Dolphins of course
Rady_D
, Sep 2020
Great tour. We enjoyed the time and the my grandkids are still talking about it. It looks like we will see you next year
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Nice!
Karina_S
, Sep 2020
Really nice boat ride! They take you all around the bay and close to open sea. We passed by a big cargo ship that had dolphins swimming at the front! The dolphins were a little shy and didn't get very near us but the boat captain tried to take us everywhere he knew there would be dolphins, so the ride was really nice!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise with us. Hope to see you again!
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Great cruise
Becca
, Sep 2020
Great cruise and the price is right! We enjoyed the short cruise around the South Bay. Totally worth $10 per person.
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Hands on presentation of sea life.
Savannah_P
, Sep 2020
First mate, Roger, was very educational and hands on with the sea life and the entire crowd. He was able to tells us the names of the fish they caught with the net and let us touch the star fish. It was a very fun experience. And the captain gave out great facts about what we were seeing and was able to make our dolphin watching experience magical with multiple dolphin sightings.
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No mask required! Fun times for all!
Scott
, Jul 2020
The tour was great. However, they did not enforce (or even hint at) mask wearing. Had they made the passengers wear masks I would rate them a five. Thanks for the reminder to review. It also reminded me to file a formal complaint with Cameron County and the city of SPI.
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