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The Original Dolphin Watch

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South Padre Island, TX 78597
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Took my 7 year old for the first time, she loved it! Liked that they had a bathroom on the boat in... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
kristyatk
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Rio Hondo, Texas
Great tour

Excellant tour. The staff was very knowledgable. Decent pricing for two hours of watching dolphins... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jsatx
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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 of the most memorable activities you will take part in while visiting South Padre is a cruise with us. Share the thrill of meeting bottle nose and spinner dolphins in the wild and experience the unique bond and kinship they inspire in mankind.Dolphin Watch TourDolphin Watch Eco-TourDolphin Watch Sunset TourDolphin Watch Fireworks Tour
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South Padre Island, TX 78597

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took my 7 year old for the first time, she loved it! Liked that they had a bathroom on the boat in case of emergencies for younger children. Staff were all very helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellant tour. The staff was very knowledgable. Decent pricing for two hours of watching dolphins etc. Great experience. Highly recommend if you have kids.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I originally was going to do the dolphin tour with another company but I was given the wrong information on the phone and when I showed up they refused to honor the price I was given on the phone. Not only was the pricing wrong...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphin watch tour was excellent. Got to see lots of dolphins. The crew were knowledgeable and provided good customer service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dolphin watching cruise. The first 2/3 of the trip we enjoyed viewing dolphins and had a nice cruise around the bay/harbor. The captain was very entertaining and knowledgeable of the area and where to find the best views. Great value and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really nice ride on the boat. They were very friendly and explained as we went along. I would go again when we come back. So worth the money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The advertising for this was clear and informative. Preboarding instuctions were explained in a understandable fashion. The departure and underway experience was great. The crew was very helpful in answering questions and explaining the history of the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I started off celebrating our anniversary with a Dolphin Watch and Eco Tour. I was amazed at how many dolphins we saw today and there were even some baby dolphins!! We had an absolute blast!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've booked with these guys twice in the last month they're that good! They're competitively priced and professional (not all the dolphin tours are, please beware). Sonny (sp?) did a fantastic job on the eco-tour bit of the journey and knows his stuff! I was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With our son & 3 grandchildren, this trip was a must. They all had a fantastic time. From the live sea life brought up to the multitude of dolphins seen.

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santosron45
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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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