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“Incredible Dolphin Tour”
Review of Fins to Feathers

Fins to Feathers
Ranked #1 of 56 Tours in South Padre Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS Fins to Feathers is committed to education and conservation through experiential learning. We create the experience of observing wild and free bottle nose dolphins in the Lower Laguna Madre Bay. We have been using the Laguna Skimmer, our 35' Catamaran to provide this service for 18 years and the dolphins know and love us….
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience on our hour and a half dolphin tour!! Paul and Heather were very friendly and very knowledgeable and it was nice to be on a smaller tour. We saw tons of dolphins and many approached the boat on their own to show off for us and say hi to Diesel. Diesel was just tons of fun, he takes his job as dolphin ambassador very seriously. Would highly recommend this tour!!! We also saw quite a few birds and it was just nice to be out on the water.

Thank Joy W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

To see wild dolphins, especially with their young ones, in their natural element, they need to totally trust their surroundings. Trust Captains Paul and Heather with their dolphin-loving dog Diesel to take you to witness first hand these beautiful creatures at sea. We think Diesel and the dolphins actually speak to each other because Diesel spots them every time!

My wife and I with our 2 children and their 2 friends saw how the dolphins totally trust them with how relaxed they swam near and around the catamaran. What a cool experience while visiting South Padre!

Thank Doug R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Diesel, Heather and, Paul have created a truly unique dolphin tour experience. During our 1 1/2 hour tour, it was easy to get immersed and caught up in the excitement, this dynamic trio brings. They have an obvious love and passion for the dolphins as well as for the Laguna Madre Bay which they readily share. This tour experience is not only unique due to their knowledge but also because of its intimate nature. Since we were such a small group, we were able to move around and get an up-close view of the dolphins who really seemed to know this trio well. Moreover, the dolphins seemed to desire to connect with them and by extension with us. During our tour, the dolphins were active and engaged, and at times seemed to actually be playing with Diesel. I would definitely recommend Fins and Feather and if I'm ever in the area again will certainly sign up for the longer tour. Not to be missed.

Thank TripleLily
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The wife and I have seen dolphins at the aquarium and on the Bolivar Ferry, but we've never experienced anything like this! Paul and Heather have developed a real relationship with the dolphins, which were active and plentiful. The dolphins appeared to recognize their boat, and even hid behind it when other charters moved in. Diesel (the dog and expert dolphin spotter) was having a ball talking (barking) with the dolphins, which seemed to enjoy the discussion. Paul and Heather genuinely care for the dolphins and their guests. This is a trip we don't regret, and you won't either.

Thank Blaine K
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went on the 1-1/2 hour dolphin tour. It was clear from the get go that Heather, Paul and Diesel the dog are passionate about the dolphins. We saw lots of dolphins and it was apparent that the dolphins were familiar with their boat (which was a type of pontoon) and with Deisel. Loved loved loved the tour.

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