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Dolphin Watch Eco Tour of South Padre Island

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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.
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    All reviews sea life saw dolphins eco tour dolphin watch lots of fun shrimp awesome tour a great deal beautiful scenery other companies tip jar pod of dolphins kids and adults captain patrick great job take pictures my daughter
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    So glad we came upon Captain Murphy’s Isla Tour! Reasonably priced at $10 per person. My 10 yr old loved the dolphins and Spoon Billed birds. My 13yr and us adults loved it as well. Patrick, the guide/Captain was very friendly, knowledgeable about the area...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ConservativeTXMom2
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The captain and crew were nice and informative and we had a nice boat ride with lots of dolphins. Definitely recommend.

    Thank micahsauce
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    They made sure that we really saw dolphins. We didn't see any for a while but they took us out further and we ended up seeing so many! It was beautiful, captain was funny, good music playing. It was great. I would definitely recommend.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Bvidal1
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The tour was very nice with beautiful scenery. We also could see some dolphins! It was great. The main thing I believe it could improve is the boat cleaning condition. We a roach and it the boat as a bit dusty. Other than that, it...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ingrid F
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Great trip and it is going to be one of the good memory to remember. My kids love watching the Dolphin awning by

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Magzoub I
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    • Duration: 1h 30m
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