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Whooping Crane Boat Tours - Wharf Cat

Address: Fisherman's Wharf, Port Aransas, TX
Phone Number: 800-605-5448
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Though we had seen whooping cranes in a field while driving in the Aransas Pass/Rockport/Fulton area, the best views are by water. Capn Tommy, the pilot and guide for this tour, is knowledgeable and passionate about birds. Constantly scanning for species we hadn't seen yet, he pointed out not only the whooping cranes, but the crested caracara, the oyster catchers,... More 

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Fullerton, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went out on a bay cruise for a rather somber occasion to spread a loved ones ashes on the water. Tommy was able to keep it light and fun, with Jimmy Buffett tunes playing and pointing out some great siteings of birds and dolphins. When the time came, he was helpful in suggesting how to sprinkle the ashes and very... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Rode the Wharf Cat out of Rockport TX to look for Whooping Cranes. The boat was not running right so we only covered about 2/3 rds of the area they normally do. Saw 41 Whooping Cranes including several family groups with immature 1st year birds. Also saw a number of dolphins and lots of other shore birds. Ray Kirkwood was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Texans have participated in saving the whooping cranes for the last 65+ years, so there are many of us who want to see the successful results of our labor. These goreous large birds are to a Texas what a condor is to a Californian. They are part of our soul! Our narrator was an expert in coastal ornithology and actually... More 

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