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Address: Corner of Queen Isabella Blvd, and South Garcia Street, Port Isabel, TX
Phone Number: 956-943-3185
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A cool way to burn a few hours

Right off of the bat, we had a small pod of dolphins tailing the boat and had numerous opportunities for photos. The Eco-tour portion of the trip was a bit disappointing, but not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Adrian S
Cedar Park, Texas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I would like to say thanks to them. I know there are a lot of choices for dolphin/fireworks watching, but what sets these folks apart is how fun they are! Goofy, silly and just plain knowledgeable about the waters off Padre Island. We had so much fun, and I am so glad we went. The fireworks were great!

Thank AirJanet
Cedar Park, Texas
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131 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Right off of the bat, we had a small pod of dolphins tailing the boat and had numerous opportunities for photos. The Eco-tour portion of the trip was a bit disappointing, but not for lack of entertainment (nets were almost completely empty). I do wish that the trip was longer, as 1.5 hours total (truthfully, 45 minutes actually doing things)... More 

Thank Adrian S
Mission, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our family went on the morning fishing trip ( 8:00am to noon). My son is 10 years old and he and all the other children on board had a ball. The boat is comfortable with seating inside the cabin as well as on deck. We saw lot's of wildlife including some sea turtles. The staff was polite, attentive and very... More 

2 Thank Jo H
Mineral Wells, Texas
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was my favorite attraction! Our guide trolled for fish, which he then told us about and allowed us to handle. We were able to hold live starfish, flounder, and even a puffer fish! Every time we spotted a dolphin, the captain kept circling the boat to allow optimal viewing. I would recommend this trip for everyone!

3 Thank Linda G
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were on a different Dolphin tour (different company) but ran into Dolphin Docks' tour boat on the bay at Dolphin Cove. It was a huge boat that ran OVER the feeding dolphins several times. I seriously hope no dolphins were injured or killed by the careless captain. I thought we were all there to see Dolphins, not run them... More 

7 Thank Joe B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My kids are 16 and 9 and both had an amazing adventure. The staff is very nice to the children and keeping them interested. I'd highly recommend this if you are interested in marine life and want to take a nice stroll into the gulf/bay.

1 Thank Gabe n Val F
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We try to go out every year to a place in the coast and this year we returned at out 20 years anniversary , and again we were not disappointed we got some fish and a lot off good time, thanks to the Captain and Willie, thanks to him we tried for the first time Hueva de pescado it was... More 

2 Thank Alfonso V
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Folks, we went out as family & friends to catch fish; however, the service is nothing short of amazing. You may be coming for some fishing, but the Captain: Noe & Deckhand: Willie simply make the trip absolutely phenomenal. The cost is about $18 per person (fishing) with spectators paying about ($10). I must have caught about 18 fish throughout... More 

3 Thank kdelagarzawardell
Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We took our extened family on the Eco tour from Dolphin Docks. We should have read the website that says they drag a net across the bottom of the lagoon. They dump the critters they pull up into a plastic tub and then hand them out to visitors to hold and take pictures of. There was very limited Eco information... More 

5 Thank Anne G
Marion, Texas
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We did the Dolphin Watch/ Eco tour on the 70" boat named “Fish Tales”. This excursion was 90 minutes and very reasonably priced: $16. for adults and $13 for kids. About 20 minutes into the trip the crew drops a net and they drag it on the bottom for a while. Any sea creatures they find are placed into a... More 

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