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Address: PO Box 2611, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 299-0629
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We called to inquire about a dolphin tour, and Ford let us know he could take us that same day. He was punctual (within 5 minutes of our scheduled time) and very personable. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We called to inquire about a dolphin tour, and Ford let us know he could take us that same day. He was punctual (within 5 minutes of our scheduled time) and very personable. Our family of 4 had the entire boat to ourselves, since the maximum number of guests is 6. It was wonderful to be comfortable, not have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A highlight of our trip. Captain Ford was the best. He knew exactly where to take our family and provided great facts about the dolphins, their habitat, etc. We saw mom and babies swimming, dolphins rode the back of the boat for a while and we found a group of as many as 6 playing. Ford even took us out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Amazing up close experience with Captain Ford. A must do for anyone visiting the South Padre area! We had teens along and they even loved this amazing adventure. We were able to just have our group on this private tour at a very reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

My family and I joined Ford on his dolphin tour and it was an incredible experience. He was extremly friendly and more concerned about his costumers seeing Dolphins rather than him getting the money. The first hour of our trip we didn't spot any dolphin and he offered us to take us back out after his next appointment for free!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Ford was a great guide. Very personable and friendly and we got to see tons of Dolphins. Absolutely incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved the tour! Captain Ford knew all the good spots to see the dolphins in action and encouraged us all to move around the boat to see everything. We saw many baby dolphins and they were all jumping and playing right by the boat. My whole family enjoyed this so much and we will definitely do it again!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We recently used this service to do a dolphin tour, and were very impressed! Ford and George were very accommodating and easy to get along with. As we cruised along the bay, they were able to spot a small pod of dolphins, and we pulled up to the area they were at. We were even close enough to see a... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Tours aboard the houseboat are very comfortable. It is nice to stay inside the houseboat, out of the weather, until the dolphins are found. Once the dolphins see the houseboat, which they recognize and trust, then the real fun begins!! Being surrounded by happy dolphins that are playing around the boat is an amazing experience! I recommend this to everyone.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our family of 5 enjoyed our tour with George. His boat was comfortable and offered shade. George found dolphins quickly and we were entertained by them as well as his cute dog, which seemed to be able to hear the dolphins before we could see them. The dog was as excited to see dolphins as we were. George was an... More 

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Mount Pleasant, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We have taken many trips with George - each one has been a thrilling experience with many dolphin sightings. On top of that, george provides a wonderful knowledge of birds we sight along the way. And he makes sure to position the boat for best viewing and (for enthusiasts like us) great photography. What a terrific, exciting, and affordable way... More 

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Address: Address: PO Box 2611, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 299-0629
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island

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