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Address: , South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 299-0629
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! AMAZING EXPERIENCE !

We knew we wanted to do a "dolphin watch tour" during our visit and there were many to choose from. Upon doing some research and per prior reviews we decided on the small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We knew we wanted to do a "dolphin watch tour" during our visit and there were many to choose from. Upon doing some research and per prior reviews we decided on the small, personalized option Captain Ford Lockett had to offer. OPTIMAL decision as this allowed for quick, easy access to best position on boat at any point in time... More 

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Boyd, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are looking for a personal one on one tour Captain Ford is for you. We had four on our tour and saw lots of Dolphins up close! We got amazing pictures. It is an experience that we will remember for a lifetime. Captain Ford is very personable and knowledgable of the dolphins, fish, animals and the area. He... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went out with Captain Ford today on the dolphin tour and had a great time. This is a small group tour on a houseboat so there's plenty of shade. We saw a lot of dolphins and they were frolicking. Very entertaining, plus a nice ride across the bay. I recommend the smaller boat operators as you are closer to the... More 

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

I went on this tour with my husband, son, daughter-in-law and 3 young grandchildren. We are not crazy about large tour groups so this was perfect for us. Captain Ford is such a kind, genuine person, knowledgable person, and he had a lovely rapport with the children. It was a fun, educational tour and so exciting when the dolphins came... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We would recommend this tour to anybody. Ford, the captain, was very polite and knowledgeable of the dolphins. The Dolphins came right up to the boat to play. Will definitely do again when we come back to South Padre.

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Captain Ford was great. My sons and I went on both dolphin and bird tours and Captain Ford was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time with him and would recommend his tours for anyone looking for a fun and educational time. He allowed me to bring my dog Rooby and she loved the tours as much as the rest... More 

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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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