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Osprey Cruises

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-6655
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Osprey Cruises offers a variety of water-related activities and attractions. Deep Sea fishing trips aboard Osprey 1 and Osprey 2. Bay fishing trips... more » Owner description: Osprey Cruises offers a variety of water-related activities and attractions. Deep Sea fishing trips aboard Osprey 1 and Osprey 2. Bay fishing trips aboard Bay King and Buccaneer. Bird watching cruises. Sightseeing cruises. Boat rides. Dolphin watching cruises. Nature and eco trips. Sunset cruises. Fireworks cruises. Osprey Cruises and Black Dragon are the top ranked boating attractions by visitors to South Padre Island area. « less
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

On 4/9, my wife and I took our kids (5,9) out on this tour. We all had a great time. Cap'n John, Dale and Harley were our tour staff on the trip. Harley was the main guide and did all of the talking. We were impressed by his knowledge of the bay and sea critters, and were kept entertained with... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a must do on the island. We went on a dolphin watch cruise and was not disappointed. We saw 10-12 dolphins and the crew pulled up their nets and brought up a butterfly ray, starfish, squid, sea urchin, catfish and had from the earlier cruise ink fish and an eel. All very interesting and the crew gave information... More

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Ripon, Wisconsin
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This trip was poorly managed by Osprey crew for allowing a large fishing group who knew the best way to play pig. This large fishing group had a couple people first in line to board Osprey, by doing this one person took a handful of poles and reserved the whole rear and back corners of boat. While he did this,... More

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Nebraska
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We took their two hour eco tour and found it interesting. We saw quite a few dolphins on the tour and enjoyed seeing the sea life that they brought in with the net. The young men running the tour were informative and they were pretty good narrators as we went along. I appreciated the fact that they were kind to... More

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

i took a trip on the osprey from port mansfield ,tx. on feb.15th,2014. A gentlemen on board had a heart problem.The crew immediately got the captain. he cam down and assessed the situation.& decided to call the coast guard for assistance & they sent a helicopter.while they were waiting Capt. Tommy & his crew Andy, ernesto, & Junior helped to... More

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L4r4k3
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We took the four hour boat trip of the Brownsville harbour and to the Texas Gold Shrimp dock. Lucky for us we had a beautiful sunny day although not hot. This cruise was purchased as a show special by friends of ours so we apparently got it at a reduced rate. The young people on the boat serving the chips... More

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Rugby, North Dakota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Four in our group attended the Port of Brownsville tour. The price is reasonable and includes supper. And we were fortunate to see 'hitchhiking' dolphins around our boat. But the PA system is very badly in need of improvement. we missed so much of the information because we either could not hear or understand what was being said. Also one... More

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League City, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I am gearing up for multiple trips throughout 2014 and the South Padre Island and surrounding areas is my target. I have been reading the negative comments about the Osprey and the Osprey II and some I can believe, some posts…not so much. This is an honest post and I hope it helps future vacationers because I am going back... More

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Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

On Monday the 27th of January 2014, my wife, a buddy and I went out on a Red Snapper fish out of Port Mansfield on the Osprey. We left the docks around 7:30 pm. The crew of three (3) and the Captain were amazing. They had a great sense of humor and were polite and explained everything to do to... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The boat only goes out in between the Jetties near the most populated areas of the Island so it's not fantastic scenery or anything, but we saw some dolphins and had a decent time. Netted marine life was mildly interesting. Overall, it's worth the price but not spectacular. Sunsets are spectacular in that area though. Osprey Cruises leaves out of... More

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